Wisconsin Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s

39th Annual Fall Symposium
September 29, 2022

The Ingleside Hotel and Conference Center

2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072


WiSPEN is pleased to host its 39th Annual Symposium to a multidisciplinary audience of dietitians, pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and students.


Gail Cresci
Staff, Departments of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Inflammation & Immunity, Pediatric and Lerner Research Institutes Director of Nutrition Research within the Center for Human Nutrition
Cleveland Clinic

Gut Microbiome in the Critically Ill and Covid-19 Patient

  1. Learning Objectives
    1. Review gut microbiome in health
    2. Review alterations of gut microbiome in critically ill and covid-19
    3. Discussion on probiotics for critically ill and covid-19 patients
Adam Biggs
Doctor of Pharmacy, Center for Medication Utilization
Froedtert Health

Making a Solution Out of Parenteral Nutrition Shortages

  1. Learning Objectives
    1. Identify reasons for drug shortages and explain why there has been a recent increase in their frequency.
    2. Develop a plan for how to mitigate parenteral nutrition (PN) ingredient shortages
    3. Recognize safety risks associated with product changes in response to PN ingredient shortages
Lynn Koepke
Regional Dietitian/Clinical Service Liaison-Nutrition Specialist
Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services

Navigating Medicare’s Updated Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Policies

  1. Learning Objectives
    1. Distinguish Medicare Parts A, B, C and D
    2. Describe the guidelines for home parenteral (HPN) and home enteral nutrition (HEN) coverage through Medicare Part B
    3. Evaluate the adequacy of documentation to meet coverage criteria under the Medicare nutrition policies.
    4. Identify alternative solutions when a patient does not meet Medicare Part B coverage criteria for nutrition.
    5. Apply Medicare’s HPN and HEN policy to case studies.
Stephen A. McClave
Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Nutrition
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Promoting the Practice of Clinical Nutrition

  1. Learning Objectives
    1. Understand strategies to promote clinical practice in nutrition
    2. Realize mistakes made in the past which hindered progress
    3. Learn how Dietitians can help educate Physicians

September 29, 2022PROGRAM AGENDA

7:15 - 8:15

Registration and Vendor Displays

8:15 - 8:30


Susan Kasik-Miller, MS, RD, CNSC
WiSPEN President

8:30 - 9:30

Gut Microbiome in the Critically Ill and Covid-19 Patient

Gail Cresci PhD, RDN

View presentation materials

9:30 - 10:30

Making a Solution Out of Parenteral Nutrition Shortages

Adam Biggs PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

View presentation materials

10:30 -11:00

Vendor Displays

11:00 -12:00

Navigating Medicare’s Updated Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Policies

Lynn Koepke RD, CNSC, CD

View presentation materials

12:00 - 1:15

Lunch and WiSPEN Business Meeting

1:30 - 2:30

Promoting the Practice of Clinical Nutrition

Stephen McClave MD

2:30 - 4:30

Breakout Sessions


Susan Briggs
Nutrition Support Dietitian 
Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI

Enteral Feeding Tubes: A Practical Hands-On Approach

  1. Learning Objectives
    1. Describe the differences between long term and short-term feeding tubes
    2. Recognize the difference in care and maintenance of nasoenteral tubes versus gastrostomy tubes
    3. Identify proper positioning of enteral access devices
    4. Understand prevention and troubleshooting potential problems of enteral access devices
Meghan Huss
Senior Clinical Dietitian
ThedaCare Hospitals, Appleton, WI

Reframing Blended Tube Feeding: A Commonsense Approach

  1. Learning Objectives
    1. Evaluate research regarding blended tube feeding
    2. Recognize the disconnect between clients and nutrition professionals
    3. Compare the different nutrition recommendations between people with enteral tubes and oral eaters
    4. Discuss practical ways to implement blended tube feeding
Stephen A. McClave
Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Nutrition
University of Louisville School of Medicine

How to Interpret the Medical Literature

  1. Learning Objectives
    1. Learn the strength of different types of studies in the literature
    2. Understand weaknesses in each type of study
    3. Appreciate how strength of the literature fits in with evidence based medicine

Continuing Education

Dietitians-Prior approval for 6.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEUs) has been submitted to the Commission of Dietetic Registration

Registration Fees

All Disciplines/Industry WISPEN Member Non-Member
Early (7/5 - 7/31) $120 $165
Regular (8/1 – 8/31) $125 $170
Late (9/1 - 9/22) $135 $180
Full Time Students Undergraduate/Interns *    
Early (7/5 - 7/31) $40 $40
Regular (8/1 - 8/31) $45 $45
Late (9/1 - 9/22) $50 $50

*Requires confirmation of student status from an instructor or program direction emailed to mywispen@gmail.com

  • Registration Fee includes: light breakfast, lunch, seminar and online access to presentations slides.
  • No walk-ins will be allowed and no online registrations will be accepted after September 22, 2022.
  • All requests for refunds, less a $25 administrative fee, will be honored if received prior to September 22, 2022. No refunds will be provided after September 22, 2022.
  • If there are any special diet or handicap needs, please email mywispen@gmail.com by September 22, 2022 (no special dietary requests will be taken after this date).
  • Registrants will have only online access to presentations, no printed booklet.
  • If you have any questions, please email mywispen@gmail.com.

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Hotel Reservations

Hotel Rooms can be booked online or by calling 800.247.6640


WiSPEN acknowledges the following vendors for supporting the 39th Annual 2022 Fall Symposium: