Oncology Specialist Group Study Day - Thinking outside of the conventional box

Hosted by Oncology Specialist Group

During this years’ study day, the committee are looking forward to sharing new advances in the world of oncology dietetics and thinking outside of the conventional box! Hear all about what’s new in CAR-T therapy, practical support for people with taste changes and how the microbiome is involved in our mouths as well as our guts. They also have emerging evidence of the role of cannabinoids for Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia and new research for nutritional practice post HPB surgery.

Join us face to face on Friday 18th October in Birmingham!


  • Taste Matters with Deborah Howland, Specialist Dietitian and Acute Team Leader, Torquay Hospital
  • Oral Microbiome in Oncology with Neelam Rathod, Speciality Registrar in Oral Surgery and Ambareen Naqvi, Speciality Doctor Oral Surgeon, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Prehabilitation – an update on evidence and guidelines with Krishna Kholia, Macmillan Dietitian and Prehabilitation Project Lead
  • Update on CAR-T Therapy in Haemato-Oncology Patients with Jo Ingram, Specialist Dietitian, Nottingham University Hospital and Abigail Dean, Specialist Dietitian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Use of the BDA Education Grant to attend the International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics 2024 with Maeve O’Shea, Specialist Haemato-Oncology Dietitian, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The emerging role of Cannabinoids for Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia with Professor Barry J A Laird, Chair of Palliative and Supportive Care, Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh. 
  • (Title TBC)  with Mary Phillips, Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Senior Specialist Dietitian (Hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery), Royal Surrey County Hospital
  • Should considering Gut Microbiome change our ‘high energy, high protein’ advice?

    Special Expert Guest Speaker – TO BE ANNOUNCED

*Sessions and speakers are subject to change


  • Oncology Specialist Group Member FREE*  (with chargeable £50 fee if non-attendance)
  • BDA members £50
  • Non Member £75

*Terms and Conditions - Oncology Specialist Group members attend for free - if you cancel your place (and the place can not be reallocated) or do not attend on the day a charge of £50.00 will be sent to you. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.

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