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, be sure to learn about how a  business response to Covid is extremely important.

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 and Testosterone boosters 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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