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ASPEN 2018 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference

PG-2018 - Postgraduate Course: Critical Care

Jan 22, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Jan 22, 2018 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $79.00
Members: $49.00


This is the optimal course for physicians, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists who work with critically ill patients. Join your colleagues for an in-depth learning experience in critical care nutrition.


  • Describe methods and tools to screen for malnutrition when conducting a nutrition-focused physical examination in critically ill patients
  • List the causes and consequences of feeding interruptions and identify novel approaches to assure early nutritional adequacy in critically ill patients
  • Summarize the effects of protein supplements on muscle protein synthesis and the potential benefits of specific amino acids/amino acid derivatives
  • Discuss general trace element and micronutrient deficiencies including emerging data on dialysis and critically ill burn patients
  • Explain the importance of the microbiome during physiologic stress and the potential impact of probiotic therapy during critical illness
  • Identify the causes and consequences of constipation as well as the mechanisms underlying existing and novel therapies


  • Daniel Dante Yeh, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM, FASPEN, CNSC, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care; Trauma Surgeon, Ryder Trauma Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


  • Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN; Nutrition Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH
  • Mette Berger, MD, PhD, Intensive Care Physician and Associate Professor; Coordinator of the Lausanne Burn Center, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery; Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Dept. of Anesthesiology; Physician Diretor, TPN/Nutrition Support Service, DUH, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Sadeq Quraishi, MD, MHA, MMSc, Staff Anesthetist and Intensivist, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Credits: None available.

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