Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Schedule


CE Webinars

September 18
September 19
September 20
September 21
September 22
Malnutrition in the Patient with Obesity: How to Address the Under Recognition


Is This Malnutrition? How to Approach Common Diagnostic Challenges


Pediatric Malnutrition Diagnosis and Provider Engagement


Supported in part by Baxter

Addiction: The New Skeleton in the Hospital Closet

Recording available soon

Malnutrition and Transitions of Care Between Health Care Settings


Supported in part by Nestlé Health Science

Other Malnutrition Awareness Week Events

September 18
Assessing Nutrition Status in Infants and Young Children: Laboratory and Physical Assessment Strategies Recording
Zoom Room Sponsored by ByHeart
September 20
Pathophysiology, Prognosis, and Management of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
Zoom Room Sponsored by Takeda 
September 20
¡ALTO! a la desnutrición hospitalaria en el siglo XXI Recording
Zoom Room Presented by the Ibero Latin American Section of ASPEN. Webinar held in Spanish.
September 27
12:00-12:30 PM
Gastro Bites 2023: Malnutrition Awareness in the Gastrointestinal Patient
September 28
12:00-1:15 PM
ASPEN/CNS: How to Spread & Sustain Awareness of Malnutrition
October 2 - 6    Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week  
October 9 - 13    Malnutrition Week ANZ 2023  


Wednesday, September 27, 2023 • 12:00 – 12:30 PM ET
Gastro Bites 2023: Malnutrition Awareness in the Gastrointestinal Patient

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ASPEN’s Malnutrition Awareness Week 2023 (September 18-22) serves to educate healthcare professionals on the important topic of malnutrition. Patients with gastrointestinal (GI) diseases have a high prevalence of malnutrition and other nutrition-related complications. Speakers will discuss the importance of diagnosing, treating, and preventing malnutrition in the GI patient.  

Stephanie L. Gold, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Matthew Kappus, MD, Medical Director, Living Liver Donation Transplantation; Medical Director, Cardiac-Liver Transplantation, Division Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Duke University, Durham, NC

Jessica Gold, RD, CDN, CNSC, Clinical Nutritionist, Center for Advanced Digestive Care, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Hosted in partnership with American Gastroenterological Association

Thursday, September 28, 2023 • 12:00 – 1:15 PM ET
How to Spread & Sustain Awareness of Malnutrition

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The data and evidence on the impact of malnutrition are strong; however, continued efforts are needed to increase awareness of malnutrition across several healthcare settings. Despite barriers and challenges brought on by staffing and funding restraints, many clinicians have been able to increase malnutrition awareness by using approaches that are targeted to their specific settings. In this session, several speakers from ASPEN’s Malnutrition Awareness Week (MAW) Ambassador Program and Canadian Nutrition Society’s Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (CMTF) will share their personal insights on how to increase awareness of malnutrition and which effective strategies can be deployed. Resources and tools that are easily available to support these efforts will also be shared. Concluding remarks will focus on key messages around sustaining initiatives aimed at increasing malnutrition awareness.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the impact of malnutrition and the importance of increasing awareness
  2. Recall various strategies for raising malnutrition awareness in a variety of patient care settings
  3. Apply principles learned to initiate a malnutrition project in one’s own practice setting
  4. Describe strategies to measure success and sustain ongoing malnutrition awareness efforts


Mary Policastro Dinsdale

Mary Policastro Dinsdale, MS, RD, Assistant Director of Clinical and Patient Services, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center

Suzanne Fleming

Suzanne Fleming, MS, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian, McPherson Hospital/McPherson Center for Health

Heidi Olstad

Heidi Olstad, MSc, RD, Program Director, Population & Public Health for Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services

Leila Goharian

Leila Goharian, MSc, RD, Dietitian Practice Leader, Coastal-clinical and Vancouver Community Dietitians, Vancouver Coastal Health

Kelly Kinnare

Kelly Kinnare, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

ASPEN is pleased to host this webinar in partnership with MAW society partner, the Canadian Nutrition Society.