Pre-Conference Physician Course

The Pre-Conference Physician Course, "Clinical Nutrition: Practice Pearls for the Physician" was held on Friday, March 22, 2019, prior to the ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. There were over 100 attendees for the full-day course. The course was divided into three sessions led by experts from across the country, Canada and Europe.

2019 Program

Session 1: Critical Illness
Moderator: Stephen A. McClave, MD, FASPEN  

  • Case Presentation and Expert Panel Discussion 
    Daniel J. Johnson, MD  
  • Nutrition Monitors and Timing of Nutrition Interventions 
    Renee D. Stapleton, MD, PhD 
  • Managing Muscle Mass: Why is This So Important? 
    Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD 
  • Modifying the Microbiome in the ICU: Does it Help? 
    Jayshil Patel, MD 
  • PN vs EN – What Does the Evidence Support? 
    Constantine J. Karvellas, MD, SM, FRCPC, FCCM

Session 2: Obesity and Wellness Promotion 
Moderator: John DiBaise, MD

  • Case Presentation and Expert Panel Discussion 
    Lori R. Roust, MD
  • Pharmacologic and Endoscopic Therapies for Obesity 
    Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, FTOS
  • Current Status of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Quick Fix or Long-term Cure?  
    Jeffrey Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACE, FACN
  • Lifestyle Strategies in Obesity: Worthwhile or Worthless? 
    Manpreet Mundi, MD
  • Promoting Wellness Throughout the Life Cycle: Age-Appropriate Strategies 
    Melina Jampolis, MD

Session 3: Gastrointestinal/Surgery Nutrition  
Moderator: Stanislaw Klek, MD, PhD

  • Case Presentation and Expert Panel Discussion 
    Kevin Ruff, MD
  • Challenging Areas in Short Bowel Management 
    John DiBaise, MD
  • Physician’s Role in Home PN Management
    Ryan Hurt, MD, PhD
  • ERAS: What Works and What Doesn’t
    Tonia M. Young-Fadok, MD
  • Long-Term Enteral Access: Recognizing and Managing Complications 
    William L. Berger, MD


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