John F. Gilmore, Jr., Symposium for Excellence in Nutrition

Chicago, IL US
September 16, 2022
This think tank symposium is designed to bring together local and national leaders in clinical nutrition, gastroenterology, and cystic fibrosis to present and discuss the current state of patient care in the areas of difficulties in enteral nutrition support and gastrointestinal manifestations of cystic fibrosis. The presentations and brainstorming sessions will explore clinical research questions and effective pathways to train future and emerging practitioners to care for increasing numbers of complex patients requiring advanced nutrition support.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, internists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, registered dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists dedicated to caring for patients needing enteral nutrition support and patients with cystic fibrosis.

Learning Objectives

After this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current gaps in the care of patients dependent on enteral nutrition support;
  • Recognize the value of maintaining interdisciplinary nutrition support teams in medical centers;
  • Recommend the appropriate enteral feeding tube based on a patient’s unique clinical condition;
  • Describe techniques for managing physiologic intolerances to enteral nutrition support and mechanical complications of enteral access devices (e.g., leaking, clogged, and connection incompatibilities);
  • State the current scientific knowledge and clinical implications of the CFTR gene;
  • Explain how to assess adult patients for gastrointestinal manifestations of cystic fibrosis;
  • Discuss the role of novel medications that target mutations of the CFTR gene in the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Illustrate how to provide nutrition support to those with cystic fibrosis and a sick gut.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/16/2022 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
09/16/2022 - 4:45pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

John F. Gilmore, Jr. Symposium for Excellence in Nutrition Agenda
The agenda is subject to change.

Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

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  Carol Semrad, MD
  Professor of Medicine

 Elizabeth Wall, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
 Registered Dietician IV – GI/Nutrition Support
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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