Oncology Nutrition Fundamentals Course

Oncology Nutrition Fundamentals Course: This course is designed for the newly practicing oncology registered dietitian nutritionist and for those preparing to take the CSO exam. The course will provide a broad overview of topics.


Discuss and review cancers types, their treatments and nutrition implications across the continuum of care. 

Discuss nutrition impact symptoms related to cancer treatments and interventions. 


Instructors: Leah Hoffman, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC and Daphne Burnett, APRN-CNS 

Heather Bell-Temin, MS, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND
Jeannine Mills, MS, RDN CSO, LD
Maria Petzel, RDN, CSO, LD, CNSC, FAND


This course is provided over a 3-week period and divided into once a week Thursday afternoon class.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

The first session will provide instruction for 90 minutes.  The second and third session will be 60-75 minutes of instruction with answers to attendee’s questions.

Register: https://www.eatrightstore.org/dpg-products/on/oncology-nutrition-fundamentals-online-course


We would like for this to be an interactive experience for all attendees.  All attendees are invited to join a Facebook group for the event

The Facebook group will provide:

  • Open forum for attendees to connect with each other
  • Allow for attendees to interact with experienced clinical oncology RDNs who are available for further Q and A.
  • Moderated discussion with topics of the week between all attendees

In addition to the Facebook group, all attendees will receive a roster of the class attendees.


Leah Hoffman, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC

Leah Hoffman graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s Coordinated Program and became a registered dietitian in 2008. She worked as a clinical dietitian while attending graduate school, where she focused on research related to nutrition care in perioperative pancreatic surgery. After completing her PhD at OUHSC in 2014 and becoming faculty, she has continued to focus her research program on improving nutrition care for cancer survivors.

Daphne Burnett, APRN-CNS

Daphne Burnett is a Nurse Navigator for GI Surgical Oncology services at The University of Oklahoma’s Stephenson Cancer Center.  She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford Oklahoma with a BSN and from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with an MSN and Clinical Nurse Specialist degree.  She is nearing completion of studies for her Doctorate in Nursing Practice.




Starts:  Jan 14, 2021 3:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jan 28, 2021 4:00 AM (ET)
Associated with  DPG20 Oncology Nutrition (ON)
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