A practical approach to cancer care, malnutrition & sarcopenia

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About the webinar:

Cancer-related malnutrition and sarcopenia are often under-recognised and under-treated, which is why The Victorian Cancer Malnutrition Collaborative (VCMC) program offers a model to reduce care disparity and support cancer nutrition knowledge of cancer patients. In our upcoming webinar, we’re joined by Accredited Practising Dietitian, Belinda Steer, and Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Jenelle Loeliger, to explore strategies to address cancer-related malnutrition. Belinda will present the latest findings from the 2022 Cancer Malnutrition Point Prevalence Study (PPS), which for the first time, included sarcopenia risk. Jenelle will also share how practical resources like the CanEAT pathway and Malnutrition in Cancer eLearning hub can be utilised to support cancer patients and their carers.


About the speakers:

Belinda Steer is the joint Manager of the Nutrition and Speech Pathology Department at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 20 years of clinical and operational experience. Her passion for oncology care stems from her desire to improve the patients’ experience during their cancer journey. Belinda’s clinical, project and research interests span across upper GI cancer, identifying and managing cancer malnutrition, food and nutrition provision in acute hospitals, and implementing evidence into practice.





Jenelle Loeliger is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and the Joint Manager of Nutrition and Speech Pathology Department at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. She has over 20 years of experience as a clinician, health service leader, project manager and researcher. She is passionate about ensuring patients and their families have equitable access to high quality care, has contributed to the development of multiple national evidence-based clinical guidelines on cancer and nutrition and has provided state-wide leadership to the VCMC program of work over the past 12 years. Jenelle has led multiple state-wide research projects with a strong focus on consumer engagement and co-design and was the lead for the ‘iCanEAT’ project that won a 2021 Victorian Public Healthcare Award. Jenelle commenced her PhD in 2023 which is investigating cancer nutrition priority areas and optimal cancer nutrition models of care.



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Continuing Education(USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators6.2.3, 8.2.2, 8.2.4