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NASPGHAN Nutrition University as a Model for Continuing Education Within Pediatric Nutrition

Vanderpool, Charles*; Lin, Henry C.; Scheimann, Ann

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition: April 2014 - Volume 58 - Issue 4 - p 469–471
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000248
Original Articles: Hepatology and Nutrition

ABSTRACT: The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Nutrition Committee developed the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Nutrition University (N2U) as an education resource designed to address the nutrition topics identified by pediatric gastroenterologists. N2U was initially designed as a series of lectures. Participants completed a precourse, immediate postcourse, and 6-month postcourse assessment. The average pretest score was 74%. Participants reported learning “a great deal” and immediate postcourse test score average was 90%. Feedback from N2U participants will shape future course design, focusing on the interactive learning sessions. N2U may serve as a model for offering topic-directed continuing medical education based on targeted physician responses and feedback.

*Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Charles Vanderpool, MD, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, ROC 4210, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (e-mail: chavande@iu.edu).

Received 12 July, 2013

Accepted 12 November, 2013

The educational activity and stipend for attendees to NASPGHAN Nutrition University was supported by the NASPGHAN Foundation through an independent medical education grant from Nutricia North America

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2014 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,