Top image

Body Composition Analysis by Computed Tomography Education Workshop

EVENT TYPE
Workshops and Masterclasses
DATE & TIME
Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th June 2018
LOCATION
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Level 6 Boardroom Missenden Road Newtown
ORGANISER
Sydney Catalyst

In partnership with the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th June 2018

This workshop is full - please email us if you would like to join the cancellations list or register your interest for future workshops sydneycatalyst@ctc.usyd.edu.au

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to complete certification requirements in the Alberta Protocol, a unique training opportunity not currently available elsewhere in Australia.

Download the workshop flyer

What is Body Composition Analysis by Computed Tomography?
The combination of involuntary weight loss and and skeletal muscle depletion is a demostrated poor prognostic factor for patients with cancer, independent of Body Mass Index (BMI). Evaluation of tissue density data from computed tomography (CT) axial images at the third lumbar vertebra (L3) has emerged as the international gold standard of body composition analysis to define sarcopenia at the tissue level.

AIM
To build research capacity and support skill development in cancer clinician-researchers with an interest in CT-defined sarcopenia and its impact on cancer outcomes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The program will be of interest to a range of multi-disciplinary cancer clinician-researchers with an interest in sarcopenia, malnutrition, muscle metabolism, cancer cachexia or factors that impact outcomes including dose-limiting treatment toxicities.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Understand the role of muscle status evaluation by CT in the assesment of malnutrician and sarcopenia.
  • Undertake theoretical and practical education sessions in the application of CT in muscle status evalusation.
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the analysis and interpretation of muscle status evaluation using Alberta Protocol, the international gold standard.

FACILITATORS

  • Associate Professor Judy Bauer Phd FDAA
    Centre for Dietetics Research (C-DIET-R), University of Queensland
    Translational Research Lead, Dietians Association of Australia
  • Merran Findlay AdvAPD
    Executive Research Lead - Cancer Nutrition
    Oncology Specialist Dietitian, Sydney Local Health District
  • Professor Vickie Baracos 
    Alberta Cancer Foundation Chair in Palliative Medicine
    Professor, Department of Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

COST
$850 for the three day workshop 
Discounted rate of $800 for Sydney Catalyst Members

This workshop is full - please email us if you would like to join the cancellations list or register your interest for future workshops sydneycatalyst@ctc.usyd.edu.au

Download the workshop flyer

Enquiries

Email sydneycatalyst@ctc.usyd.edu.au 
Phone Ellen 02 9562 5366