Course on Nutrition in Clinical Illness

Format: Virtual
Dates: 26-27 April, 2023


Danielle BEAR – Dietitian, PhD Consultant Dietitian – critical care, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. FREM Committee, ESICM

Michael CASAER – MD, PhD, Intensive Care Medicine Department – Burn Centre Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine, CMM University Hospitals Leuven, Catholic University Leuven, Chair of the Feeding, Rehabilitation, Endocrinology & Metabolism (FREM) Section, ESICM

Endorsement: This Master Class is endorsed by the ESICM Feeding, Rehabilitation, Endocrinology & Metabolism (FREM) Section and the Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals (N&AHP) representative group, ESICM.

The Course on Nutrition in critical illness provides participants with an introductory overview of the field of nutrition and metabolic management in intensive care. A high level of interaction is the core feature of this full day of learning. This will be guaranteed thanks to interactive lectures, case-based discussions, gamification and much more. We are excited to welcome you to our new event!

After registering for the event, ensure you access the pre-course materials available for study in the dedicated online classroom on the ESICM Academy. Please note that ONLY registered participants can access the dedicated classroom.

IMPORTANT! A total of 10 places will be offered for FREE to participants coming from Low and Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC), as per the World Bank classification. If you are interested to apply for an LMIC place, send us your letter of interest and CV to Applicants will be selected based on gender equity, equitable geographical representation, levels of expertise, with special attention to multidisciplinarity and interprofessionalism. Deadline for LMIC applications: March 31, 2023. 

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An application will be made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

  • Learn from experts and share best practice with peers
  • Be part of a unique training experience that proactively recalls your previous knowledge and skills in field
  • Deepen and broaden your in line with your profile and interest


  • Discuss the evidence surrounding enteral (EN) and parenteral nutrition (PN) during the different phases of the metabolic response to critical illness.
  • Understand the value of observational and controlled studies in assessing patient-centred outcomes (particularly physical function) with reliable estimates of treatment effect and translation to the bedside.
  • Understand the value and limitations of scores and biomarkers for assessing nutrition status, timing of nutrition and risk of refeeding syndrome.
  • Understand the indication for different PN & EN formulations and different access-modalities (nasal/oral tube versus percutaneous access to the stomach, duodenum or jejunum)
  • Outline the target for energy (including indirect calorimetry), protein, micronutrients and electrolytes and blood glucose levels and their translation into pragmatic protocols and quality improvement strategies
  • Importance of Feeding
  • Understanding Nutrition research
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Targets
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Monitoring and Complications
  • Protocols
  • Quality improvement and knowledge transfer to the bedside
  • Novel perspectives
  • Intensive care doctors, nurses and allied health care professionals (N&AHPs) with high interest in patient nutrition in intensive care.