Joint Policy Seminar - Monday 13 September 2021 - 11:45-13:00 (CET)
- With over 2.7million new cancer cases diagnosed each year in Europe, how can we ensure access to early 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?
How can the nutrition community coordinate its efforts to advance nutritional care as a standard component of high-quality cancer care?
This year the ESPEN-ONCA-MNI Joint Session will be held online on Monday, 13 September at 11:45 CET as part of the ESPEN Virtual Congress 2021.
This Joint Policy Seminar will review the latest evidence regarding:
- the impact of nutritional issues in cancer;
- the barriers that patients face in accessing nutritional care across Europe;
- what must now be done at European and country level to implement a fully integrated model of nutritional care in cancer, from diagnosis through the disease trajectory.
In a round table discussion, our panel of international experts will be invited to give their insights and recommendations regarding the changes in policy and everyday practice needed to ensure that patients with cancer get the appropriate nutritional care.
A key moment will be the launch of a ‘Joint Call to Action’ that policy makers, clinical oncology leaders and care providers must take if a practical model for integrated nutrition care in cancer is to be realised. The session will conclude with the announcement of the 2021 MNI Grant winner.