COSA members formed the Nutrition Group as the primary national multidisciplinary forum for health professionals with specific expertise and interest in nutrition and cancer.

The aim of the Group is to raise awareness of the role of nutrition in cancer care services and promote an evidence-based approach to the management of nutrition for people with cancer.

Core functions of the Group include advocating for nutrition in relevant national policy documents, contribution to and leadership of clinical guideline development and to facilitate education and research opportunities for members.

The Nutrition Group Executive Committee represent oncology nutrition experts across clinical, research, education and public health sectors.

We warmly welcome professionals from all discipline areas with an interest in nutrition to get involved with our group.

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[Chair] Ms Jenelle Loeliger, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

A/Prof Merran Findlay, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW

Mrs Lauren Atkins, OnCore Nutrition/Epworth Hospital, VIC

Prof Judy Bauer, Monash University, VIC

Dr Teresa Brown, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD

Ms Irene Deftereos, University of Melbourne, VIC

Dr Emily Jeffrey, Curtin University, WA

A/Prof Nicole Kiss, Deakin University, VIC

Miss Louise Moodie, Mackay Hospital and Health Service, QLD

Ms Belinda Steer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Registrations now open: Talking about the 'C' Word - from Diagnosis to Survivorship - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Friday 15 September 2023

This is the first face-to-face nutrition oncology professional development event for dietitians and other keen health professionals in 4 years – don't miss it! Register here.


Registrations now open: Dietitians Australia are partnering with COSA for a webinar: Nourishing Narratives: Exploring the Nutrition Pathway in Oncology Care 

Thursday 28 September 2023 at 12:00-1:00PM (AEST)

Register here

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Group Chair

Jenelle Loeliger

Nutrition Group Chair