Disease related malnutrition

- Causes, prevention and intervention

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9.00-9.05 Welcome

The organising committee

9.05-9.15 Opening speech

Minister of Health and Care services Ingvild Kjerkol

9.15-11.45 Malnutrition - the big picture

Chair: Hanne Juul and Hilde Brekke

  • The causes and consequences of cancer-associated malnutrition by Jann Arends, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Identification of the malnourished patient by Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Short break

  • Effects of dietary intervention in hospitalized patients, overview of the results from the EFFORT trials by Nina Kägi-Braun, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Multidisciplinary nutrition interventions for frail older adults by Anne Marie Beck, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Denmark
  • National actions against malnutrition by Guro Berge Smedshaug og Henriette Walaas Krogh, The Norwegian Directorate of Health
  • Results from the nation-wide QuaNuT study by Ingvild Paur, Norwegian Advisory Unit on Disease-related Undernutrition (NADU/ NKSU)

Lunch break

Visit at the Center for clinical nutrition

  • The outpatient clinic, poster presentations, research facilities and student's room for practical skills including e-learning.

13.15-14.35 Malnutrition in cancer patients

Chair: Kristin Torvik and Julie Jahr

  • Pre-habilitation of cancer patients by (to be decided)
  • Implementation of guidelines for screening in The Cancer Clinic, by nurse OUH(to be decided)
  • Treatment of malnutrition in cancer patients – cases from the Nutrition Outpatient Clinic by Nicole Warmbrodt
  • Food capture – a digital tool to monitor dietary intake and tailor dietary interventions. Results from studies in cancer patients by Mari Mohn, University of Oslo


15.00-16.30 Highlights on ongoing research

Chair: Christine Henriksen and Benedicte Beichmann

  • The GAIN-study by Benedicte Beichmann, University of Oslo
  • The Nutrifrail-study by Anette Hjartåker, University of Oslo
  • Multimodal treatment of Cancer cacexia by Trude Balstad, NTNU
  • Results from the colorectal cancer NorDiet study (Typisk Norsk) by Rune Blomhoff, University of Oslo


Image may contain: Forehead, Glasses, Eyebrow, Vision care, Jaw.Dr. Jann Arends works as senior Consultant in Palliative Care at Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Germany. He is a specialist in internal medicine, gastroenterology, hematology and oncology. Clinical expertise and areas of research are metabolic and nutritional problems in cancer patients. Since 2006 Dr. Arends is the leading author of the European ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients and of the recently published ESMO guideline on cancer cachexia. He is the chair of the Nutrition and Metabolism Working Group of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology.

Image may contain: Glasses, Face, Nose, Glasses, Smile.Anne Marie Beck is a trained clinical dietitian, with a master's degree in Gerontology from 2009 and a PhD from the University of Copenhagen from 2001. For the past 12 years, she has been a Senior researcher at EATEN the Dietetic and Nutrition Research Unit at Herlev-Gentofte Hospital in Denmark Her primary research field is nutrition and aging. More specifically, the consequences of undernutrition on functional capacity among frail older adult and the effect of multidisciplinary nutrition interventions. Anne Marie has published more than 100 scientific articles and is co-author of several national and international guidelines.

portrait of Ingvild PaurIngvild Paur is a trained clinical dietitian, with a PhD in nutrition from the University of Oslo. She is now head of research at the Norwegian Advisory Unit on Disease-related Undernutrition, Oslo University Hospital and Associate Professor II at The Arctic University of Norway. Her research areas are: Malnutrition - prevalence, risk, assessment, diagnoses, clinical and economic consequences.

Published June 28, 2022 3:08 PM - Last modified Sep. 26, 2022 10:20 AM