21st Annual Fall Cancer Conference: Food as Medicine

Madison, WI US
October 20, 2023

Conference Format

This conference is being held in-person at Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin.

This event will be held in-person only. There is not a hybrid option for this event, and the conference will not be recorded for use after the program.

Conference Description

Food as medicine, also known as “food is medicine,” sits at the crossroads of nutrition and healthcare.

The “food as medicine” approach to health management challenges the construct of conventional medicine, which relies primarily on technological medical advancements to manage health and disease with pharmaceutical drugs.

Informative presentations and interactive discussions await you! Our annual Fall Cancer Conference is designed for health care professionals, as well as patients and loved ones.

Intended Audience

This activity is designed for individuals who are involved in cancer treatment and education of cancer patients and their families: oncology physicians, primary care physicians, oncology nurses, oncology nurse practitioners, clinical research associates, health educators, social workers, psychologists, dietitians, chaplains, and other interested health care professionals involved in cancer care. Patients, caregivers and community members are also encouraged to attend.

Elements of Competence

This continuing education activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and the interprofessional competency of values/ethics for interprofessional practice.

Global Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this educational activity, members of the healthcare team will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of food insecurity, its impact on patients with cancer, and best practices to screen for food insecurity in the cancer care setting
  • Identify common nutrition-related treatment side effects and recommended dietary modifications
  • Relate the stress/stigma of a plus-size person going to the doctor
  • Discuss the prevalence of malnutrition among oncology patients and the impact on patient care
  • Describe the data supporting alcohol as a cancer-causing agent
  • List the benefits of tube feeding in cancer patients with poor nutrition status
  • Identify the most common nutrition myths grabbing cancer patients' attention
  • Formulate strategies to help promote healthy lifestyle changes among patients with cancer
  • Illustrate the importance of local, culturally relevant foods as a gateway to healthier living
  • Examine the ways that trauma can impact not only our mental health, but also contribute to inflammation in the body
  • Explore the "Wisconsin EATS Healthy" vision and several food is medicine initiatives that improve nutrition security through increased access to fruits and vegetables

Conference Fees, Cancellation Policy

$175 Physicians

$125 Nurses, Physician Assistants, Clinical Research Associates, Social Workers, Dietitians, Other Health Care Professionals

$40 UW Staff, Residents, Fellows, Students

$40 Cancer Patients, Survivors, Caregivers and Family Members

The conference fee includes the cost of tuition, materials, breakfast, lunch, one break, and a nonrefundable processing fee of $25.

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. All cancellations must be received on or before October 6, 2023, in order to receive a refund minus the $25 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 6, 2023 (this also applies to NO SHOWS).

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 6.00 ACE Credits
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
03/10/2023
Course expires: 
12/05/2023
Event starts: 
10/20/2023 - 7:15am CDT
Event ends: 
10/20/2023 - 4:00pm CDT
Cost:
$175.00
Rating: 
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Conference Agenda

Friday, October 20, 2023

AM 
7:15-8:00Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors
8:00-8:05Welcome and Introductions, Noelle LoConte, MD
8:05-9:00

KEYNOTE: You Broke Your Finger - Lose Some Weight! Katie Sturino

  • Relate the stress/stigma of a plus-size person going to the doctor
  • Discuss how controversial and taboo topics have solutions that people are actually looking for and want to talk about
9:05-10:00

KEYNOTE: FOOD - Food to Overcome Outcomes Disparities, Francesca Gany, MD, MS

  • Describe the prevalence of food insecurity, its impact on patients with cancer, and best practices to screen for food insecurity in the cancer care setting
  • Identify a number of selected interventions to address food insecurity in the cancer care setting and their implementation costs, and with their impact on patient outcomes, including treatment completion and quality of life
10:00-10:30Break, Visit with Exhibitors
10:30-11:25Workshops: Please Choose One
 

A) Malnutrition Screening - Tools for Clinical Practice, Caitlyn Leiva, MS, RDN, CSO, CD, LDN

  • Discuss the prevalence of malnutrition among oncology patients and the impact on patient care
  • Identify validated malnutrition screening tools for clinical practice
 

B) The Anti-Cancer Diet: Fighting with Food and Lifestyle, Jill Roup, RD, CSO, CD

  • Identify 10 evidence-based lifestyle recommendations to help prevent cancer
  • Formulate strategies to help promote healthy lifestyle changes among patients with cancer
 

C) Supplements and Herbal Products: How to Navigate and Use Appropriately, Elizabeth Dow-Hillgartner, PharmD, BCOP; Maggie Schenkat, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

  • Describe safety and efficacy surrounding common supplements and herbals
  • Discuss potential risks and interactions with common cancer treatment options
 

D) Panel Discussion: What's True? Nutrition Information from the Source, Michele Derdzinski, RD, CD; Sina Teskey, RD, CD; Chad Peterson, MS, RD, CD

  • Identify common nutrition-related treatment side effects and recommended dietary modifications
11:30-12:25

KEYNOTE: A Recipe for Joy and Connection Through Food, Patrick O'Halloran

  • Highlight food as a transformative medium that serves as a baseline for human experience and growth; after all, everybody eats!
  • Promote awareness of the bounty of food available across Wisconsin and beyond
  • Reinforce identity pillars through food
  • Implement mindfulness techniques to create stronger human interactions
  • Illustrate the connective medium that is food, service to humanity and the power of storytelling
PM 
12:25-1:15Lunch
1:15-1:35Visit with Exhibitors
1:35-2:30Workshops: Please Choose One
 

A) Alcohol: The Carcinogen We Aren't Talking About, Noelle LoConte, MD

  • Describe the data supporting alcohol as a cancer-causing agent
  • Explain the barriers to alcohol control efforts
 

B) Stop the Feeding Tube Stigma: Utilizing Enteral Nutrition to Help Cancer Patients Thrive, Not Just Survive, Alyssa Stiles, MS, RDN, CD

  • List the benefits of tube feeding in cancer patients with poor nutrition status
 

C) Halting the Myths in Their Tracks: Dispelling Cancer Nutrition Myths With Scientific Evidence for Providers and Patients, Alison Tierney, MS, RD, CD, CSO

  • Identify the most common nutrition myths grabbing cancer patients' attention
  • Examine the research available regarding common cancer nutrition-related myths
  • Equip health care providers with the knowledge, references, and ability to confidently field their cancer patients' questions regarding these common myths
 

D) Wisconsin EATS Healthy: A Vision to Improve Health Through Expanded Produce Access, Brian Arndt, MD

  • Discuss the impact of nutrition insecurity, a major social determinant of health (SDOH), on cancer prevention and treatment
  • Explore the "Wisconsin EATS Healthy" vision and several food is medicine initiatives that improve nutrition security through increased access to fruits and vegetables
2:35-3:30

KEYNOTE: Re-Contextualizing the Treatment of Trauma Through a Decolonized Lens, Dana Thompson

  • Illustrate the importance of local, culturally relevant foods as a gateway to healthier living
  • Examine the ways that trauma can impact not only our mental health, but also contribute to inflammation in the body
3:30-4:00Synthesis of Day/Wrap-Up, Noelle LoConte, MD
4:00Adjourn

 

Monona Terrace
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703
United States
+1 (608) 261-4000

 

 

Conference Faculty

Brian Arndt, MD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Michele Derdzinski, RD, CD, Clinical Dietitian, Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center

Elizabeth Dow-Hillgartner, PharmD, BCOP, Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Francesca Gany, MD, MS, Chief of Service, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Center, Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell College of Medicine

Caitlyn Leiva, MS, RDN, CSO, CD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Noelle LoConte, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Patrick O'Halloran, Executive Chef-Partner, The Deliciouser, LLC

Chad Peterson, MS, RD, CD, Clinical Dietitian, Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center

Jill Roup, RD, CSO, CD, Oncology Dietitian, Bellin Health

Maggie Schenkat, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS, Oncology and Hematology Clinical Pharmacist, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Alyssa Stiles, MS, RDN, CD, Registered Dietitian for UW Health Inpatient Cancer Care

Katie Sturino, Founder of MEGABABE, Author of Body Talk and Body Acceptance Advocate

Sina Teskey, RD, CD, Clinical Dietitian, Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center

Dana Thompson, Co-owner/COO, The Sioux Chef Founder/Senior Director of Health & Wellness, NATIFS (North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems) Co-owner, Owamni by The Sioux Chef

Alison Tierney, MS, RD, CD, CSO, Founder, Wholesome LLC

Conference Planning Committee

Noelle LoConte, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Caitlyn Leiva, MS, RDN, CSO, CD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Antonette Neitzel, RN, Director, Clinical Cancer Services, UW Health

Craig Robida, BA, External Relations Manager, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Amy Scharmer, MSW, CAPSW, Clinical Social Worker

Kelley Wilson, MS, RDN, Manager of Clinical Nutrition Operations, UW Hospital and Clinics

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate, and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence the content of this accredited continuing education (CE). In addition, speakers/presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. 

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by, or on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 ANCC hours.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 general, live continuing education credits.

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU).

If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU).

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner's discretion.

The maximum number of contact hours available for this Interprofessional Continuing Education (ICPE) is 6 for Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs). Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) awarded must be commensurate with participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.6 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6 hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 CDR CPEUs
  • 6.00 ACE Credits
  • 6.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 6.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. All cancellations must be received on or before October 6, 2023, in order to receive a refund minus the $25 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 6, 2023 (this also applies to NO SHOWS).

Questions

For questions about registration, please email help@icep.wisc.edu. For general questions about the conference, please contact Craig Robida at crobida@uwhealth.org.

Program Changes

Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

Accessibility

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please notify us at help@icep.wisc.edu