Workshops for health professionals

Are you a health professional interested in learning more about how lifestyle affects cancer risk, and sharing your knowledge with patients and clients?

At World Cancer Research Fund, we’re committed to providing ongoing support and learning opportunities to health professionals.

The workshops are for UK health professionals who work with patients or clients to promote a healthy lifestyle. A range of people have benefitted from our workshops, including: nutritionists, dietitians, health trainers, healthy lifestyle coordinators, health improvement practitioners, and other allied health professionals.

Sign up for our next workshop below, or for more information email

Next workshop

  • When: 18 July 2024, 12:30–2pm
  • Where: Zoom
  • Topic: cancer prevention for health professionals

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In this interactive workshop, World Cancer Research Fund’s Public Health team will take you through the latest scientific evidence on how diet and lifestyle affect the risk of cancer. The workshop is suitable for anyone who works to improve public health.

We will explore the following areas:

  • About World Cancer Research Fund.
  • The latest scientific evidence on how diet, physical activity and body weight affect cancer risk.
  • Our Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.
  • The potential barriers to talking about cancer prevention with patients.
  • Confidence-building when discussing cancer prevention with patients and clients using established behaviour change techniques.
  • How to find trustworthy science-based information and resources on cancer prevention and how to apply these to your work.
  • How World Cancer Research Fund can help you.

The workshops are led by our qualified nutritionists, who have extensive health promotion experience. The workshop counts towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Please note: there are limited spaces available. If you are unable to get a space, you will be alerted and added to the waiting list for our next workshop.

This workshop includes moments where pictures are taken, to be used only by World Cancer Research Fund for promotional and funding purposes. By registering, attendees are agreeing to these terms of use. Please see our privacy notice for further details.

We also run free online patient support groups for people living with cancer – please direct your patients and clients to these if appropriate.

Previous topics

In December 2020, we held a workshop on alcohol and cancer. The confidence of attendees in talking about alcohol and cancer risk was 20% before the workshop and 88% afterwards.

> Watch this workshop

In November 2020, we held a workshop on vegan diets for cancer patients.

> Watch this workshop

In October 2020, we held a workshop on inequalities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in the UK.

> Watch this workshop