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ACHL Symposium: Balancing Act: Determining Energy Needs and Protein Requirements in the Critically Ill

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

The satellite symposium will feature an expert panel who will discuss nutritional support for critically ill patients, including those with COVID-19. Topics include advances with indirect calorimetry, protein requirements, and the metabolic impacts of COVID-19 infection.


  1. Discuss advances in the use of indirect calorimetry for measuring energy expenditure and protein requirements in critically ill patients
  2. Identify patients who may require higher protein targets based on current recommendations
  3. Describe the metabolic effects of COVID-19 infection and evolving approaches to meet nutrition needs in these critically ill patients

Juan Ochoa, MD, FACS, FCCM, Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ

Ashlee Roffe, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC, Nutrition Director, Swedish Hospital, Chicago, IL

Paul, Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Physician Director, TPN/Nutrition Support Service, DUH, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

This session is sponsored by:


Commercial Support Acknowledgement: Supported by an educational grant from Baxter Healthcare Corporation.