Themes and Topics

Nutritional care in the midst of COVID-19

  • Understanding COVID-19: mortality, morbidity, risk factors, implications, and priorities
  • Managing the ICU patient – learnings and implications for improving outcomes
  • Rehabilitating the COVID patient after ICU

Home Nutrition Support and Intestinal Rehabilitation

  • Home nutrition support and intestinal failure in Ireland – how far have we come?
  • Implementing guidelines for managing the patient with intestinal failure: case studies
  • Optimising the discharge plan for patients receiving home parenteral nutrition

Innovative approaches in nutritional care and rehabilitation

  • Muscle targeted interventions in aging and disease
  • New approaches to optimising outcomes in patients with COVID post discharge
  • The effectiveness of pre-assessment clinics in improving patient symptoms.


Focus on translation of best practice guidelines into routine practice

  • The Nutrition Team as key to success in repositioning nutrition into healthcare delivery
  • Do Doctors take nutrition seriously? Findings and implications from a national survey
  • Lowering the threshold for access to optimal nutritional care:  what would it take to implement ESPEN guidelines?

Examining the evidence for achieving remission in diabetes

  • What evidence supports the use of Total Meal Replacement Therapy (TMRT)?
  • Are anti-obesity medications effective in achieving remission in diabetes, and in what circumstances?
  • Is bariatric surgery effective in achieving remission in diabetes, and in which patients?
  • How can new treatments for diabetes be used in practice?

Managing malnutrition in paediatric and adult patients in the community

  • How best to identify and treat patients with malnutrition in the community?  The perspective of the multidisciplinary team and patients
  • Development and evaluation of a multidisciplinary educational programme for GPs
  • Home enteral nutrition of children in Ireland: how to address the gaps.

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