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Implementing and Monitoring Nutrition Therapy in Patients with Lymphatic Disorders (T41)

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM ET


  1. Describe the structure and function of the lymphatic system in healthy people across the age spectrum
  2. Recognize the presentation of a lymphatic flow disorder and use a structured approach to assess for macro- and micronutrient deficiencies 
  3. Identify key steps to confidently generate a plan for nutrition support and long-term surveillance


The Proof in the Pudding: Normal and Abnormal Lymphatic Physiology

Jefferson Brownell, MD, Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Instructor in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 

Spilled Milk: Nutritional Deficiencies in Lymphatic Disorders
Melanie Savoca, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN, Clinical Dietitian III, Clinical Nutrition Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Glenside, PA 

The Showstopper: Nutritional Therapy for Lymphatic Disorders Across the Clinical Spectrum
Kristi Fogg, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN, Advanced Practice Dietitian, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 

Jefferson Brownell, MD

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-054-L01-P

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