NASPGHAN Nutrition University (N2U)

April 14-15, 2023
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
Chicago, IL

Applications are now closed.
Deadline for applications was: February 11, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET

This course is designed to provide specialized nutrition education in areas associated with the practice of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.

Eligibility: (All applicants must have their membership dues paid in full by February 2, 2023.)

  • Be a 3rd year pediatric GI fellow
  • Be a NASPGHAN member who graduated from fellowship within the last 10 years
  • Be a CPNP member with less than 5 years experience in pediatric GI
    -This can include dietitians with less than 5 years total experience
    -or dietitians with more experience in other fields and looking to learn more about pediatric GI
  • Be based in North America  

Invited attendees will be limited to 40:

  • 30 positions for 3rd year fellows and junior faculty who graduated from fellowship within the last 10 years.
  • 10 positions for practicing registered dietitians with a focused interest in pediatric nutrition.

Those invited to attend will be notified at the beginning of March.

All attendees will receive complimentary registration, one nights lodging, meals and round trip travel up to $500. Any additional expenses will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Criteria for award selection:

For 3rd year fellows and junior faculty, we will be targeting two groups of candidates: (a) candidates who received minimal nutrition education during their fellowship and (b) candidates who plan to pursue pediatric nutrition as their career focus.
For CPNP members, we ask that you have less than 5 years experience in pediatric GI, but this can include dietitians with less than 5 years total experience or dietitians with more experience in other fields and looking to learn more about pediatric GI.

Program Overview: The course, chaired by Debora Duro, MD, MS, will include a faculty panel discussion on "hot" topics and cases submitted by attendees followed by Nutrition Jeopardy on Friday evening and a series of small group hands-on case-based learning of challenging cases on Saturday.

Topics Covered:

  • Feeding the microbiome
  • Understanding microbiome research for the pediatric nutrition expert
  • The Role of Diet in Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome/FODMAP diets
  • The Anti-Inflammatory “way” and Culinary Medicine
  • Short Bowel Syndrome and Micronutrient Deficiencies
  • Assessment of Pediatric Malnutrition and Growth Failure
  • Obesity/NASH/and the Bariatric Patient
  • ARFID and Feeding Disorders
  • Nutrition Management in Pancreatitis and CF
  • Growth Failure in Liver Disease
  • Nutritional Management of Allergic GI Diseases
  • Nutritional deficiencies, enteral nutrition therapy and diets on IBD
  • And more…

Event Hours: (subject to slight adjustments)
Friday, April 14, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 15, 7:00 AM - 3:35 PM

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Nutricia North America.

This activity does not offer CME/MOC/CPE credit to attendees.

COVID protocols for the 2023 N2U

  • Vaccination: We require that all attendees are fully COVID vaccinated. *If you you do not meet these criteria due to extenuating circumstances, please contact NASPGHAN and the course directors to discuss this further.
  • Pre-conference testing: All attendees are required to have a negative COVID test within 1-3 days of the conference and will have the results before boarding your plane.  We are not specifying a specific type of test or proof.  We respect that you are responsible individuals and will do what is needed to keep everyone safe.  We will have rapid home tests available on-site, if you become symptomatic, as needed.  We will assist those of you who require a COVID test before returning to your home country.
  • Air travel: At the time of this letter, US regulations continue to mandate masking in all airports and on airplanes.  We recommend wearing an N95 or equivalent mask while flying.
  • Masking and social distancing: Masks will be required in all sessions.  Hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and disposable masks will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own masks as well.  We will set our meeting rooms with as much space as possible between attendees.
  • Hotel: We require everyone to stay at the conference hotel for the length of the conference. Local attendees will need to stay on-site in addition to those that are traveling from other areas.


The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
JPGN Reports