Nutrition Support Resources and 2016 Meetings

January 11, 2017   /
Elaine M. Hinzey, RD, LDN

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute™ (ANHI)

ANHI is committed to supporting high-quality medical education programs designed to broaden the nutritional knowledge and clinical skills of physicians. 

Evidence-based nutrition education, as well as clinical and professional development topics for dietitians, nurses, case managers, physicians, and nutrition researchers are available, and can be accessed 24/7 with no charge. 

American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)

In the interdisciplinary field of clinical nutrition and metabolism, professionals need to keep abreast of the ever-growing changes in nutrition in order to understand emerging standards, current research, regulations, foster skill development, and maintain the highest level of competence, so that every patient receives optimal nutrition support. Commitment to the highest quality in continuing education is what A.S.P.E.N. is all about. A.S.P.E.N.’s anthology of resources is available to professionals at all levels, from the basic foundation of nutrition support knowledge for the newcomer, to state-of-the-art tools to diagnose areas for improvement and study resources to prepare for certification, to cutting-edge information and controversial research topics for seasoned professionals.

Clinical Nutrition Week 2016
January 16-19, 2016
Austin, TX

Ready to achieve a new level of professional growth and recognition? Consider becoming certified in nutrition support. Nutrition support certification is the process that validates, based upon predetermined standards, an individual’s qualifications and level of knowledge to practice in nutrition support. Becoming certified may offer you opportunities to gain recognition from colleagues and patients, job opportunities, or even increased privileges or promotion.

A.S.P.E.N. Self-Assessment Program
The A.S.P.E.N. Self-Assessment Program consists of the following modules: 

  • Fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Complications of parenteral nutrition
  • Introduction to enteral nutrition
  • Enteral nutrition administration, monitoring, and clinical Issues
  • Condition-specific nutrition support
  • Considerations in nutrition support of the pediatric patient
  • Considerations in nutrition support of the older adult
  • Home nutrition support

A.S.P.E.N.’s e-Learning Center

A.S.P.E.N.’s e-learning center includes event archives, transcripts, and other educational opportunities.

Free Lecture of the Month
Each month, A.S.P.E.N. offers new education opportunities featuring the most popular education from live events presented by leading experts in the field.

Clinical Nutrition Webinars
These feature timely topics in clinical nutrition. These 90-minute interactive programs deliver critical education and valuable CE credits right to your computer.

Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Series and Certificate of Training Program
A.S.P.E.N. is pleased to announce a new training series focused on fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base. 

Nutrition Support Fundamentals and Review Course
8-week live and interactive online program that will gear you up for your exam time or bring you out of the lull of your routine and remind you of all there is to know when it comes to clinical nutrition. 

Clinician’s Compendium to Nutrition Support Therapy
The Clinician’s Compendium to Nutrition Support Therapy is an online nutrition support lecture series and much more. The compendium features key lectures provided by world-renowned speakers who represent the multidisciplinary nature of nutrition support. It is ideal for new and seasoned clinicians, educators, and institutions alike, and is designed to teach the key components of nutrition support therapy.

Check website for information about live and on-demand webinars, the Nutrition Support and Fundamentals Review Course, and Malnutrition Awareness Week.

Board of Pharmacist Specialties® (nutrition support pharmacy)

The nutrition support pharmacy addresses the care of patients who receive specialized nutrition support, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. The nutrition support pharmacist has responsibility for promoting maintenance and/or restoration of optimal nutritional status, designing and modifying treatment according to the needs of the patient. The nutrition support pharmacist also is responsible for direct patient care and often functions as a member of a multidisciplinary nutrition support team. Individuals who are granted certification in this specialty may use the designation “board certified nutrition support pharmacist” and the initials BCNSP, as long as certification is valid.

Canadian Nutrition Society

Advances in Metabolic Syndrome and Nutrition (with linkages to micronutrients)
January 16, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2016 CNS Annual Meeting
May 5-7, 2016
Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada

Clinical Care Nutrition

Critical Care Nutrition at the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit is dedicated to improving nutrition therapies in the critically ill through knowledge generation, synthesis, and translation. It offers a broad range of research activities and promotes a culture of best practices in critical care nutrition. Ultimately, this results in improved clinical outcomes for critically ill patients and increased efficiencies to health care systems.

Columbus Regional Health [American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)]

The goal of this ASHP-accredited residency program is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamental aspects of nutritional support pharmacy practice. This 12-month program follows the guidelines and accreditation standards of ASHP. It is defined as an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and abilities needed to pursue rational nutritional support therapy in adult and pediatric populations.

Dietitians in Nutrition Support (a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Dietitians in Nutrition Support (DNS) is dietetic practice group #24 of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. DNS members, more than 3 300 strong, are health-care practitioners integrating the science of enteral and parenteral nutrition support to individuals in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Journal CE Program
Earn valuable continuing education credits for reading preselected articles in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and then successfully passing a knowledge assessment test. 

Medline University

Medline University embraces education to improve health care, offering courses, programs, resources, and patient education. You can do a search for continuing education courses in the clinical category of dietary/nutrition. 

National Board of Nutrition Support Certification (NBNSC)

Nutrition support is a specialized practice that requires the expertise of multiple health-care professionals, including physicians, registered dietitians, registered dietitian nutritionists, pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurses. NBNSC’s credentialing program provides a valuable addition to professional experience and contributes to excellent care. The certified nutrition support clinician® (CNSC) credential identifies a qualified nutrition support provider. It is the most widely accepted visible nutrition support certification with recognition both nationally and internationally.

Winter 2016 date for international candidates only is Sunday January 17, 2016, in person, in Austin, TX.

Spring 2016 dates: the first day of testing is April 9, 2016, and the last day is April 23, 2016.

Fall 2016 dates: the first day is September 17, 2016, and the last day is October 1, 2016. 

Nestlé Nutrition Institute

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute is deeply committed to promoting health-care professional education for the purpose of advancing clinical nutrition knowledge and improving patient outcomes. The Institute offers nutrition e-learning, nutrition fellowships, and nutrition tools. 

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

The NASPGHAN and the NASPGHAN Foundation have a single goal of improving the treatment and management of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and nutritional disorders in children. Through its work, information and resources are provided to parents, patients, and medical professionals dealing with these disorders. On this site, you will find resources on celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), nutrition and obesity, foreign body ingestions, and an endoscopy photo gallery. 

Nourish Nutrition Support Program

Continuing education is a vital and growing need for health-care professionals. As a leader in home nutrition support, the Nourish Nutrition Support Program strives to continuously enhance patient care and professional growth by advancing the knowledge, skills, and understanding of total parenteral nutrition and tube-feeding therapies, and promoting best practices and positive patient outcomes. Continuing education credits are available to health-care professionals via live webinars, self-study courses, and on-site presentations.

Rush University

The Adult and Neonatal Nutrition Support Practicums at Rush University Medical Center offer unique training opportunities for dietitians interested in obtaining hands-on training in nutrition support of adults or neonates. The program involves a week of training with experienced clinicians to produce advanced-level nutrition support practitioners, and participants will have the option of completing 15 or 30 continuing education credit hours.

The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

ESPEN is dedicated to all issues relevant to the field of clinical nutrition and metabolism and promotes:

  • Basic and clinical research
  • Basic and advanced education
  • Organization of consensus statements about clinical care and care quality control

The aims of ESPEN are to encourage the rapid diffusion of knowledge and its application in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition or, more broadly, clinical nutrition and metabolism. It promotes experimental and clinical research, fosters high ethical standards of practice and investigation, and promotes contact between investigators and clinicians in related fields. ESPEN also sponsors a journal.

The Life Long Learning (LLL) Programme in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
This is an extremely effective educational program for medical doctors and health specialists, offering training online and at live courses and using a variety of innovative training methodologies and resources. LLL Programme in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is based on an educational curriculum, offering 120 training modules (100 are already available online) that were created and peer-reviewed by recognized European experts. The modules are accessible online for free after registering.

Check website for information regarding the 2016 ESPEN Congress.

The Oley Foundation

The Oley Foundation has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals and families who manage intravenous or tube feeding in their homes. Independent, National Institute of Health-funded research has proven the effectiveness of Oley’s programs in lowering the incidence of catheter-related sepsis, reducing reactive depression, and significantly improving their quality of life.

2016 Annual Conference
July 5-9, 2016
Newport Beach, CA

University of Virginia School of Medicine

The University of Virginia School of Medicine provides webinars, a nutrition support traineeship program, a weekend warrior program, and a traineeship manual with a syllabus outline for purchase. In addition to information on continuing education programs, their website also contains free, full-text nutrition support articles, an e-journal club, and GI patient education materials.