About the symposium:
Individualised nutrition support can bring improved health benefits to your patients. In our upcoming interactive symposium, we deep dive into the latest nutrition research and technological advancements in clinical nutrition support, utilising total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and indirect calorimetry. In the symposium, you’ll participate in a series of complex case studies with Varsha Asrani, Caroline Nicholls and Dr Callum Pearce, with a focus on critical illness, burns and intestinal failure.
About the speakers:
Varsha Asrani is an Advanced Clinical Dietitian in Critical Care and Surgery at the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Nutrition and Dietetics, Auckland City Hospital and a PhD Research Fellow at the Surgical and Translational Research (STaR) Centre, University of Auckland. She is an early career researcher being 1 of the 9 New Zealanders to secure a prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2017 and two Allied Health Trust wards in 2019/2020 . She has international and national recognition as a critical care dietitian, has delivered over 25 invited presentations; authored 25 publications and; been a named investigator on over $2.5 million dollars of research funding. She is currently the AuSPEN Clinical Practice Committee chair, NZ representative for the ANZICS minimum standards for ICU project, NZ convener for the Dietitians NZ ICU nutrition group, and a Life Long Learning (LLL) trainer for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism as part of the ESPEN.
Caroline Nicholls is a Senior Dietitian at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, working in Burns and Aged Care. She has over 15 years experience working with burn injured patients and is well recognised in the field of nutrition support and clinical research in severe burn injury. She has an interest in the role indirect calorimetry can play in optimising energy provision for this patient group and is undertaking research in this area.
Dr Callum Pearce founded the Intestinal Failure Unit at Fremantle Hospital in 2010, moving to Fiona Stanley Hospital in 2015 when the new hospital opened. The IFU looks after more than 25 patients on home parenteral support. Callum founded the Endoscopy Craft Group at St John of God Murdoch. The group overseas quality control and audit and is the body representing the endoscopists and gastroenterologists in the hospital. Callum studied medicine at the University of Liverpool in the UK, graduating in 1992 and then moving to Australia in 2004. He was awarded his MD, a research doctorate on immunonutrition in the critically ill in 2000.
US dietitians: 2.0 CE from CDR. CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.