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Muscle Matters, so Let’s Look for It: Practical Strategies to Assess Muscle Across the Disease Spectrum (SU43)

Sunday, March 3 • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

In Person_Virtual


  1. Explore the connection between muscle assessment measurements, muscle function, and outcomes.
  2. Describe ultrasound imaging technique as an emerging bed-side tool to quantify muscle thickness and composition. 
  3. Explain stable isotope amino acid tracer approaches and implications of amino acid metabolism changes in critical illness.

Muscle Form, Function, and Outcomes: What is the Connection?
Carla Prado, PhD, RD, Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health; Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Bedside Ultrasound for the Assessment of Muscle Thickness and Composition
Michael Paris, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Metabolic Amino Acid Flux Analysis: Principles and Interpretation
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, FASN, Director Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity; Ponder Endowed Chair; Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Sports Management, School of Education & Human Development and Department of Primary Care & Rural Medicine, School of Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-049-L99-P