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Past Events



Food Nutrition for People on Feeding Tubes 

Where: Skates on the Bay 100 Seawall Dr. Berkeley, CA 94710

When: 6 pm

Complimentary dinner and 1 CEU credit for RDs. Topics include:

  • Formula Intolerance Symptoms

  • The importance of nutritional variety in enteral diets

  • Review of clinical evidence supporting real food

  • Psychological benefits

  • Taking a mealtime approach to tube feeding

If you work with enteral patients (Kids or Adults), you won’t want to miss this presentation on the benefits and how to's of including real food in their diets.

Please RSVP to Mary Beth Wells, RDN, MBA at


ASPEN Webinar: Nutrition Support and the EHR

This informational webinar, presented by the ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Informatics Committee, will present the recommendations from a multi-organizational publication on parenteral nutrition ordering and management and Electronic Health Records Systems.

02/04 - 02/08

Feeding Tube Awareness Week

Celebrate the 9th Annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week worldwide. Created by the Feeding Tube Awareness 501(c) non-profit organization, the Awareness Week's mission is to promote the positive benefits of feeding tubes as life saving medical interventions. The week also serves to educate the broader public about the medical reasons that children and adults are tube fed, the challenges that families face, and day-to-day life with tube feeding. 



ASPEN Free Webinar: The Role of Protein and Parenteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill Adult

When: 1:00 to 2:30 PST

Join ASPEN in this free webinar about the role of protein and parenteral nutrition in the critically ill adult. Speakers will review PN recommendations outlined in the 2016 ASPEN/SCCM guidelines and discuss new literature on the role of PN in patient care and outcomes. 


03/09 - 03/13

National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) Annual Conference

Where: Orlando, Florida 

The NHIA Annual Conference brings together over 1200 professionals, clinicians, executives, and suppliers from the home and specialty infusion community to provide a 4-day conference giving insight into home infusion essentials.


Clinical Nutrition: Practice Pearls for the Physician

Where: Taylor Auditorium, Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona

When: 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Held on the day prior to the ASPEN19 Conference, Clinical Nutrition: Practice Pearls for the Physician is a special conference course with three focused sessions:

  1. Critical Illness

  2. Obesity and Wellness Promotion

  3. Gastrointestinal/Surgery Nutrition

03/23 - 03/26

The ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference 2019

Where: Phoenix, AZ
Cost: Varies depending on attendance option - pricing details here

Every day you deal with vital patient issues. Every day there is new information and new research that brings changes to the way you provide patient care. The ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (ASPEN19) brings together the leaders in clinical nutrition, providing the premier forum to keep you up-to-date in your field. Join the conference for:

  • Cutting-Edge Research

  • Evidence-Based Clinical Updates

  • Product Innovations

  • Continuing education for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians

  • Networking with the experts and more!


California Meet-Up Dinner at ASPEN Conference

Where: District American Kitchen and Wine Bar (320 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004)

When: March 25th, 7PM - 9PM

Estimated cost: $30 and under

RSVP deadline: March 18, 2019

For those of you who are attending the ASPEN conference at Phoenix this March, let's meet up. Come join us over food and meet other ASPEN conference attendees from California.

Evelyn Tsui, RD, CNSC (President) and Dan Furtado, MPA, PharmD (Vice President) will both be in attendance! Non-members are also invited.


Live Speaker Program: Nutritional Management for Complex GI Conditions

Where: Season’s 52 (1689 Arden Way, Ste 1065  Sacramento, CA 95815)

When: March 26th, 6 - 7:30 PM 


This live speaker program will be offered Dr. Douglas Nguyen, the Associate Professor of Medicine University of California, Irvine Medical Center and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, VA Long Beach HealthCare System. 


Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the utilization of enzymatically hydrolyzed, 100% whey protein formulas containing MCT, to promote improved tolerance, better outcomes, and reduced patient care costs.

  • Identify how specialized nutrition can lead to improved protein delivery, nitrogen balance and blood sugar control.

  • Present unique case studies and provide practical applications using nutritional therapy.

Please RSVP to Amy Harville at

NOCSPEN does not endorse any external programs/training/products/services.


PN Safety Series and Certificate of Training for Pharmacy Residents

Enhance your knowledge base of safe PN practices with ASPEN's Parenteral Nutrition Safety  Series and Certificate of Training Program and earn 5.5 continuing education credits.

The program includes the following sessions:

  • Prescribing and communicating the PN order

  • A systematic approach to PN order review and verification

  • Compounding PN solutions

  • Strategies to optimize safety during PN administration

  • Safe implementation of standardized commercially-available PN products


Free Webinar: Improving Outcomes in Intestinal Failure by Moving Knowledge Not People

When: April 3rd, 1PM-2PM

Join Thrive Rx's free webinar and introduction to the ECHO Project. This webinar will be directed by the speaker Kishore R. Iyer, MBBS, FRCS, FACS, Director, Adult and Pediatric Intestinal Transplant, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY.


  • To provide evidence for disparities in intestinal failure outcomes.

  • To introduce the concept of the ECHO Project.

  • To explain the development of applying the ECHO principles to improving intestinal failure outcomes.

04/08 - 04/12

UVA Nutrition Support Traineeship 5-Day Program

Where: Charlottesville, Virginia

The 5-day UVA adult Nutrition Support Traineeship Program is an opportunity to spend time observing and participating in completing nutrition support consults, nutrition team rounds, review of syllabus modules, case studies, and questions. The traineeship is open to healthcare professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of adult nutrition support. International participants are welcome. 


Lecture: Improving Outcomes with Dietary Fiber, Prebiotics, and Probiotics

Where: Boulevard Restaurant (1 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105)

When: April 14, 6 PM


This lecture will be provided by Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, Professor and Department Head Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Course Objectives:

  • Review the physiological significance of the commensal microbiota

  • Contemplate the dysbiosis associated with the critically ill patient

  • Evaluate evidence, support the clinical use of dietary fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics to improve outcomes in critically ill patients

RSVP Event Code: ABBN9008-6

NOCSPEN does not endorse any external programs/training/products/services.



An Overview of the Two Newest Lipids Available in the US: SMOFLIPIDS & OMEGAVEN

When: April  24, 6PM-7:30PM

Where: Ristorante Don Giovani (235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041)

Cost: FREE for members; $10 for full-time students; $15 for non-members


This dinner will spotlight speaker Meredith Hart, MBA, MS, RD, CNSC, the Medical Science Liaison for Fresenius Kabi USA’s parenteral nutrition division. Join us to hear about the latest updates, research, and product details on the two new parenteral nutrition lipid emulsions: SMOFlipids and Omegaven.

NOCSPEN does not endorse any external programs/training/products/services.


FODMAPs and IBS Workshop: Beyond the Basics

Where: Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento (2230 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95821)

When: May 11th, 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Presented by Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, this workshop is a six-hour in-depth training on implementation of FODMAP elimination diets. Approved for 6 CPEUs, this workshop is available for everyone, including healthcare professionals, and particularly Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Fine tune your clinical decision-making skills and increase your competence in identifying high- and low-FODMAP foods and supplements. Gain confidence with FODMAPs, IBS, and SIBO, and take your FODMAP practice beyond the basics!


Oley Foundation California Regional Conference

Where: JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot (1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, California 90401)

When: May 11th, 9:30AM- 4:30PM

Join Oley Foundation's free regional conference for opportunities to network and learn more about:

  • Tube feeding updates

  • Catheter care

  • Recent advances in managing intestinal failure

  • Troubleshooting skin/wound care


Inflammation: Complexities, Critical Illness & Nutrition Support Considerations Webinar

When: July 11th, 12:00PM- 1:00PM

Speaker: Meredith Hart, MBA, MS, RD, CNSC, from Fresenius Kabi.


  • Define inflammation and describe complexities of the inflammatory process

  • Discuss how the protective nature of inflammation can become dysregulated & harmful

  • List fatty acid-derived inflammatory mediators & describe their role in critical illness

  • Identify nutrition support provisions which may modulate the inflammatory process

  • Identify nutrition support challenges related to inflammation in chronic critically ill patients

07/2 - 10/2

ASPEN Abstract submission for the Nutrition Science and Practice Conference 2020

Submission opens – July 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM ET

Submission closes – October 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET


Early bird submission fee: $50; July 2 – September 18, 11:59 PM ET 
Standard submission fee: $100; September 19 – October 2, 11:59 PM ET


Promote and advance your research at ASPEN20 by submitting a research abstract! It is the premier venue for sharing groundbreaking research, complex patient cases, and best practices with researchers and interdisciplinary clinical nutrition professionals!


The Management of Macronutrients for Adults

When: July 23, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

CE Credit: 1.5 hours


This webinar will review methods to manage macronutrients in adult PN patients with various disorders and clinical scenarios. 


  • Discuss the importance of adequate protein delivery and how it relates to various disease states.

  • Describe appropriate provision of carbohydrates and lipids and their relation to parenteral nutrition.  

  • Review the importance of glycemic control in the delivery of nutrition support.


The Management of Macronutrients for Pediatrics and Neonates

When: July 25, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

CE Credit: 1.5 hours

The goal of this webinar is to empower the clinician to effectively manage glucose, amino acid, and lipid infusions to meet nutritional demands and provide guidance for clinical situations where macronutrients need fine tuning. 


  • Describe normal nutritional needs for age specific pediatric/neonatal groups.

  • List normal macronutrient requirements for age specific pediatric/neonatal groups.  

  • Develop the skills to fine tune macronutrients to maximize nutrition while responding to common complications.

07/31 - 9/12

ASPEN Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course

When: Please view link below for specific dates and times.

CE Credit: 14 hours


The Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course is a 9-part live and interactive online course that covers a variety of topics in nutrition support and clinical nutrition. The course includes topics on malnutrition, neonatal nutrition, and acid base (back  by popular demand!), making it more comprehensive than ever before! Additionally, if you are preparing for a certification exam, this course is a perfect complement to your preparation.

8/9 - 8/10

American Gastroenterological Association James Freston Conference

When: August 9-10, 2019

Where: Palmer House, Chicago IL


Join a multidisciplinary audience of clinicians and allied health professionals interested in the management and treatment of GI sensitivities and disorders through nutrition. The 2019 Freston Conference will examine how nutrition can combat a range of GI disorders and how diet supports improvement across the care continuum.


Medicare Reimbursement for TPN Webinar

When: August 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM PDT

CE Credit: 1 hour


This presentation explains Medicare reimbursement guidelines for patients on home parenteral nutrition therapy, and describes the Medicare documentation requirements for patient qualification and coverage. 


Ethics in Nutrition Support Webinar

When: September 18, 2019 | 10:00 AM PDT

CE Credit: 1 hour


This program presents the arguments for and against continuation and discontinuation of nutrition support. It also reviews related landmark Supreme Court decisions, and the role of the healthcare professional in educating patients about nutrition support options.

9/23 - 9/27

ASPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week Webinars

When: Please view link below for specific webinar dates and times

CE Credit: 1-1.5 hours for each webinar


Participate in a week of webinars with ASPEN. Its Malnutrition Awareness Week 2019 focuses on optimizing nutritional interventions for at-risk and malnourished adult and pediatric populations. It covers malnutrition related to disease-, psychological-, and socioeconomical-associated states. 


Recent Advances in the Treatment of IBD Webinar

When: Sep 26, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT

CE Credit: 1 hour


Speaker: Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG


  • To review history and new findings in diagnosis and etiology of IBD

  • To describe current treatment modalities for management of IBD

  • To discuss new research and emerging trends for treatment of IBD

10/5 - 10/6

UCSF Nutrition Support Weekend Program

When: October 5-6, 2019

Where: UCSF Medical Center, Mission Bay Hospital


Speakers: Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RDN and Eugene Charles Corbett, Jr., MD, MACP

Join the nutrition experts for a weekend filled with current, evidence-based information on various GI and nutrition support topics. Practical management strategies will also be provided. Lectures will include plenty of case examples, and questions are encouraged!​


Oncology Nutrition Support Webinar

When: October 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM PDT

CE Credit: 1 hour

This program is a comprehensive summary of nutrition and oncology, with a focus on the potential negative impact that cancer and cancer treatment can have on nutritional status. 


CLABSI: Innovations in Diagnosis & Treatment Webinar

When: November 7, 2019 

CE Credit: 1 hour

Speaker: Colleen Nespor, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nutrition Support Team/Intestinal Rehabilitation at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA


  • To describe evidence-based steps to prevent CLABSI

  • To discuss the role of ethanol lock in CLABSI

  • To review methods of line protection and educational instruction for staff and families


When: November 20, 2019

CE Credit: 1 hour

Register for this webinar that provides a state of the art update on nutrition approaches to NAFLD and liver cirrhosis.


Refeeding Syndrome: The Silent Killer Webinar

When: November 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM PDT

CE Credit: 1 hour

This program defines refeeding syndrome and reviews patients at risk. Additionally, guidelines for safe initiation of parenteral nutrition are reviewed and case-based studies are discussed. 


Nutrition in Solid Organ Transplant Webinar

When: November 20, 2019 

CE Credit: 1 hour

A webinar brought to you by the GI Nutrition Support Team at University of Virginia Health System.


Nutrition Management of SBS Webinar

When: November 20, 2019 

CE Credit: 1 hour

A webinar brought to you by the GI Nutrition Support Team at University of Virginia Health System.

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