Dr. Tom Jaksic is A.S.P.E.N.’s 37th president representing nearly 6,000 multidisciplinary healthcare professionals dedicated to nutrition support therapy. He is the W. Hardy Hendren Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Vice-Chairman of Pediatric General Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, Surgical Director of the Center for Advanced Intestinal rehabilitation (CAIr) at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Core for the NIH sponsored Nutrition and Obesity Center at Harvard. Dr. Jaksic’s medical and academic positions afford him the opportunity for active clinical practice and research. His research focuses on the nutrition and metabolism of the pediatric surgical patient and encompasses basic science as well as translational and clinical studies. His endeavors have included: the validation of the serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) bowel lengthening operation, the use of travenous stable isotopes to determine the protein and caloric requirements of neonates on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and quantitative isotopic studies of hepatic function in children with intestinal failure associated liver disease. He has served A.S.P.E.N. in many leadership roles and is a past recipient of the Dudrick Award. Dr. Jaksic will address how our clinical, organizational and research endeavors in nutrition must be modified in response to the cost challenges facing our health care system. Join Dr. Jaksic for a vibrant kickoff to CNW13!
Identify how to modify clinical nutrition endeavors in the face of health care changes
Identify how to modify nutrition research endeavors in the face of health care changes
MD, PhD, FASPEN,
Vice-Chairman, Pediatric General Surgery; Surgical Director, Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation; W. Hardy Hendren Professor of Surgery,
Boston Childrens Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Credits: None available.
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