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Nutrition University
Webinar Series


Nutritional disease is common and thus nutritional status is an important characteristic that needs to be considered and assessed in all patient populations, especially children, as research demonstrates long-standing effects of nutritional status on future health. This course seeks to provide an update on nutritional assessment techniques and effective nutritional interventions to help learners implement optimal strategies into their clinical practice.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for pediatric gastroenterology fellows and pediatric gastroenterologists who have an interest in nutrition. Nurses and dieticians are also welcome to participate.

The N2U Slide Set was Created in 2012: In an effort to ensure that the content is up to date, please see the link to updated slides at the top of each module page.


MODULE 1 contains the following four lectures and can be accessed here.

Nutrition and the Gastroenterologist: Improving Patient Outcomes with Nutritional Assessment and Therapy in IBD Valeria Cohran, MD, MS
Energy and Protein Metabolism Praveen Goday, MBBS
Nutrition Assessment and Growth Charts: What do we Really Need to Know Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS
Parenteral Nutrition Robert Shulman, MD


MODULE 2 contains the following four lectures and can be accessed here.

Enteral and Parenteral Access: Lines, Locks and Tubes Mark Corkins, MD
Critical Care Nutrition Pearls Valeria Cohran, MD, MS
Nutrition in Liver Disease Samuel Kocoshis, MD
Enteral Nutrition Mark Corkins, MD


MODULE 3 contains the following six lectures and can be accessed here.

Short Bowel Syndrome Samuel Kocoshis, MD
Overview of Obesity and Bariatric Nutrition Ann Scheimann, MD,MBA
Perioperative Nutrition Robert Shulman, MD
Food Allergies and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Glenn Furuta, MD
Failure to Thrive Praveen Goday, MBBS
Cystic Fibrosis Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS


Learning Objectives
After participating in these CME modules, learners should better be able to:

1. Discuss the critical elements of pediatric nutrition

2. Implement appropriate nutritional assessment methods in pediatric patients

3. Optimize management of pediatric patients who have specialized nutrition needs/requirements

Chair Ann Scheimann, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Faculty Valeria Cohran, MD, MS
Medical Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
  Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSP, SPR, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital/University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
  Glenn T. Furuta, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado and National Jewish Health
Aurora, CO
  Praveen S. Goday, MBBS, CNSC
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
  Samuel A. Kocoshis, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Director
Intestinal Care Center and Intestinal Transplantation
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
  Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS
Section Chief, Nutrition
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
  Robert J. Shulman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX
CME Content Reviewers Edward J. Hoffenberg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Aurora, CO
  Sunny Z. Hussain, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Louisiana State University Health Science Center Children’s Hospital
Shreveport, LA
  Deepali Tewari, MD
Pediatric Gastrenterology
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Medical Editor
Matt Kilby

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition. NASPGHAN is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Statement
NASPGHAN designates this enduring material for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as follows:
Module 1 is a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Module 2 is a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Module 3 is a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Disclosure
All faculty/speakers, planners, abstract reviewers, moderators, authors, coauthors, and administrative staff participating in the continuing medical education programs sponsored by NASPGHAN are expected to disclose to the program audience any/all relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). Accordingly, the NASPGHAN staff have reported no financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

Dr. Corkins, Dr. Goday, Dr. Hussain, Dr. Hoffenberg, Dr. Kocoshis, Dr. Mascarenhas, Dr. Scheiman, Dr. Shulman and Dr. Tewari have nothing to disclose.

Dr. Cohran reported that she serves on the speaker’s bureau for Abbot Laboratories and Nutricia North America.

Dr. Furuta reported that he serves as a consultant for Meritage Pharma, Inc and Nutricia North America.

Conflicts with Drs. Cohran and Furuta were resolved by restricting the presenters to best available evidence and the ACCME content validation statement.

Matt Kilby, medical editor, has nothing to disclose.

Cristina Germond, program manager, has nothing to disclose.

In accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, NASPGHAN and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition implemented mechanisms to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity. To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was peer-reviewed by a physician member of the NASPGHAN Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and commercially balanced.

Disclosure of Unlabeled or Investigational Drugs
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

How to Receive CME Credit
The release date for this CME activity is May 24, 2012; Expiration Date: May 31, 2015. To receive CME credit for participating in the activity modules, participants must review the CME information (learning objectives, disclosures, etc.), listen to the webcast, and complete the activity posttest with a 60% minimum passing score and evaluation questions (a seperate posttest and evaluation must be completed for each of the 3 modules). To complete the activity posttests and evaluations, please follow instructions provided on the landing pages for each of the modules. Certificates will be provided online immediately after completion of both the posttest and evaluation. For any questions about receiving credit, please e-mail Blia@AmedcoEmail.com.

Provider Contact Information
Jointly sponsored by NASPGHAN and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition.

For questions, please contact:
PO Box 6
Flourtown, PA 19031
Phone: (215) 233-0808
Fax: (215) 233-3918

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NASPGHAN, The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition, or Nutricia North America. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
NASPGHAN and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition will make every effort to protect the privacy of every individual participant of this activity and will use information gathered only to maintain records as required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and ACCME.

This activity does not require readers to "register" to review the material, with the exception of physicians and other health care providers who desire to receive CME credit for this accredited activity. If an individual completes a CME for this accredited activity, we are required by the AMA and ACCME to collect personal information on the individual, such as their name, address, and phone number, that will allow us to issue a CME certificate to them and to keep this information on file for up to 6 years.

Personal information gathered will not be released to any other company or organization for any purpose. This information remains totally confidential.

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Jointly sponsored by NASPGHAN and The NASPGHAN Foundation for Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition
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