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A Soup-to-Nuts Update on Malnutrition: Definitions, Tools, and Research (SA21)

Saturday, March 2 • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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  1. Summarize the state of the science and identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities related to clinical malnutrition.
  2. Distinguish between malnourishment, disease-related wasting, and other phenomena when assessing a patient. 
  3. Apply new concepts and develop effective nutrition interventions in treating malnutrition.
  4. Summarize the components of the Global Malnutrition Composite Score (GMCS) and identify the benefits of GMCS as a new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality measure.


Translational Research in the Pathophysiology of Malnutrition: Are We on the Right Track?
David Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN, Director of Medical Nutrition; Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

State Of Research and Novel Strategies for the Assessment of Malnutrition
Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, FASPEN, Staff, Departments of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Inflammation & Immunity, Pediatric and Lerner Research Institutes; Director of Nutrition Research, Center for Human Nutrition; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Malnutrition Practice as a Quality Measure: Are You Ready to Report on the Global Malnutrition Composite Score?
Ashlee Roffe, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC, Senior Director of Nutrition and Community Health, Swedish Hospital Part of NorthShore, Chicago, IL

Malissa Warren, RD, LD, CNSC, Advanced Practice Critical Care Dietitian, VA Nutrition and Food Service, Portland VA Health Care System and Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-028-L99-P