Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Schedule

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

Monday, Oct. 5 Tuesday, Oct. 6 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Thursday, Oct. 8 Friday, Oct. 9
12-1 PM ET 12-1 PM ET 12-1 PM ET 12-1 PM ET 12-12:30 PM ET
Sarcopenia and Interventions to Improve Function 

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Micronutrient Issues in Pediatrics and Adults

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Addressing Malnutrition in the Community 

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Indications for Starting Enteral Nutrition: A Case Approach

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Webinar Wrap Up

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CE Credit: 1 hour CE Credit: 1 hour CE Credit: 1 hour CE Credit: 1 hour CE Credit: none



Monday, October 5, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Sarcopenia and Interventions to Improve Function

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Description
Sarcopenia is a critical topic due to the increasing number of individuals developing or at risk for developing this condition after being discharged from the hospital, or in conjunction with other factors such as aging and obesity. This webinar is aimed to discuss sarcopenia within various populations and conditions, as well as address treatment interventions including early mobility and diet modifications in order to improve daily function/living in these individuals.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the evidence-based definition of sarcopenia and link to clinically meaningful distal outcomes.
  2. Describe sarcopenia in the obese individual and interventions that may impact functional outcomes.
  3. Discuss risk factors for malnutrition and sarcopenia in a national representative sample of older adults.

Faculty & Topics
Sarcopenia: Current Definitions and Emerging Treatments
Roger A. Fielding, PhD, Associate Center Director, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University; Director and Senior Scientist, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory; Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University School of Medicine; Associate Director, Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Boston, MA

Sarcopenic Obesity: The Role of Diet and Physical Activity
Kathryn Starr, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Risk Factors for Malnutrition and Sarcopenia in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Rose Ann di Maria-Ghalilli, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, Professor of Nursing, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional and Collaborative Research, Doctoral Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Moderator
Rose Ann di Maria-Ghalilli, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-117-L04-P

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Micronutrient Issues in Pediatrics and Adults

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In recent years, the topic of malnutrition mainly focused on protein-calorie deficiencies with minimal discussion on malnutrition in the setting of micronutrient deficiencies. This webinar will address the association of micronutrient deficiencies and malnutrition, including the effects they have on each other. The webinar will also discuss difficulties in maintaining normal micronutrient levels in individuals secondary to inadequate nutrition intake and excessive nutrition losses due to anatomical changes.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify short cut strategies to prevent severe malnutrition in selective eaters.
  2. Evaluate the micronutrient status, requirements and methods of repletion in adult and pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome
  3. Discuss how anatomy of short bowel syndrome affects nutrient absorption

Faculty & Topics
When Scurvy is Curvy: Sometimes Hips Do Lie
Amy Drayton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Micronutrient Status and Requirements in Adults Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome
Laura Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN, FAND, Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Short Bowel Syndrome and Micronutrient Deficiencies in Pediatrics
Christie Heinzman, DNP, APRN-CNP, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Moderator
Sandra Bouma MS, RDN, CSP, Pediatric Dietitian Nutritionist and Allied Health Supervisor; Ambulatory Care Management, Nutrition Services; University of Michigan Medical Group, Ann Arbor, MI

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-118-L04-P 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Addressing Malnutrition in the Community

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Description
Addressing malnutrition will vary depending on the setting, community versus acute care, due to the resources available and the ability to reach individuals. This webinar will address the current community feeding programs for older adults according to the recent GAO report, how community programs can be identified prior to hospital discharge for malnourished or at-risk patients, as well as how screening for food insecurity can help identify possible community malnutrition.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe details about the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on nutrition assistant services for the older adult. 
  2. Identify two steps in which inpatient Registered Dietitians Nutritionists can ensure malnourished patients are screened for food insecurity and are provided with necessary resources upon discharge.
  3. State the incidence of food insecurity and malnutrition risk in an underserved community setting.

Faculty & Topics
The GAO Report: How Agencies Can Do More To Address the Nutritional Needs of Older Adults
Meredith Whitmire, Vice President of Matz, Blancato and Associates; Policy and Advocacy Director for the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, Washington, DC

A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Food Insecurity Based Malnutrition: Ways for Registered Dietitians Nutritionists to Effectively Treat Malnutrition Outside of the Hospital Walls
Nick Groch RDN, LDN, Director, Nutrition Systems, Food and Nutrition Services, UChicago Medicine/Morrison Healthcare, Chicago, IL

Identifying Nutrition Risk in a Charitable Pharmacy Population
Jay Mirtallo BS, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN, Silver Spring MD and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Moderator
Jay Mirtallo BS, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-119-L04-P 

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Indications for Starting Enteral Nutrition: A Case Approach

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Due to the ever-changing and increasing complexity of patients’ medical conditions, an Enteral Nutrition Task Force was developed in order to discuss and provide insight into when enteral nutrition would be appropriate. This webinar will discuss indications for starting enteral nutrition in specific patients’ conditions and/or disease states.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Detail indications and timing of enteral feeding in mild pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
  2. Identify clinical monitoring parameters to assess safe use of enteral nutrition in hemodynamically unstable patients.
  3. Identify guidelines for using feeding tubes in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer.

Faculty & Topics
When to Initiate Enteral Feedings in Mild Pancreatitis And Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Matthew Bechtold, MD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Starting Enteral Nutrition in the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient
Krystie Nelson, RD, LN, AP, CNSC, Registered Dietitian, Intensive Care Unit, Billings Clinic, Billings, MT

Indications and Barriers to Initiating Nutrition Support in Head and Neck Cancer
Cristina Swartz MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Clinical Oncology Dietitian, Northwestern Medicine Warrenville Cancer Center, Warrenville, IL

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

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-120-L04-P

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Friday, October 9, 2020 | 12:00 - 12:30 PM ET
Webinar Wrap Up

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Non-CE opportunity