Oncology Nutrition Symposium

CPS-3 Memorial Cancer Institute in South Florida is hosting the 1st Oncology Nutrition Symposium for registered dietitians and other healthcare professionals that specialize in Oncology services. The event will feature nationally known speakers, who will address current hot topics in cancer care, providing you with the latest information to help advance your patients’ care. You want to be part of this interactive and informative event!

The keynote speaker will be Michelle Bernstein, a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef from Miami, who is known for her flare with Latin-style cuisine. She will dazzle you with both her cooking demonstration and vibrant personality.

This symposium will be approved for CEU credits:

  • 8 CEUs for Dietitians and Diet Techs
  • 7 CEUs for RNs and Social Workers
  • 5 CEUs for Pharmacists

Saturday, January 18, 2014

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Memorial Regional Hospital
Main Auditorium
3501 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33021

$79 early registration, $99 after December 13. Memorial Employee $59.
Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Valet Parking.

Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport
91 SW 18th Avenue
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Group rate $169/night + taxes (includes free airport shuttle service and breakfast)
Reservations need to be made by December 17th at 1-888-492-8847, using group name Memorial Cancer Institute.

Use the online form to register by December 2 for early-bird registration.

Program Highlights:

Interpreting Epidemiology Studies
Dr. Dominik Alexander PhD, MSPH
Principal Scientist, Exponent's Health Sciences Center for Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Computational Biology

Dr. Dominik D. Alexander is a Principal Scientist in Exponent's Health Sciences Center for Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Computational Biology. He has extensive experience in health research methodology, particularly in the conceptualization, design, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic studies. Dr. Alexander has published on a diverse range of topics and types of studies, including original epidemiologic research, qualitative reviews, and quantitative meta-analyses. He has conducted numerous "state of the art" reviews and weight-of-evidence assessments on complex medical and scientific issues.

Dr. Alexander presents the latest research on red meat and cancer.

Dairy Farming Practices
Sutton Rucks
Milking R. Inc., Okeechobee County

Mr. Rucks discusses sustainability, the challenges of dairy farmers in Florida, and the use of hormones and antibiotics.

Cooking Demonstration
Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein shows how to create healthy, plant-based recipes.

Use of Integrative Medicine
Dr. Michael Cusnir
Co-Director of Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr Michael Cusnir works at Mount Sinai Medical Center in South Florida. He is co-director of Gastrointestinal Malignancies and has a special interest in gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and head and neck malignancies. He has been incorporating the techniques he learned there into his general clinical practice and developing novel clinical trials of integrative medicine for oncology patients.

Dr. Cusnir develops novel clinical trials of integrative medicine for oncology patients.

Busting the Sugar Myths
Dr. Susan Mitchell

Nutrition expert and registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell brainstorms and delivers nutrition messages to the public. Whether it's a dynamic presentation to 5 or 5000 or conducting a successful media tour while amplifying a social media strategy, Susan is experienced in all media outlets including radio, TV, video, social media and print.

Nutrition expert and registered dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell shares misperceptions about the effects of sugar in our diets.

Managing Drug Interactions with Cancer Treatment: Focus on Food and Herbal Interactions
Dina Dumercy, Pharm.D.,BCOP
Hematology/ Oncology Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Memorial Healthcare System

Dr. Dina Dumercy is the Hematology/ Oncology Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for the Memorial Healthcare System. She is a board certified oncology pharmacist with over 10 years of experience in the field. Dr. Dumercy has a passion for educating patients and caregivers about cancer treatment, patient safety and increasing cancer awareness. She has been collaborating for the past several years with researchers at the University of Miami /Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center providing enhanced education on Breast cancer for Project CARE a study for Black women with the disease.