Texas Oncology

Malnutrition, Sarcopenia and Cachexia in Cancer Care – Definitions, Assessment, and Nutritional Interventions

November 9, 2021

Overview

- This activity will be hosted as a virtual (online) event. -

Activity Overview

Maintaining muscle mass and getting adequate protein is not just important for athletes!  Nutritional status and body composition can affect our patients’ quality of life, ability to recover from treatments such as surgery and radiation and how well they feel during and after treatment.  In this program we will distinguish between malnutrition, sarcopenia and cachexia and learn how they relate to each other.  We will also discuss the evidenced based guidelines that will enable you can recognize and address these conditions in our patients.  

Objectives

  1. Differentiate between malnutrition, sarcopenia, and cachexia and how they relate to each other in oncology care
  2. Identify methods for screening and assessing for malnutrition in cancer care
  3. Discuss 3 nutritional strategies for addressing malnutrition and recognize the current protein recommendations for addressing sarcopenia in older adult populations, including cancer patients

Agenda

5:55 – 6:00 pm CST

Welcome and Introductions
Jeana Faske, BSN, RN, OCN

6:00 – 6:30 pm CST

"Meet-the-Clinician” Exhibit Break

6:30 – 7:30 pm CST

Malnutrition, Sarcopenia and Cachexia in Cancer Care – Definitions, Assessment, and Nutritional Interventions
Karen Smith, MS, RD, CSO, LD

7:30 – 7:35 pm CST

Closing Comments
Jeana Faske, BSN, RN, OCN

7:35-7:50 pm CST Exhibit Break


Intended Learners
This activity is intended for oncology nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse navigators, medical assistants, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of cancer patients.

Presented By

Horizon CMETexas Oncology