Blood and Marrow Transplantation Nutrition Workshop

The Oncology Nutrition DPG of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) is pleased to invite you to attend this webinar. Please share this announcement with your members, friends and on social media. Kindly register for this event as soon as possible as space is limited.


Title:  Blood and Marrow Transplantation Nutrition Workshop

Speaker(s): Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND, Peter Adintori, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC and Sarah Andersen, BHlthSc, Adv APD

Date: Wednesday, February 24th 2021

Time: (include time zone)  10am-2pm PST, 12pm-4pm CT, 1pm-5pm EST

This workshop will provide discussion of nutrition management for acute and chronic GVHD using case studies to provide examples of real scenarios in practice. An overview of the history of the micriobiome in hematopoeitic cell transplantation will be addressed expanding to current understanding of clinical implications, and future directions for investigation at the bench and the bedside. Also the latest evidence on enteral and parenteral nutrition including appropriate indications, timing, tolerance, clinical outcomes, the impact on the microbiome and strategies to translate evidence into practice will be reviewed.



Early Bird rates through Frbruary 1, 2021

$40 – ON DPG member early bird

$60 – Academy member early bird

$80 Non- Academy member early bird


Standard rates as of February 2, 2021:

$50 – ON DPG member

$75 – Academy member

$100 – non Academy member


Registration link:


Attendees will:

  • understand the role of Medical Nutrition Therapy in acute and chronic GVHD management
  • be able describe the role of the microbiome in outcomes after Hematopoeitic Cell Transplantation and potential therapeutic strategies to improve microbiotal health after Hematopoeitic Cell Transplantation
  • be able to describe the latest evidence on enteral versus parenteral nutrition during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and strategies to assist implementation into clinical practice.

Learning Need Codes: 3005, 5440, 5220, 5150, 6020, 2090, 2010

Performance Indicators : 8.3.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 10.2.5, 8.1.4       

CPE Level:  2


CEU: 4 hrs pending

Speakers Bio

km.jpgKerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND is the Medical Nutrition Therapy Manager at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.  Kerry is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO) and is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).  She has worked at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for over 20 years.  Kerry’s research focuses on the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant population, the impact of lean body mass/weight status in oncology patients and the influence of Registered Dietitians in oncology


Peter Adintori, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC is a Clinical Research Dietitian at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in the Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service. Peter works in the van den Brink Lab, which focuses on immunology and the gut microbiome after hematopoietic cell transplantation; and Peter also conducts clinical research, inpatient clinical care, and outpatient clinical care for recipients of hematopoietic cell transplantation. 


Sarah Andersen BHlthSc, Adv APD is an advanced accredited practicing Dietitian who has worked as a clinical Dietitian in bone marrow transplantion since 2010. Sarah’s current role is a Senior Dietitian at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, where she has led multiple research studies and is completing her PhD investigating optimal nutrition support during allogeneic stem cell transplantation.  





When:  Feb 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  DPG20 Oncology Nutrition (ON)