Exploring the Nutrition Pathway in Oncology Care

We invite you to join us for this webinar where our esteemed dietetic colleagues will take the spotlight to share their invaluable research experiences. Join our presenters as they share their efforts to enhance nutrition within the realm of oncology care, as well as their profound insights garnered along their research journey. Prepare to witness the remarkable achievements of these dedicated professionals and be invigorated by the boundless potential and opportunities that lie ahead in the field of oncology care. This webinar promises to foster a deep appreciation for the pivotal role nutrition plays in cancer treatment, as well as ignite a renewed sense of purpose in shaping the future of oncology care.


Nourishing Narratives: Exploring the Nutrition Pathway in Oncology Care

This webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Oncology Interest Group in partnership with the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (2023). 

28 September 2023 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST, Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane time)
28 September 2023 at 11:30am - 12:30pm (ACST)
28 September 2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am (AWST)

Application into practice: 

- Patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancer may experience greater weight loss than patients with HPV-negative disease, have a higher utilisation of reactive feeding tubes, and a high prevalence of pre-treatment sarcopenia. This research will help to provide new knowledge and understanding to optimise patient-centred nutrition care and clinical management for this population.
- Dietitians will enhance their knowledge of dietary patterns and the potential role for dietary patterns to improve nutritional status among people with cancer. The future role of dietary patterns use in clinical practice will be discussed.
- Dietitians will be able to better understand the nutritional implications of pelvic radiotherapy and utilise the current evidence around dietary management for diarrhoea to guide their practice.


Anna Edwards
is an accredited practising dietitian working in Cancer Care at the Toowoomba Hospital, Queensland, and is currently completing her PhD at the University of Queensland. Her research is investigating the prevalence, incidence, and prognostic significance of malnutrition and/or CT-defined sarcopenia for patients with human papillomavirus(HPV)-positive head and neck cancer.

Annie Curtis
is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and PhD candidate at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University with experience in both clinical and epidemiological oncology research. Annie’s research interests include dietary patterns, with a particular focus on the role of dietary patterns to improve nutritional status and physical function during and after cancer treatment.

Emilie Croisier
has experience as a clinical and research dietitian, working at the Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital for the past five years whilst undertaking her PhD at the University of Queensland in the 'Nutritional management of patients with gynaecological cancers undergoing pelvic radiotherapy: identifying nutritional implications and dietary recommendations for symptom management'.

Continued professional development: 

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour. Member CPD logs will be updated automatically in the days following the live event. 

Access details: 

Webinar access details will be sent on 27 September 2023. Webinar recording will be sent to all registrants within 1-3 business days of the live event. 


Dietitians Australia members: $25 | Non-members: $35


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28/09/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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