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Aspen Malnutrition Awareness Week: Helping Gi Clinicians Intervene And Treat Malnutrition

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On October 4-8, 2021, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) will launch its annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals on detecting, intervening, and treating malnutrition. The 2021 program includes live CME webinars, special interactive Zoom discussions, and a wide array of complimentary videos, podcasts, tools, and resources addressing malnutrition.

The offerings will be of keen interest to gastroenterologists, as malnourished patients have longer hospital stays, higher readmission rates, and increased hospital costs and inpatient death rates.

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates are among the growing number of more than 110 organizations that support Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM.

Five of the live webinars, which are free to ASPEN members and supporting organizations, provide continuing medical education credits. They will be offered on the following dates:

October 4: Malnutrition Diagnosis and Documentation: Strategies for Success

October 5: Addressing Malnutrition in COVID-19 Patients: From Hospital to Home

October 6:Collaborating with NonNutrition Clinicians on Malnutrition Strategies

October 7: Ramifications of Nutrient Shortages in the Neonatal Population

October 8: Applying Latest Findings from Notable Malnutrition Publications to Your Practice

Webinar capacity is limited so early registration is strongly recommended.

All other Malnutrition Awareness Week educational materials are available free of charge, including short, on-demand videos that will cover a range of topics including performing nutrition assessment via telehealth in inpatient and outpatient settings.

The videos, podcasts, resources, and other tools, ranging from clinician guides to patient handouts, will be released throughout September and October.

To register for the webinars and to access the complimentary resources, visit:


The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy and

metabolism. It is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students, and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research, and education.

For more information about ASPEN, please visit:

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