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Clinical Nutrition Week 2014


Nutrition for the Practicing Pediatric Clinician Part 1: Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition


Jan 18, 2014 11:00am

Standard: $79.00
Members: $49.00

Description

This course will address contemporary and core issues related to nutrition therapy for the critically ill child. The speakers are experts in the field with extensive research and clinical experience, and are known for their teaching and speaking abilities worldwide. The course will begin with basic concepts of nutrition, followed by a review of body composition (clinical aspects and latest research) as a novel outcome marker, followed by a summary of the five most important papers published in the field in the past two years. A relevant research paper presentation will also be included. Ample interaction with the expert panel will complete the experience of a truly state-of-the-art discussion on the subject.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic biochemistry principles of nutrition support for the child
  2. Discuss the current science and clinical aspects of body composition monitoring as a novel outcome marker in children
  3. Identify the top five papers on pediatric critical care nutrition in the past two years

Speaker(s):

  • Walter Chwals, MD, FACS, FCCM, FAAP, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics; Surgeon-in-Chief, Tufts University School of Medicine; Floating Hospital for Children
  • Tom Jaksic, 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
  • Nilesh Mehta, MD, Director, Critical Care Nutrition; Associate Medical Director, Medical and Surgical ICU; Director of Quality and Outcomes, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Speaker(s):

  • Jorge Coss Bu, MD, Associate Director of Research, Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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