1-day CPD course |  Back by popular demand |  ION CPD 5 hours

CPD course for professionals

There is a growing body of evidence that nutritional status has an impact on cancer incidence, survival and recovery.

This one day course will examine different dietary frameworks for people living with and beyond cancer

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What will I learn?

By the end of this course you will have:  

  • Reviewed the evidence and practical issues around common ‘restricted’ diets used by people affected by cancer e.g. macronutrient diets such as low carbohydrates, vegan and macrobiotic diets
  • Reviewed the current evidence relating to diets
  • Considered the patient perspectives and legal, ethical and safety issues regarding diets 
  • Been provided with an overview of practical ideas and tools to use in supporting clients on various evidence-based diets, including clinical monitoring
  • Learned the emerging areas of research on dietary impact in people affected by cancer
  • Received tips on how to communicate with other healthcare professionals
Full course programme



Who is this course for?

  • Qualified nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dietitians and naturopaths who wish to improve client compliance through improved therapeutic relationship
  • Health care specialists e.g. doctors and clinical nurse specialists with a background knowledge of nutrition principles
  • Researchers/academics in related areas
  • Nutrition students in their final year of training (Students in earlier years are recommended to attend this course nearer the end of their training.)



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • The chance to interact with a highly experienced speaker and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners  



Who will teach?

Carol Granger is a Registered Nutritional Therapist practicing in London and West Sussex, and a researcher at the University of Westminster, where she completed research for a professional doctorate on the practice of nutritional therapy for people affected by cancer.



How will I be taught?

The course will include short sessions of lectures to establish key concepts and scientific underpinnings and help appraise the state of current research, followed by clinical case study exercises, group work and discussions to consolidate learning and encourage critical thinking. Space is limited to 35 participants. You will be provided with essential information, practical tips and take home resources to help quickly implement learning from the course into your work.

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course. If you book less than 5 working days before the course or on the day, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course. ION will provide any materials needed for group work on the day, but not other materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalized notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use them as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these. 



What level is this course?

  • This course provides CPD at Levels 6 and 7 (final year Undergraduate / Masters degree level).  Although the presenter will briefly recap on key knowledge areas, this day focuses on turning knowledge into practice and improving critiquing abilities.
  • Practitioners are not expected to have trained to the above level to attend, but the course assumes some clinical experience and is therefore only suitable for nutrition students in their final year of training.


The following pre-course reading materials may be helpful

  • Understanding the confusion for patients: Information typically provided for patients on cancer and diet.Cancer Research UK


  • Lifestyle Changes that make a difference. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors. American Cancer Society


  •  Introduction to the research behind restrictive diets

Klement RJ, Kämmerer U. Is there a role for carbohydrate restriction in the treatment and prevention of cancer? Nutr Metab (Lond). 2011; 8:75



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Day finishes at 16:30
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance
  • If you have an issue making a booking please email us [email protected]


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Ticket Quantity Price

Cancer 13 Feb '19 - Practitioner/Scientist

Decrease Increase £100.00

Cancer 13 Feb '19 - Student

Decrease Increase £80.00

Cancer 13 Feb '19 - ION Alumni

Decrease Increase £80.00