John F. Gilmore Symposium on Nutrition and Small Bowel Disorders

Chicago, IL US
September 28, 2024
Equip yourself with cutting-edge nutrition therapy techniques and improve patient care!
This symposium is designed to fuel your passion for excellence in clinical practice while equipping you with the tools to manage small bowel and nutrition-related disorders. Get ready to dive into the dynamic world of energy metabolism, macronutrient, and micronutrient requirements. Explore the intricate mechanisms of nutrient digestion and absorption, mastering the art of delivering optimal nutrition support through both enteral and parenteral routes.

With patient cases growing increasingly complex, there's never been a more crucial time to enhance your skills. Seamlessly integrate medical nutrition therapies into disease management strategies, supporting your patients to thrive.

Join us as we demystify the critical role of nutrition support in disease management. From pancreatic disorders to eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, our expert-led sessions and interactive case studies will give you the expertise to tackle nutrition challenges confidently.

Don't miss this opportunity to become a leader in nutrition management. Register now and embark on a journey toward optimal patient care!

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:

  • Recognize basic initial recommendations for patients to manage malnutrition;
  • State the basic mechanism of carbohydrate absorption and the impact of malabsorption and medications on gastrointestinal symptoms;
  • Outline the appropriate management of nutrition in patients presenting with acute and chronic pancreatitis;
  • Choose the appropriate enteral feeding tube based on a patient’s unique clinical condition;
  • Suggest the appropriate use of parenteral nutrition (PN) with an understanding of the basics of line choice and home monitoring;
  • Discuss the role of medical and nutrition-related therapies in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders;
  • Explain techniques for managing physiologic intolerances to enteral nutrition support and mechanical complications of enteral access devices (e.g., leaking, clogged, and connection incompatibilities).
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: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon Symposium Brochure2.45 MB
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 ABIM Medical Knowledge
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.75 Participation
Event starts: 
09/28/2024 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/28/2024 - 4:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
Enteral Nutrition in the Current Healthcare Environment – Moderator: John Fang, MD
8:10 AM
 Making the Decisions – When to Initiate Enteral Nutrition
Shirley Paski, MD
8:30 AM
Plant-Based and Blenderized Formulas
Valerie Reynolds, MS, RD/LDN, CNSC, CSO
8:50 AM
Preventing Tube Clogging
Jean Herlitz, RN, CNSC
9:10 AM
Panel Discussion
Session 1 Faculty
Pancreatic Disorders: Nutrition Management – Moderator: Edwin McDonald, MD
9:40 AM
Early Versus Late – Feeding in Acute Pancreatitis
Bradford Chong, MD
10:00 AM
Is More Better – Pancreatic Enzyme Supplementation
Edwin McDonald, MD
10:20 AM
Nutritional Deficiencies and Management in Chronic Pancreatitis
Elise Pajak, MS, RD
10:40 AM
Panel Discussion
Session 2 Faculty
Parenteral Nutrition – The Basics and Complication Management – Moderator: George Ou, MD
11:00 AM
PN 101 – PN Components
George Ou, MD
11:20 AM
It’s More Than Just Fat - Lipid Emulsions in Parenteral Nutrition
Elizabeth Wall, RDN-AP
11:40 AM
It’s a Lifeline – Managing Catheter-Related Infections in Parenteral Nutrition
Dawn Adams, MD
12:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Session 3 Faculty
Malabsorptive Disorders: Overgrowth, Carbohydrates and Drugs – Moderator: Dejan Micic, MD
1:00 PM
Accurate Diagnosis of SIBO – Role of Breath Testing
Benson Massey, MD
1:20 PM
Fructose, Sucrose, and Lactose – Carbohydrate Absorption Across the Brush Border
Dejan Micic, MD
1:40 PM
Drug-Induced Injury of the Small Bowel
Namrata Setia, MD
2:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Session 4 Faculty
Eosinophilic Disorders of the Gut: Diet and New Drugs – Moderator: Carol Semrad, MD
2:30 PM
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
Ikuo Hirano, MD
2:50 PM
Dietary Treatment Strategies in Adult Patients With EoE
Bethany Doerfler, RD
3:10 PM
Medical Therapies to the Rescue in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
Kathryn Peterson, MD
3:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Session 5 Faculty
4:00 PM

*The agenda is subject to change.

University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Learners can attend this conference in person or virtually. For more information, contact Amy Majkowski via e-mail.

Built to meet the demanding requirements of the top-ranked University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Gleacher Center offers an outstanding educational environment. Steps from North Michigan Avenue, the six-story, 50,000-square-foot venue was meant to foster the interaction of people and ideas.
You will find all that Chicago has to offer right outside the doors of the Gleacher Center. This includes boat tours on the river, world-class shopping on Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue, museums, dining options that range from a casual drink at a nearby tavern to a four-course meal at one of many fine dining establishments, and much more!
Accommodations will be available at the Omni Chicago Hotel at 676 North Michigan Avenue. Omni Chicago Hotel on Michigan Avenue is an all-suite hotel offering an ultra-luxury local experience in downtown Chicago. The well-appointed 347 guest suites provide the comforts reminiscent of a private residence in the city. Located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown district along the Magnificent Mile, guests enjoy the comfort of a private suite, with a spacious living area set apart from the main sleeping room. The hotel suites are surrounded by hundreds of things to do for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

Visit their website here and enter corporate code N2000446 to receive the discounted symposium rate!
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Chicago is truly a city with something for everyone and September is a wonderful time to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer. Enjoy concerts at the spectacular Millennium Park, jogging or cycling along the Lakefront, relaxing at Oak Street Beach, or strolling down Michigan Avenue, “the Magnificent Mile.”
ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at 773-702-8597 or via email at
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.
  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.

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 6.75 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.

Dietician Credit
This program is approved for 6.75 continuing medical education credits. At the completion of this course Registered Dietitians can submit their 6.75 CME credits to Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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 Participant Credit
Other participants 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.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
This symposium offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company's products, services, and achievements in front of a wide array of key decision-makers in nutrition and small bowel disorders. Increase your company profile by participating as an exhibitor at this exciting event.
We are pleased to provide opportunities for organizations to advertise their products and services to symposium participants. Whether you are connecting with physicians during scheduled breaks or gaining brand recognition for your company through program acknowledgments, your message will reach physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Download the prospectus PDF icon here or contact Amy Majkowski at or 773-702-8598. We hope to see you there!

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