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Dudrick Research Symposium - Lean Tissue and Protein in Health and Disease: Key Targets and Assessment Strategies

‐ Feb 16, 2015 9:30am

Credits: None available.

On-Demand Activity Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): 10/31/2016



Lean Tissue Loss in Acute and Chronic Care Settings: Clinical Implications and Bedside Assessment

Carrie P. Earthman, PhD, RD, LD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Determining Protein Requirements for Maintaining Lean Tissue in Health and Disease

Robert R. Wolfe, PhD, Professor, Department of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

State of the Art in Lean Tissue Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges

Steven Heymsfield, MD, Professor, Department of Metabolism – Body Composition, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA


Carrie P. Earthman, PhD, RD, LD

Lecture of the Month CE Activity Overall Goal:

This CE activity serves to promote the process of life-long learning for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses who specialize in the sciences of clinical nutrition and metabolism.

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. Summarize the central importance of lean tissue to nutritional status in acute and chronic illness, where bedside measurement could contribute to malnutrition assessment and monitoring
  2. Analyze the interrelationships between protein and lean tissue and how protein requirements are determined
  3. Describe recent advances and future trends in lean tissue assessment technologies

Requirements for Successful Completion:

To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must listen to the education recording, complete an online knowledge assessment for each education recording and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date. Note: successfully completing the posttest is required for nurses, pharmacists and physicians, not dietitians. Dietitians may claim credit for viewing/listening to the recording per CDR guidelines.

Accreditation Statements/Continuing Education Credit:

Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physicians

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

A.S.P.E.N. designates each enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU) per activity. All are knowledge activities.

A.S.P.E.N. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM per activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A.S.P.E.N. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 3970.

ACPE UAN: 0216-0000-16-059-H01-P


A.S.P.E.N., Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR level 2. Dietitians may post comments on this program on www.cdrnet.org.


Non-Commercialism: A.S.P.E.N. subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. A.S.P.E.N. does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials. A.S.P.E.N. does not endorse any products.

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Refund Policy: Refunds are not available.

Grievances: Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education and Research at A.S.P.E.N. 8630 Fenton Street. Suite 412. Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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

Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) of Speakers/Faculty

Nothing to Disclose: Heymsfield

Carrie Earthman Bodystat, LTD; I have received loaner bioimpedance devices and small gift grants from Bodystat in support of my research program

No apparent conflict, content or role not related to established relationship with commercial entity

Robert Wolfe

National Cattleman's Beef Association, research grant, honoraria; Baxter, speaking/research grant, salary; Abbott, research grant, salary; Pronutria, consulting, consultant fee

No apparent conflict, content or role not related to established relationship with commercial entity.



Credits: None available.