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American Society For Nutrition

2012 Clinical Nutrition Update

2012 Clinical Nutrition Update

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Chairs:

Edward Saltzman, MD

Connie W. Bales, PhD, RD

Mary Ann Johnson, PhD


Description


The goal of this session was to provide a concise but richly informative update on five topics for which the field has seen rapid recent changes and which have not been covered in other educational sessions at recent EB meetings.The topics were chosen after a 2010 needs assessment of nutrition educators, especially those who were not closely linked to medical centers or medical schools.The symposium topics reflected those that were prioritized by these nutrition educators.The topics will be of interest to nutrition educators, clinicians, and researchers who wish to remain up to date.

1. Cancer survivorship (click for slides) :this topic is now an emerging NCI research priority.Long term effects of cancer treatment lead to a variety of body composition and metabolic disorders, which will be highlighted in this talk.

2. Nutrition in Oral Health (click for slides): this topic is often omitted from nutrition curricula but could easily be incorporated.This presentation will underscore important current topics in dental health and its links to systemic disease.

3. Iron Supplementation (click for slides): While recent attention has been paid to iron supplementation in countries susceptible to malaria, there are have been significant advances in the areas of iron biology that are relevant to many EB attendees, including issues related to iron biology/supplementation and risk for infection in healthy children, in acutely ill patients, and in obesity.

4. Gluten Enteropathy (click for slides): previously believed to be a rare disorder, maladies claimed to be related to gluten intake have become almost epidemic.This presentation will address current perspectives on celiac disease and if there is evidence for other gluten-related diseases.5. Nutrition in Hospitalized Patients:This topic is among those most requested from the needs assessment.The literature in this area is often difficult to interpret for non-clinicians.The talk will touch upon new therapies that may influence the stress response and immune outcomes and will also help participants refine their abilities to interpret this body of literature.

5. Nutrition in Hospitalized Patients (click for slides) :This topic is among those most requested from the needs assessment.The literature in this area is often difficult to interpret for non-clinicians.The talk will touch upon new therapies that may influence the stress response and immune outcomes and will also help participants refine their abilities to interpret this body of literature.