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Medical Education

The Hidden Burden of Malnutrition: Who Pays the Price?
This CE will provide information on the history, risk factors and screening/identification of adult and pediatric malnutrition. The use of enteral and parenteral nutrition in the malnourished patient will be reviewed with a focus on addressing malnutrition by evaluating feeding intolerance. Lastly, a comprehensive review of the literature surrounding health-related outcome measures and pediatric/adult malnutrition will be discussed.

Presented By: Erika Ryan DCN, MS, RD, CDN & Melissa Bailey MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Erika has over a decade of experience as a pediatric dietitian, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has spent her career working with large children’s hospitals in New York specializing in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Cystic Fibrosis. She holds a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition with a research focus in pediatric nutrition. Erika joined the Kate Farms’ medical affairs team as a Clinical Science Liaison this year. She utilizes her clinical expertise in pediatric nutrition to develop educational presentations and leads research collaborations.

Melissa’s experience is in acute-care inpatient adult nutrition, with a focus in surgery and liver transplant. She is currently a Clinical Science Liaison at Kate Farms.
CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0
This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.
Thursday September 29
Time: 11:30 AM PDT
Location: Webcast
Tolerance in the Transition: Optimizing the Transition to Home Enteral Nutrition
The prevalence of home enteral nutrition (HEN) has tripled over the last 20 years, yet many barriers prevent consistent and effective therapy in the home setting. Challenges include inconsistent definitions of enteral intolerance, lack of standards for assessment and follow-up of HEN patients by national organizations, and inadequate communication within the multidisciplinary care team.
This CE provides a greater understanding of basic clinical assessment skills critical for the management of the home enterally fed patient (specifically during the transition from inpatient to outpatient care), examines common intolerance symptoms and potential root causes, and reviews proper communication channels as a part of the multidisciplinary care team.

Presented By: Alicia Romano, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

Alicia Romano is a specialized clinical dietitian at Tufts Medical Center and a board-certified nutrition support clinician. She helps manage nutritional needs of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, short bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, inflammatory bowel disease and food allergies. She provides medical nutrition therapy and nutrition support to high-risk surgery and oncology patients.

Alicia serves as the Nutrition Internship Clinical Coordinator at Tufts Medical School and is a National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She also serves as a lead Nutrition/RD Cookbook Consultant for America’s Test Kitchen and KIND®. Alicia’s work has been published in several cookbooks and medical newsletters. She is a graduate of James Madison University and earned a master’s degree from Tufts University.
CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0
This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.
Thursday October 27
Time: 11:30 AM PDT
Location: Webcast

To schedule an additional topic, contact your local Kate Farms Territory Manager!

General Topics

Phytonutrients in the Clinical Setting

Evidenced-based information on the phytonutrients in multiple fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs and how they can potentially impact various disease states. Additional discussion includes the implementation of these into a clinical setting.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

The Influence of the Gut Microbiome on Behavior

Information on the connection between the gut microbiome and human behavior. Specifically, how a person eats influences his/her gut microbiome enough to influence development and/or symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and/or ASD. Also focuses on the nutritional changes that can improve the microbiome and subsequently improve behaviors/mental health.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Medical Foods, Medical Nutrition Therapy, and the Insurance Gap

Reviews academic literature findings on the use of ONS and TF to prevent further disease and malnutrition, examines the current state of insurance coverage for MNT, and explores the role of the RD in effecting change in the insurance structure.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Clinical Applications of a Plant-Based Nutrition Formula

Evidence-based information regarding plant-based nutrition in the medical food arena. Topics discussed include assessment of protein sources and protein quality, bioavailability of plant-based protein sources, amino acid composition and phytonutrients within plant-based options. Applications of this material to clinical conditions include discussion of nutrition in oncology, pediatrics and diabetes, as well as within inflammatory conditions.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

History and Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition

Plant-based diets and formulas are gaining in popularity and new research is emerging. This presentation will review history, current trends, benefits, and new research in plant-based diets and formulas. 

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

The Last Residue: A Comprehensive Review of Dietary and Functional Fibers

We all know fiber is essential for good health, but what are the mechanisms? What happens to the gut when there is no fiber? How well do you understand the more confusing aspects such as the solubility, viscosity, and fermentability of fiber? This presentation addresses these hot topics and reviews the history of fiber while taking a deeper look at the differences between and benefit of different types of fibers that are found in common formulas and supplements.

CPEU LEVEL: 2 & 3 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Tube Feeding & Intestinal Health: A Functional Medicine Perspective

The target audience will be RD’s who are looking to learn more about the importance of higher quality ingredients in tube feeding formulas and how these translate into positive clinical outcomes from a functional medicine perspective. Topics will include maltodextrin, phytonutrients, and overall intestinal health from a functional medicine perspective. Examples of how these concepts will be applied to clinical practice will also be reviewed at the end of the presentation.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Food, the Gut, and Immunity: How Nutrition Shapes the Developing Immune System

Both maternal and paternal dietary and nutritional factors influence a myriad of conditions that set in motion the foundation for optimizing gastrointestinal health and influencing immune tolerance-intolerance in an individual. This lecture will explore this subject and how optimal enteral nutrition promotes immune development to ideally support long term health and well-being.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Shared Decision Making in Patient Centered Care – Are You Sharing?

99% of patients identify shared decision making as important. Does your system provide care that supports patients and families in making informed health care decisions that are consistent with their needs, values, and preferences? This presentation will explore these ideas and benefits of shared decision making to ensure patient values guide clinical decisions as recommended by the IOM.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0 – Meets Ethics requirement

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Plant-Based Peptides: Sources and Clinical Applications – What the Clinician Needs to Know

What are peptides and how are plant-based peptides sourced for enteral formulas? This program examines the emergence of plant-based protein ingredients, and their quality, safety and efficacy, highlighting pea protein. Explore the clinical applications for use of plant-based peptide formulas, and the functionality of peptides, including protein nutriture and absorption, along with allergenicity and taste.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Inpatient Tube Feeding Practices: A Review by Disease State

Review the fundamentals of tube feeding implementation in the inpatient setting including safe practices for ordering and initiating enteral feeding. This presentation will guide you through a disease state-specific consensus for use of enteral nutrition and monitoring of tube feeding tolerance, understanding how digestive function impacts feeding access selection and highlighting what it looks like to thrive with a feeding tube.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

A Surgeon’s Perspective – Discussing Use of a Plant-Based Diet

Please join Kate Farms and Dr. Juan Calisto, pediatric surgeon at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and avid promoter of the plant-based lifestyle, for a presentation and discussion around using plant-based diets. Plant-based diets have been linked to decreased inflammation while a western diet is associated with increased risk for obesity, fatty liver disease, cancer and IBD. Learn how plant-based interventions are used in his practice as a part of his Colorectal Diet to improve patient outcomes.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Benefits & Utilization of a Plant-Based Diet in Pediatrics

The target audience for this presentation includes dietitians who work with pediatric patients and who are interested in learning about how to apply a plant-based diet to this population in an effective and evidence-based approach. This information can be applied to the general pediatric population as well as those who are fed via feeding tube.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Global Plant-Based Diets & Implications for Health

Although plant-based diets are increasing in popularity, they have been a mainstay of numerous cultural eating patterns across the globe. This webinar defines the characteristics of predominantly plant-based traditional eating patterns across the world and explores their implications for health. It concludes with a discussion on how registered dietitian nutritionists can leverage the growing diversity of plant foods to promote health equity while reversing chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Nutritional Foundations for Mitochondrial Optimization

Poor diet, daily stressors, toxins, and pathogens can contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction which is associated with cardio-metabolic disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, and post-viral infections. Dietary support for optimal mitochondrial function not only supports the “power house of the cell“ but the body as a whole.

This CE is presented to Dietitians to provide a greater understanding of mitochondrial function, understand the distinctions between mitochondrial disease and dysfunction, and examine the evidence and research of specific dietary compounds and diet types that can influence and optimize mitochondrial function.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Disease State-Specific Topics

The Relationship of Diet and the Microbiome in IBD

This presentation explores the vital role the gut microbiome plays in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the sensitivity of that microbiome to dietary changes. It will provide background on IBD and discuss the relationship to the gut microbiome and role of popular exclusion diets in treatment, highlighting the important role of the RD.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Adult Malnutrition: risk factors, diagnosis and clinical applications

Webinar training will be provided to review the following: history of malnutrition, nutrition assessment, risk factors of malnutrition in acute care settings, diagnosis of malnutrition, billing/coding for malnutrition.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diet and Lifestyle: When the guidelines are insufficient

A continuation of “The Relationship of Diet and the Microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” this presentation will outline the evidence for and differences between the many popular exclusion diets and the role of other lifestyle factors including stress and exercise in IBD. The goal is to enable clinicians to navigate the questions they receive from patients about diet and the role of nutrition in the absence of firm guidelines and strong evidence.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Intestinal Permeability In Pediatrics

Introductory information for dietitians on intestinal permeability pathology and diagnosis in different types of pediatric patients. Explains the relationship between food allergies, food sensitivities, and intestinal permeability specific to pediatric patients. Pediatric conditions discussed include cow’s milk allergy, IBS, functional abdominal pain, and autism. Nutritional therapy to address increased intestinal permeability is also reviewed.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Breast Cancer Prevention and Nutrition

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States and 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetimes. According to the National Cancer Institute, eating vegetables and fruits may help prevent certain types of breast cancer as well as improve survival rates in those already diagnosed. Join Shayna Komar RD, LD as she shares her knowledge from 18 years of advising patients and their caregivers on strategies for utilizing diet as a part healthy lifestyle choices for prevention of breast cancer.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Optimizing Nutrition in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

This webinar, intended for registered dietitians or other medical professionals, will provide a general overview of eosinophilic esophagitis and how to diagnose this disease in pediatric patients as well as options for nutritional management. The discussion will include tips on educating families to help reduce anxiety, behaviors that may be a sign of feeding difficulties, and resources available for practitioners and families.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Diabetes: More Than Just Carb Counting

Does a vegan diet impact diabetes? What is the role of inflammation and the gut microbiome? Topics include plant-based diets, phytonutrients and oxidative stress, bariatrics, artificial sweeteners and the gut microbiome, dietary fiber, optimal exercise, and clinical applications in diabetes care.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Inflammation in Dialysis: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Chronic inflammation is pervasive among dialysis patients possessing a strong association with malnutrition, cardiovascular risk, and mortality. Despite this knowledge, inflammation remains an unaddressed issue in dialysis patient education and counseling.

This lecture will explore inflammation in dialysis as well as nutritional and lifestyle approaches that can be implemented to lower inflammatory processes and improve overall health for the dialysis population.

CPEU LEVEL: 2,3 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

The Science of Plant Power in Cancer: Empowering Your Patients With Nutrition

What is the link between nutrition, a plant-based diet and cancer? What are phytochemicals? Using evidence-based medicine, provide your patients practical strategies in nutrition support, improve their health, and empower them with the knowledge of nutrition.

CPEU LEVEL: 1, 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Role of Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

What is the true impact of nutrition on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)? Why the conflicting recommendations when it comes to diet and IBD? This presentation will review the current evidence and pathophysiology of IBD and the role of nutrition. Topics include malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, utilization of enteral therapy and exclusive enteral nutrition, formula characteristics, dietary approaches, and the gut microbiome.

CPEU LEVEL: 1, 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.

Breaking Down Pancreatic Insufficiency

Explore the multiple etiologies of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in pediatrics, including primary pancreatic disease and secondary pancreatic injury. Gain an understanding of the vast nutritional ramifications of EPI and specific etiology-based nutrition optimization strategies.

CPEU LEVEL: 1 & 2 | CPEU HOURS APPROVED: 1.0

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1.0 CPEU hours for Registered Dietitians.