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GASPEN 2023 Annual Hybrid Conference

Updated: May 30


Date: August 25, 2023

Time: Tentatively 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone)

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

Location: Virtual and In-Person:

Emory Conference Hotel

1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329

Features: Free Parking; Newly Renovated Spacious Meeting Rooms; Buffet Style Breakfast and Lunch

Discounted room rate for all GASPEN conference attendees! Reserve today!

Tentative Conference Schedule: (Event Brochure)

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

8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome

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 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 Critical Illness and the Gut Microbiome

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 (links will be available on August 25)

12:30 - 1:30 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

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

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

1:30 - 2:30 pm Central Vascular Access Device Complications

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 Nutrition Support in Short Bowel Syndrome

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

Dietitian at Miami Transplant Institute, Jackson Health System, FL

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


Meet Your Speakers:


Registration is Now Open!

Don't wait; register today!

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





Call for Poster Presentations!

This is an excellent opportunity to share your research results with your nutrition support colleagues around Georgia at the 2023 GASPEN Annual Meeting Poster Session.

Posters highlighting topics related to nutrition and nutrition support will be accepted. Students and residents are especially encouraged to participate, although posters from any clinician will be considered. Encore poster presentations are encouraged. Clinicians presenting posters will receive free GASPEN meeting registration.

The GASPEN Programming Committee will evaluate ALL submitted posters for recognition and designation as "Outstanding GASPEN Poster." The “Outstanding GASPEN Poster” winner will be determined by the highest combined abstract and poster score and awarded $200.

Submission deadline: midnight July 1, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email us at


Call for Sponsors!

Sponsorship Levels:

Diamond: $1000 – up to 4 representatives

Platinum: $800 – up to 3 representatives

Gold: $650 – up to 2 representatives

Silver: $450 – up to 1 representative

Please email us at for more information!

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