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AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium – Innovation to Impact

APRIL 28th, 2022
FULLY VIRTUAL

About the Symposium

The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium – Innovation to Impact co-chaired by Dr. Fang Fang Zhang (Tufts University) and Dr. Justin Brown (Pennington Biomedical Research Center) will feature internationally renowned clinicians, scientists, researchers, and health professionals presenting and discussing the latest evidence and perspectives on issues at the intersection of diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer risk and survivorship.

This year’s symposium will take place virtually on April 28th, 2022.

AICR has been at the forefront of funding, analyzing and advocating for research into how lifestyle factors such as diet, obesity and physical activity impact cancer risk and survivorship for the past four decades. Over that time, the concept that you can reduce your cancer risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle has gone from an outlandish, almost heretical, suggestion to the backbone of mainstream public health and cancer prevention efforts. However, many questions remain, particularly regarding how we translate the research evidence into individual and population actions that can mitigate the rising tide of cancers caused by the aging of the global population and the emergence of new risk factors that are increasing despite the progress that has been made towards eliminating or reducing others.

Innovation has no intrinsic value unless it can be harnessed for positive impact. This symposium will present recent innovations, spanning the chronic disease spectrum, and consider their implementation and impact on reducing cancer risk and improving survivorship.

The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion, so that the audience can ask questions, gain even greater insights and take advantage of the opportunity to hear discussions that will span the continuum from research to policy and across the inter-related domains of lifestyle.

This symposium is aimed at health professionals (including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers and dietitians), researchers and policy advocates alike, with a real focus on how the sometimes remote and abstract world of academic and clinical research relates to everyday decisions and lifestyle changes.

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Accreditation
This event has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 5 CPEUs.

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AICR LIFESTYLE & CANCER SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

10:00

WELCOMES AND INTRODUCTIONS

Nigel Brockton, PhD
AICR Vice President of Research

10:10

KEYNOTE SPEAKER I

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH
Food as Medicine: Evidence and policy actions to integrate food and nutrition into
healthcare

11:00

RESEARCH INNOVATION TO POLICY IMPACT – DIET & NUTRITION

Elizabeth Feliciano, ScD, SM
Healthful dietary patterns and breast cancer survival

11:20Sandeep Prabhu, PhD
Effect of dietary selenium in acute myeloid leukemia
11:40LeAnn Perkins, FNP-BC, DipACLM
Cancer Survivorship to Prevention: An interdisciplinary team approach
11:55Colleen Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, LD, FAND
Integration of food and nutrition into oncology care: a medically tailored meal plus
nutrition counseling intervention among patients with lung cancer
12:10

Q&A SESSION

All morning speakers

12:30

LUNCH BREAK

1:00

KEYNOTE SPEAKER II

William Kraus, MD
The roles of clinical exercise physiologists in personalizing exercise therapy — an
essential part of the care team

1:50

RESEARCH INNOVATION TO POLICY IMPACT – PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Michael De Lisio, PhD
Exercise, Obesity, and the Late Effects of Radiation Therapy

2:10Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH
Addressing symptoms in metastatic breast cancer with technology: the Nurse AMIE
platform
2:30Alix Sleight, PhD, OTD, MPH, OTR/L
Risk-stratified self-management care: a new approach to increasing adherence to
health behavior recommendations in cancer survivors
2:45Graham Melstrand
It’s Time to Move: A historic project to make physical activity assessments, prescriptions and referrals a standard of care in the US healthcare system
3:00Panel Discussion
Karen Collins MS, RDN, CDN, FAND and all afternoon speakers
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