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Key Concepts in Nutrition Therapy for Chronic Liver Disease

Medical nutrition therapy is often necessary in the treatment for chronic liver disease. This webinar will explain how nutrients and liver functions are intertwined and discuss tools to assess nutrition status in individuals with chronic liver disease.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00


This webinar was presented live on August 23, 2023. The CPE associated with this event expires on December 31, 2025.

Nutrition status and nutrient needs are affected by liver disease; conversely, nutrition therapy is often needed as part of the treatment for chronic liver disease. This webinar will explain those relationships by looking at how nutrients and liver functions are intertwined. Determining valid assessment tools to assess nutrition status and related complications of sarcopenia and frailty will be evaluated. Finally, nutrition interventions to treat symptoms of chronic liver disease will be analyzed and discussed within the framework of case studies.

CPE Level: 2
CPEU: 1.0 (valid until December 31, 2025)

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • 8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.
  • 10.2.1 Selects valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments.

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze the interactions between nutrition and liver disease.
  2. Identify appropriate tools to assess nutrition status, sarcopenia, and frailty in individuals with chronic liver disease.
  3. Apply appropriate medical nutrition therapy interventions for chronic liver disease.


Jeanette Hasse PhD, RD, LD, CNSC, CCTD, FASPEN, FADA, has worked in the critical care nutrition field for almost 40 years and has worked full-time with transplant patients since 1986. She has been involved in related research and development of nutrition care protocols and currently manages a team of 16 transplant dietitians. Jeanette has given many professional presentations and has several publications on nutrition and transplantation. Dr. Hasse is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Nutrition in Clinical Practice and co-editor of the book Comprehensive Guide to Transplant Nutrition. She has received several professional awards including the Dietitians in Nutrition Support Distinguished Practice Award, ASPEN Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Award, and American Dietetic Association Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Nutrition. In 2020, Dr. Hasse was the inaugural recipient of the Jeanette Hasse Transplant Dietitian Award named in her honor by NATCO. Jeanette received her B.S. degree in Nutrition at the University of Nebraska and received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutrition at Texas Woman's University.

Release Date: August 23, 2023


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