GI Nutrition Series for Clinicians

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Clinicians everywhere struggle to care for the diverse array of patients with GI disorders. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) diseases are at risk for compromised nutrition status. Alterations in GI function and physiology, either because of surgery or an underlying disease state, can result in a serious decline in one's nutrition status and quality of life. Understanding GI disorders and the tools available for their diagnosis and treatment allows the clinician to design an appropriate nutrition regimen and provide the best care to patients. This 2021–2022 lecture series will include presentations of common or very complex GI topics by clinicians who have worked at the bedside with these patients, and hence developed knowledge and skills that are not always in the textbook. Topics to be presented include:

  1. Short Bowel Syndrome in the Adult Patient: A Clinical Approach
  2. Parenteral Nutrition: Pearls for Practice
  3. Preventing Wernicke’s and Refeeding Syndrome (and Avoid a Lawsuit)
  4. Nutritional Care of the Patient with Cirrhosis or Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis

Each session will be moderated by the course director and GI nutrition support expert, Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN.

Overall Course Learning Objectives 

  1. Summarize details involved in the nutritional care of patients with GI disorders. 
  2. Identify reliable resources to explore more information regarding nutrition support and GI Nutrition as it relates to various GI disease states.
  3. Differentiate appropriate drugs and their dosing for specific GI disease states.
  4. Develop management strategies for patients with nutritional emergencies (refeeding, Wernicke’s).
  5. Improve collaboration between gastroenterologists and nutrition professionals.
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2021-2022 Series

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET

Topic: Short Bowel Syndrome in the Adult Patient: A Clinical Approach

Faculty: Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN; Andrew Copland, MD

Moderator: Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the clinical consequences of short bowel syndrome (SBS).
  2. Explain rationale for medications commonly used in the management of SBS.
  3. Intervene in a stepwise fashion to optimize both hydration and nutritional status.

UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-142-L04-P
CE Credit: 1 hour

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM ET

Topic: Parenteral Nutrition - Pearls for Practice

Faculty: John DiBaise, MD

Moderators: Vanessa Kumpf, PharmD, BCNSP, FASPEN; Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe indications for central and peripheral parenteral nutrition (CPN/PPN).
  2. Review components of PN and how to formulate a PN prescription.
  3. Discuss toxicities associated with both short- and long-term PN use including hyper/hypoglycemia, electrolyte derangements, and liver test abnormalities.
  4. Examine home PN issues including central venous access, cycling and tapering the formula, and Medicare coverage guidelines.

    UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-143-L04-P
    CE Credit: 1 hour

    Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 
    Time: 3:00 PM ET

    Topic: Preventing Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Refeeding Syndrome (and Avoid a Lawsuit)

    Faculty: Kelly O’Donnell, MS, RDN

    Moderator: Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify patients at risk for Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Refeeding Syndrome.
    2. Describe the pathophysiology behind Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Refeeding Syndrome.
    3. Outline steps to prevent or minimize the complications of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Refeeding Syndrome.

    UAN: JA0002345-0000-22-013-L04-P
    CE Credit: 1 hour

    Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
    Time: 4:00 PM ET

    Topic: Nutritional Care of the Patient with Cirrhosis or Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Faculty: Neeral Shah, MD

    Moderator: Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Develop a treatment plan that includes nutrition in acute alcoholic hepatitis.
    2. Identify the common nutritional deficiencies in chronic liver disease.
    3. Compare the various methods of nutritional replacement in chronic liver disease.

    UAN: JA0002345-0000-22-014-L04-P
    CE Credit: 1 hour  

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    CE Credit & Recordings

    • CE credit cannot be claimed for missed live webinars. In order to claim CE credit, you must attend the original live webinar broadcast at the scheduled time.
    • CE Credit is calculated on a per webinar attended basis. If you miss a webinar, you can still receive CE credit for other live webinars/sessions attended in the series.
    • Registration includes access to recordings of all sessions for one year. Recordings will be accessible in the ASPEN eLearning Center.
    • Please note: Recordings will be provided assuming ASPEN receives permission from the speakers. If a speaker does not grant ASPEN permission to post the recording of their presentation, then the recording of that presentation will not be accessible after the end of the webinar.

    Pricing Information

    Individual Registration Early (By November 10, 2021) Standard (November 11, 2021, and after)
    ASPEN Member      $59 $79
    Non-Member $99 $119
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    *GI Fellowship Program Directors, please contact ASPEN at [email protected] for registration for your program for $100.  

    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    All cancellation requests must be sent to the ASPEN national office by email or fax (301-587-2365) on or before November 11, 2021. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will be issued less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax after November 12, 2021. Substitutions will be accepted until the day before the start of the program (November 15, 2021).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Click here for answers to the most common program questions. Recordings of the course will be available for purchase after the entire course has concluded for those who were not registered to participate live. Please note CE credit is not available for the course recordings – only the live webinars are accredited.

    System Requirements

    • Computer with internet connection
    • Windows or MAC OS
    • Supported Browsers: Firefox 52+, Chrome 58+, Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 14+, Internet Explorer 11+
    • Internet Explorer 11+ requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash plugin 
    • Javascript & Cookies enabled
    • Recommended RAM: 512MB+ 

    Mobile Support

    • Iphone 5s+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
    • Ipad 2+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
    • Android Running 4.0+ - Chrome Browser

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    Accreditation Information

    Target Audience: This course is targeted to individuals in GI Fellowship Programs and all clinicians of various disciplines who provide care for patients with gastrointestinal diseases and conditions. The goal of this course is to allow the clinician to develop a greater understanding of how and when to use nutrition support in patients with GI diseases, as well as the nutrition intervention required for specific GI diseases. An additional goal is to educate gastroenterology trainees about the support available by nutritionists both in and outside their respective institutions. This course and all of its parts is designed at the intermediate learning level.

    Successful Completion: ASPEN provides continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians who attend in full each session claimed for credit, and complete the program evaluation via the ASPEN eLearning Center.

    Pharmacists, please note that ASPEN will upload earned CE credit into the CPE monitor system within the required timeframe. Any credit not claimed by the deadline will not be entered into the CPE monitor system. Please provide your correct NABP eprofile ID and birthday (MMDD) when completing your evaluation and claiming CE credit. ASPEN submits only the information that is entered by the pharmacist when credit is claimed and is not responsible for following up with pharmacists to obtain any corrected information to ensure an error-free submission. Additional information about the CPE monitor is available here:    

    Accreditation Statement 
    Joint Accreditation Image 2021 In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    ASPEN designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity is for a maximum of 4 contact hours (0.4 CEUs). This is considered a knowledge activity.

    Pharmacy UANs will be listed with each individual week's topic upon finalization of the schedule.

    Nurses: ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of 4.0 nursing contact hours. ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

    Dietitians: ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of 4.0 CPEUs.  

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    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.



    Any grievances should be addressed in writing to Director of Education and Research • ASPEN • 8401 Colesville Road • Suite 510 • Silver Spring, MD 20910. 


    ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. 

    ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. ASPEN does not endorse any products. 

    No commercial support was received for this program. 

    There will be no discussion of off-label use of products. 

    Faculty and Planning Committee Members Commercial Relationship Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI)

    Provided with course materials prior to each webinar.

    Special Services

    ASPEN will accommodate attendees with disabilities or special needs who participate in the online Nutrition Support Fundamentals and Review Course.  If you require special services, please contact a member of our customer service team at [email protected]or call 800-727-4567 (US and Canada) or 301-587-6315 (international).

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