Malnutrition, Muscle loss, and Body Composition: Latest Advances and Innovations for the Future Series

Course Description:

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

Modules

The Future of Nutrition Intervention to Address Malnutrition and Muscle Loss

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.

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Program Date: 22 June 2021
Publication Date: 28 October 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll 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 describe potential implications of nutrition interventions for public health programs. Originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference as a live webinar on June 22, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• 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. 
• Describe potential implications of nutrition interventions for public health programs and messages to support healthy aging.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.2
  • Run Time:18

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Phillip J Atherton, PhD, AFHEA

Chair, Clinical, Metabolic, and Molecular Physiology School of Medicine 
Faculty, Medicine and Health Sciences 
University of Nottingham 
Derby, UK
Prof. Dr. Philip J. Atherton is Chair of Clinical, Metabolic, and Molecular Physiology at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He received a 1st Class BSc degree, and a higher PhD degree (in 2005) focusing upon protein metabolism, myogenic signaling, and gene expression regulation in skeletal muscle, from the University of Central Lancashire. His current research involves an expansive combining of detailed pre/clinical molecular physiology with the application of stable isotope methodologies and the integration of OMIC techniques to discover predictors of the mechanistic basis for, and how to mitigate musculoskeletal declines in aging and myriad related diseases. Prof. Atherton, with a H-index of 57 and ~15000 citations, has published ~150 peer-reviewed articles and 6 invited book chapters. He is a senior editor for Experimental Physiology, Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism, and Nutrients, journals.
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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program Chair 
Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Canada
Dr. Carla Prado is a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and a Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr. Prado received her PhD in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a registered dietitian in both Canada and Brazil. Dr. Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in patients with diverse conditions. She is currently the principal investigator for four randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of nutrition intervention on body composition and health. She is currently a member of the GLIM Body Composition Working Group, and the Sarcopenic Obesity Consensus Group (ESPEN/EASO). She is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Malnutrition and Muscle Loss: Healthy Aging

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.

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Program Date: 22 June 2021
Publication Date: 28 October 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll 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 explain the effects of nutrition interventions on muscle and strength over time (as observed in the SHIELD study). Originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference as a live webinar on June 22, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• 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 describe assessment methods for each condition in the community setting. 
• Explain the effects of nutrition intervention on muscle and strength over time (as observed in the SHIELD study).
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.2.1
  • Run Time:17

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Samuel Th Chew, MB, BCH, BAO, FRCP, FAMS

Adj Associate Professor Medicine 
Senior Consultant Geriatrician 
Changi General Hospital, Singapore

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.

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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) 
Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, Division of Human Nutrition 
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr Carla Prado is a Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and a Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr Prado received her PhD in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a Registered Dietitian in both Canada and Brazil. Dr Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in patients with diverse conditions. She is currently the principal investigator for four randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of nutrition intervention on body composition and health. She is currently a member of the GLIM Body Composition Working Group, and the Sarcopenic Obesity Consensus Group (ESPEN/EASO). She is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Update on Malnutrition, Muscle Loss, and Body Composition

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.

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Program Date: 22 June 2021
Publication Date: 28 October 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll 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. Originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference as a live webinar on June 22, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Review key concepts related to malnutrition and muscle assessment. 
• Discuss the clinical implications of associated malnutrition and low muscle mass. 
• Examine recent advances in body composition assessment and their use in research and clinical practice.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
  • Run Time:18

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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M. Christina Gonzalez, MD, PhD

Professor, Post-Graduate Program in Health and Behavior 
Catholic University of Pelotas 
Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Dr Maria Cristina Gonzalez is a Professor at the Universidade Católica de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior and an Associate Professor at Universidade Federal de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Nutrition and Food and the Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology in Brazil. She received her medical degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas and did her postdoctoral work in parenteral and enteral nutrition, endoscopy, and gastroenterology. She then earned a PhD degree in epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil and completed postdoctoral work at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. She recently was designed a Fellow of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (FASPEN). Her clinical interests focus on body composition assessment, nutritional assessment, bioelectrical impedance analysis, and nutritional support in surgery, oncology, and geriatrics. Professor Gonzalez is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Nutrology, and Revista Brasileira de Nutrição Clínica. She has published approximately 120 articles in scientific journals and has given more than 250 presentations in her areas of expertise.
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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) 
Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health 
Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, Division of Human Nutrition 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr Carla Prado is a Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and a Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr Prado received her PhD in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a Registered Dietitian in both Canada and Brazil. Dr Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in patients with diverse conditions. She is currently the principal investigator for four randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of nutrition intervention on body composition and health. She is currently a member of the GLIM Body Composition Working Group, and the Sarcopenic Obesity Consensus Group (ESPEN/EASO). She is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Malnutrition and Muscle Loss: Immunity and COVID-19

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.

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Program Date: 22 June 2021
Publication Date: 28 October 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll 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. Originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference as a live webinar on June 22, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• 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. 
• Translate current knowledge for the nutritional management of COVID-19 patients into practical guidance for clinicians.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.2.1
  • Run Time:17

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Francesco Landi, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart 
Chief, Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit 
A. Gemelli University Hospital 
Rome, Italy

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.

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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) 
Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health 
Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, Division of Human Nutrition 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Carla Prado is a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and a Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr. Prado received her PhD in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a registered dietitian in both Canada and Brazil. Dr. Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in patients with diverse conditions. She is currently the principal investigator for four randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of nutrition intervention on body composition and health. She is currently a member of the GLIM Body Composition Working Group, and the Sarcopenic Obesity Consensus Group (ESPEN/EASO). She is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

The Future of Body Composition Testing

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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Program Date: 22 June 2021
Publication Date: 28 October 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll 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. Originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference as a live webinar on June 22, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Review current body composition testing techniques for use in research vs. clinical practice. 
• Describe current ultrasound technology for measuring muscle mass. 
• Examine new (ultrasound) technologies for testing body composition.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.2
  • Run Time:17

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Jeroen Molinger, MSc

Lead Clinical Medical Exercise Physiologist 
Duke University Hospital, School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA 
Erasmus Medical Center University Rotterdam 
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dr Jeroen Molinger is Lead Clinical Medical Exercise Physiologist for the Duke Human Physiology and Pharmacology Lab; Program Director and Lead Senior Clinical Medical Exercise Physiologist for the Duke Heart, Cathlab, Cardiology Transplant, and Advanced Heart Failure Group; Program Director and Lead Senior Clinical Medical Exercise Physiologist for the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke Human Pharmacology and Physiology Laboratory; and the Operational and Program Director of the Duke LEEP-COVID Research Taskforce at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He has a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and a master’s degree in advanced studies manual therapy from SOMT University in Amersfoort, the Netherlands; he is currently a PhD candidate and research associate at both Duke University Medical Center and Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His PhD focus is on longitudinal energy expenditure and systemic cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and mitochondrial changes of the phenotype during and after COVID-19 infection. In his various positions at Duke University, he focuses on the study of (pre)hospital-based treatments to improve preparation and recovery from major elective surgery, major illness, bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy and critical care across the aging spectrum; autonomic dysfunction in advanced heart failure; and evaluation of longitudinal cardiometabolic pathophysiology in patients with COVID-19 (LEEP-COVID) to understand, guide, and optimize the cardiometabolic care of these high-risk patients.
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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) 
Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health 
Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, Division of Human Nutrition 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr Carla Prado is a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and a Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr Prado received her PhD in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a registered dietitian in both Canada and Brazil. Dr Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in patients with diverse conditions. She is currently the principal investigator for four randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of nutrition intervention on body composition and health. She is currently a member of the GLIM Body Composition Working Group, and the Sarcopenic Obesity Consensus Group (ESPEN/EASO). She is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

The Future of Muscle in Immunity (Coming Soon)

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Program Date: 22 June 2021
Publication Date: 28 October 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll 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. Originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference as a live webinar on June 22, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Review key concepts related to malnutrition and muscle assessment. 
• Discuss the clinical implications of associated malnutrition and low muscle mass. 
• Examine recent advances in body composition assessment and their use in research and clinical practice.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
  • Run Time:18

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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M. Christina Gonzalez, MD, PhD

Professor, Post-Graduate Program in Health and Behavior 
Catholic University of Pelotas 
Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Dr Maria Cristina Gonzalez is a Professor at the Universidade Católica de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior and an Associate Professor at Universidade Federal de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Nutrition and Food and the Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology in Brazil. She received her medical degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas and did her postdoctoral work in parenteral and enteral nutrition, endoscopy, and gastroenterology. She then earned a PhD degree in epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil and completed postdoctoral work at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. She recently was designed a Fellow of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (FASPEN). Her clinical interests focus on body composition assessment, nutritional assessment, bioelectrical impedance analysis, and nutritional support in surgery, oncology, and geriatrics. Professor Gonzalez is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Nutrology, and Revista Brasileira de Nutrição Clínica. She has published approximately 120 articles in scientific journals and has given more than 250 presentations in her areas of expertise.
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Carla Prado, PhD, RD

Professor and Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) 
Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health 
Director, Human Nutrition Research Unit, Division of Human Nutrition 
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr Carla Prado is a Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and a Campus Alberta Innovate Program (CAIP) chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr Prado received her PhD in human nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a Registered Dietitian in both Canada and Brazil. Dr Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. The focus of her current research program is to develop targeted nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of low muscle mass in patients with diverse conditions. She is currently the principal investigator for four randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of nutrition intervention on body composition and health. She is currently a member of the GLIM Body Composition Working Group, and the Sarcopenic Obesity Consensus Group (ESPEN/EASO). She is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.
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