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Nutrition & Cancer

$180 Physicians
$120 Healthcare Providers
$120 Public
$ 60 Students

6 CME/CPE

PHYSICIANS
NURSES
DIETITIANS

Overview

This course covers emerging research in the interplay between nutrition and cancer and offers insights into the role of nutrition in three common cancers: breast, colorectal, and prostate. The course stresses advancements in the individualization of cancer treatment and offers an updated take on the role of nutrition in survivorship.

Needs Assessment

Cancer treatment is changing. With more understanding of how genes play a part in prevention or development of cancers, it is necessary to introduce learners to the complex interactions between cancer, nutrition, genetics, epigenetics, and the gut microbiome. This course addresses controversies as well – popular diets used by individuals interested in cancer prevention and recovery – offering guidelines to help determine whether following these diets is in a patient's best interest. This course presents best evidence-based nutritional recommendations for a variety of cancers, and preventive nutritional strategies.

Overall goal

The goal of this activity is to: provide a review of the current relevant literature about cancer and nutrition; provide practitioners with an understanding of the central role of nutrition in health and healing; provide a scientific basis for the integration of nutrition and medicine in order to apply information from the literature to interactive clinical scenarios.

Objectives

Nutrition & Cancer students will:

  • Define integrative oncology and the role of nutrition in integrative care of the oncology patient.
  • Evaluate risks and benefits of nutritional recommendations for cancer prevention, treatment, complications of treatment, and survival through an analysis of the existing scientific and clinical evidence.
  • Apply nutritional information to clinical scenarios, advising virtual patients about eating for optimum health, and using dietary change as a therapeutic option.
  • Review current literature regarding the relationship between specific foods, macronutrients, micronutrients, energy balance, and cancer.
  • Employ provided resources to keep up with literature involving health-related nutritional recommendations.

Curriculum

Module 1: Nutrition and Cancer Introduction

Module 2: How Nutrition and Genes Interact

Module 3: Cancer Metabolism

Module 4: Insulin Resistance, Obesity, and the Microbiome

Module 5: Phytonutrients and Popular "Anti-cancer Diets"

Module 6: Approaches to Three Common Cancers

Module 7: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer Survivorship

Course Evaluation: complete the course evaluation to get your certificate for the course.

Course Exam: test to acquire continuing education credit.

Completion Requirements

Complete all the course work, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. Upon successful completion you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and dietitians with an interest in oncology, as well as other health practitioners who have interest in integrative medicine.

Enrollment

You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course.

  1. Complete your registration, including payment of the invoice (find this on "My Account")
  2. Log out
  3. Then log back in
  4. If you cannot remember your account information, click the "Get Username and Password" link on the login page and it will be sent to the email address you used to register.
  5. Your course will be listed on the Community Hub page.

Nutrition and Cancer
Disclosure & Credit Information

Faculty, and Disclosures

CMEsolutions has resolved all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity through the following procedures:

  • All potential conflicts have been discussed with Nurse Planner and agree to the Conflict of Interest policy
  • All participants have signed a statement indicating they will present information fairly and without bias

Faculty & Authors

The following faculty have disclosed that they have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. All of the faculty have stated that their presentations do not include discussion of commercial products or devices or unlabeled/investigational drug use.

Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH; Founder, Oregon Integrative Oncology, Ashland, Oregon.

Hilary McClafferty MD, FAAP, Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program, Tucson, Arizona

Kathryn Hamilton, RD, PhD; Outpatient Clinical Dietitian, Carol Simon Cancer Center, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey.

Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO; Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Kathryn Carlson Wrammert; MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, AOCNP; Nurse Practitioner, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Planner Disclosures

No member of CMEsolutions or Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH; Founder, Oregon Integrative Oncology, Ashland, Oregon.

Hilary McClafferty MD, FAAP, Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program, Tucson, Arizona

Molly Burke, MFA, BA, CMT; Director of Online Learning, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Commercial Support

No commercial support was provided for the development of this course.

Off-label Use

Nutrition and Cancer may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

Credit Detail

CMEsolutions

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CMEsolutions and Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. The CMEsolutions is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIANS

The CMEsolutions is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CMEsolutions designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current Approval Period April 6, 2016 - April 6, 2018

NURSES

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division. 6.0 contact hours provided.

Current Approval Period 4/25/16 - 4/25/18.

DIETITIANS

Approval from the Commission on Dietetic Registration has been requested for this activity for a maximum of 6.0 CPEUs.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

CMEsolutions, the accredited provider, is required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME (and occasionally by other accrediting organizations) to collect user information that will allow CMEsolutions to issue a CME/CE certificate. CMEsolutions is required to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. The information is stored in a secure database and used only to verify individual participation in a CME/CE activity and to reissue a certificate if a user's original certificate is lost or misplaced.

CMEsolutions is permitted to use copyrighted materials within this on-line enduring material.

CMEsolutions may be contacted at info@cmesolutions.org

AzCIM will not release names, email addresses, or personal identifying information to third parties.

Course delivery

All courses are online, web-based format. Teaching strategies include interactive case scenarios, case studies, and quizzes. There may be some video included. This course is estimated to take 6 hours to complete.

Participation Requirements

  1. Read all CE Information and disclosures
  2. Complete all modules in the course
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Pass the online knowledge exam with a score of 70%

Certificate: When all of the above requirements are met (during the agreed upon timeline), a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print anytime from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.

Disclaimer

This course does not constitute medical advice. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment.

All case studies and patient scenarios in this course are used for illustrative purposes. All depictions of persons (other than faculty) are models not actual patients.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

CMEsolutions, the accredited provider, is required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME (and occasionally by other accrediting organizations) to collect user information that will allow CMEsolutionsto issue a CME/CE certificate. CMEsolutionsis required to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. The information is stored in a secure database and used only to verify individual participation in a CME/CE activity and to reissue a certificate if a user's original certificate is lost or misplaced. CMEsolutionsis permitted to use copyrighted materials within this on-line enduring material. CMEsolutionsmay be contacted at info@cmesolutions.org

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