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Roundtables (RT2)

Monday, March 4 • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

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Discuss specific nutrition support topics during the Roundtables Session. Tables will be organized by topic and participants will have an opportunity to interact in small groups with faculty and peers.  Each faculty leader will meet with groups for 25 minutes before participants are asked to move to another table for discussion on a different topic. Participants will have an opportunity to visit three tables during the session.

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Basic for all roundtables
UAN: No pharmacy credit

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Leveraging the Electronic Health Record to Further Nutrition Care (RT2-A)


  1. Identify the partnerships needed to implement electronic health record (EHR) tools.
  2. Describe the EHR tools that can be used to implement nutrition interventions.

Brittney Patterson, MS, RD-AP, CNSC, Clinical Dietitian, Stanford Healthcare, Stanford, CA

Registered Dietitians on the Front Line: The Impact of Nutrition Care on the COVID-19 Pandemic (RT2-B)


  1. Describe the results of nutrition care on COVID-19 patients in the ICU and the potential impact of these findings  on nutrition care in current and future pandemics.
  2. Track outcomes in nutrition care using a web-based informatics platform.

Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist; Nutrition Support Dietitian, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, New Albany, OH 

Lindsay Woodcock, MS, RD, ANDHII Research Project Manager, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL

Management of Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiencies in Complex Disease States (RT2-C)


  1. Detect fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies in complex disease states by enhancing assessment and treatment strategies. 

Kristen M. Roberts, PhD, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Associate Professor, Medical Dietetics, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Sarah Cogle, PharmD, BCNSP, BCCCP, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Burn ICU/Adult Inpatient Nutrition Support, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Understanding and Implementing Updated Medicare Coverage for Home Enteral Nutrition (RT2-D)


  1. Summarize the notable changes to Medicare Part B LCD policy.
  2. Apply updated Medicare Part B LCD policy changes to beneficiary coverage documentation.

Berri Burns, MEd, RD, LD, CNSC, Advanced Practice II Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic Home Infusion Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Arlene Escuro, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Advanced Practice II Dietitian, Center for Human Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Life Hacks to Improve Quality of Life for Patients Receiving Parenteral or Enteral Nutrition (RT2-E)


  1. Describe life hacks used by patients on PN or EN that may improve quality of life.
  2. Describe products and product modifications that may enable easier participation in daily activities while on PN or EN. 
  3. Identify helpful community patient resources.

Bettemarie Bond, OTR/L, Patient Advocate; Ambassador for The Oley Foundation, Levittown, PA

Michael Medwar, Patient Advocate, Nutrition Support Program, Coram CVS Specialty Infusion, Franklin, MA

Jayme Scali, Parent and Patient Advocate; Patient Liaison, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Thornton, PA

Patients on Parenteral Nutrition Transitioning to Home Hospice: A Focus on Ethical Principles (RT2-F)


  1. Define the ethical principles guiding the transition process of PN patients entering home hospice care.
  2. Identify four ethical principles outlined in “Ethical Aspects of Artificially Administered Nutrition and Hydration: An ASPEN Position Paper.” 
  3. Describe scenarios and potential barriers that PN patients may encounter when transitioning to hospice.

Allison Evans, RD, LD, CNSC, Regional Nutrition Support Dietitian, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Alpharetta, GA

Sustainability and Recycling of Nutrition Support Materials (RT2-G)


  1. Define the global impact of sustainability and recycling nutrition support components and materials.
  2. Describe the potential for recycling packaging and administration sets used in nutrition support. 
  3. Develop targets to increase recycling by facilities and provide consumer education on HIPPA-compliant recycling.

Karen Martin, MA, RDN, LD, FAND, FASPEN, Nutrition Support Dietitian/Clinical Liaison, Amerita Specialty Infusion, San Antonio, TX

Rebecca Brown, RDN, CNSC, Director of Nutrition Product Line, Amerita Specialty Infusion, Centennial, CO

Development and Validation of a New Pediatric Nutrition Admission Screening Tool (RT2-H) Pediatric Icon_Transparent


  1. Describe a new hospital admission screening process for early detection of nutrition risk in pediatric patients.

Hanna Hindt, MS, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Andrea Armellino, MS, RD, CNSC, CSPCC, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Home Enteral Nutrition Support for Adults (RT2-I)


  1. Identify the key aspects of a nutrition assessment for adult patients receiving home enteral nutrition.
  2. Summarize the various types of feeding regimens and formula types currently available. 

Lina Breik, BNutrDiet(Hons) MPH AdvAPD, Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Tube Dietitian, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Enteral Nutrition Blunders: Improving Enteral Nutrition Safety Across the Enterprise (RT2-J)


  1. Describe how the development of an interprofessional Enteral Nutrition Safety Committee can improve patient safety across a large organization.
  2. Empower nurses, dietitians, and providers to increase their knowledge of enteral nutrition and access to take an active role in enteral nutrition safety. 

Renee Welsh, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Senior Director Nutrition, Center for Human Nutrition, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Lauren Bruwer, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, PCCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Enteral Nutrition Management: What Happens Post-Discharge? (RT2-K)


  1. Summarize what patients will learn when they are discharged on home enteral nutrition. 
  2. Describe what patients can expect from a home infusion provider.

Kelli Alford, MS, RD, CD, CNSC, Lead Dietitian, Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services, Tukwila, WA

Rebecca Weiner, MS, RD, CD, CNSC, Infusion Dietitian, Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services, Tukwila, WA

Unlocking Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Power of Large Language Model-Based Chatbots (RT2-L)


  1. Describe the capabilities and limitations of large language model-based chatbots, including natural language processing, conversation generation, and contextual understanding.
  2. Design, develop, and deploy large language model-based chatbots in clinical and research settings.

Salvatore Carbone, PhD, FHFSA, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, College of Humanities & Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA