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Stay informed about the latest research on diet, weight and physical activity and cancer prevention and survivorship and learn strategies to help your patients put that research into action.

Webinar: Reducing Cancer Risk: What evolving research means for our conversations with patients

Recording Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018



An estimated one and three-quarter million individuals in the US will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Health professionals can play a powerful role in educating patients on reducing their risk through lifestyle factors, including diet, physical activity and weight. Yet confusion over individual research studies relating to cancer may discourage health care providers from discussing cancer prevention with, and identifying cancer preventive actions for, their clients and patients.

The newly released American Institute for Cancer Research/World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF) Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective, provides the most up-to-date analysis of the evidence on the most common cancers and updates the AICR/WCRF Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Previous editions have served as the gold-standard for synthesizing and interpreting the best of the accumulated scientific literature on this topic.

In this webinar, Director of Research Dr. Nigel Brockton and Registered Dietitian Karen Collins will present a dynamic back and forth discussion exploring the strength of the evidence, the methodology and key conclusions of the global report. They will provide strategies and tools health professionals can use to offer research-based solutions to help patients implement the recommendations and adopt cancer-protective habits.

This activity offers 1 (Level 2) CPE hour for Registered Dietitians, approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

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Participant Learning Outcomes:

(1) Recognize how the evolution of research on cancer risk and diet, nutrition and physical activity is exemplified in the latest AICR/WCRF global systematic evidence reviews and report.

(2) Describe the strength of evidence in the latest report and identify emerging research on topics relevant to health professionals

(3) Explain what the findings and recommendations of the new AICR/WCRF report mean for how health professionals translate updated cancer prevention messages to patients and the public.

(4) Apply approaches and develop messages for patient conversations that accurately address common questions and misunderstandings about diet, nutrition, weight and physical activity to reduce cancer risk as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has approved this activity for 1 (Level 2) CPE hour for Registered Dietitians.

Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives:

2.1.3 Tailors message to meet the needs of the target audience.
2.1.8 Delivers accurate and credible messaging.
6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

Suggested Learning Need Codes:

5150: Cancer
6020: Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
4040: Disease prevention
9020: Evaluation and application of research

Thank you to the California Walnut Commission for generously sponsoring this webinar!

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