An ad hoc committee will plan and host a 1.5-day public workshop to examine the evidence for providing support for weight management and physical activity as part of routine cancer care. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include
- Current evidence on associations between obesity and/or physical activity and outcomes in cancer survivorship;
- Current evidence on the effectiveness of interventions for promoting physical activity, caloric restriction, and weight loss and maintenance among people living with or beyond cancer;
- Current barriers to providing patients with effective interventions, including resources and support related to diet, exercise, and behavioral counseling, as well as treating more recalcitrant obesity (e.g., pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery);
- Strategies to address and overcome barriers to providing weight control interventions (including weight loss in overweight/obese individuals or prevention of weight gain in normal weight individuals) and physical activity support to individuals diagnosed with cancer; and
- Implementation models and emerging strategies for moving weight management and physical activity interventions into practice, highlighting examples of programs that have demonstrated success.
The committee will develop the agenda for the workshop sessions, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. A summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshops will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.