John F. Gilmore Symposium on Nutrition and Small Bowel Disorders
September 23 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology trainees, internists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, registered dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists dedicated to caring for patients with nutrition-related disorders.
Training in nutrition is a heterogeneous field, ranging from understanding metabolism in health and disease, micronutrient and macronutrient requirements, nutrient digestion and absorption, and the best route and provision of nutrition support. A broad understanding of nutrition support basics allows healthcare professionals to handle the increasing complexity of patients with multiple comorbid conditions. In addition, it allows providers to introduce the role of diet in disease management, a goal of most patients.
The goal of the John F. Gilmore Symposium on Nutrition and Small Bowel Disorders is to introduce healthcare professionals to the field of nutrition support and increase awareness of the role of diet in disease management. It will increase their comfort level with the prescription and management of artificial nutrition (enteral and parenteral nutrition) and help them explore the role of diet in specific gastrointestinal disorders.