Protein in the Critically Ill Patient: What do we really know?

Oct 16, 2019 12:00pm -
Oct 16, 2019 01:30pm

Event Description

Protein in the Critically Ill Patient: What do we really know?


Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET


Faculty & Topics
Mechanisms Underpinning Muscle Loss: Focus on the Aging ICU Patient
Stuart Phillips, PhD, FACSM, FCAHS
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Physical Activity Center of Excellence, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Protein in ICU Patients: Impact on Functional Outcome
Peter JM Weijs, PhD
Lector, Weight Management, Section of Nutrition and Dietetics, Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Does Clinical Equipoise Exist for Protein Dose in Critical Illness?
Jay Patel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Beth Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, CNSC, FCCM
Research Scientist, Department of Research for Patient Care Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO


Questions to be addressed in Presentation

  • What stimulates muscle synthesis? How does this differ in the ICU patient? Does it differ based on the age of the patient? What is the preferential protein source(s) to stimulate muscle synthesis and/or minimize muscle breakdown?
  • The current literature speaks to the importance of protein in the critically ill patient but has left many unanswered questions. Does protein source and/or route of administration make a difference? What role does exercise/physical therapy or other therapies play in optimizing muscle mass?
  • How does the science behind protein needs, muscle protein synthesis and utilization in the critically ill patient translate to patient care?

This free webinar is supported by Baxter Healthcare


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Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Aug 27, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Aug 28, 2019 and ends on Oct 15, 2019.
Late registration starts on Oct 16, 2019.
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