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Grants and awards: naspghan/naspghan Foundation george ferry young investigator development award:- this two-year grant is available to junior faculty to support research activities that have The potential for evolution to an independent research career in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition. Monies are awarded in support of a meritorious research project in The clinical or basic sciences to study The diseases of The gastrointestinal tract, liver or pancreas and nutritional disorders in children.see schedule o for continuations Naspghan foundation/nestle nutrition research young investigator development award:- this two-year grant is available to junior faculty to support research activities that have The potential for evolution to an independent research career in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition. This grant, generously supported by nestle nutrition institute, is awarded to support meritorious basic or clinical research project relating to nutrition in infancy, childhood or adolescence.  Naspghan foundation/takeda pharmaceuticals north america inc research innovation award:- this grant is offered in odd numbered years. This grant will provide $75,000 annually for two years (total $150,000) for innovative, high-impact research in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The intent of this research award is to stimulate scientific inquiry in an area that is exceptionally innovative and has The potential to impact The field in a highly novel manner. Applicants at any career level may apply.  Naspghan foundation/astrazeneca research in peptic ulcer diseases:- this grant will provide $75,000 annually for two years (total $150,000) for studies focused on The epidemiology, pathogenesis, natural history, genetics, diagnosis and management of peptic disorders and other diseases of The upper gastrointestinal tract in children. Diseases that are relevant to this announcement include, but are not limited to gastroesophageal reflux, reflux esophagitis, eosinophilic (allergic) esophagitis, motility disorders of The upper gastrointestinal tract, helicobacter pylori infection with or without ulceration, non-ulcer dyspepsia, and non-bacterial ulcer diseases. Applicants at any career level may apply.  Naspghan Foundation mid-level career development award - this mid-level career development award is for Naspghan members pursuing research in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition and are at a mid-level in their career. Mid-level is defined as a faculty member who has held a faculty appointment for at least 6 years at The time of The application, but has not yet reached professor level. This award will provide up to $100,000 in direct funding for 2 years ($50,000 per year) for The advancement of research careers for applicants with significant promise in their mid-years as faculty. The proposal must include a focused area of research that will directly enhance The applicant's ability to achieve further national peer-reviewed research funding and result in significant impact on gastrointestinal, nutrition and liver health in children. Basic, clinical, translational, epidemiologic, dissemination and implementation research are all encouraged. This award is to foster either a new area of enquiry or to provide pilot data in an ongoing area of research with substantial potential for new funding.  Naspghan foundation/apgnn susan moyer nursing research grant - this one-year grant is available to pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition and hepatology nurses to support research activities that have The potential to advance nursing care of patients and families of children with gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic or nutritional disorders. Monies are awarded in support of a meritorious research projects to study The nursing care of families and children with pediatric gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic or nutritional disorders.  Naspghan foundation/abbott nutrition advanced fellowship training in pediatric nutrition - The award is expected to begin on july 1 of each academic term although alternate start dates will be considered to accommodate non-traditional academic schedules. Pediatric nutrition is one of The fastest growing areas of scientific and clinical importance to child and population health. To address this growing interest and to accelerate The training of pediatric experts, The Naspghan Foundation has partnered with abbott nutrition to develop a pathway for advanced fellowship training in pediatric nutrition. The Naspghan foundation/abbott nutrition advanced fellowship in nutrition will provide up to $72,000 in direct funding to support one year of advanced training in pediatric nutrition for a Naspghan member. Applicants are expected to identify a mentor and a host nutrition research program prior to application for funding. The fellowship must include a well-defined clinical experience as well as a focused research project. Examples of areas for emphasis include but are not limited to: fetal growth and neonatal nutrition, typical development of feeding skills/behaviors and feeding disorders; nutritional aspects of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia; malnutrition and failure to thrive; nutrition education; nutrition in specific systemic diseases or clinical states such as cystic fibrosis, liver disease, intestinal failure, and organ transplantation; nutrition support; community nutrition; nutrition epidemiology; energy homeostasis; nutrition and The microbiome; micronutrient homeostasis; nutrigenomics; obesity; breast milk and breast feeding; and basic laboratory nutritional science. The primary objective of The fellowship is to catalyze and increase The number of highly-trained, expert nutrition clinicians, educators and scientists among The membership of Naspghan, as a means to improve service to our patients and The public.  Naspghan Foundation innovations in clinical care grant - The aim of this grant is to encourage and support The development of innovative approaches to optimize The quality of care and health care delivery to children with digestive diseases by The clinically focused pediatric gastroenterologist. The Foundation will award up to two grants, each ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 for a one-year period. Selection criteria include potential impact of The project on patient care and The applicability of The project to The general Naspghan community. Clinically oriented physicians are strongly encouraged to apply.  Naspghan foundation/qol research award for The study of disorders associated with carbohydrate malabsorption - this award will provide $75,000 annualy for two years (total $150,000) for studies focused on disorders of carbohydrate (cho) maldigestion/malabsorption in children. Relevant conditions include, but are not limited to lactose intolerance, congenital sucrose-isomaltase deficiency, diseases leading to intestinal epithelial cell dysfunction, sibo, or inflammatory conditions affecting cho absorption. Applicants at any career level may apply.  Naspghan foundation/cpnp nutrition research grant - this one-year grant is available to pediatric dietitians to support research activities that have The potential to advance The nutrition care of patients and families of children with nutritional disorders. The Naspghan Foundation will award grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 for one year.
Other program services: constipation care package - information for doctors, nurses and patients regarding The treatment and management of constipation.  psc webinar - to educate patients, families and caregivers about The diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune liver diseases in pediatric patients.-to review stress management, coping, nutritional, legal and advocacy issues.  webinar: exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (june 16, 2016) - to define epi. -to understand The epidemiology, pathophysiology and genetic syndromes leading to epi.-to describe clinical symptoms of epi.-to list available testing for epi from simple screening tests to The more specialized that need an endoscopy, including endoscopic pancreatic function testing.-to provide comparisons of available testing with pros and cons of clinical utility.-to understand how to manage patients with epi.-to provide information regarding ongoing and future research on epi gerd guidelines algorithm for abbot nutrition tn use -
Educational campaigns:the Foundation supports The educational mission of Naspghan through a diverse portfolio of professional and public education initiatives. Topic areas are reflux and gerd, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, constipation, eosinophilic esophagitis, nutrition, endoscopy, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children, adolescents and young adults. The Foundation's goal is to educate medical professionals and The public, and to support The development of new research in these areas. The primary objectives are to improve The quality of life and to change pediatric and adult health outcomes by early detection and intervention.gikids is The patient outreach and education effort of Naspghan. With gikids, Naspghan and The Foundation are working to reach out directly to families, kids and teens who live with digestive conditions to provide them with The information they need to: -understand and improve their digestive health -work with their health care providers -live a more independent life -understand what works in plain languagenew educational resources available in 2018-2019 include: "new frontiers in intestinal failure: The latest and greatest" this webinar fulfills The medical professional needs and gaps in The management and treatment of intestinal failure. Topics covered include The growing innovations of alternative lipids, potential use of ted in children, and The effect that these interventions have had on The field of intestinal rehabilitation and transplant.nafld guidelines summarythe Naspghan Foundation developed a nafld guideline summary for The diagnosis and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children: recommendations from The expert committee on nafld (econ) and The north american society of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition (Naspghan) was published in The journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition - volume 64, number 2, february, 2017.the information in The guideline summary is a "condensed" version highlighting key areas for The practitioner and is designed, to be useful in a real time practice setting.nafld slide setthis slide-set provides an update on screening, diagnosis,and effective treatment options for pediatric nafld to help learners implement optimal strategies into their clinical practice. The slide set is based on The nafld guideline.gerd guideline summarythe Naspghan Foundation has developed a summary of algorithm 1, management of The symptomatic infant, published in The pediatric gastroesophageal reflux clinical practice guidelines: joint recommendations of The north american society for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition and The european society for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition - volume 66, issue 3, march 2018. Two versions have been created and can be accessed on The Naspghan website. One was developed to assist primary care providers, and dietitians; and The second version for pediatric gastroenterologists and gi dietitians. Both summarize The guideline's approach to infants with frequent regurgitation or vomiting suspected of gerd.naspghan nutrition university (n2u)this course is designed to provide specialized nutrition education in areas associated with The practice of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition to 3rd year fellows, junior faculty and dietitians. It targets two groups: candidates who received minimal nutrition education during their fellowship or whom plan to pursue pediatric nutrition as their career focus. The course includes "hot" topics discussions and a nutrition jeopardy competition on friday. On saturday, a series of challenging cases are presented in a small group setting.topics covered include diagnosis of pediatric malnutrition failure to thrive and feeding disorders micronutrient deficiencies critical care nutrition short bowel syndrome/malabsorption obesity nutritional management of cystic fibrosis food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis. Nutritional therapy in inflammatory bowel disease nutrition support in chronic liver diseasecoming in 2020eoe online education programnaspghan and cegir (consortium of eosinophilic gastrointestinal researchers) are developing a web based education series on eosinophilic esophagitis. The program consists of 6 modules with 26 presentations. After participating in The on-line lectures The attendees will be able to:1. Understand The pathophysiology of eoe2. Know The clinical presentations and initial evaluation of a patient with eoe including The differential diagnosis of eoe3. Understand The therapeutic options for treatment of eoe and how to monitor a patient after treatmentnaspghan foundation/naspghancurriculum for pediatric gastroenterology fellowsthis didactic curricula with self- learning modules will covers topics including: nutritional assessment, basic nutritional physiology, micronutrients, feeding, malnutrition, nutritional support for gi and non-gi conditions, obesity, and macronutrients/formula composition. The course is designed for use in pediatric gi fellowship training programs.updated constipation materials(available on gikids.org)new constipation patient materials, are now available on The gikids.org website. New patient handouts cover The following topics: treatment and management, nutrition, fecal soiling, toilet training tips, fluid & fiber. These materials will soon be made available in french and spanish.the poo in youstill a favorite among our members, this interactive animated video explains what causes accidents, why they happen so often, and how we can treat The problem. Watch The video, with over 3.8 million views developed by apgnn member becky kendall, np, children's hospital colorado.doc4mea significant proportion of inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) patients present in childhood with up to one third of patients presenting before The age of 20 years. As a result, many inflammatory bowel disease patients must undergo The transition process, where their care is transferred from a pediatric-centered service to an adult-care service. The doc4me app helps adolescents and young adults with inflammatory bowel disease find a doctor who treats adults with inflammatory bowel disease in a specific area. Doc4me also helps young people get ready for their medical visit with their new doctor by knowing what to bring and how to prepare.