Dietetic management and pancreatic cancer: for UGI/HPB specialist nurses and dietitians

28th April 2022, 09.00 - 12.30, Virtual via Zoom

This free, virtual educational session provided an in-depth exploration of dietetic management in pancreatic cancer. Designed for UGI/HPB specialist nurses and dietitians we discussed the nutritional assessment and management of pancreatic cancer.

This session was delivered by specialist dietitians:

  • Anna Burton, Senior Specialist Pancreatic Dietitian, St James’s Hospital Leeds
  • Oonagh Griffin, Senior Pancreatic Dietitian, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University College Dublin
  • Lindsay Carnie, PCN dietitian, Portsdown Group Practice
  • Kelly Wilson, Senior Specialist Pancreatic Dietitian, St James’s Hospital Leeds

Watch the recording and view the slides

On the agenda


  • 09.00 – 09.15: Welcome and introduction – Nicci Murphy, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • 09.15 – 10.00: Nutritional assessment – Oonagh Griffin, Senior Pancreatic Dietitian, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University College Dublin
  • 10.00 – 10.40: Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy – Kelly Wilson, Senior Specialist Pancreatic Dietitian, St James’s Hospital Leeds
  • 10.40 – 10.50: Break
  • 10.50 – 11.40: Nutritional management – Lindsay Carnie, PCN dietitian, Portsdown Group Practice
  • 11.40 – 12.25: Type 3c diabetes – Anna Burton, Senior Specialist Pancreatic Dietitian, St James’s Hospital Leeds
  • 12.25 – 12.30: Close

What did this session cover?


Nutritional assessment:

  • Cachexia, sarcopenia, malnutrition and frailty
  • Malabsorption and how this impacts on cachexia, sarcopenia, malnutrition and frailty
  • Factors affecting nutritional status
  • How to assess nutritional status – calculating nutritional requirements and functional tests and tools
  • Prehabilitation

Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT):

  • PEI – Reminder of the causes, consequences, symptoms and diagnosis
  • PERT – Reminder of who needs it, what it does, how to take it effectively and titrating the dose; focus on enteral feeding, troubleshooting and differential diagnosis

Nutritional management:

  • Managing appetite loss
  • Diet fortification and oral nutritional supplements
  • Enteral feeding
  • Stent dietary advice
  • Surgery – including pre- and post-surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Bile acid malabsorption (BAM) / Bile acid diarrhoea (BAD)

Type 3c diabetes

  • Overview of type 3c diabetes
  • The management of type 3c diabetes and navigating the complexities

Who is this session for?


This session is suitable for UGI/HPB specialist nurses and dietitians. It provides an in-depth exploration of the dietetic management of pancreatic cancer. In order to attend this session, you will need to have a good grounding knowledge of pancreatic cancer and dietetic management.

FAQs


What platform will this session be hosted on?

This event will be held on Zoom. After you book, you will receive an email via Zoom with the joining details. You can join on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – any device with an internet connection.

If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also dial in from a standard telephone.

Will I receive a CPD certificate of attendance?

Everyone who joins the session live on the day will get access to their CPD certificate of attendance upon filling in the feedback form. Certificates are only available to live attendees.

Will the session be recorded?

Yes – where the speakers are happy to be recorded. If speakers do not wish to be recorded, then we won’t share the recording of their presentation. After each event, we will email all registrants with a link to the recording and presentation slides. So if you’re unable to join the live session, you will be able to catch up at a later date (unless a speaker has opted out). For the best experience, we recommend joining live.

"I thought it was excellent, a lot of hard work has clearly gone into creating the talks. It helps me to see if I am doing things the way others are."

Dietitian who attended our Dietetic management and pancreatic cancer event in December 2021

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at hpnetwork@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

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