March 2014 GI-Focused Weekend Warrior Program

The University of Virginia Medical Nutrition Support Team


The 2014 Weekend Warrior Program:

Focusing on the Nutrition Support of Adult Patients with Gastrointestinal Disease and Disorders

Saturday & Sunday, March 8-9, 2014

 Registration is now CLOSED

Program Goals and Target Audience:

The nutrition support training programs at the University of Virginia Medical Center have been very successful. Recently, there has been interest in a specialized program focusing on specific disease states and gastrointestinal disorders.  

The goal of this program is to provide as much up to date, practical nutrition support education as possible in a 2-day course. Lectures will be enhanced by interactive case studies, question and answer periods, and group discussions.

We welcome new participants or returning Traineeship / Weekend Warrior participants that are interested in this more specialized, disease-specific course.

Important note:  This is a specialized course discussing nutrition support in GI disease and disorders in the adult patient (no pediatrics).  This is a different program from the general Mini-Traineeship Weekend Warrior program.  Please review the topics to be covered before registering.  If you have any questions about the content or topics, please contact Stacey McCray at


Topics Will Include (Click here for exact schedule)

  • Introduction to the GI Tract—Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD
  • Nutritional Management of GI Fistulas—Kate Willcutts, MS, RD, CNSC
  • Nutritional Management of Gastroparesis—Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD
  • Nutrition Support in Liver Disease—Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD
  • Micronutrient Issues Following Gastric Bypass Surgery—Kelly O’Donnell, MS, RD, CNSC
  • Nutritional Management of Pancreatitis—Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease / Crohn’s Disease—Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD
  • Nutritional Fallout from Upper GI Surgery—Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD
  • Enteral Feeding Tube Show & Tell --  Joe Krenitsky, MS, RD
  • Short Bowel Syndrome—Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD
  • Gastric vs. Jejunal Feeding—Joe Krentisky, MS, RD
  • The Basics of Radiography for the Nutrition Support Clinician--Genevieve Easley


Program Location & Directions:

University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia


From I-64, take the #118 exit onto 29 Bypass North. Take the first exit to Rt. 29 Business/ Fontaine Ave. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Fontaine Ave. Fontaine changes into Jefferson Park Ave, continue straight   At the fork in the road, turn right (still Jefferson Park Ave). The hospital is ~1/2 mile ahead. After you drive under the two hospital “links” that goes across the road, turn right at the stoplight. Continue past the main entrance to the hospital and the patient parking garage.  Turn left on 11th street.  The parking garage is on the left; there is no charge on the weekends.

Registration and Fees:

The registration fee for the full program is $375.00. We offer a $25 discount to colleagues at fellow Morrison Management Specialists accounts.  Payment must be made by check or money order payable to Morrison Healthcare (sorry, no credit cards).

The registration fee includes lunch and light refreshments each day (breakfast and dinner are “on your own”).  Registration on ‘per day’ basis is not available.  The GI-Focused program does NOT include the general UVA Nutrition Support Traineeship Manual.   Handouts for each lecture will be provided.

Space is limited. Registration will be taken on a first come basis.  To register, please complete the registration form below and remit with payment to the address provided.  We do require a minimum number of participants to run the program.

Paid registration may be canceled in writing up by February 27, 2012.  The amount paid (minus a $75 fee) will be refunded.  Cancellations after this time will be non-refundable, however, substitute participants will be accepted.


Hotel Information:

A list of nearby hotels is available by request. 

CPE Hours This program provides 12 hours of lecture CPE hours for Registered Dietitians.  Note that CDR no longer requires prior-approval of programs.  Please check to see if your country, state or local area has additional requirements regarding prior approval and contact us with any questions.

Clinicians from other professions are welcome in the program, however, we are unable to provide pre-approved continuing education credits for disciplines other than RDs.