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Celebrating Advances in Pediatric Nutrition and Intestinal Care (18MR05)


CME/CE Certified Activity
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Online registration for this activity is now closed. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.



Hyatt Regency
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Complimentary parking will be available at the Hyatt Regency if you present your parking voucher at the registration desk for validation. Participants will receive additional information in their confirmation materials.


Provided by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, in collaboration with The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


This activity will mark the 50th anniversary of the first publication describing the use of parenteral nutrition performed on an infant. In 1968, JAMA published an article describing the experience of Drs. Wilmore and Dudrick in supporting an infant girl born with congenital anomalies that did not allow oral feeding using a parenteral solution that included glucose, salts, amino acids, lipids, vitamins and minerals. In the five decades since its development, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) has transformed the care of children with congenital anomalies, gastrointestinal disease, trauma, cancer, and a wide range of critical illnesses.

Other medical advances in intestinal failure management have also resulted in substantially improved survival rates for these patients. Management of these patients through formal multidisciplinary programs greatly improve care by reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with this complex condition. Despite these advancements, patients have ongoing surgical, medical, and nutritional complications, and families and caretakers suffer significant physical, emotional, and fiscal distress.

This activity will review the evolution of pediatric nutritional support research and its translation to the bedside. Dr. Dudrick, the principal investigator for nutritional support research in the 1960’s and the senior author of the landmark paper, will describe his experiences with the use of TPN in infants. Various aspects of care for children with nutritional compromise and intestinal failure, including intestinal rehabilitation, intestinal transplantation, pharmacologic advances in parenteral nutrition, advances in feeding access, nutritional counseling, nursing care of children with intestinal compromise, and transition to oral feeding will be discussed. Lastly, a parent will describe her journey caring for her child with intestinal failure.

View the full conference agenda.


The activity is designed for pediatric surgeons, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatricians, pediatric infectious disease specialists, pediatric advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, acute and home care nursing specialists, case managers, social workers, and other allied healthcare providers who care for children with intestinal failure.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize the evolution of TPN development in the care of children with intestinal failure
  • Describe current surgical approaches of intestinal failure in children
  • Describe current indications and outcomes of intestinal transplantation
  • Delineate steps to transition from parenteral nutrition dependency to enteral autonomy
  • Elucidate the neurodevelopmental consequences of nutrition in children
  • Recognize the challenges facing parents/caretakers with intestinal failure patients



Yi-Horng Lee, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Surgeon-in-Chief, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ


Stanley J. Dudrick, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA


Sophie A. Gublo-Jantzen, EdD
Parent Caregiver; Assistant Director of Assessment & Institutional Research, The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY

Erika Laine, RDN, CSP
Lead Clinical Dietitian and Pediatric Dietitian Nutritionist, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

George V. Mazariegos, MD
Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine, Jamie Lee Curtis Chair in Transplantation Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director of Pediatric Transplantation, Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Sally Radovick, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translation Research, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Chancellor’s Scholar, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ

Courtney Resciniti, CRNP
Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credit for this activity, participants are required to check in at the registration desk, attend the activity, and complete the online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.


In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is awarded 6 contact hours. (60 minute CH) Nurses should claim only those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

This knowledge-based activity qualifies for 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Participants’ NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth will be collected at the conclusion of the program. CPE credit will be processed after the program evaluation has closed to participants, which will be three to four weeks following the activity date.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 6 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

After 3/26/2018 (Payable On-site)**
Physician $115 $135
Other Healthcare Professional $ 90 $110
RBHS/BMSCH Faculty/Staff $ 70 $ 90
Resident/Fellow* Complimentary
Medical Student Complimentary

*Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming resident/fellow status. Please fax the letter to 973-972-3371.

Registrants may be asked to furnish documentation confirming their employment status in order to be eligible for a reduced rate. If it is determined that a registrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the registrant will be required to pay the necessary tuition fee.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment break, lunch, continuing education credits, and course material.

Registration can only be accepted through our secure on-line website through March 26, 2018. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa cards. American Express is not accepted.

Online registration for this activity is now closed. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


For additional information, questions, concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact CCOE by telephone at 973-972-4267 / 885-482-1834 or by email at ccoereg@ca.rutgers.edu


Hyatt Regency
2 Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

For hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at (732) 873-1234 or visit their website at https://newbrunswick.regency.hyatt.com


In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available online to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity, so we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.

A full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be granted if notice is received up to the date of the program. Refunds cannot be given for “no shows” or cancellations received once the program has started. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.

Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.


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