Course on Nutrition in Critical Illness
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 total of 15 fellowships fully supported by ‘Fresenius Kabi’ will be offered to the top-scoring participants in the course evaluation. For more details, see the Fellowship Tab below.
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 email@example.com. 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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Nutrition in clinical illness, Brussels (Virtual), Belgium, 26/04/2023-27/04/2023 has been granted 7 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).
- 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
- Quality improvement and knowledge transfer to the bedside
- Novel perspectives
A total of 15 fellowships will be conducted in centres around Europe, giving fellows the opportunity to experience nutrition in critical illness in real-life settings and learn directly from experts. Fellowship-related costs (accommodation and travel) up to 1000 EUR/fellow will be reimbursed by ESICM.
Eligibility for fellowships:
- Must be a member of the ESICM (so join up now if not already a member!)
- Fellowships will be awarded on basis of attendance at the course and highest performance in the post-course evaluation.
Fellowship Centres and dates:
- Belgium: University Hospitals Leuven (July 3-7, 2023)
Germany: Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Mitte (date to be confirmed)
Sweden: Karolinska University Hospital (date to be confirmed)
For further information see Collaborative Centres of Expertise in Intensive Care – ESICM
Fellowships fully funded by ‘Fresenius Kabi’.
- Intensive care doctors, nurses and allied health care professionals (N&AHPs) with high interest in patient nutrition in intensive care.