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Nutrition During a Pandemic: Making Sense of the Chaos (S40)

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Session: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Extended Q&A: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM


  1. Describe the pathophysiology of oxidative stress in critical illness, including COVID-19 infection
  2. Identify mechanisms for selenium, zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D in critically ill patients with COVID-19 disease
  3. Discuss current evidence which informs use of selenium, zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D in critically ill patients with -and- without COVID-19 disease
  4. Select nutrition and COVID topics for original clinical study designs corresponding to current research gaps.   
  5. Propose potential practice gaps that could be used to create clinical practice guidelines on nutrition and COVID.

Nutrition Support in 2020: COVID-19 Impact

Matt Bechtold, MD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, Director of Ambulatory Services, Chair of Quality Improvement Committee - Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO

Micronutrients in Critically Ill with COVID-19: Is Optimal Provision Altered?
Jayshil Patel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Macronutrient Needs: Assessing and Intervening with Those Making a Difference
Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD, Professor and Department Head, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Chicago, IL

Where are the Research Gaps? - Highlights from the ASPEN COVID-19 Nutrition Taskforce
Liam McKeever, PhD, RDN, FASPEN, ASPEN Clinical Guidelines Director; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Matt Bechtold, MD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF


CE Credit: 2 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-030-L04-P

Join the speakers after their presentations for an extended Q&A sponsored by Cardinal Health.