WEBINAR: Malnutrition Awareness: Bringing it to the Masses (US and UK Approaches)

Sep 15, 2014 01:00pm -
Sep 15, 2014 02:30pm

Event Description

Malnutrition Awareness: Bringing it to the Masses (US and UK Approaches) (MAW14-MASS)

Monday, September 15, 2014 from 1 – 2:30 pm eastern



Malnutrition Awareness Week will be held September 15th-19th, 2014. This is the third annual A.S.P.E.N. Malnutrition Awareness Week Program. Malnutrition is common in hospitalized patients in the United States (US), and it is associated with unfavorable outcomes including higher infection rates, poor wound healing, longer lengths of stay, and higher frequency of readmission. Not unexpectedly, these outcomes are associated with increased costs. In some studies, 30-50% of patients become malnourished, often during a hospital stay. The purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and intervening earlier and for the public to realize that they need to ask about their nutrition status and advocate for optimal nutrition care as much as possible.


In this proposed webinar, we will launch the week’s Malnutrition Awareness Week agenda with an overview from Alan Parver on the state of where things are in the US and where we need to go. We will follow that with Dr. Allistair Forbes from Great Britain who will discuss hospital malnutrition and how they brought this issue to the attention of the public through various campaigns to improve awareness along with subsequent action to improve the prevalence of malnutrition. Participants will take away key ideas and recommendations for how they can enhance malnutrition awareness in their own communities. In addition, Peggi Guenter will be the moderator for this webinar.



1.            Outline  the efforts of the U.S. Medicare program and other national quality initiatives in order to develop an action plan to increase awareness about malnutrition and its treatment.

2.            Describe the effectiveness of Great Britain’s approach to addressing hospital malnutrition and applying it to their public health system.

3.            Formulate two implementable steps to recognize and treat malnutrition in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients.


Faculty and Topics

Malnutrition Awareness: What’s the Status in the U.S.?

Alan Parver, JD, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Washington, DC


Hospital Malnutrition needs More Public Awareness

Alastair Forbes MD, MBBS, Gastroenterology & Nutrition, University College London; Professor of Medicine at University of East Anglia,  London, United Kingdom



Peggi Guenter PhD, RN, Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, MD


UAN: 0216-0000-14-117-L04-P

Learning Level: Intermediate

Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Sep 11, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Sep 12, 2014 and ends on Sep 14, 2014.
Late registration starts on Sep 15, 2014.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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