Nutrition on for Lean Body Mass: What Should I Know to Manage LBM Loss?


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Continuing Education Units: For Physicians: maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ; For Nurses: 0.75 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology) ; ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.75 ABIM MOC points.
Audience: This activity is intended for primary care physicians, surgeons, hematologists/oncologists, dietitians, and nurses.
Release Date: December 22, 2016 Expiration Date: December 22, 2017

Program Goal:
The goal of this activity is to increase recognition of risk factors for lean body mass loss and to provide strategies to increase lean body mass in at-­risk patients.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the characteristics that increase a patient’s risk for reduced lean body mass
  • Have increased knowledge regarding the methods to promptly and accurately diagnose loss of lean body mass
  • Have increased knowledge regarding the appropriate nutritional support methods to manage lean body mass in patients with acute and chronic conditions while educating patients to enhance adherence


Moderated by:

Gerald Mullin, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine; Co-­Chair, Nutrition Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

With presentations by:

Paul Wischmeyer, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine; Director, Perioperative Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina

David C. Evans, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Medical Director, Nutrition Support and Trauma Services, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD
Professor; Director, Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Aminah Jatoi, MD
Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota