June 18, 2021

New free webinar

Medical nutrition therapy of the critically ill COVID-19 patient


Patients admitted to the ICU with COVID-19 are at high nutritional risk due to their presenting condition and the intensive care management strategies required to treat the disease.

In this free webinar, organised by the ESICM Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition (MEN) Section, our expert panel dicussed the current evidence of medical nutrition therapy, especially in COVID-19 patients requiring NIV or ECMO.

Learning Outcomes:

By reviewing evidence and current recommendations, you will learn more about:

• how Bioelectric Impedance Assessment (BIA) works, as well as its potential and pitfalls in treating critical illness
• evaluating energy expenditure to guide macronutrient intake
• how to “best” feed critically ill COVID-19 patients requiring NIV or ECMO in terms of safety and efficacy

The experts:


Prof Arthur VAN ZANTEN – Chair, Department of Intensive Care and ICU Research in Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede (NL). Professor of Nutrition and Metabolic Stress by special appointment at Wageningen University & Research (NL).

Prof Elisabeth DE WAELE – Head of Clinics ICU and Head of the Nutrition team, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussels (BE).

Dr Gunnar ELKE – Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel (DE).


Prof Mette BERGER – Intensive care physician and associate professor, Lausanne University Hospital (CH). Chair of the ESICM MEN Section.



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