Join an interactive clinical nutrition training program led by international experts.

This course will help you learn the newest, cutting-edge science on nutrition risk identification and the latest evidence-based nutrition care of pediatric and adult patients. Course modules will create an exclusive relationship between international clinical nutrition leaders and attendees to share experience and expertise on how best to optimize patient outcomes with nutrition therapy. Attendees from multiple disciplines can obtain up to three hours of CME/CE credit for each course module completed.

There are multiple ways to participate:

  1. Those interested in completing the full program:
    1. Online Fellowship: For Physicians only. Those who choose to participate in the Online Fellowship program will have to complete all 19 core modules, plus three adult or three pediatric elective modules.
    2. Online Course: For Registered dietitians only. Those participating in the Online Course similarly need to complete all 19 core modules, plus the three adult or three pediatric elective modules offered in the program.
  2. Individual Modules: For those who want to only do a few modules, instead of the full program. Physicians, advanced practice providers (ARNPS or PAs), registered dietitians, and pharmacists who wish to grow and develop their skills and knowledge in one or more specific clinical nutrition topics can participate in individual modules of their choice.

Graduates of Online Fellowship and Online Course will also be recognized at a ceremony at the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Congress Meeting.

This course has been developed in collaboration with the Morpheus Consortium, which is a global collaboration to advance patient-centered care through science, education, and policy.

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The educational content for this course was independently created by course directors and speakers, with no input from Abbott.

Overview

This rigorous and interactive online program is designed for practicing physicians, advanced practice providers, registered dietitians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who wish to advance their understanding of clinical nutrition in pediatric and adult patients. Topics and settings included in this online program will include nutrition assessment and therapy in a wide variety of critical care and perioperative settings. The modules will be conducted over eight months, during which participants will learn from leading world experts in nutrition therapy.

As part of the weekly modules, you will directly interact with peers and faculty, sharing cutting-edge best practices with an international group of attendees. This highly specialized program is designed to provide you with the tools and resources to implement the latest data-driven practices to improve nutrition science at your home institution.

This online program features recorded lectures on carefully identified topics of high value, suggested readings on the topic, multiple-choice questions with feedback, and discussion forums with routine faculty moderation. Live, online interaction with faculty will be available as part of each topic’s module as well (via Zoom and other video media).

There are multiple ways to participate:

  1. Those interested in completing the full program:
    1. Online Fellowship: For Physicians only. Those who choose to participate in the Online Fellowship program will have to complete all 19 core modules, plus three adult or three pediatric elective modules.
    2. Online Course: For Registered dietitians only. Those participating in the Online Course similarly need to complete all 19 core modules, plus the three adult or three pediatric elective modules offered in the program.
  2. Individual Modules: For those who want to only do a few modules, instead of the full program. Physicians, advanced practice providers (ARNPS or PAs), registered dietitians, and pharmacists who wish to grow and develop their skills and knowledge in one or more specific clinical nutrition topics can participate in individual modules of their choice.

A key goal of these interactive modules is to grow relationships and collaborations between attendees and international faculty experts that will be ongoing after course completion. The program’s unique interactive style will also grow lasting relationships between attendees themselves. Ultimately, the Duke Online Clinical Nutrition Course and Fellowship modules will create opportunities for research and quality improvement collaborative projects that may grow out of the module interactions for the attendees if desired.

Course and Fellowship Features and Topics

  • Weekly modules on high-impact topics in clinical nutrition
  • Modules include recorded lectures by world experts in nutrition
  • Learn how to set up next-generation, personalized nutrition programs at your institution
  • Test your knowledge with multiple-choice questions with feedback
  • Participate in discussion forums with peers, with moderation and feedback from internationally recognized, expert faculty
  • Online, live interaction with faculty
  • Three hours of CME/CE credits available per module
  • Option to pick and choose specific modules you want to participate in
  • Online Fellowship and Online Course participants get electronic access to the Duke Medical Library

Target Audience

Health care practitioners at any level of practice or training who wish to improve their understanding and practice of clinical nutrition in adult and/or pediatric patients. The program is designed primarily for physicians, advanced practice providers (ARNPS or PAs), registered dietitians, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the incidence and importance of malnutrition in outcomes in a range of adult and pediatric patient populations
  2. Describe the screening and assessment of malnutrition, and the identification of patients at high nutritional risk
  3. Delineate evidence-based best practices for delivering nutrition care in hospitalized patients
  4. Discuss optimal structures, instruments, devices and framework for the next generation of clinical nutrition services and teams to deliver personalized nutrition care

Format

  • Two-week long modules
  • Recorded video lecture released on the first day of each module, self-paced learning
  • Online discussion forum with peers and faculty during those two weeks, self-paced involvement. Participation in discussion forum counts towards CME/CE credits
  • Online multiple-choice questions with feedback available, self-paced learning. Attempting these questions counts towards CME/CE credits
  • One-hour, live Zoom session with faculty and peers, to be scheduled during those two weeks. Session recording will be available in case people are unable to attend it live
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Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Provider Statement

Directly provided by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

Education Credits

Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this CME/CE activity for a maximum of 3 hours for each module. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development has implemented a process to resolve any potential conflicts of interest for each continuing education activity in order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and the content that is aligned with the interest of the public.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Special Needs

The Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please do not hesitate to notify us by phone or email in order to receive service. Please contact Danielle Corrigan-Webster, course coordinator, at danielle.corrigan-webster@duke.edu.

Director

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM
Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Wischmeyer is a critical care, perioperative, and nutrition physician-researcher who specializes in enhancing preparation and recovery from surgery and critical care. He serves as a Tenured Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Duke University. He also serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Dept. of Anesthesiology and as the Director of the TPN/Nutrition Team at Duke.

For his research work and clinical work, Dr. Wischmeyer has received numerous awards from national and international societies including The John M. Kinney Award for the most significant contribution to the field of general nutrition, the Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and The Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Parenteral Nutrition Society (IPENEMA) for significant contributions to the field of nutrition.

He has over 200 publications (H index-63 and 46 papers with > 100 citations) in nutrition, critical care, and perioperative care, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national/international medical meetings, delivering over 1000 invited presentations in his career.

Dr. Wischmeyer’s passion for helping patients recover from illness and surgery arises from his personal experiences as both doctor and patient in the ICU. Thus, preparation for surgery/critical care and recovery from illness are a way of life for Dr. Wischmeyer that he is passionate about teaching his patients and other caregivers worldwide.


Faculty

Steven A. Abrams, MD

Steven A. Abrams, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Dr. Abrams is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School in Austin, TX. Dr. Abrams has developed and championed the use of stable isotopes to determine mineral requirements and physiological turnover rates in infants and children. He developed the mass spectrometric methods and analytical approaches allowing populations throughout the world to obtain critical data needed for food fortification strategies to be effective.

He continues to consult frequently with companies related to product design to incorporate key nutrients, especially calcium and iron, in their products. In 2016, he received the highest award in the pediatric nutritional research community, the Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award, for his contributions to helping improve the health of children through the application of mineral stable isotope research.

Dr. Abrams has served as a member, and chair, of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics. From 2012 to 2015, he was a member of the Dietary Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being the first pediatrician member of that committee in 25 years. He has also served as an adviser to international governments on nutrition policy for various foreign governments.

 

Amira Al Kharusi, MD, PhD

Amira Al Kharusi, MD, PhD
Sultan Qaboos University
Muscat , Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Al Kharusi completed her MD degree from the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. She then completed Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Medical Biochemistry at McGill University, and a Fellowship in Bariatric Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is currently the Head of Adult Obesity Sub-Unit at National Diabetes and Endocrine Centre at Royal Hospital in Muscat, Oman, with outpatient clinics and inpatient consultations for Obesity Medicine and Bariatric care. 

 

Prof. Mette M. Berger, MD, PhD

Prof. Mette M. Berger, MD, PhD

Prof. Hon. Mette Berger is an intensivist from the Lausanne University Hospital, specializing in burns resuscitation and in clinical nutrition. She continues as academic researcher at the University of Lausanne.

She received her MD degree from the Lausanne School of Medicine in 1989, and her medical PhD from the University of Umeå-Sweden in 1996. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology and in Intensive Care Medicine at the CHUV with intermittent fellowships in Karolinska - Stockholm and Royal North Shore - Sydney. She trained as a nutritionist in Nancy-France.

She has authored over 150 publications in micronutrients, nutritional therapy of the critically ill, and burn and trauma care. Her research interests are within clinical nutrition and antioxidant micronutrients in the critically ill, with a special focus on severe burns. She has contributed to developing the concept of early prevention of energy debt in acute conditions, promoting the use of computerized information systems to monitor nutritional therapy and combined enteral and parenteral feeding. Prof. Berger lectures nationally and internationally in antioxidant support, clinical nutrition, and burn care.

Prof. M. Berger has held positions as president and treasurer of the Swiss Society of Clinical Nutrition (SSNC), is a member of the ESPEN-ICU guidelines group, and deputy of the ESICM-MEN group, and member of the ESICM-PACT experts.

 

Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSC, FASPEN, AGAF, FAAP

Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSC, FASPEN, AGAF, FAAP
Professor
College of Medicine – Memphis
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Peds Gastroenterology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Dr. Corkins is the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and clinics; and fellowship training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University. He is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with a focus on nutrition and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Corkins has served on the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Board of Directors and completed two terms on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. In 2007, he was ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Physician of the year and was the 2018 Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award winner. This year, Dr. Corkins has been honored as an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He has been head editor of several nutrition textbooks and author of numerous journal articles. Dr. Corkins was a member of the task force that created the new definition for pediatric malnutrition. He has actively spoken and written to educate medical professionals about the importance of nutrition in pediatric patients.

 

Isabel Correia, MD, PhD

Isabel Correia, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, School of Medicine Gastrointestinal Surgical Department Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais, Brazil Maria Isabel T. D. Correia is a retired professor of surgery at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and chief of the Nutrition Therapy Team at the Alfa Institute of Gastroenterology and Surgery of the University Hospital, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Professor Correia received her medical degree from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 1985. She completed an internship in nutrition at the Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo and Grupo de Apoio Nutrição Enteral e Parenteral (GANEP) and a surgical residency at the Hospital Semper, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She received her master’s degree from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, her PhD from Universidade de São Paulo, and her Post-Doc from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. Professor Correia has previously worked at the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Semper and was chief of the Nutrition Therapy Team at the Instituto Mineiro de Oncologia and Fundação Mário Penna.

 

Mark H. DeLegge MD, FACG, CNSP, AGAF, FASGE

Mark H. DeLegge MD, FACG, CNSP, AGAF, FASGE

Mark DeLegge completed his medical degree at the University of Maryland followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center and a fellowship in Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Nutrition at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He was a faculty member and a full Professor of Medicine within the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical University of South Carolina where he served as Director of the Digestive Disease Center. He is extensively published and has been a frequent invited speaker nationally and internationally. He served as the Global Senior Medical Director for Baxter Healthcare form 2010-2016 where he led efforts in drug development, clinical trial design, registration package development and submission, business strategy and innovation. He also served as a Senior Medical Director at IQVIA and leads the Gastroenterology/Hepatology Center of Excellence and is based in the United States. He is a partner in DeLegge Medical which provides medical educational programs, nutrient, drug and medical device regulatory and clinical package assessments and acceleration and medical market assessment and strategy.

 

Prof. Elisabeth DeWaele, MD, PhD

Prof. Elisabeth DeWaele, MD, PhD

Professor Elisabeth De Waele received her medical degree with great distinction from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2004. She subsequently completed postgraduate training in general surgery in 2010 and became a certified Intensive Care Physician in 2012. She is currently head of clinics in ICU, responsible for the postoperative treatment of cardiac surgery patients and acts as the liaison with the surgical teams of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel. Since 2012 she is president of the Nutrition Team at Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel. The multidisciplinary Team realized hospital-wide a higher quality of care concerning nutrition: standardized nutritional screening at admission, protocol-guided nutritional therapy on the ward and in ICU, quality-improvement of nutritional therapy in the Hemodialysis population, data gathering and benchmarking etc.

 

David C. Evans MD, FACS, FASPEN, PNS

David C. Evans MD, FACS, FASPEN, PNS

David C. Evans, MD, FACS, FASPEN 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 an 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 on nutrition and infection and is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

 

Chelsia Gillis MSc, PhD

Chelsia Gillis MSc, PhD

Dr. Chelsia Gillis is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Nutrition in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University. Dr. Gillis is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician®, and Vanier Scholar with an MSc in Human Nutrition from McGill University and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Gillis’ research program aims to improve surgical patient outcomes by generating evidence-based knowledge and translating findings into clinical practice to enhance healthcare services in Canada. Her research interests include prehabilitation, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, surgical metabolism, and patient engagement. Prehabilitation is a paradigmatic shift in the usual care of surgical patients that capitalizes on surgical wait times to correct modifiable risk factors, including malnutrition, to enhance recovery. Dr. Gillis’ innovative approach challenges current “siloed” nutritional assessment techniques through the creation of surgery-specific tools that integrate both etiologic and phenotypic assessments of malnutrition with physical function to provide personalized, targeted care that ensures the right patient receives the right care at the right time. Dr. Gillis has received research grants as Principal Investigator from the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research, the American Society for Parenteral Enteral Nutrition, and the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.

 

Praveen Goday MBBS, CNSC

Praveen Goday MBBS, CNSC

Dr. Goday is a pediatric gastroenterologist with dual passions for nutrition and education. He serves as the Director of the Feeding and Nutrition Programs at the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. He is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. He is an expert in pediatric feeding disorder and was the lead author of the paper that helped define this condition. His research focuses on various aspects of pediatric nutrition support and pediatric feeding disorder. Apart from authoring about 100 papers, he has also edited two textbooks on pediatric nutrition. He has served as the chair of the Nutrition Committee of NASPGHAN and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of ASPEN and the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been awarded ASPEN's Nutrition Support Physician as well as the Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Awards. He has been awarded NASPGHAN's Master Educator award and has been honored as an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

Krista Haines, DO

Krista Haines, DO
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Trauma, Acute, and Critical Care Surgery
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Duke University, Durham NC

 

 

Stanislaw Klek MD, PhD

Stanislaw Klek, MD, PhD
Professor, Head of General Surgery Unit with Intestinal Failure Center
Head of Oncological Surgery Unit, Stanley Dudrick's Memorial Hospital
Skawina, Malopolskie, Poland

Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Klek studied at the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, where he also obtained a PhD degree. He then became a specialist in general surgery and oncological surgery. He serves as the Head of the General Surgery Unit with the Intestinal Failure Center in Stanley Dudrick’s Memorial Hospital in Skawina, Poland, and the Head of the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the National Cancer Institute in Krakow. Stanislaw Klek has published more than 200 original articles, 30 case reports, 18 book chapters, and over 100 congress abstracts. He was one of the first recipients of the European ESPEN Diploma (2010) and of the first ESPEN LLL Teachers (2008). He is currently the Chairman of the Polish Society for Parenteral, Enteral Nutrition and Metabolism (POLSPEN). He is the member of ESPEN Special Interest Group on Acute Intestinal Failure. He is the Chairman of the International Section of ASPEN. He is interested in film, music, and sports (completed 7 Ironman 140.6 races, 7 Ironman 70.3 races, 6 Olympic triathlons, and 18 marathons).

 

Ainsley Malone MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Ainsley Malone MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

Ainsley Malone is currently a Clinical Practice Specialist with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Ms. Malone is also a Nutrition Support Dietitian at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she is involved in the management of patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition. Ainsley is a leader in malnutrition-related activities having served as author of the 2012 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/ASPEN Malnutrition Consensus Characteristics, serving as a member of the Global Leadership Initiative in Malnutrition working group and leading malnutrition advocacy efforts across the United States. In addition, Ainsley served on the 2017- 2018 State of Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission and recently served as a member of the Canadian Health Standards Organization Working Group whose charge was to develop a malnutrition standard for addressing malnutrition in Canadian hospitals.

 

Jeroen Molinger, MSc

Jeroen Molinger, MSc

Jeroen Molinger is a clinical medical exercise physiologist who is specialized in metabolic cart assessments, (muscle) metabolic imaging and clinical exercise physiology in the perioperative space.

At Duke he serves as the Lead Clinical Medical Exercise Physiologist of the Human Physiology and Pharmacology lab (HPPL) and of the Duke Heart Cathlab. He serves also a research associate / senior clinical medical exercise physiologist Duke Center for Perioperative Organ protection (CPOP) and is member of the Critical Care and Perioperative Epidemiologic Research (CAPER) unit. Currently serves as the operational director of the LEEP-COVID Research Taskforce.

 

Carla Prado, RD, PhD

Carla Prado, RD, PhD

Dr. Prado is a Professor at the University of Alberta, a Campus Alberta Innovates (CAIP) Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health, and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator. She is the Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit, state-of-the-art research, and training facility. Her laboratory is dedicated to the study of nutrient intake, energy metabolism, and skeletal muscle and adipose tissue dynamics and its effect on health. Dr. Prado was recognized as one of the most influential young Canadian leaders, receiving Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.

 

Emma Ridley, BNutrDietet, MPH, PhD, APD

Emma Ridley, BNutrDietet, MPH, PhD, APD

Dr. Ridley is a Senior ICU Dietician at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, where she has practiced for 16 years. She is a Research Fellow and NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow (2020- 2025) at Monash University, Melbourne. She is responsible for the strategic development and leadership of the Critical Care Nutrition Program at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC). After 12 years in critical care nutrition research, she completed my PhD in 2018 titled “Clinical and functional consequences of energy provided by nutrition in critically ill adults”. Her research interests include understanding energy requirements across the hospitalization period, including the clinical application of indirect calorimetry, as well as the effect of optimal nutrition delivery on short and long-term outcomes in ICU patients.

 

Michael Rothkopf, MD

Michael Rothkopf, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School
Metabolic Medicine Consultants
West Orange, NJ

Dr. Rothkopf is a renowned, board-certified physician nutrition specialist. He has been on the staff of multiple hospitals and medical schools and is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School.

He founded the Metabolic Medicine Center at Morristown Medical Center in 2008. He has been on the board of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists since 2012 and was previously President. He was a board member and national conference chairman for the American College of Nutrition between 2011-2015. He is the Medical Director of the nutritional medicine e-learning site, RX-Nutrition.

Dr. Rothkopf has had a lifelong fascination with human metabolism and participated in important research on its understanding. He was a member of the Columbia University research group on nutrition and the respiratory system, including the early use of omega-3 fatty acids. He was a co-investigator on the use of arginine-enhanced enteral nutrition formulations for intensive care unit patients. He participated in studies on human growth hormone for pulmonary cachexia and AIDS wasting syndrome. He has authored 4 textbooks and over 100 scientific publications (with an impact score in the 90th percentile).

 

Krishnan Sriram, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Krishnan Sriram, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
Intensivist, U.S. TeleCritical Care West, Hines/Chicago
Formerly: Chair, Surgical Critical Care
Chief, Surgical Nutrition Section
Director, Nutrition Support Team
Department of Surgery
Stroger Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Krishnan Sriram is currently an intensivist with the U. S. Veterans Affairs Tele-Critical Care West program, based in Chicago. His former positions at Stroger Cook County Hospital, Chicago, with an academic appointment at Rush University, include Chair & Fellowship Program Director of Surgical Critical Care, and Director of Nutrition Support Team.

Dr. Sriram is a graduate of Madras Medical College in India (1974), and completed his surgical residency and critical care training with the Chicago Medical School. He stayed on as a faculty for several years, with clinical responsibilities in general surgery, trauma, endoscopy, & especially critical care and nutrition support.  He is American Board certified in general surgery, critical care, & nutrition. 

He spent over a decade in Chennai, India, in the 1990s as an honorary professor of surgery, surgical critical care, and nutrition, & established clinical nutrition programs. He is the founder-president of Indian Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ISPEN) and is involved with Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA). This experience has facilitated merging Western standards with practical local practices in various geographic regions.

Dr. Sriram’s interests include early enteral feeding, oral nutritional supplements, trace elements, and team building, areas in which he has several publications & presentations at local and international meetings. He conducts in-person & online courses on nutrition therapy. His special interest in micronutrients has continued for several decades since residency training and has influenced many of his trainees.

 

Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD

Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD
Dean, College of Health  
University of Utah

Dr. Tappenden is the Dean of the College of Health (COH) at the University of Utah. Dr. Tappenden is a past president of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and was the organization’s inaugural fellow in 2012. She previously served as a board member for the American Gastroenterological Association and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. As an award-winning researcher, Tappenden focuses on intestinal failure, mechanisms of intestinal adaptation, and patient malnutrition. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and delivered numerous invited lectures. For her commitment to education, she’s received the University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award, the American Society for Nutrition Excellence in Nutrition Education Award, and the American Gastroenterological Association Research Mentor Award.

 

Prof. Dr. Arthur R. H. van Zanten, MD, PhD

Prof. Dr. Arthur R. H. van Zanten, MD, PhD
Chair of the Department of Intensive Care and ICU Research
Professor of Nutrition and Metabolic Stress
Department of Intensive Care, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede
Division Nutrition & Health, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen
The Netherlands

Professor Arthur van Zanten is an internist-intensivist and Chair of the Department of Intensive Care and ICU Research in Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede, and professor of Nutrition and Metabolic Stress by special appointment at Wageningen University & Research, in The Netherlands since June 2019.

Dr. van Zanten was Managing Editor of the Netherlands Journal of Critical Care for ten years. He is a reviewer for numerous journals such as Lancet, Am J Resp Crit Care Med, Crit Care, Intensive Care Med, JPEN, and Clin Nutr. For Clin Nutr is also Associate Editor.

Over the last years, his interest has moved towards Critical Care Nutrition with a particular interest in immune-modulating nutrition, protein needs and timing, mitochondrial dysfunction and refeeding syndrome. He is a member of the Working Group on Gastrointestinal Failure of the ESICM and the Practice Guideline Committee of ESPEN for Critical Care Nutrition for adults and a member of the executive board of NESPEN.


Steering Committee

Sundar Krishnan, MBBS

Sundar Krishnan, MBBS
Course Co-Director & Chair, Steering Committee
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Laura Van Althuis, RDN, LDN

Laura Van Althuis, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian – Adult Inpatient Team
Department of Nutrition Services, Duke University Hospital
Clinical Research Coordinator
Duke Office of Clinical Research
Duke University, Durham, NC

Sara Bliss, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP

Sara Bliss, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP
Director, Pharmacy Nutrition Support Services
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

 

Nalatha H. Edwards, MSN, AGNP-C

Nalatha H. Edwards, MSN, AGNP-C
Abdominal Transplant Nurse Practitioner
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

 

Chi Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH

Chi Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

Michelle McMoon, PA-C, PhD

Michelle McMoon, PA-C, PhD
Director, Advanced Practice
Director, Nutrition Services
Duke University, Durham, NC

 

 

Kristy Paley, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

Kristy Paley, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Pediatric Registered Dietitian
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Complex Care
Department of Nutrition Services
Duke University, Durham, NC


Coordinator

Danielle Corrigan-Webster
Duke Online Clinical Nutrition Course and Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University, Durham, NC

Modules likely to be included in the 2024 program:

Module Lecture Topic Dates Speaker
1 Micronutrients: Physiology and Metabolism Jan 6-19, 2024 Krishnan Sriram, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
2 Malnutrition Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis Jan 13-26, 2024 Michael Rothkopf, MD
3 Clinical Nutrition in Medical and Surgical Oncology Jan 20-Feb 2, 2024 Stanislaw Klek, MD, PhD
4 Metabolic Cart Testing and Interpretation Jan 27-Feb 9, 2024 Prof. Elisabeth DeWaele, MD, PhD
5 Inpatient Nutrition in Obese and Diabetic Patients Feb 3-Feb 16, 2024 Amira Al-kharusi, MD, PhD
6 Overview of Enteral Nutrition-Tube Feeding Feb 10-Feb 23, 2024 David C. Evans, MD, FACS, FASPEN, PNS
7 Overview of Parenteral Nutrition Feb 17-Mar 1, 2024 Prof. Mette M. Berger, MD, PhD
8 Surgical Nutrition and Perioperative Carbohydrate Loading Feb 24-Mar 8, 2024 Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM
9 Critical Care Nutrition Mar 2-Mar 15, 2024 Prof. Dr. Arthur R. H. van Zanten, MD, PhD
10 Muscle Mass/Body Composition Analysis Mar 16-Mar 29, 2024 Carla Prado, RD, PhD
11 Malnutrition and the Importance of Muscle Mass/Function Loss Mar 23-Apr 5, 2024 Isabel Correia, MD, PhD
12 Enteral Nutrition: Access and Delivery; Selecting Routes, Tubes & Complications Apr 13-Apr 26, 2024 Mark H. DeLegge, MD, FACG, CNSP, AGAF, FASGE
13 Gut Microbiome, Probiotics, Prebiotics Across Lifespan Apr 20-May 3, 2024 Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM
14 GI Tolerance Apr 27-May 10, 2024 Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN
15 Case Study: Critical Illness May 4-May 17, 2024 Emma Ridley, BNutrDietet, MPH, PhD, APD
16 Case Study: Gastrointestinal Cancer May 18-May 31, 2024 Chelsia Gillis, MSc, PhD
17 Advanced Skills in Muscle Mass Analysis via CT Scan, Ultrasound, and BIA May 25-Jun 7, 2024 Jeroen Molinger, MSc
18 Metabolic Syndrome Jun 1-Jun 14, 2024 Michael Rothkopf, MD
19 Implementation Science in Nutrition Therapy: New Horizons in Policy & Practice Jun 8-Jun 21, 2024 Krishnan Sriram, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM
Electives      
Adult 1 Basic Nutrition Research Methodology and Literature Interpretation Jul 6-Jul 19, 2024 Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD
Adult 2 Medical Speaking and Presentation Skills Jul 13-Jul 26, 2024 Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM
Adult 3 Ethics in Nutrition Jul 20-Aug 2, 2024 Krista Haines, DO
Peds 1 Pediatric Nutrition Basics and Malnutrition Recognition in Children Jul 6-Jul 19, 2024 Mark R. Corkins, MD, CNSC, FASPEN, AGAF, FAAP
Peds 2 Neonatal ICU Nutrition: Clinical Application Jul 13-Jul 26, 2024 Steven A. Abrams, MD
Peds 3 Case Study: Pediatric Critical Care and Hospital Nutrition Jul 20-Aug 2, 2024 Praveen Goday, MBBS, CNSC

Online Fellowship and Online Course: We are now ready to start accepting applications. Please email us (online.clinicalnutrition@dm.duke.edu) a copy of your CV, and a letter describing your interest in clinical nutrition and your expected future plans. We will let you know by mid-December about your acceptance into the program.

Program costs will be:

  • $2,500 for physicians from advanced economies registering for the Online Fellowship 
  • $2,000 for physicians from countries with emerging and developing economies (as defined by this UN/IMF map) registering for the Online Fellowship
  • $1,500 for dietitians registering for the Online Course

Individual Modules: Registration now open. The modules will start in January 2024, and end in August 2024. The modules will cost $150 per module. Discounts will be available for those who register for multiple modules, for dietitians, and for those from low and middle-income countries.

REGISTER NOW!

The course format will include:

  • Two-week-long modules, which will often overlap.
  • Recorded video lecture (self-paced learning).
  • Online discussion forum with peers and faculty during those two weeks (self-paced involvement). Participation in the discussion forum counts towards CME/CE credits and towards module completion.
  • Online multiple-choice questions with feedback available (self-paced learning).
  • Attempting these questions counts towards CME/CE credits and module completion.
  • One-hour, live Zoom session with faculty and peers, to be scheduled during those two weeks. A recording of this meeting will be available for those who are unable to attend the live session.

All work is self-paced, except for the live Zoom session with faculty (but can be viewed later at your convenience)

What is included:

  • Registration fee(s) for the selected module course(s)
  • CME/CPE certificate fees

2024 Online Course Participants

Arthur Bunyani, RD

Arthur Bunyani, RD
Online Course Year: 2024

Dipl. In Clinical Medicine (Malawi), 
BSc. Nutrition & Food Science (UNIMA)Malawi
Therapeutic Nutrition (University of Stellenbosch, SA), 
Professional Doctorate in Medicine; Clinical Nutrition Student (Scotland).
Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics 
School of Public Health and Family Medicine 
Kamuzu University of Health Sciences 
Malawi

 

Sara Griffin, MS, RDN, CNSC

Sara Griffin, MS, RDN, CNSC
Online Course Year: 2024

Sara is a dietitian in sunny Denver, Colorado specializing in critical care and nutrition support. She teaches nutrition support classes for dietitians around the world. Sara loves a good chat about fiber and the microbiome and is excited to deepen her clinical nutrition knowledge, a nd enhance her teaching expertise.

 

Jenny Harrington, RD

Jenny Harrington, RD
Online Course Year: 2024

Jenny is an outpatient Registered Dietitian at the University of California, San Diego in the lung transplant department. She works to optimize patients’ nutrition status pre- and post-transplant. Jenny also maintains her Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) certification. Jenny is interested in expanding her knowledge of nutrition so she can better care for her patients.


2024 Online Fellows

Eric Yau Fung Cheung, MBChB(CUHK), FCSHK, FRCSEd(Gen), FHKAM(Surgery)

Eric Yau Fung Cheung, MBChB(CUHK), FCSHK, FRCSEd(Gen), FHKAM(Surgery)
Online Fellowship Year: 2024 

Dr. Cheung is a consultant upper gastrointestinal and general surgeon working at North District Hospital, a 700-bed regional hospital in Hong Kong. He is also the head of the nutrition support team of the department of surgery. Dr. Cheung has a special interest in clinical nutrition, surgical management of upper gastrointestinal tract neoplasms, and advanced upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopies. He is particularly passionate about perioperative and critical care nutrition. Dr. Cheung aims to promote nutrition education for clinicians and to establish formal clinical nutrition service for local patients.

 

Keila de la Cruz, MD

Keila de la Cruz, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. De La Cruz is a physician with a Clinical Nutrition Specialty and Family Medicine Specialty in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is interested in enhancing nutrition therapy in critical care, and chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and inflammatory bowel disease in her clinical practice. Its goal is to improve the quality of life of patients.

 

Jeremy Gillespie, MD

Jeremy Gillespie, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. Gillespie is currently a 3rd year gastroenterology fellow at Duke University Hospital. He has a background in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism. He is motivated by the intricate relationship between gastrointestinal disorders, nutritional status and dietary habits. He has joined the fellowship to acquire the knowledge and skillsets to integrate clinical nutrition into his future general gastroenterology practice.

 

David Guillermo Gómez Garnica, MD, AFACS

David Guillermo Gómez Garnica, MD, AFACS
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. Gomez is a general surgeon at the Nueva Granada Military University. He successfully completed the metabolic and nutritional support course at the Santa Fe Foundation in Bogota. He currently works as a leader in the adult nutritional support group at the San Ignacio University Hospital in Bogota, Colombia. He is interested in this area to improve the clinical nutritional status of patients and to achieve optimal surgical outcomes.

 

James Hickey, MD

James Hickey, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. Hickey is the Obesity Medical Director for a combined medical and surgical weight management program in Duluth, Minnesota. He performs nutritional and metabolic evaluations for patients on all ends of the weight spectrum. He has a clinical interest in expanding these skills for metabolic/bariatric surgery patients and general inpatient and acute care settings.

 

Joaquim Lobato, MD

Joaquim Lobato, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2023-2024

Dr. Lobato is a critical care and nutrition therapy physician at Hospital São Domingos, northeastern Brazil. He developed a special interest in nutritional therapy and its impact on the recovery of critically ill patients while still an intensive care resident. This interest has expanded to clinical, surgical, and oncological patients in general.

 

Maria Isabel Prieto Rusca, MD

Maria Isabel Prieto Rusca, MD 
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. Prieto Rusca, an Internal Medicine Physician from Cali, Colombia, is an integral part of the nutritional support team at the Valle del Lili Foundation. She is dedicated to optimizing patient health with a specific emphasis on clinical nutrition. Her responsibilities encompass delivering comprehensive medical care and personalized nutritional support to enhance patient outcomes. By participating in the 2024 fellowship, she seeks to deepen her expertise in clinical nutrition, aiming to make more impactful contributions to her patients' well-being through specialized knowledge.

 

Wessam Zaher Selima, MD

Wessam Zaher Selima, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. Wessam Zaher Selima is an Anesthesia and Intensive care lecturer, at Ain-Shams University, Egypt. Her focused specialty is obstetrics and gynecology critical care. She is interested in therapeutic nutrition in general and specifically for critically ill obstetrics. In addition, she is interested in the management and reform of the health industry, and healthcare policies including those related to nutrition. Research in peri-operative and therapeutic nutrition is her priority. She holds a specialization in anesthesia, a Diploma in therapeutic nutrition, diploma in healthcare reform and management in addition to local certification as a health coach. She is a researcher, educator, anesthesia and critical care consultant, manager, and coach with a strong belief in the role of nutrition in healthcare.

 

Nazia Siddiqui, MD

Nazia Siddiqui, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. Nazia Siddiqui is a full-time cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in Michigan with a deep interest in the effects of nutrition on perioperative and long-term outcomes of cardiac surgical patients. Dr. Siddiqui understands the critical role that nutrition plays in patient recovery and overall health. Through her online fellowship, she aims to broaden her expertise in clinical nutrition and integrate these principles into the care of surgical patients, enhancing their recovery and long-term health outcomes.

 

Jeremy Sutantio, MD

Jeremy Sutantio, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr Jemmy Sutantio is currently working as an attending surgeon at Soetomo General Academic Hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia. He has developed an interest in nutritional therapy for surgical patients, mainly in the emergency setting and the perioperative period. His background as a lecturer and instructor also drives him to engage in this fellowship in the hope of incorporating novel and more robust nutrition education strategies.

 

George S. Tseng, MD

George S. Tseng, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024 

Dr. Tseng is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He works at a medium-sized academic institution of approximately 450 beds, Saint Louis University Hospital, where he is the Director of Regional and Acute Pain Services, Medical Director Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Director of Health Care Simulations - Anesthesiology, Director of Education for Clinical Base Year, Primary Specialty Advisor- Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Medical Student Clerkship Director for General Anesthesiology, Advanced Regional Elective, and Career Exploration, and the Physician Oversight for Anesthesiology Assistant Student Rotation and Education.  His clinical duties include the ICU, general adult OR, pediatric anesthesiology, and regional and acute pain.  His interest in nutrition involves ERAS protocols and the care of ICU patients.  He intends to use the knowledge he gains here through the fellowship to better treat his patients and teach the medical students and his fellow ICU colleagues.  His ICU nutrition interest currently involves indirect calorimetry and how we can best manage prolonged intubated patients to help them come off the ventilator earlier and prevent postoperative morbidity and mortality.

 

Joseph R. Wawrzynski, MD

Joseph R. Wawrzynski, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2024

Dr. Wawrzynski is currently a 2nd year gastroenterology fellow at Duke University Hospital. He has an academic interest and subspecialty training in obesity medicine. Throughout his medical education, he has recognized the critical role of nutrition in the management of a wide breadth of gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as in the comprehensive approach to weight loss and weight maintenance in patients with obesity. He hopes to implement the skills and knowledge gained from this fellowship in providing optimal care and guidance for his patients.

  • The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. It is meant for the sole use of persons intending to enhance their knowledge and understanding of clinical nutrition and is NOT meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
  • Every effort has been made in supplying information that is accurate and current. However, the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising.
  • This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The educational content for this course was independently created by course directors and speakers, with no input from Abbott.

Past Participants

Fuad Bohsali, MD

Fuad Bohsali, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2023

Dr. Bohsali is the medical director of parenteral nutrition at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. There, he works as a hospitalist and perioperativist, and optimizes patients' medical conditions before and after surgery. He has an interest in the nutritional support of surgical patients to accelerate their recovery. He joined the fellowship to enhance his understanding and expertise in clinical nutrition.

 

Sanjiv Gray MD, FACS, FASMBS

Sanjiv Gray MD, FACS, FASMBS
Online Fellowship Year: 2023

Dr. Gray practices Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Lakeland, Florida. He is interested in perioperative nutrition and its role in the multimodal treatment of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, short gut syndrome and patients with enterocutaneous fistulas.

 

Fidelis Manes Neto, MD, MSc

Fidelis Manes Neto, MD, MSc
Online Fellowship Year: 2023

Dr. Neto is an oncology surgeon. Parallel to surgery, he has an interest in the area of care and nutritional support for surgical patients, mainly in immuno-nutritional support in the preoperative period, enteral and parenteral nutrition. He currently works at Hospital São Marcos, a general tertiary referral hospital, located in Teresina, capital of the state of Piauí, northeast region of Brazil.

 

Oki Yonatan Oentiono, MD

Oki Yonatan Oentiono, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2023

Dr. Oentiono is a physician with a Clinical Nutrition Specialty. Clinical nutrition is his passion. He is currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and practices clinical nutrition in hospitals and home care. He is interested in enteral and parenteral nutrition, especially in critical care settings.

 

Gonzalo Ojeda, MD

Gonzalo Ojeda, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2023

Dr. Ojeda completed training as an Internal Medicine Specialist at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile, and a Clinical Nutrition Course from Universidad Católica de Chile. He is currently working at Hospital Regional de Concepción at the Adult Nutritional Assistance Unit, and also at the ICU.

 

Maria Eloisa Garcia Velasquez, MD

Maria Eloisa Garcia Velasquez, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2023

Dr. Garcia is a physician with a Clinical Nutrition Specialty and ICU Nutrition Support Fellowship. She is the Chief of the Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Support Department at Kennedy Hospital Group in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Clinical Nutrition is her passion, and her main objective is to demonstrate the importance of tailored nutritional support in the ICU and how it plays a key role during and after an illness.

 

Geoffrey Wong, MD

Geoffrey Wong, MD
Online Fellowship Year: 2023

Dr. Wong is a general surgeon with interest in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and abdominal organ transplantation. He is currently based in Sydney, Australia, where he is in the final year of his PhD. His motivation for undertaking the fellowship is to improve the delivery of nutrition to his patients and develop a more robust curriculum on clinical nutrition for surgical trainees.