Join the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) for their collaborative educational program, Research Workshop – Fat Emulsions and Protein Delivery to the Critically Ill Patient. This workshop is a precourse to A.S.P.E.N.’s Clinical Nutrition Week and will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Austin, Texas, USA.
Morning Session: The Use of New and Traditional IV Fat Emulsions in the Critically Ill Patient Population
The morning session will:
- Focus on metabolomics/lipidomics as a new biomarker discovery science for personalized medicine in the intensive care unit
- Explore the impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on specialized lipid mediators and inflammation
- Review the published clinical and metabolic data on low-soy-based fat emulsions versus the longstanding soybean-oil-based emulsions
- Examine the impact of different lipid emulsions on cellular structure and function
- Examine the data behind existing guidelines for administration of fat emulsions in critical care
Afternoon Session: The Optimal Dose of Protein Provided to Critically Ill Patients: How Do We Know When Enough Is Enough?
The afternoon session will:
- Review current literature relating to protein/amino acid administration in the critically ill patient and clinical outcomes
- Discuss key measurement and methodological features of future studies that should be done to inform the optimal protein/amino acid dose provided to critically ill patients
Registration is handled by A.S.P.E.N. and can be completed online or by phone at +1 301 587-6315 (toll-free: +1 800 727-4567). Participants are eligible to receive 6.5 hours of continuing education credit. For more information, including a list of faculty and topics, visit the course webpage.