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GASPEN 2023 Hybrid Conference

Updated: Mar 1


Date: August 25, 2023

Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Eastern Time Zone)

CE: 5 CE Credit will be available for Dietitians, Nurses, Physicians, and Pharmacists

Location: Virtual and In-Person:

1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329 (Parking Direction)

Tentative Conference Schedule: (Event Brochure)

7:30 - 8:45 am Check-in / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits

8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome (Handout / Recording)

Vivian Zhao, PharmD, BCNSP, FASPEN

GASPEN President; Clinical Pharmacist Specialist II- Nutrition Support,

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

9:00 - 10:00 am Micronutrient Supplementation and Therapy in Critically Ill Patients – A Critical

Reassessment of the Evidence and Exploration of Future Directions

Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP, FCCP, FACN, FASPEN

Professor of Pharmacy, University of Washington, School of Pharmacy, Seattle, WA

10:00 - 11:00 am The Gut Microbiome in Critical Illness: What is Happening and Should We

Interfere? (Handout / Recording)

Gail A.M. Cresci, Ph.D., RD, LD, FASPEN

Director of Nutrition Research within the Center for Human Nutrition, Cleveland

Clinic, Cleveland, OH

11:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch / Exhibits / Posters

12:30 - 1:30 pm Nutrition Support in Short Bowel Syndrome (Handout / Recording)

Kathleen Crimm, MS, RD, LD/N, CNSC

Dietitian at Miami Transplant Institute, Jackson Health System, FL

1:30 - 2:30 pm Central Vascular Access Device Complications (Handout / Recording)

Kristie Griggs, MSN, FNP-C, CNSC

Clinical Outcomes Leader - Clinical Services, Optum Infusion, GA

2:30 - 2:45 p Break

2:30 - 3:30 pm Placement, Removal, and Management of Enteral Feeding Tubes

Susanna Kosac, RD, LD, CNSC

Nutrition Support Dietitian, Amerita, Norcross, GA

Medication Administration via an Enteral Access Device (Handout / Recording)

Alex Ivanov, PharmD, MS, RD, BCNSP, CNSC

Pharmacy Specialist-Nutrition Support, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA

3:30 - 4:00 pm Award, Announcements, and Raffle (In-Person Attendees ONLY)

4:00 - 4:30 pm Post-conference Networking (Optional: in-person attendees)


Meet Your Speakers:


Early Bird

(by July 13th)


(July 14th to August 10th)


(After August 10th)

In-Person Conference:

GASPEN members




non-GASPEN members




Students/ Residents




Virtual Conference:

GASPEN members




non-GASPEN members




Students/ Residents





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