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Comprehensive Nutrition Therapy: Tactical Approaches in 2022 (PHY-2022)

7:30 AM – 2:15 PM PT

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This comprehensive course is designed to meet the educational needs of both physician and healthcare professionals interested in clinical nutrition. It focuses on the role of nutrition and its vital impact on patient outcomes. It includes three sessions, each including a patient case:

  • Nutrition During Transitions in Care
  • Critical Care Nutrition
  • Surgical Nutrition

Ideal for new physicians and all healthcare professionals. Student/trainee attendance is free with proof of training status.


    1. Describe the nutrition issues that challenge patient care during transitions from the ICU to the ward to outpatient and between pediatric to adult care.
    2. Summarize the rationale and clinical evidence for the use of micronutrients in the treatment of critically ill patients.
    3. Plan and execute a program of planned nutritional intervention on patients who have had surgery and are at high risk for malnutrition and nutrition related complications.


    7:30 – 7:35 AM Course Welcome and Introduction
    Jeff Mechanick, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

    Session 1: Nutrition During Transitions in Care (7:35 – 9:05 AM)
    7:35 – 7:45 AM Session Case Introduction
    Jennifer Katz, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
    7:45 – 8:05 AM Nutrition Issues in GI Patients Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care
    David Mercer MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
    8:05 – 8:25 AM Nutrition Issues in the Patient Transitioning from the ICU to the General Ward
    Philipp Schuetz, MD, Professor of Medicine, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland
    8:25 – 8:45 AM Transitioning EN and PN from Hospital to Home
    Manpreet Mundi, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN
    8:45 – 9:05 AM Case Discussion and Q&A

    Session 2: Critical Care Nutrition (9:20 – 10:50 AM)
    9:20 – 9:30 AM Session Case Introduction
    Jose Pimiento, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences, College of Medicine, University of South Florida; Medical Director of Inpatient Surgical Services, GI Surgical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
    9:30 – 9:50 AM Overview of Oxidative Stress and the Role of Micronutrients in Critical Illness
    Christian Stoppe, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    9:50 – 10:10 AM Selenium and Vitamin C in Critical Illness 
    Daren Heyland, MD, Professor of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    10:10 – 10:30 AM Vitamin D and Zinc in Critical Illness
    Todd Rice, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    10:30 – 10:50 AM Case Discussion and Q&A

    Grand Rounds Lecture

    10:50 – 11:35 AM The Impact of Pandemics on Nutrient Scarcity as a Social Determinant of Health
    Jennifer Otten, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    11:35 – 11:45 AM Q&A

    Lunch Break (11:45 AM – 12:45 PM)

    Session 3: Surgical Nutrition (12:45 – 2:15 PM)

    12:45 – 12:55 PM Session Case Introduction
    Chet Morrison, Associate Professor of Surgery, Central Michigan University School of Medicine, Saginaw, MI
    12:55 – 1:15 PM Nascent to Novel Methods to Evaluate Nutritional Risk and Frailty of the Surgical Patient
    Carla Prado PhD, Professor of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    1:15 – 1:35 PM Nutritional Strategies to Enhance Recovery After Surgery 
    Paul Wischmeyer MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC
    1:35 – 1:55 PM Novel Nutritional Strategies to Enhance Recovery after Specialized Surgery: An Emphasis on Cardiac, Orthopedic, and Surgical Oncology
    Robert G. Martindale MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
    1:55 – 2:15 PM Case Discussion and Q&A

    CE Credit: 5.5 hours
    Level: Intermediate