What will I learn?
The course is intended to provide a through grounding in all aspects of clinical nutrition and aims to:
- summarise national nutrition drivers to provide a foundation for the course
- increase awareness of nutritional compromise and its consequences; give practical guidance on assessment of patients, and discuss particular patient groups (surgical patients, those with irritable bowel syndrome, renal disease, eating disorders and liver disease)
- discuss practicalities of feeding in terms of ethics, different methods of feeding and understand more about different techniques to give artificial nutrition
- examine the value of nutrition for paediatric patients (early diet and consequences, metabolic problems, Crohn's and parenteral nutrition)
- establish principles of nutritional importance in extreme clinical situations (short bowel syndrome, refeeding syndrome, parenteral nutrition).
How will I benefit?
You’ll study a wide range of nutrition-related subjects that will have a considerable impact on your practice.
Day 1: Assessment and different clinical scenarios
- Nutrition and risk – what can we do?
- Assessing nutritional status
- Normal BMI
- Very underweight
- Special circumstances
- Ethics of feeding
- Nutrition and fluid balance
- Short bowel syndrome
- Nutrition and the liver patient.
Day 2: Enteral feeding and nutrition in special circumstances
- Practicalities of enteral feeding
- Refeeding syndrome
- Playing with PEGs/gastrostomy tubes
- Jejunal feeding
- Buried bumper, nasal bridles, etc.
- Nutrition in patients with late effects of cancer
- Dietary therapies in IBS
- Liquid dietary therapy in Crohn’s disease in adults
- Nutrition and the patient with an eating disorder.
Day 3: Nutrition in special circumstances and parenteral nutrition
- Paediatric surgery and nutritional consequences for children and adults
- Nutrition and the surgical patient
- Pharmacy and parenteral nutrition
- Psychological aspects of home parenteral nutrition
- Kullavanijaya International Guest Lecture: To be announced
- Cases of IF
- PN issues – working out requirements
- Management of abnormal LFTs.
Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities
As in previous years, there will be a small exhibition of related products from the pharmaceutical, equipment and food industries. Exhibition spaces are limited due to venue capacity and companies wishing to reserve a stand should contact the CPD, Conference and Events Unit as soon as possible.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available on request.
Who should attend?
The Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition is aimed at you if you’re a professional with an interest in clinical nutrition. It will particularly appeal to you if you have an interest in patient nutrition or if you’re a:
- hospital pharmacist
- nursing staff member.
The course is particularly suitable for you if you’re a Specialist Registrar (SpRs) as it’s now a mandatory requirement to attend a clinical nutrition course.
What our delegates say
"Excellent course content, well presented and put together. The workshops were excellent."
"Course content excellent with a wide variety of topics."
"Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Thank you"
“Excellent course, covering a wide range of nutrition topics with excellent speakers.”
Dr Clare Donnellan - Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The 2016 Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 17 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).
The 2016 course has also been endorsed by:
NHS/academic staff: £435
- cost of tuition
- course materials
- light refreshments
- course dinner on Wednesday 14 September
University of Leeds
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