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.

Executive committee

Chair:  Dr Merran Findlay (RPA / Chris O'Brien Lifehouse / University of Sydney, NSW)
Members:  Lauren Atkins (Health OnCore Nutrition / Epworth Health, VIC)
   A/Prof Judy Bauer (Monash University, VIC)
   Teresa Brown (Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD)
   Irene Deftereos (University of Melbourne / Western Health VIC)
   Emily Jeffery (Curtin University, WA)
   Jenelle Loeliger (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC)
   Louise Moodie (Mackay Hospital and Health Service, QLD)
   Belinda Steer (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC)

The Nutrition Group publish a quarterly eNews which is circulated to all Nutrition Group members and contains updates on group activities, member profiles, information about current research on nutrition and cancer, upcoming events and recent journal articles of interest. Please feel free to contact the eNews editor, Brenton Baguley if you are interested in contributing to the Nutrition eNews:

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

Nutrition Group Terms of Reference (pdf) - Council approved 14 November 2016

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