GI Nutrition Series for Clinicians

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Clinicians everywhere struggle with caring for the diverse array of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. In addition to untoward signs and symptoms, patients with GI disorders and diseases are at risk for compromised nutrition status. Alterations in GI function and physiology, either because of surgery or an underlying disease state, can result in a serious decline in one's nutrition status and quality of life. Understanding GI disorders and the tools available for their diagnosis and treatment allows the clinician to design an appropriate nutrition regimen and provide the best care to patients. This 2023-2024 lecture series will include presentations of common or very complex GI topics by clinicians who have worked at the bedside with these patients, and hence developed expertise and skills that are not always in the textbook.   

  1. High Output Ileostomy: Preventing Acute Kidney Injury 
  2. Benefits of Bile Acids—Just Keep Them Out of the Colon 
  3. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) – Taking Your Breath (test) Away? 
  4. Truths and Tricks of the Home PN Trade: Avoiding Common Pitfalls 

Each session will be moderated by the course director and GI nutrition support expert, Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN. 

Overall Course Learning Objectives 

  1. Summarize details involved in the nutritional care of patients with GI disorders.  
  2. Identify reliable resources to explore more information regarding nutrition support and GI nutrition as it relates to various GI disease states.
  3. Differentiate appropriate drugs and their dosing for specific GI disease states.
  4. Improve collaboration between gastroenterologists and nutrition professionals.

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2023–2024 Series

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023 
Time: 3:00–4:00 PM ET

Topic: High Output Ileostomy: Preventing Acute Kidney Injury 

Faculty: Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN, GI Nutrition Support Specialist, Charlottesville, VA

Moderator: 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

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the clinical, psychological, and financial burden patients with high output ileostomies face. 
  2. Systematically select and dose medications to decrease stool volume.  
  3. Develop a plan to monitor new ileostomy patients after discharge. 

UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-127-L99-P 
CE Credit: 1 hour

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time: 2:00–3:00 PM ET

Topic: Benefits of Bile Acids—Just Keep Them Out of the Colon

Faculty: John DiBaise, MD, FACG, FASPEN, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize bile acid production, regulation, functions, and enterohepatic circulation. 
  2. Identify the clinical presentation and causes of bile acid malabsorption (“cholerheic diarrhea”). 
  3. Discuss diagnostic evaluation and management of bile acid malabsorption. 

UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-128-L99-P 
CE Credit: 1 hour

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023  
Time: 3:00–4:00 PM ET

Topic: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) – Taking Your Breath (test) Away?

Faculty: Eamonn M. Quigley, MD, FRCP, FACP, MACG, FRCPI, MWGO, David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders, Department of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Academic Institute; Director, Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders, Houston Methodist, Houston, TX

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how SIBO can lead to maldigestion and malabsorption. 
  2. List the advantages and limitations of currently available tests for the diagnosis of SIBO. 
  3. Provide guidance on the management of SIBO.

UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-129-L99-P 
CE Credit: 1 hour

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 
Time: 3:00–4:00 PM ET

Topic: Truths and Tricks of the Home PN Trade: Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Faculty: Elizabeth Wall, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, Nutrition Support Specialist, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Vanessa Kumpf, PharmD, BCNSP, FASPEN, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Center for Human Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the essential steps to prepare patients for discharge home on parenteral nutrition (PN). 
  2. Develop strategies to ensure a safe transition between hospital and home when a multidisciplinary nutrition support program is unavailable in the outpatient setting.  
  3. Establish an action plan to address common misconceptions regarding the management of patients receiving home PN.

UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-013-L99-P 
CE Credit: 1 hour  

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CE Credit & Recordings

  • CE credit cannot be claimed for missed live webinars. In order to claim CE credit, you must attend the original live webinar broadcast at the scheduled time.
  • CE Credit is calculated on a per webinar attended basis. If you miss a webinar, you can still receive CE credit for other live webinars/sessions attended in the series.
  • Registration includes access to recordings of all sessions for one year. Recordings will be accessible in the ASPEN eLearning Center.
  • Please note: Recordings will be provided assuming ASPEN receives permission from the speakers. If a speaker does not grant ASPEN permission to post the recording of their presentation, then the recording of that presentation will not be accessible after the end of the webinar.

Pricing Information

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Individual Registration Early (By October 23, 2023) Standard (October 24, 2023, and after)
ASPEN Member      $59 $79
Non-Member $99 $119
*GI Fellowship Program Directors, please contact ASPEN at [email protected] for registration for your program.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be sent to the ASPEN national office by email or fax (301-587-2365) on or before October 19, 2023. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will be issued less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax after October 19, 2023. Substitutions will be accepted until the day before the start of the program (October 24, 2023).

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to the most common program questions. Recordings of the course will be available for purchase after the entire course has concluded for those who were not registered to participate live. Please note CE credit is not available for the course recordings—only the live webinars are accredited.

Computer Requirements and Technical Support

Participants will need a computer with internet connection, and it is recommended that end users' devices satisfy the following requirements: 

  • OS: Windows, Mac 
  • Browser: Firefox 52+, Chrome 58+, Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 14+ 
  • Javascript & Cookies enabled 
  • Recommended RAM: 512MB+ Mobile Support 
  • Iphone 5s+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+ 
  • Ipad 2+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+ 
  • Android Running 4.0+ - Chrome Browser

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Accreditation Information

Target Audience: This course is targeted to individuals in GI Fellowship Programs and all clinicians of various disciplines who provide care for patients with gastrointestinal diseases and conditions. The goal of this course is to allow the clinician to develop a greater understanding of how and when to use nutrition support in patients with GI diseases, as well as the nutrition intervention required for specific GI diseases. An additional goal is to educate gastroenterology trainees about the support available by nutritionists both in and outside their respective institutions. This course and all of its parts is designed at the intermediate learning level. 

Successful Completion: ASPEN provides continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians who attend in full each session claimed for credit, and complete the program evaluation via the  ASPEN eLearning Center. Pharmacists and physicians, please note that ASPEN will upload earned CE credit into the appropriate system within the required timeframe.  Any credit not claimed by the deadline will not be entered.  Please provide your correct information when completing your evaluation and claiming your CE credit.  ASPEN submits only the information that is entered by the pharmacist or physician when credit is claimed and is not responsible for following up to obtain any corrected information to ensure an error-free submission.

Accreditation Statement 
Joint Accreditation Image 2021 In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ASPEN designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is for a maximum of 4 contact hours (0.4 CEUs). This is considered a knowledge activity.

Pharmacy UANs will be listed with each individual week's topic upon finalization of the schedule.

Nurses: ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of 4.0 nursing contact hours. ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

Dietitians: ASPEN designates each activity for a maximum of 4.0 CPEUs.

CDR Statement September 2023

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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.



Any grievances should be addressed in writing to Director of Education and Research • ASPEN • 8401 Colesville Road • Suite 510 • Silver Spring, MD 20910. 


ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. ASPEN does not endorse any products.  

This program was supported in part by Baxter. 

There will be no discussion of off-label use of products.

Faculty and Planning Committee Members Commercial Relationship Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI)

Provided with course materials prior to each webinar.

Special Services

ASPEN will accommodate attendees with disabilities or special needs who participate in the online GI Nutrition Series for Clinicians. If you require special services, please contact a member of our customer service team at [email protected] or call 800-727-4567 (US and Canada) or 301-587-6315 (international).

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