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Nutrition Technology: A Hands-on Experience (T23)

Mar 26 | 9:45AM - 11:45AM

A variety of nutrition assessment tools and technologies, such as indirect calorimetry, air displacement plethysmograph, bioelectrical impedance analysis/spectroscopy, ultrasound, etc. are commercially available. However, many clinicians have never had any hands-on opportunities to work and truly understand these tools and technology to: 1) determine if a specific tool or technology is right for their own patient population, and 2) formulate a proposal to justify the need for such tool or technology to hospital administrators. This session is designed to allow clinicians to see and experience these tools and technologies in person to improve understanding and realize usefulness in their own patient populations.


Air Displacement Plethysmograph (Cosmed – BodPod)
Craig Horswill, PhD

Indirect Calorimetry (GE)
Kris Mogensen, MS, RD-AP, LDN, CNSC

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis/Spectroscopy (InBody)
Carrie Earthman, PhD, RD, LD

Computed Tomography (TomoVision – SliceOmatics)
Jingjie Xiao, PhD

Michael Paris, MSc

Terese Scollard, MBA, RD, LD, FAND

Guided Feeding Tube Placement (Halyard)
Christina Rollins, MBA, MS, RDN

Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND


  1. Compare technical and patient-oriented aspects of different nutrition assessment tools and technology
  2. Describe the pros and cons in each nutrition assessment tool and technology
  3. Determine the appropriate patient populations for each nutrition assessment tool and technology

LEARNING LEVEL: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-042-L04-P
CE CREDIT: 2 hours

Session presented collaboratively by ASPEN and Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Supported by:

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GE April 2018