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ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week webinars are developed to provide clinicians and administrators with evidence-based strategies to detect, diagnose and treat, as well as prevent malnutrition through program implementation and current resource utilization. 

Monday
October 4
Tuesday
October 5
Wednesday
October 6
Thursday
October 7
Friday
October 8
12–1:15 PM ET
Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success
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Supported by Baxter

CE Credits: 1.25 hours 

12–1:30 PM ET
Addressing Malnutrition in COVID-19 Patients: from Hospital to Home 
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CE Credits: 1.5 hours


4–5:00 PM ET
Current Understandings of Short Bowel Syndrome 
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Sponsored by Takeda 

12–1 PM ET
Collaborating with Non-Nutrition Clinicians on Malnutrition Strategies
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Supported by Nestlé Health Science

CE Credits: 1 hour 


3–4:00 PM ET
Feeding the Patient with Obesity in the Critical Care Setting 
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Sponsored by Abbott 


4:30–5:45 PM ET
Student and Trainee Section's Malnutrition Case Study 
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12–1:15 PM ET
Global Perspectives: Nutrition Care as a Human Right
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3:30–4:45 PM ET
Ramifications of Nutrient Shortages in the Neonatal Population
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Supported by Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition

CE Credits: 1.25 hours


8–9:30 PM ET
ILAS Presents:
Declaración de Cartagena. Un antes y Un después

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12–1:30 PM ET
Applying Latest Findings from Notable Malnutrition Publications to Your Practice
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CE Credits: 1.5 hours 






Monday, October 4, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:15 PM ET
Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success

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Description
Despite the continued research and education on malnutrition, there remain challenges in accurately diagnosing and documenting this diagnosis correctly for patient and financial reimbursement benefit. This webinar was chosen as a platform for providing success stories and strategies on how physicians, dietitians and clinical documentation specialists can collaborate together to diagnosis and document malnutrition appropriately. The faculty will present collaboratively by interacting with one another to address malnutrition and diagnosis and documentation strategies.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of diagnosing and documenting malnutrition correctly and how it relates to a medical institution.
  2. Expound on strategies utilized by the dietitian in relaying the malnutrition diagnosis to the physician, so that the diagnosis is documented in the patient’s chart. 
  3. Describe how the provider and documentation specialist can work together to ensure accurate, complete and appropriate coding/billing for the malnutrition diagnosis.  

Faculty & Topics
Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success 
Ashley Strickland, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Adult Clinical Dietitian Supervisor, Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Dietitian, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC 

Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success 
Vaughn Matacale, MD, CCDS, Director, Clinical Documentation Advisor Program; Chair, PSI Committee; Hospitalist; ACDIS Advisory Board Member; Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina

Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success 
Jennifer Quartarolo, MD, Hospitalist, Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health; Clinical Professor, Physician Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement, La Jolla, CA

Moderator  
Terese Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, Owner, My Surgery Plate, Portland, OR

CE Credit: 1.25 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-122-L04-P    

Supported by

Baxter

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
Addressing Malnutrition in COVID-19 Patients – from Hospital to Home

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Description
The ASPEN Malnutrition Committee has identified knowledge gaps pertaining to the continued treatment and care of individuals who suffered from COVID-19 and the long-term effects the virus causes. There is limited research addressing the nutritional, physical and psychological long-term effects COVID-19 has on these patients and family once they are transferred out of the ICU and discharged from the hospital. This webinar aims to provide information pertaining to care and management of malnutrition in patients recovering from COVID-19 as they transition from the ICU to rehabilitation and/or home. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) in the setting of Covid-19 care and management after the ICU. 
  2. Describe challenges to meeting the nutritional, physical, and psychological needs of hospitalized patients being treated for COVID-19 as they are transitioned from the ICU to rehabilitation or home. 
  3. List available resources in the community for individuals who have been treated for COVID-19 and their families which aid in the continued treatment and prevention of malnutrition. 

Faculty & Topics
PICS-CCI Nutrition and Case Report on COVID-19
Martin Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Director of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Intestinal Rehab Center; Chair of UF Nutrition Committee, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Nutritional Rehabilitation of the COVID-19 Patient Beyond the ICU
Amber Leon, MS, RDN, LD, Clinical Dietitian III, Nutrition Department, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX 

Community Nutrition Resources and Support for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19
Valerie Machinist, Nutrition Services Manager, Community Servings, Jamaica Plain, MA 

Moderator
Rya Clark, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-119-L04-P

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 • 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET 
Zoom Room: Current Understandings of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

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Description

  • Introduction to SBS and it’s development
  • Current management options for patients with SBS
  • Importance of intestinal adaptation and rehabilitation for patients with SBS

Faculty
Ann Michalek, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Pricing
This Zoom Room is free for all participants.

This event is non-accredited and sponsored by

Takeda

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Collaborating with Non-Nutrition Clinicians on Malnutrition Strategies

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Description
Malnutrition is a complex condition which requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach for the best outcomes. Due to the ever-changing environment within institutions and available resources, many nutrition experts find themselves working with members of the healthcare team who may not be aware of the latest research and recommendations specific to malnutrition interventions. To ensure the patient’s care is not adversely impacted, the nutrition experts must adapt to these environmental changes and identify the best way to successfully contribute to the nutrition plan of care in treating malnutrition alongside all team members caring for the patients. This webinar will focus on the multidisciplinary team approach to identifying and treating malnutrition when expertise varies across the members of the team and will consist of application of content through case presentations.      

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in identifying and treating malnutrition in the hospitalized adult.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of healthcare professionals’ role in identifying and treating malnutrition.  
  3. Describe how nutrition professionals can address malnutrition with a physician in order to successfully initiate nutrition support, either enterally or parenterally.

Faculty
Initiating Nutrition Support in a Malnourished Patient with Necrotizing Pancreatitis 
Stephanie Cutrell MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Pharmacy Department, Vidant Medical Center, Winterville, NC

When to Begin Parenteral Nutrition in an Enterally Fed Patient?
Sarah Cogle, PharmD, BCCCP, BCNSP, Assistant Clinical Professor; Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist, Critical care/nutrition support, East Alabama Medical Center, Auburn, AL

Managing Enteral Nutrition from the Inpatient to Outpatient Setting 
Carol McGinnis, DNP, APRN-CNS, CNSC, Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Nutrition Support Team, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Moderator
Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel East Hospital; Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN, Columbus, OH

UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-120-L04-P
Level: Intermediate
CE Credits: 1 hour

Supported by

Nestle Health Science

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 • 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Zoom Room: Feeding the Patient with Obesity in the Critical Care Setting

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Space is limited, so register early! Registration is capped at the first 250 participants. A waitlist will be available after this capacity is reached. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the patient with obesity with a critical care lens (perceived biases to early nutrition, setting the stage)
  2. Define sarcopenic obesity (what it is and why it’s a problem)
  3. Define the nutritional impact - how does the nutrition condition worsen in the ICU and what is the impact of sarcopenic obesity
  4. Discuss intervention recommendations and considerations
  5. Discuss how to optimize the transition out of the ICU

Faculty
David Evans, MD
Alison M. Hanson, RD, CD, CNSC 

Faculty and Moderator
Charlene Compher, PhD, RD

Pricing
This Zoom Room is free for all participants.

This event is non-accredited and sponsored by

Abbott Logo Aug 2017(1)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 • 4:30 - 5:45 PM ET 
Zoom Room: Student & Trainee Section's Malnutrition Case Study

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Description
Join the Student and Trainee Section as they review an exciting clinical case study led by Kimberly Crane, the section's Chair-Elect, who currently works as a dietitian in critical care. Kimberly will discuss treating an obese patient with alcohol related malnutrition in critical care. She will cover the effects of ETOH on the metabolic system, how it leads to malnutrition, and take you through her nutrition interventions. To conclude, she will discuss how malnutrition can worsen in critical care, emphasizing the importance of close nutrition monitoring after the patient is transferred off the unit to improve patient outcomes, and reduce length of stay and readmission rates.     

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess the risk of malnutrition in an obese individual by conducting a nutrition assessment and NFPE
  2. Understand how alcohol can affect metabolism and contribute to malnutrition
  3. Identify nutrients of concern with chronic alcohol abuse
  4. Discuss how patients in critical care are at increased risk for malnutrition

This program is not available for CE credit.  

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:15 PM ET
Global Perspectives: Nutrition Care as a Human Right

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Description
Despite ongoing efforts by several nutrition societies and researchers around the world, the impact of hospital related malnutrition remains a significant healthcare concern. While there are multiple contributing factors that vary in each setting, there is a common desire across nations to influence public policy to improve nutrition care for hospitalized patients. A recent, large international effort has led to the recognition of the right to nutritional care being a fundamental human right that is closely linked to the right to health and food. Nutritional care rights include being screened for malnutrition, diagnosis and assessment, and food and evidence-based nutrition therapy.

In this session, experts from ASPEN, BAPEN and CNS will introduce the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act and a new Malnutrition Standard for Hospitals as examples of cutting-edge initiatives upon which public policy for improved nutrition care and dietitian access can be built. Strategies on how to engage patients to advocate for nutrition and lessons from current national efforts on gathering patient perspectives will also be shared. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to state why nutrition care is a human right.
  2. Become familiar with the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act and its potential impact on improving patient access to dietitians.
  3. Learn about the recommendations from the new Malnutrition Standard for acute care hospitals.
  4. Gain an understanding of how patient engagement can be utilized to advocate for better nutrition.  

Faculty & Topics
Using a Malnutrition Standard to Support and Promote Best Nutrition Care  
Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Provincial Medical Advisor for Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services; Co-chair of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force 

Policy to Enhance Nutrition Access: The Medical Nutrition Therapy Act Expansion 
Jay M. Mirtallo, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration; Clinical Practice Specialist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Patient Perspectives: How to Engage Patients to Advocate for Nutrition
Dr. Trevor Smith, Consultant in Gastroenterology and Intestinal Failure, Southampton General Hospital; Chair, British Artificial Nutrition Survey; President of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Moderator
Why is Nutrition Care a Human Right?  
Diana Cárdenas MD, PhD, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia; Editor in Chief of the Revista de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo; Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition ESPEN; Coordinator of the International Working Group for Patients’ Right to Nutritional Care

This event is non-accredited.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 • 3:30 - 4:45 PM ET
Ramifications of Nutrient Shortages in the Neonatal Population

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Description
Nutrient shortages are an on-going issue which healthcare providers are routinely facing. Immediate challenges of these shortages are obvious. However, the long-term effects or consequences are not as easily identifiable, especially in the neonatal population. This webinar hopes to address some of the impacts nutrient shortages have on this population and its correlation to malnutrition. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the necessary nutrition support and progression of feeding in the early life stage of the neonate, including nutrient requirements for proper growth.
  2. Describe the challenges and strategies of nutrient shortages in providing adequate intake in the neonate requiring nutrition support.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the long-term effects nutrient shortages have on the normal growth of a neonate. 

Faculty & Topics
Current Issues Related to Nutrient Shortages in the Neonatal Population  
M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio 

Nutrient Shortages in Neonates: Why Does it Matter?
Celina Scala, MS, RD, CSPCC, LD, CNSC, Manager of Nutrition Services, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio

Moderator
Ruba Abdelhadi, MD, CNSC, NASPGHAN-F, Director of Nutrition Support, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

CE Credit: 1.25 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-121-L04-P 

Supported by

Reckitt Mead Johnson Nutrition

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 • 8:00 - 9:30 PM ET 
ILAS Zoom Room: Declaración de Cartagena. Un antes y Un después (Session in Spanish)

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Description
The Cartagena Declaration addresses the right to nutritional care, in every level of care and the fight against all kinds of malnutrition, in particular the one associated with disease; Disease Related Malnutrition. This Declaration, was signed on May 3rd, 2019, at Cartagena, Colombia by the Presidents of the different Associations, Colleges, and Societies of FELANPE. Representatives from ASPEN, ESPEN, SLAN, ESPGHAN, and LASPGHAN were witnesses of honor. Since then, a number of projects have been developed in order to take this Declaration into practice. To learn more about the Cartagena Declaration, go  here.  

This program will address the efforts that were made by the different Latin American societies to fight malnutrition before the Cartagena Declaration and what has been done since the Declaration was signed in order to make it a reality. Also, as a third topic, it will address the difficult to define and classify malnutrition taking into account the ICD codes (International Classification of Diseases).

Learning Objectives

  1. To review the importance of disease related malnutrition and the studies of malnutrition in Latin America.
  2. To address the importance of nutritional care as a human right that needs to be met in all the patients at different levels of care.
  3. To describe Cartagena Declaration and the projects that have developed in order to take this declaration into practice and make it a reality.
  4. To discuss the difficulty to define and classify malnutrition taking into account the ICD codes (International Classification of Diseases).

Faculty  
Juan Carlos Castillo Pineda, MD, Professor, Medical Doctor, Universidad Michoacana San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico

Angelica María Pérez Cano, RD, Chief of Department of Nutrition, Hospital Universitario Infantil San José, Bogotá, Colombia

Diana Cárdenas Braz, MD, PhD, Chief Editor, Revista de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo from Asociación Colombiana de Nutrición Clínica, Bogota, Colombia

Dra. Any Ferreira Heyn de Saguier, President of Federación Latinoamericana de Terapia Nutricional, Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo (FELANPE)

Moderator
Claudia Maza, Msc. RD, Professor and Chief of Clinical Nutrition Section, Departamento de Dietética, Centro Médico Militar, Guatemala

This program is not available for CE credit and will be in Spanish.

FELANPE

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Friday, October 8, 2021 • 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET 
Applying Latest Findings from Notable Malnutrition Publications to Your Practice

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Description
This webinar was chosen as a platform for selected researchers to expound on their notable, cutting edge publications from 2020-2021 relating to the screening, assessment and diagnosis of malnutrition within the adult and pediatric populations. It will also serve as a method for audience members to correspond with the authors on how these publications may be applicable to their practice. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the utilization and benefit of nutrition care pathways for patients from hospital to the community, as well as from primary care to the community as they relate to malnutrition. 
  2. Demonstrate methods for diagnosing malnutrition and nutritional status among hospitalized adults, and any related medical outcomes. 
  3. List tools utilized in pediatric patients for nutrition screening, assessing and diagnosing of malnutrition. 

Faculty & Topics
Consensus-Based Nutrition Care Pathways for Hospital-to-Community Transitions and Older Adults in Primary and Community Care
Heather Keller RD, PhD, FDC, FCAHS, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Concurrent and Predictive Validity of AND-ASPEN Malnutrition Consensus Is Satisfactory in Hospitalized Patients: A Longitudinal Study
Flavia Moraes Silva, PhD, Nutrition Department from Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Description of a Nutrition Screening and Assessment Tool and Associations with Clinical Outcomes in Preterm Newborns
Christy Hannah Sanini Belin, BS, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Department of Nutrition, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Association Of Nutrition Status And Hospital-Acquired Infections In Older Adult Orthopedic Trauma Patients
Sadeq A. Quraishi, MD, MMSc, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Utility of Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in Diagnosing Malnutrition in Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Rachel Phong, MS, RD, Pediatric Outpatient Dietitian, Department of Food and Nutrition Services, University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, CA

Moderator
Mary Marian, DCN, RD, FAND, FASPEN, Associate Professor Of Practice and DPD Director. Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-118-L04-P
Level: Intermediate 
CE Credits: 1.5 hours

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