Dates: April 24-25, 2024
The eCourse 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’ are offered in 2023 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 dedicated online classroom on the ESICM Academy.
- 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 Course is endorsed by the ESICM Feeding, Rehabilitation, Endocrinology & Metabolism (FREM) Section and the Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals (N&AHP) representative group, ESICM.
- Discuss the evidence surrounding enteral (EN) and parenteral nutrition (PN) during the different phases of the metabolic response to critical illness.
- Understand and analyze 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 and analyze the indication for different PN & EN formulations and different access-modalities (nasal/oral tube versus percutaneous access to the stomach, duodenum or jejunum)
- Outline and assess 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 us 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, dates and mentors:
- Belgium: University Hospitals Leuven (July 3-7, 2023). Fellowship mentors: Michael CASAER & Jan GUNST
- Germany: Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Mitte (October 9-13, 2023). Fellowship mentors: Stefan SCHALLER & Steffen WEBER-CARSTENS.
- Sweden: Karolinska University Hospital (November 20-24, 2023). Fellowship mentor: Olav ROOYACKERS
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.
IMPORTANT! A total of 10 places will be offered for FREE to participants coming from Low and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants from LMIC may be selected for a maximum of 3 ESICM eCourses for FREE every year. Applicants who have participated in 1 eCourse as a free LMIC applicant need to have an active ESICM membership for the current year before applying again.
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®).
Highlights of previous editions
This year’s first edition was attended by 79 participants from 38 countries. Here’s what they thought was the best part of the event:
- Great that it was a multidisciplinary course. Fantastic speakers and very interesting presentations.
- The e-course was very well organised as it is already a standard for all ESICM events. Perhaps the best aspect is the possibility to communicate directly with the faculty members.
- Very practical course and directed to the clinical practice. It also revealed the gaps in the current knowledge and areas in need of further research.
- The experience of participants is invaluable. The attention and availability they have for us during the event are totally graceful. The pictures and videos they share with us are awesome. I would do it again and again.
- For me the combination of practical (learning through clinical cases) and theoretical part. This helped a lot to understand.
- The best aspect was the possibility of asking questions to professionals and authors of guidelines. The second one – was the presence of perfect clinical cases as practical side of this ecourse.
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