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Integrated Nutrition Cancer Care: A joint approach to policy and practice
Equitable access to nutrition and nutritional care as an integral part of comprehensive care for all cancer patients with a focus on ageing patients, is a key condition to reduce complications and comorbidity, maintaining optimal health and quality of life.
Nutrition should therefore become an integral part of European and national guidelines and policies for high-quality cancer care. However, nutrition being organized horizontally within healthcare, this requires a wide range of stakeholders to be involved and managed.
The aim of this webinar is to co-create a joint, translational approach to nutritional care policies. By having science and policy go hand in hand we can implement cost-effective measures that benefit the lives of European patients with cancer.
Being the pitch-winner in June ’21, the EU Health Policy Platform thematic network “Integrated Nutrition Cancer Care” led by the European Nutrition Health Alliance and various stakeholders, aims to make the case for why integrating Nutrition in National Cancer Care Plans and European Policies is crucial for patients.
The network’s activities will lead to a joint call-to-action to be delivered in Q2 2022. All network participants are encouraged to help shape and develop a set of principles to use as a foundation for follow up actions, by joining this first webinar on the 20th of January.
Day 1 Integrated Nutrition Cancer Care: A joint approach to policy and practice
- With over 2.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year in Europe, how can we ensure access to optimal nutritional care for all, rather than the lucky few?
- Malnutrition remains the single most common complication in cancer, yet many gaps and barriers remain that cause patients to suffer avoidable complications and poorer than anticipated outcomes.
- ESPEN has already produced practical clinical guidelines on how to deliver nutritional care, but what more is needed to make it happen in practice?
John F. RyanDirector Public Health, DG SANTE, European Commission
Nicole Erickson MSc, RDNutrition and Research Coordinator Oncology Dietetics, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
Alessandro LavianoAssociate professor of Internal Medicine Sapienza University of Rome
Robert GreeneBoard Member European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), President HungerNdThirst Foundation
Erin Stella Sullivan RD PhDResearch Dietitian (Oncology) & IRC EPS Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork, Ireland. Member of the IrSPEN Working Group.
Stefan CraenenPolicy Officer Europe's beating cancer plan Taskforce, DG Santé, European Commission
DOWNLOADS AND PREVIOUS EVENTS
Thematic Network Pitch
7 Recommendations for the implementation of optimal nutritional cancer care at EU member state level.
Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG91RxjjOVM