Micronutrient Deficiencies in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat

Identification: NCP2308
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 08/31/2024
  • 1.00 - Dietitian
  • 1.00 - Nurse
  • 1.00 - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 - Physician
  • 1.00 - Other


Activity Instructions: Read the full article and take the exam by clicking the "CE Information" tab.

CE Credit: CE credit available for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists and physicians

Total Credit Hours: 1.0

Release Date: August 1, 2023

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): August 31, 2024

Issue: 4

Volume: 38

Journal: Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP)


Joanna Turkiewicz MD, Resident Physician, Department of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA

Michael Garcia MD, HS Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Nutrition, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Zhaoping Li MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition, Center for Human Nutrition, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Vijaya Surampudi MD, MS, Medical Director of Adult Home Enteral Nutrition Support Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UCLA Division of Clinical Nutrition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 

Link to article: https://aspenjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ncp.11025

Journal-based CE Activity Overall Goal:

The NCP Editor, in concurrence with ASPEN’s Education and Professional Development Committee, selected this article to be offered for CE credit to fill an observed learning need in the arena of clinical nutrition and metabolism. This CE activity serves to promote the process of life-long learning for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses by providing peer-reviewed journal articles that fully qualify for continuing education credits.

Goal and Target Audience:

This educational activity is directed toward clinical nutrition and metabolism professionals and others who wish to update their knowledge of clinical nutrition and metabolism. By participating in this educational activity, the reader may expect to:

  • Acquire knowledge in the area of clinical nutrition and metabolism research.
  • Update or confirm your understanding of appropriate clinical nutrition and metabolism practices.
  • Identify further learning needs as they relate to the subject matter.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the potential causes of micronutrient deficiencies for patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer
  2. Identify the different micronutrient deficiencies that are possible in gastrointestinal cancers and their physiological importance in the body
  3. Formulate a treatment plan for micronutrient deficiencies in gastrointestinal cancer if appropriate for their patients

Requirements for Successful Completion:
To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must read the journal article in its entirety, complete an online assessment and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All are located in ASPEN’s eLearning Center (www.nutritioncare.org/elearning). All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date, no exceptions. ASPEN submits data as required to the CPE Monitor for pharmacists. ASPEN submits physician earned CME credit into Pars. ASPEN does not submit data to any other credentialing organization. Pharmacists and physicians: 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 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

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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 journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM per article. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours/0.1 CEUs. ACPE UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-029-H01-P. Knowledge Activity.

Nurses: ASPEN designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 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 this activity for a maximum of 1.0 CPEU.

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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Non-Commercialism: ASPEN subscribes to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials. ASPEN does not endorse any products.

Computer Requirements and Technical Support: Participants will need a computer with internet connection to access the online assessment and evaluation for each journal article. If the journal article is read electronically, then the ability to read a PDF document is also necessary. Users should enable pop-ups if attempting to read article electronically. 

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Refund Policy: Refunds are not available.

Grievances: Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education at ASPEN 8401 Colesville Road, Ste 510, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship has been received for this continuing education activity.

Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) of Authors and Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies: Vijaya Surampudi, Joanna Turkiewicz, Michael Garcia, Zhaoping Li

Among the NCP Associate Editors, Catherine Larson Nath has nothing to disclose.

ASPEN staff have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible

Berkeley Limketkai, Azora Therapeutics, consultant 

Jayshil Patel: Fresenius Kabi, consultant relationship ended.

Angela Bingham: Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Speaker, relationship ended

Kristen Roberts: Takeda, Speaker's bureau 

Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Hasse: Alcresta Therapeutics, speakers bureau; Nestle Health, speakers bureau

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Note: an ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. For specific examples of ineligible companies visit accme.org/standards.

Financial relationships are relevant if the following three conditions are met for the prospective person who will control content of the education:

  • A financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company.
  • The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months.
  • The content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship.



  • 1.00 - Dietitian
  • 1.00 - Nurse
  • 1.00 - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 - Physician
  • 1.00 - Other