This free educational series was originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference held on June 22, 2021. It focuses on malnutrition, muscle loss, body composition, and more.
FREE Continuing Education: up to 3.0 RN CE; 3.0 RD CPEU
In this course, Phillip J Atherton, PhD, AFHEA, will summarize available evidence on mechanisms that lead to loss of muscle mass, strength, and physical function; review data on existing interventions and novel nutrients/ingredients under investigation to support strength and physical function; and more.
In this course, Samuel Th Chew, MB, BCH, BAO, FRCP, FAMS, will describe the effect of aging on muscle health, eating habits and nutrition knowledge among community-dwelling older adults; compare and contrast conditions of sarcopenia and frailty; and more.
Adj Assoc Professor Samuel Chew is a Senior Consultant at the Geriatric Medicine Department, Changi General Hospital, Singhealth CGH Campus. He is a tutor for the Centre of Healthcare Simulation at NUS and the Geriatric Medicine Modular Training Program, Academy of Medicine Singapore and Chapter of Geriatrician, College of Physicians Singapore. He is also faculty member for the Singhealth Residency Program in Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.
He received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1997; a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics from University College London in 2007 and specialist training in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine from the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board in UK in 2009. He went on to obtain his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2013 and Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2014. He has been working at Changi General Hospital since October 2010.
He has a deep passion in delivering evidence-based individualised care for geriatric patients, teaching undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees, and the application of health-care technology in the real-world clinical setting. Clinical work includes acute geriatric medicine, geriatric rehabilitation, management of multi-morbidity in the acute and ambulatory setting, pressure injury prevention, management of malnutrition and sarcopenia in older adults. Current research areas include nutritional health, sarcopenia, clinical pharmacology, pressure injury prevention and cognitive impairment in the older population.
In this course M. Christina Gonzalez, MD, PhD, will review key concepts related to malnutrition and muscle assessment; discuss the clinical implications of associated malnutrition and low muscle mass; and examine recent advances in body composition assessment and their use in research and clinical practice.
In this course Francesco Landi, MD, PhD, will describe the relationship between COVID-19 and the nutrition status of patients; review new data on COVID-19, and its implications for nutrition care — from hospital to home; and translate current knowledge for the nutritional management of COVID-19 patients into practical guidance for clinicians.
Professor Landi is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatric at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, in Rome. He is a specialist in geriatric medicine and gerontology and director of the rehabilitation geriatric unit of the “A. Gemelli” Hospital (Rome, Italy). He is also director of the teaching nursing homes of the Catholic University (L’Aquila, Italy).
He is a member of scientific committee of the Italian Geriatric Society. Francesco Landi is a member of the editorial board of several International geriatric journals and a peer reviewer for numerous International medical journals. He has acted as the principal investigator in many multicenter national and international trials. He is a member of national and international expert groups that work on guidelines in the field of nutrition and functionality in elderly subjects.
He has over 120 peer-reviewed original papers in International medical journals, many of which are in the area of frailty and functional status of older people. Professor Landi is particularly interested in the role of nutrition as part of the integrated care of older adults and participated in the development of the European Consensus on Sarcopenia Definition and Diagnosis.
In this course, Jeroen Molinger, MSc, will review current body composition testing techniques for use in research vs. clinical practice; describe current ultrasound technology for measuring muscle mass; and examine new (ultrasound) technologies for testing body composition.
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