Join an interactive clinical nutrition training program led by international experts. This course will help you learn newest cutting-edge data on nutrition risk identification and latest evidenced-based nutrition care of pediatric and adult patients. Course modules will create an intimate, exclusive relationship between international clinical nutrition leaders and attendees to share experience and expertise on how best to optimize patient outcomes with nutrition therapy. Attendees from multiple disciplines can obtain up to 3 hours of CME/CE credit for each course module completed.

This course is developed in collaboration with the Morpheus Consortium, which is a global collaboration to advance patient-centered care through science, education and policy.

This activity is supported by an unrestricted, educational grant from the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The educational content for this course was independently created by course directors and speakers, with no input from Abbott.

Overview

This rigorous and interactive online program is designed for practicing physicians, advanced practice providers, registered dietitians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who wish to advance their understanding of clinical nutrition in pediatric and adult patients. Topics and settings included in this introductory course will include nutrition therapy in critical care, NICU, and perioperative settings as well as malnutrition screening, assessment, and diagnosis. This introductory course will be conducted over 6 weeks, during which participants will learn from leading world experts in nutrition therapy.

As part of the weekly modules, you will directly interact with peers and faculty, sharing cutting-edge best practices with an international group of attendees. This highly specialized program is designed to provide you with the tools and resources to implement the latest data-driven practices to improve nutrition science at your home institution.

This online program features recorded lectures on carefully identified topics of high value, suggested readings on the topic, multiple-choice questions with feedback, and discussion forums with routine faculty moderation. Live, online interaction with Faculty will be available as part of each topic’s module as well (Via Zoom and other video media).

This Initial 6-Module Course Set will serve as the introduction to the comprehensive DUKE ONLINE CLINICAL NUTRITION FELLOWSHIP (which will be launched in the future), which will be made up of a complete 25 module training program that will provide a broad training experience to physicians planning to incorporate clinical nutrition into their daily practice. This Full Duke Clinical Nutrition Fellowship will also serve as a key suggested training program for the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists Board Exam

This initial and/or upcoming online fellowship program can also be taken as one or more individual modules by physicians, advanced practice providers (ARNPS or PAs), registered dietitians and pharmacists who wish to grow and develop their skills and knowledge in one or more specific clinical nutrition topics. Modules in the current course can be used as part of the course requirements of the upcoming online fellowship program.

A key goal of this Introductory Course and upcoming Online Fellowship Interactive Modules is to grow relationships and collaborations between attendees and international faculty experts that will be ongoing after course completion. The program’s unique interactive style will also grow lasting relationships between attendees themselves. Ultimately, the Duke Online Clinical Nutrition Fellowship and Course Modules will create opportunities for research and quality improvement collaborative projects that may grow out of the module interactions for the attendees if desired.

Introductory Course Features and Topics

  • Six modules on high-impact topics in clinical nutrition
  • Weekly recorded lectures by world experts in nutrition
  • Learn how to set up next-generation, personalized nutrition programs at your institution
  • Test your knowledge with multiple-choice questions with feedback
  • Participate in discussion forums with peers, with moderation and feedback from internationally-recognized, expert faculty
  • Online, live interaction with Faculty
  • 3 hours of CME/CE credits available per module
  • Option to pick and choose specific modules you want to participate in

Target Audience

Healthcare practitioners at any level of practice or training who wish to improve their understanding and practice of clinical nutrition in adult and/or pediatric patients. The course is designed primarily for physicians, advanced practice providers (ARNPS or PAs), registered dietitians and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the incidence and importance of malnutrition in outcomes in a range of adult and pediatric patient populations
  2. Describe the screening and assessment of malnutrition, and the identification of patients at high nutritional risk
  3. Delineate evidence-based best practices for delivering nutrition care in hospitalized patients
  4. Discuss optimal structures, instruments, devices and framework for the next generation of Clinical Nutrition Services and Teams to deliver personalized nutrition care
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Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Provider Statement

Directly provided by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

Education Credits

Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this CME/CE activity for a maximum of 3 hours for each module. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development has implemented a process to resolve any potential conflicts of interest for each continuing education activity in order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and the content that is aligned with the interest of the public.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Special Needs

The Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please do not hesitate to notify us by phone or email in order to receive service. Please contact Cheryl Stetson, course coordinator, at cherylj.stetson@duke.edu.

Director

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM
Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Wischmeyer is a critical care, perioperative, and nutrition physician-researcher who specializes in enhancing preparation and recovery from surgery and critical care. He serves as a Tenured Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Duke University. He also serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Dept. of Anesthesiology and as the Director of the TPN/Nutrition Team at Duke.

For his research work and clinical work, Dr. Wischmeyer has received numerous awards from national and international societies including The John M. Kinney Award for the most significant contribution to the field of general nutrition, the Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and The Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Parenteral Nutrition Society (IPENEMA) for significant contributions to the field of nutrition.

He has over 200 publications (H index-63 and 46 papers with > 100 citations) in nutrition, critical care, and perioperative care, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national/international medical meetings, delivering over 1000 invited presentations in his career.

Dr. Wischmeyer’s passion for helping patients recover from illness and surgery arises from his personal experiences as both doctor and patient in the ICU. Thus, preparation for surgery/critical care and recovery from illness are a way of life for Dr. Wischmeyer that he is passionate about teaching his patients and other caregivers worldwide.


Faculty

Steven A. Abrams, MD

Steven A. Abrams, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Dr. Abrams is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School in Austin, TX. Dr. Abrams has developed and championed the use of stable isotopes to determine mineral requirements and physiological turnover rates in infants and children. He developed the mass spectrometric methods and analytical approaches allowing populations throughout the world to obtain critical data needed for food fortification strategies to be effective.

He continues to consult frequently with companies related to product design to incorporate key nutrients, especially calcium and iron, in their products. In 2016, he received the highest award in the pediatric nutritional research community, the Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award, for his contributions to helping improve the health of children through the application of mineral stable isotope research.
Dr. Abrams has served as a member, and chair, of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics. From 2012 to 2015, he was a member of the Dietary Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being the first pediatrician member of that committee in 25 years. He has also served as an adviser to international governments on nutrition policy for various foreign governments.

 

Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSC, FASPEN, AGAF, FAAP

Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSC, FASPEN, AGAF, FAAP
Professor
College of Medicine – Memphis
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Peds Gastroenterology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Dr. Corkins is the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and clinics; and fellowship training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University. He is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with a focus on nutrition and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Corkins has served on the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Board of Directors and completed two terms on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. In 2007, he was ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Physician of the year and was the 2018 Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award winner. This year, Dr. Corkins has been honored as an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He has been head editor of several nutrition textbooks and author of numerous journal articles. Dr. Corkins was a member of the task force that created the new definition for pediatric malnutrition. He has actively spoken and written to educate medical professionals about the importance of nutrition in pediatric patients.

 

Michael Rothkopf, MD

Michael Rothkopf, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School
Metabolic Medicine Consultants
West Orange, NJ

Dr. Rothkopf is a renowned, board-certified physician nutrition specialist. He has been on the staff of multiple hospitals and medical schools and is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School.

He founded the Metabolic Medicine Center at Morristown Medical Center in 2008. He has been on the board of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists since 2012 and was previously President. He was a board member and national conference chairman for the American College of Nutrition between 2011-2015. He is the Medical Director of the nutritional medicine e-learning site, RX-Nutrition.

Dr. Rothkopf has had a lifelong fascination with human metabolism and participated in important research on its understanding. He was a member of the Columbia University research group on nutrition and the respiratory system, including the early use of omega-3 fatty acids. He was a co-investigator on the use of arginine-enhanced enteral nutrition formulations for intensive care unit patients. He participated in studies on human growth hormone for pulmonary cachexia and AIDS wasting syndrome. He has authored 4 textbooks and over 100 scientific publications (with an impact score in the 90th percentile).

 

David R. Stukus, MD

David R. Stukus, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology
Director, Food Allergy Treatment Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Dr. Stukus is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. Prior to becoming the director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center, Dr. Stukus started the Complex Asthma Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2011, which treats children with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma. In addition to providing clinical care for children with all types of food allergies, Dr. Stukus participates in clinical research, quality improvement, patient advocacy, and medical education. An internationally recognized keynote speaker, Dr. Stukus has received named lectureships and awards from various national and international organizations. Dr. Stukus holds multiple leadership positions in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and is one of twelve allergists invited as a member of the Joint Task Force for Practice Parameters. In 2018, Dr. Stukus was invited to become the first Social Media Medical Editor for the AAAAI, where he produces and hosts their podcast “Conversations From the World of Allergy”. He has been named a Top Doctor in Pediatric Allergy every year since 2015.

Dr. Dave has devoted his career to communicating evidence-based medicine and best clinical practice to colleagues, medical professionals of all backgrounds, patients, and the general public. He is very active on social media and uses his popular Twitter and Instagram accounts @AllergyKidsDoc to dispel myths and combat misinformation.

 

Prof. Dr. Arthur R. H. van Zanten, MD, PhD

Prof. Dr. Arthur R. H. van Zanten, MD, PhD
Chair of the Department of Intensive Care and ICU Research
Professor of Nutrition and Metabolic Stress
Department of Intensive Care, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede
Division Nutrition & Health, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen
The Netherlands

Professor Arthur van Zanten is an internist-intensivist and Chair of the Department of Intensive Care and ICU Research in Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede, and professor of Nutrition and Metabolic Stress by special appointment at Wageningen University & Research, in The Netherlands since June 2019.

Dr. van Zanten was Managing Editor of the Netherlands Journal of Critical Care for ten years. He is a reviewer for numerous journals such as Lancet, Am J Resp Crit Care Med, Crit Care, Intensive Care Med, JPEN, and Clin Nutr. For Clin Nutr is also Associate Editor.

Over the last years, his interest has moved towards Critical Care Nutrition with a particular interest in immune-modulating nutrition, protein needs and timing, mitochondrial dysfunction and refeeding syndrome. He is a member of the Working Group on Gastrointestinal Failure of the ESICM and the Practice Guideline Committee of ESPEN for Critical Care Nutrition for adults and a member of the executive board of NESPEN.


Steering Committee

Sundar Krishnan, MBBS

Sundar Krishnan, MBBS
Course Co-Director & Chair, Steering Committee
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Laura Van Althuis, RDN, LDN

Laura Van Althuis, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian – Adult Inpatient Team
Department of Nutrition Services, Duke University Hospital
Clinical Research Coordinator
Duke Office of Clinical Research
Duke University, Durham, NC

Sara Bliss, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP

Sara Bliss, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP
Director, Pharmacy Nutrition Support Services
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

 

Nalatha H. Edwards, MSN, AGNP-C

Nalatha H. Edwards, MSN, AGNP-C
Abdominal Transplant Nurse Practitioner
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

 

Chi Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH

Chi Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

Michelle McMoon, PA-C, PhD

Michelle McMoon, PA-C, PhD
Director, Advanced Practice
Director, Nutrition Services
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

 

Kristy Paley, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

Kristy Paley, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Pediatric Registered Dietitian
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Complex Care
Department of Nutrition Services
Duke University, Durham, NC


Coordinator

Cheryl J. Stetson

Cheryl J. Stetson
Duke Online Clinical Nutrition Course Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University, Durham, NC

How to Register:

  1. Review the available dates/modules below.
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  6. A printable itinerary and registration confirmation for the session will be sent to you by email upon completing the online registration form.

What is included:

  1. Registration fee(s) for the selected module course(s)
  2. CME/CPE certificate fees

Modules

Dates Module Faculty
August 5-11 Malnutrition Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis Michael Rothkopf, MD
August 12-18 Perioperative Nutrition: On the Fast Track to Better Outcomes? Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM
August 19-25 Pediatric Nutrition Basics and Malnutrition Recognition in Children Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSC, FASPEN, AGAF, FAAP
August 26-Sept 1 Neonatal ICU Nutrition: Clinical Application Steven A. Abrams, MD
Sept 9-15 Food Allergy in Pediatrics David R. Stukus, MD
Sept 16-22 Critical Care Nutrition Prof. Dr. Arthur R. H. van Zanten, MD, PhD

$150 per module. If you are taking three or more modules, the cost per module will be $100.

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Waiting List

If spots are full for a module you are interested in, please email online.clinicalnutrition@dm.duke.edu. You will get priority for choosing modules in the upcoming fellowship.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

Register before July 20 to best assure enrollment in the module(s) you wish to sign up for.

Each module has a limited number of spots to facilitate optimal personalized interaction between the international expert moderator and each attendee.

Registration typically takes 2 weeks.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

There is no cancellation fee before July 20th. After July 20th there is a 50% cancellation fee.

  1. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. It is meant for the sole use of persons intending to enhance their knowledge and understanding of clinical nutrition and is NOT meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
  2. Every effort has been made in supplying information that is accurate and current. However, the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising.
  3. This activity is supported by an unrestricted, educational grant from the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The educational content for this course was independently created by course directors and speakers, with no input from Abbott.