CNS is Celebrating 10 years!

Life Long Learning (LLL) 2016

CNS is pleased to partner with ESPEN for our third annual LLL live module on Nutrition in Oncology

Taught by Dr. Alessandro Laviano (Italy)

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Saturday, May 7, 2016
Hilton Lac Leamy
Gatineau/Ottawa, Quebec

The LLL Nutrition in Oncology modules will include:

This live LLL session is being held during the CNS 2016 Annual Conference. The course has limited capacity and is available to clinical professionals, with primary acceptance given to those professionals who are CNS members.


The LLL requires an additional fee to participate - $30 CNS Member / $50 non-members. This cost will be added to your overall conference registration fee at the time of registration.

NOTE: Clinical Professionals NOT participating in the CNS Annual Conference are still able to register to attend the LLL Session. The cost to participate in LLL only is $75 CNS members / $125 non-members.

About Dr. Alessandro Laviano

Alessandro Laviano, MD, is associate professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he received his MD degree. In the period 1994-1995, Dr. Laviano worked as a research fellow in the Surgical Metabolism Laboratory at the Department of Surgery, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, USA, where he holds a position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Laviano’s main research interests are: cancer cachexia, nutritional manipulation of tumor growth, and use of nutraceuticals to modulate glucose homeostasis.

Dr. Laviano is the current chairman of the Educational and Clinical Practice Committee of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), and collaborates with the European Commission for the evaluation of the grants submitted for funding in the area of Nutrition and Health.

Dr. Laviano is member of the Editorial Board of several international peer-reviewed journals, including British Journal of Nutrition. In the period 2005-2009, Dr. Laviano served as European Co-Editor of Nutrition. He is currently Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition, First Editor of British Journal of Nutrition, and Associate Editor of Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. Dr. Laviano has a total of more than 140 publications across international peer reviewed journals.

About the LLL Program:

The Life Long Learning (LLL) program in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is an extremely effective educational program for medical doctors and health specialists, including registered dieticians, nurses and pharmacists offering training on-line and at live courses, by variety of innovative training methodologies and resources.

LLL program in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is based on an Educational curriculum offering 120 training modules (100 are already available on-line) created and peer reviewed by recognized European experts. The Modules are freely accessible on-line after registration (Create new account at The module is the main educational unit of LLL-Program. Each module consists of updated review on a certain problem, clinical case, self-assessment test and grading quiz. Modules on related subject areas are grouped into Topics making it easier for the user to select modules in a particular field of interest.

Live courses (100 per year) provide intensive training and certification. Annual schedule of live courses is announced as Future Live Courses at and on the ESPEN website.Credits are awarded at live courses and for on-line training. Participation in a live course on one topic provides 3 CME credits. Each topic taken on-line provides CME credits as well. Credit accumulation gives you the opportunity to be awarded the ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition.  The LLL program gives an opportunity to study on an individual plan comprising self-selected list of modules, courses and lectures.

LLL Program in Nutrition and Metabolism is a global effort of ESPEN supported by EU to provide post-graduate qualification in Clinical Nutrition and thus to improve daily clinical practice.  It was developed as the project BG-03-B-F-PP-166039 of Leonardo da Vinci Program by ESPEN and a number of European universities with the support of European Union.  LLL Program in Nutrition and Metabolism was accredited by Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes.



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