John F. Gilmore Symposium on Nutrition and Small Bowel Disorders

Chicago, IL US
September 23, 2023
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. Incorporating the basic principles of intestinal absorption allows for a greater understanding of the role of the FODMAP diet in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) management. Including dietary recommendations can reduce the risk of relapse of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Lastly, diet is the sole therapeutic strategy in celiac disease management. 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.

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify basic initial recommendations for the management of malnutrition to provide to patients;
  • Select 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);
  • Recall the role of diet in the management of IBD, including the postoperative patient and managing of short bowel syndrome (SBS);
  • Recommend the appropriate use of parenteral nutrition (PN) with an understanding of the basics of line choice and home monitoring;
  • Discuss the challenges of a gluten-free diet and upcoming medical therapies in celiac disease;
  • Explain how to counsel patients on weight loss, including dietary, prescription, medical, and endoscopic therapies.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Lisa Otomo
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 795-9141
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 ABIM
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.75 Participation
Event starts: 
09/23/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/23/2023 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

John F. Gilmore Symposium on Nutrition and Small Bowel Disorders Agenda
The agenda is subject to change.

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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  Dejan Micic, MD
  Associate Professor of Medicine

  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.

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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 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 6.75 contact hours.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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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