VASPEN Nutrition Support Update 2018

Oct 12, 2018 ‐ Oct 13, 2018



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Oct 12, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 12, 2018 12:30pm

Identification: VASPEN18-Exhibits1

Moving and Shaking in the GI Tract: Clinical and Nutritional Issues in GI Motility

Oct 12, 2018 12:30pm ‐ Oct 12, 2018 1:30pm

Identification: VASPEN18-1


  • Participants will be able to describe the basic GI tract motility patterns
  • Describe clinical management of common disorders associated with GI dysmotility
  • Identify points of intersect with nutrition and dysmotility

  • Andrew Copland, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia

Managing Nutritional Complications After Upper GI Surgery

Oct 12, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Oct 12, 2018 2:30pm

Identification: VASPEN18-2


  • Participants will be able to identify the changes in anatomy and physiology associated with upper GI surgery
  • Identify common nutritional issues following upper GI surgery
  • Discuss appropriate nutrition intervention and nutrition support to address complications post-surgery

  • Amy Berry, MS, RD, CNSC, Nutrition Support Specialist, University of Virginia Medical Center, Emily Couric Cancer Center

A Pharmacist’s Approach to Managing Nutritional Challenges in Clinical Practice 

Oct 12, 2018 3:00pm ‐ Oct 12, 2018 4:00pm

Identification: VASPEN18-5


  • Describe optimal nutritional strategies in special populations
  • Discuss nutritional controversies in special populations
  • Compare available IV lipid emulsion formulations and determine place in therapy
  • Develop drug shortage management strategies surrounding parenteral nutrition products that minimize patient safety concerns

  • April Finnigan, PharmD, BCCCP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care, Inova Fairfax Medical Center

Patillo Donald Lecture - Getting a Grip! Handgrip Examination in Clinical Practice

Oct 12, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Oct 12, 2018 5:30pm

Identification: VASPEN18-4


  • Participants will be able to describe the history and applications of hand grip strength measurement as both a clinical and research instrument which supplies relevant clinical information and brings value in evaluation of individuals and populations at risk for malnutrition and sarcopenia 
  • Apply hand grip strength examination methodology and assessment in clinical practice as a functional measurement of the nutrition diagnosis protein-calorie malnutrition 
  • Learn the ASHD methodology, patient and examiner positions, practice basics as seated, and documentation of results 
  • List resources that support competent performance of the examination

  • Terese M. Scollard, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND, Regional Clinical Nutrition Manager, Providence Health & Services


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Oct 13, 2018 7:30am ‐ Oct 13, 2018 8:00am

Identification: VASPEN18-Exhibits2

Treating Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy with Ketogenic Diets

Oct 13, 2018 8:00am ‐ Oct 13, 2018 9:00am

Identification: VASPEN18-3


  • Participants will be able to differentiate between different types of ketogenic diets used for the treatment of epilepsy 
  • Name common side effects of ketogenic therapies and appropriate treatments 
  • List available ketogenic diet tube feeding formula products

  • Lisa Shkoda, RDN, CSP, CNSC, FAND, Outpatient Adult Oncology Dietitian, University of Virginia Health System

Restrictive Eating Disorders: Refeeding and Management

Oct 13, 2018 9:00am ‐ Oct 13, 2018 10:00am

Identification: VASPEN18-6


  • Participants will be able to recognize manifestations of refeeding syndrome in patients with restrictive eating disorders 
  • Summarize the pathophysiology and prevention of complications of refeeding syndrome 
  • Compare protocols for management of hospitalized patients with restrictive eating

  • Julia Taylor, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Department of Pediatrics

Home Parenteral Nutrition: Lessons learned and the Problem of Noncompliance 

Oct 13, 2018 10:30am ‐ Oct 13, 2018 11:30am

Identification: VASPEN18-7


  • Discuss strategies to reduce HPN related complications
  • Define noncompliance/non-adherence to HPN patients
  • List the major complications associated with HPN

  • Donald F. Kirby, MD, FACP, FACN, FACG, AGAF, FASPEN, CNSC, CPNS, Director and Professor of Medicine, VCU Health

Nutrition Challenges, Options, and Recommendations for the Hypermetabolic Burn Patient

Oct 13, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 13, 2018 12:30pm

Identification: VASPEN18-8


  • Participants will be able to define the types of thermal injury 
  • Describe the nutritional management of the burn patient
  • Discuss appropriate medical nutrition therapy for burn patients