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Dr. Stephen O'Keefe gives a presentation on nutritional gastroenterology. Dr. O'Keefe covers topics such as enteral access and the human microbiome.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the impact of interventional feeding in critical illness
  • Recognize successful feeding in the ICU
  • Recognize the human microbiome: ICU, fecal transplant, cancer

Reading Resources: 

  1. Seminerio J, O'Keefe SJ. Jejuna I feeding in patients with pancreatitis.Nutr Clin Pract. 2014 Jun;29(3):283-6. doi: 10.1177 /0884533614529164. Epub 2014 Apr 4. PMID: 24704863
  2. O'Keefe SJ, Li JV, Lahti L, Ou J, Carbonero F, Mohammed K, Posma JM, Kinross J, Wahl E, Ruder E, Vipperla K, Naidoo V, Mtshali L, Tims S, Puylaert PG, Delany J, Krasinskas A, Benefiel AC, Kaseb HO, Newton K, Nicholson JK, de Vos WM, Gaskins HR, Zoetendal EG. Fat, fibre and cancer risk in African Americans and rural Africans.Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 28;6:6342. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7342. PMID: 25919227
  3. Ou J, Carbonero F, Zoetendal EG, Delany JP, Wang M, Newton K, Gaskins HR, O'Keefe SJ. Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013
    Jul;98(1}:111-20. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.056689. Epub 2013 May 29. PMID: 23719549


Dr. O'Keefe has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.


Release Date: 12/10/2018 | Last Modified On: 1/13/2020 | Expires: 12/16/2020

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