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PHY1-2021 - Comprehensive Nutritional Therapy - Tactical Approaches in 2021 - Part 1 (PHY1-2021)

‐ Mar 19, 2021 12:30pm

This course is designed to stimulate interest of nutrition in young physicians and demonstrate its importance to patient outcomes. Each session will start with a case presentation and end with a discussion of the case by the expert speakers followed by an interactive Question and Answer session. All healthcare professionals are welcomed. Student/trainee attendance is free with proof of training.

This eight-hour course will be divided into two parts.

  • Day 1: March 19 from 9:00 AM – 1:30PM ET will include Sessions 1 & 2.
  • Day 2: March 20 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET will include the Keynote Lecture and Session 3.

Friday, March 19, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Session 1 – Cardiometabolic Risk Mitigation
Moderator: J. Mechanick

  • Case Presentation
  • Cardiometabolic Risk – J. Mechanick
  • The Obesity Epidemic – C. Still
  • Insights from 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease – M. Al-Kazaz
  • Adiponectin and Why They Call it - Cardio+Metabolic Disease: A Biomarker for Understanding Effective Prevention – T. Garvey
  • Panel Discussion of Case and Q&A

Session 2 – Nutritional Issues in Cancer
Moderator: M. Mundi

  • Case Presentation
  • Overview of Nutrition in Cancer Therapy – R. Martindale
  • Current Guidelines for Nutritional Therapy in Cancer – A. Laviano
  • Mechanisms of Malnutrition and Cachexia Revealed by Animal Models of Cancer – T. Zimmers
  • Does the Ketogenic Diet Improve Response to Anti-Cancer Therapy? – M. Mundi
  • Panel Discussion of Case and Q&A

Saturday, March 20, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Keynote Lecture: Critical Care Nutrition: State of the Art – Y. Arabi

Session 3 – Critical Illness
Moderator: J. Patel

  • Case Presentation
  • Should Nutritional Therapy be Modified to Account for Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Critical Illness? – Z. Puthucheary
  • Can Feeding Strategies Alter Immune Signaling and Gut Sepsis? – S. McClave
  • Do Current Regimens in Nutritional Therapy Support the Microbiome? – J. Alverdy
  • Does Enteral Feeding Worsen Outcome in the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient? – J. Patel
  • Panel Discussion of Case and Q&A


Mohamed Al-Kazaz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine – Cardiology; Attending Cardiologist; Co-Director, Cardiology Teaching Service, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS
Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Yaseen Arabi, MD, FCCP, FCCM, ATSF
Consultant, Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City; Professor, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

W. Timothy Garvey, MD
Butterworth Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences; GRECC Investigator & Staff Physician, Birmingham VAMC, Director, UAB Diabetes Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Alessandro Laviano, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Translational and Precision Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD, FASPEN
Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Hospital Nutritional Service, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Stephen A. McClave, MD, FASPEN
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACN, ECNU, MACE
Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart; Director of Metabolic Support, Divisions of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Manpreet Mundi, MD
Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Home Enteral Nutrition Program, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes, and Nutrition; Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Jayshil Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Zudin Puthucheary, MBBS, B.Med.Sci, D.UHM, PGCME, EDICM, MRCP, FHEA, FFICM, PhD
Clinical Senior Lecturer, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, England

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS
Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Medical Director, Center for Nutrition & Weight Management; Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD
H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Learning Objectives:

  • Design a dietary-based risk mitigation strategy for cardiometabolic disease
  • Evaluate current evidence for impact of dietary intervention on malignancy associated malnutrition
  • Describe gut dysfunction, mitochondrial failure, and alterations in microbiome associated with critical illness and identify nutrition strategies that may alter the course of critical illness