Medical Nutrition Therapy During Active Cancer Treatment

Presented by: 

Melina Conrad, MS, RDN, LDN

Date & time: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Holyoke Public Library 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040

About the Speaker:

Melina Conrad has been a practicing registered dietitian for over three years. Nutrition for the oncology patient has always been an interest of hers - stemming from seeing her mom go through her cancer treatments. She began her career at Baystate Medical Center, eventually overseeing both the geriatric and oncology units. Gaining confidence and realizing she wanted to have an increased impact on oncology patients actively going through their treatments, Melina accepted an outpatient oncology position in July 2022 at the West Haven Veteran Affairs Hospital. Melina looks forward to presenting evidence-based oncology nutrition guidelines, as well as nutrition-related side effects and medications used to treat those side effects, to new RD’s and RD’s who aren’t as experienced working with cancer patients undergoing active cancer treatment.

Program Objectives

After attending this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Calculate macronutrient needs for patients undergoing active cancer treatments.
  2. Identify common chemotherapy regimens/single agents that can cause nutrition related side effects.
  3. Understand and be able to educate about common treatment-related side effects (mucositis, dysgeusia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.)
  4. Identify commonly used medications to manage treatment-related side effects.

*Dinner to be provided*

*CEUs: RDs will receive 2 CPEUs for attending*

Where/Location:Holyoke Public Library 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040

RSVP Information: RSVP to [email protected] or by paying via PayPal (include email you want us to send the zoom link to)

RSVP Deadline: Monday, January 16th, 2023

Cost Prior to Event: WAMDA Members $20, Non-Members $25, Students/Interns $10 (Can pay online)
Cost at Door: WAMDA Members $25, Non-Members $30, Students/Interns $15 (Includes cost of food/drinks)

Cash or Check payable to:
WAMDA c/o Program Planning Committee
PO Box 934
West Springfield, MA 01090

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