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Expand your clinical skillset and join us for an afternoon of learning and reflection regarding the latest ICU nutritional updates.

Welcome esteemed speaker Dr Emma Ridley at our upcoming online sponsored session. Emma will be discussing Nutrition through a continuum: from ICU to ward on the 19th of April.

Attending our ICU speaker series?

If the answer is ‘yes’, we would be delighted if you joined our exciting virtual symposium. Please fill out the form below to receive a zoom link to the event.

Meet our experts

Dr Emma Ridley | Clinical Dietcian, ANZIC-RC, Monash University and Alfred Health

Emma is a Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and leads the Nutrition Program at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Emma has 17 years of clinical dietetic experience, including as a senior dietitian in the ICU at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. After completing her PhD in 2018, Emma’s primary research interest is the effect of long term nutrition interventions for the critically ill.

Emma is internationally recognized as a critical care dietitian and researcher, ranked in the top 1% on Expertscape for many clinical nutrition topics and regularly presents both nationally and internationally. Emma has more than 90 peer reviewed publications and has been a named investigator on more than $8 million dollars of research funding. Emma is the CIA on the INTENT trial (NCT03292237) (in 23 sites across Australia) and for NUTRIENT in 46 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand.

Our upcoming experts

  • May 23rd: Shelley Heunis – Nutrition in the obese critically unwell and case discussion
  • June 21st: Jonathan Taylor – Basics of mechanical ventilation and nutrition considerations
  • July 26th: Kirk Freeman – Nutrition and CRRT

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Wednesday, 19th April 2023
1:00-2:00pm (AEST) 3:00-4:00pm (NZST)
1 hour


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ICU Speaker Series 2023

Webinar recordings now available

Nutricia recently supported a virtual ICU Speaker Series with esteemed speakers, Dr Emma Ridley, Shelley Heunis and Jonathon Taylor.

  • Emma discussed Nutrition through a continuum: from ICU to ward.
  • Shelley discussed Nutrition in critically ill obese patients and case discussion.
  • Jonathon discussed Basics of mechanical ventilation and nutrition considerations.

The recordings of the events are now available.

Register here to access

Webinar 1: Cutting wastage, boosting nutrition: Low-volume vs standard ONS

In this webinar Dr Shelley Roberts discusses the recent pilot trial ‘Low volume vs standard oral nutrition supplement wastage in hospital: a pilot comparative effectiveness trial’. The pilot trial aims to assess consumption and wastage of compact vs standard volume ONS, to prepare for a larger scale trial. Learn about the potential trend towards reduced wastage using a lower-volume supplement, and consider what this may mean for your clinical practice.

Dr Shelley Roberts is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian working as an Allied Health Research Fellow, in a conjoint position between Griffith University and Gold Coast Health. Dr Roberts’ research focuses on improving nutrition among hospitalised patients, with particular interests in patient participation in care and patient centred care; healthcare technologies; and knowledge translation.

Webinar 2: Unpacking what isn’t known about Bolus Feeding:

In this webinar Lina explores a broad range of topics including transitioning patients from continuous to bolus feeding, the benefits and potential complications that can arise and how to determine the best nutritional supplement choice. Lina also provides practical tips to devise a tube exit plan and tools needed to deliver best patient care.

Lina Breik is the Founding Lead Dietitian at Tube Dietitian, a community-based home enteral nutrition service that aims to bridge the gap between hospital and home for people with feeding tubes. She is also currently pursuing a PhD in home tube feeding investigating the experiences and challenges of adults living with a feeding tube. After a decade of clinical nutrition experience across various hospitals in Victoria, Lina has now found her passion which is to improve the quality of life for individuals with feeding tubes through providing personalised nutrition support and education in the comfort of their home. She is a dedicated healthcare professional with a thirst for connecting with dietitian colleagues from all walks of the profession, so don’t forget to connect with her on social media.

Webinar 3: Protein Needs in ICU and Beyond

In this webinar Associate Professor Lee-anne Chapple presents evidence-based guidance on protein prescription and delivery, what’s known about how much protein is prescribed and uncovers whether the protein provided is utilised to build muscle. Lee-anne also discusses protein recommendations for patients post ICU and the implications of impaired protein utilisation on patient recovery.

Associate Professor Lee-anne Chapple is the Senior Critical Care Dietitian at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and a Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia. She leads the intensive care nutrition research program at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, conducting research that focuses on nutrition physiology during critical illness and early recovery. In particular, A/Prof Chapple has an interest in understanding protein delivery and utilisation to improve recovery for critically ill patients.

Webinar 4: How can Dietitians Manage Malnutrition and Frailty in the Community?

In this webinar Dr Shelly Roberts presents an evidence based guide for the identification and nutritional management of malnutrition and frailty in the Australian and New Zealand community.

Dr Shelley Roberts is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian working as an Allied Health Research Fellow, in a conjoint position between Griffith University and Gold Coast Health. Dr Roberts’ research focuses on improving nutrition among hospitalised patients, with particular interests in patient participation in care and patient centred care; healthcare technologies; and knowledge translation.

Webinar 5: Collaborating for Success with NDIS

In this webinar Natalie Mullins discusses the complex world of NDIS and focuses on the ways that Dietitian’s in all sectors can collaborate to effectively support NDIS participants. This includes successful discharge planning, fostering collaboration between the public and private sector and how to work through common sticking points.

Natalie Mullins is the Founder and Lead Dietitian of Pod Dietetics, a team of APD’s providing high quality nutrition care that is weight neutral, trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming. Natalie has a background in clinical dietetics including acute, sub-acute, outpatient and ambulatory services, with specific experience and expertise supporting adults with physical and neurological disability.

Webinar 6: Nutritional management of COVID-19 patients who are critically ill

In this webinar, Dr Emma Ridley presents the latest ANZ and global evidence & guidelines for the nutritional management of critically and acutely unwell patients with COVID-19.

Dr Emma Ridley is a Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC, Monash University where she leads the Nutrition Program and a Senior Clinical Dietitian in ICU at The Alfred Hospital. Completing her PhD in 2018, current research interests include understanding the optimum way to determine energy requirements in the critically ill, 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. In 2019 Emma was named as a Finalist in the ‘Clinical Research’ category of the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research for the work and outcomes within her PhD. Emma regularly delivers invited national and international presentations, is an Editor with Australian Critical Care and has authored 43 peer-reviewed publications, (including in the New England Journal of Medicine). Emma has been a named investigator on $6.3 million dollars of research funding with the teams she collaborates with and is the CIA on the INTENT trial that is investigating a whole hospital nutrition intervention in critically ill patients (NCT03292237).

Webinar 7: Nutrition support in patients with severe respiratory disease: from hospital to home

In this webinar, Dr Peter Collins presents on best practice recommendations for the optimal nutritional management of patients with severe respiratory disease and diagnosed, or are at-risk of, malnutrition.

Dr Peter Collins is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University. He is a Registered Dietitian with the UK Health Care & Professions Council and is a Registered Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia with a PhD in Clinical Nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Southampton. His research focuses on the detection and management of disease-related malnutrition in individuals with respiratory disease and he is a member of the Patient-Centred Health Services research group at Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Australia, where he is interested in the potential for innovative solutions to improve malnutrition treatment. Peter is passionate about the importance of community dietetics and the leading role dietitians can play in the delivery of evidence-based nutrition support.
Peter is on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, is an Early Career Faculty member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and is leading the development of the new ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Webinar 8: Managing nutrition support for COVID-19 ICU patients

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Presented by Dr Arthur van Zanten, Elisabeth De Waele and Paul Wischmeyer.

Webinar 9: Strategies for the nutritional management of COVID-19 patients post-ICU

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Current experience, emerging research and nutritional considerations post ICU discharge.