The objectives of the SIOP PODC nutrition working group are:
- Education & Training: Establish and create nutrition resources and training programs for institutions to learn about nutrition assessment and intervention.
- Research: Perform research to further understand the prevalence of under- and over-nutrition, examine nutrition indices classifying nutrition status, and examine the efficacy of interventions in LMIC.
- Collaboration: Facilitate research and educational collaborations, mentoring (study design, implementation, and analysis), and scientific communication between HIC and LMIC.
- Advocacy: Assist in the identification of funding and resources to improve access to nutrition resources and support for nutrition interventions.
Monthly educational meetings and clinical discussions
Collaborative research projects
Seek collaboration within the nutrition group for new research opportunities
Research studies ongoing in Asia, Brazil, Central America, South Africa
Planned Nutritional workshops in Ghana (2021) & Uganda (2022)
Information, documents, events and upcoming meetings from the Nutrition working group can be accessed at: https://cancerpointe.com/nutrition/