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Physician Preconference Course: Comprehensive Nutrition Therapy: Tactical Approaches in 2024 (PHY-2024)

Friday, March 1 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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This course is designed to stimulate physician interest in nutrition and underscore its impact on patient outcomes. It includes three sessions: Nutrition Support in the Critically Ill Patient, Nutrition Strategies for Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Dysfunction, and Transitioning Nutrition Care to the Ambulatory Setting.


  1. Summarize current strategies to optimize nutrition support of patients who are critically ill.
  2. Develop nutrition strategies to manage gastrointestinal inflammation and dysfunction.
  3. Identify up and coming topics that will impact the nutrition management of patients. 

Session 1: Nutrition Support of the Critically Ill Patient
Enteral Feeding Intolerance in the ICU: Similarities and Differences in Pediatric and Adult Critical Care 
Enid Martinez, MD, FASPEN, Boston, MA

Immunocompromised Feeding Challenges
Juan Carlos Lopez Delgado, MD, PhD, Barcelona, Spain

Pediatric Critical Care Challenges Including Mobilization and Protein Dosing
Nilesh Mehta, MD, Boston, MA

Session 2: Nutrition Strategies for Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Dysfunction
Enteropathies: The Good, The Bad and The Leaky
Lindsey Russell, MD, MSc, CNSC, FRCPC, Cleveland, OH

Current and Emerging Therapies for Short Bowel Syndrome
Shirley Paski, MD, CNSC, Cleveland, OH

Keynote Address: The Wisdom of the Gut
Diego Bohorquez, PhD, Durham, NC

Session 3: Up and Coming Topics Addressing the Future of Nutrition Management
The First 1000 Days: Early Life Maturation of the Gut Microbiome

Nikhil Pai, MD, CNSC, NASPGHAN-F, FRCPC, FAAP, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Aging Up: The Future of Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Nutrition Care
Sivan Kinberg, MD, MS, MA, New York, NY

The Future: Role of Artificial Intelligence in Nutritional Management
Ankit Sakhuja, MBBS, MS, FACP, FASN, FCCP, Morgantown, WV

Lindsey Russell, MD, MSc, CNSC, FRCPC, Cleveland, OH

Matthew Kappus, MD, Durham, NC

Vikram Christian, MD, FAAP, CNSC, Minneapolis, MN

CE Credit: 6.25 Physician
Level: Intermediate

Course is at the Tampa General Hospital, Michael and Candace Valdes Family Auditorium. All healthcare professionals are welcome. Student/trainee attendance is free with proof of status.