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Chelsia Gillis, MCS, PhD, RD, CNSC

Assistant Professor School of Human Nutrition, McGill University
Quebec, Canada

Dr Chelsia Gillis, MSC, PhD, RD, CNSC is a registered dietitian. She has expertise in surgical metabolism, surgical nutrition, Prehabilitation, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, epidemiology, and patient engagement. She received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Calgary and is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr Gillis has been a collaborator and principal investigator for several Canadian dietetic and nutrition research trials. Her current research includes collaboration to understand which factors influence functional capacity in personalized Prehabilitation for older patients scheduled for colorectal cancer surgery with malnutrition and/or low physical performance. Additionally, Dr Gillis has authored/coauthored many articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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David Evans, MD, FACS

Trauma, Acute Care, Critical Care Surgeon and Nutrition Support Specialist
Ohio Health Grant Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA

David C. Evans, MD, FACS is a trauma, acute care, and critical care surgeon at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and Medical Director of the System Nutrition Support Team at OhioHealth, a 12-hospital network. He is also Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery at Ohio University. Prior to his current role, he led the nutrition support and trauma programs at The Ohio State University. His interests include nutrition support in surgical and ICU patients and research in surgery and trauma care. He has served as an investigator in multiple clinical trials in critically ill patients focused in the areas of nutrition and infection and is author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

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