Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Place: P103 Amphiteather 1st Floor, UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
Organizer: Office of Communite Engagement
Organizer Phone: 787-759-0306 ext. 249
Organizer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer Website: prctrc.rcm.edu/community/
Your patient asks you, “what about medical cannabis?” What do you do now?
This brief presentation, followed by open discussion, will highlight the importance of engaging in discussions about medical cannabis with patients. The potential for bias will be examined, as well as how principles of bioethics can assist healthcare providers in having a productive discussion about patients’ use of medical cannabis.
Kelay Trentham is a Masters trained Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She has spent the last 12 years as an oncology nutrition specialist starting in 2004 at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. While there, she worked with both stem cell transplant patients and solid tumor patients. In 2007, she was hired at the MultiCare Regional Cancer Center in Tacoma, Washington, to develop outpatient nutrition services for their four clinics. She has served on MultiCare’s Medical Ethics Committee for 8 years, including 3 years as a committee co-chair. Kelay has authored two chapters on Palliative Care Nutrition for two clinical nutrition texts: “Clinical Nutrition for Oncology Patients” and “Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice”. In 2011, she served as lecturer for the University of Washington’s graduate nutrition program teaching their “Acute Care Nutrition” course for the nutrition and public health Masters students. She is currently the Chair-elect of the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
**light lunch will be served
Partially Supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD): Hispanics-in-Research Capability (HiREC) Endowment, Medical Sciences Campus, UPR – Award Number S21MD001830; Puerto Rico IDeA Network Biomedical Research Excellence (PRINBRE) Developmental Research Projects Program, Medical Sciences Campus, UPR – Award Number 2P20GM103475-14; and Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium, Medical Sciences Campus, UPR – Award Number U54MD007587.