GLIM: Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition: A Consensus Report from The Global Clinical Nutrition Community

Program Date: 20 May 2021
Publication Date: 22 July 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll explain the definition, prevalence and impact of malnutrition in adult patients; review expert group recommendations/consensus/guidelines on malnutrition diagnosis, including the new GLIM consensus; and summarize next steps for the GLIM consensus and how clinicians can utilize the consensus within their practice. Originally presented as a live webinar on May 20, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Explain the definition, prevalence, and impact of malnutrition in adult patients.
• Review expert group recommendations/consensus/guidelines on malnutrition diagnosis, including the new GLIM consensus.
• Summarize next steps for the GLIM consensus and how clinicians can utilize the consensus within their practice.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 3.2.2, 4.2.7, 6.2.3, 8.3.5
  • Run Time: 54

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Leah Gramlich, MD, FRCP

Professor of Medicine
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dr Leah Gramlich is a Physician, Nutritionist Specialist and Gastroenterologist. She is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta with a cross appointment in Agriculture Life and Environmental Science. She is also Provincial Medical Advisor for Nutrition Services in Alberta Health Services. 

Dr Gramlich is dedicated to patient care and has an evolving interest in food for health and in empowering health practitioners with the tools to meet patient needs relative to food and activity for health. She developed “Wellness Rx” an educational approach for undergraduate health professionals focused on nutrition and activity. She is the Medical Co-Lead for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Alberta. Her other research interests include nutrition and cancer, nutrition in critical illness, nutrition therapy in the home and nutrition education. She is Past President and Founding President of the Canadian Nutrition Society. She has sat on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and is Current Chair of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force.

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Abby Sauer, MPH, RD

Senior Manager, Scientific & Medical Affairs
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA
Abby Sauer joined Abbott Nutrition in 1999 and currently is a Senior Manager in the External Engagement team within Scientific and Medical Affairs. Her team drives public health policy through cross-functional strategies, initiatives, and partnerships to build scientific leadership and visibility of Abbott Nutrition. Her areas of expertise include malnutrition; nutrition screening, assessment, and intervention; and geriatric nutrition. She has delivered many scientific presentations and publications on key nutrition topics including lean body mass, malnutrition, and readmissions. Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Abby worked as a clinical dietitian in a variety of healthcare settings. She provided medical nutrition therapy to hospital patients including medical-surgical patients, ICU patients, and oncology patients, as well as outpatient nutrition counseling for patients with diabetes and gestational diabetes. Abby earned her BS in dietetics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and completed her dietetic internship at Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a Master’s in Public Health from The Ohio State University.
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