January 2016 Newsletter from Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Update

From the Desk of the Organising Chairperson, AICNU

New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of yours is renewed with lots of happiness and love. We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2016!!!!!!

In this edition, we are covering three key topics:

  1. Article of the Month
  2. Confirmed Speakers of AICNU 2016, Colombo, Srilanka with topics
  3. Spread the word
  4. Connect with us
  1.  Article of the Month

This month we are covering the article titled The ‘SUN’ Initiative: Do we have the scope to Scale Up Nutrition in the ICU?’ This abstract won the third prize during the AICNU 2015 in Ahmedabad. Nutritional support is frequently neglected in a busy intensive care unit (ICU). Calorie and protein delivery to critically ill patients remains challenging. This study aims to investigate whether continued monitoring and evaluation of nutritional provision is particularly important for patients receiving enteral (EN) or parenteral nutrition support in order to identify inadequacies and determine the scope to scale up nutrition relative to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Read more https://aicnu.org/the-sun-initiative-do-we-have-the-scope-to-scale-up-nutrition-in-the-icu/

  1. Confirmed Speakers of AICNU 2016, Colombo, Srilanka with topics

Name of the Speaker




Prof. Anupam Sibal Sibal


Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group; Senior Consultant Paediatric Gastroentrology and Hepatology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, Secretary General, Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Nutritional Issues to be addressed in Liver Transplantation – Pre – Peri – Post Operative Phase

Dr. Krishnan Sriram Sriram


Tele-Intensivist, Advocate Health Care, Oakbrook, Illinois, USA; Voluntary Attending & former Fellowship Program Director & Division Chair/Surgical Critical Care; & Director, Nutrition Support Team, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, USA

  1. Is there a role for Oral Nutritional Supplement (ONS) in hospitalized patients?

  2. Home-based versus Scientific Enteral formulations for critical care – What is the evidence?

Dr. Luciana B. Sutanto Sutanto


Indonesian Nutrition Association (INA)

Wisma Nugraha suite 501, Jl. Raden Saleh No. 6

Jakarta 10450, Indonesia

  1. Nutritional Support in complications during pregnancy – Pre-eclampsia and Gestational Diabetes (GD)

  2. Estimating Gastric Residual Volume (GRV) in critically ill patients

Ms. Mary Easaw Easaw


Senior Manager and Chief Dietitian

Dietetics & Food services

National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

American Overseas Dietetics Association Representative for Malaysia

Using Motivational Interview for  Behaviour Change in Patients’ Dietary Habits

Prof. Ramakrishnan. NRamakrishnan


Senior Consultant in Critical Care & Sleep Medicine and Director, Critical Care Services, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai; Adjunct Professor, Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University & Apollo Hospitals Education & Research Foundation

Parenteral Nutrition – A to Z

Dr. Sarath Gopalan Gopalan


Senior Consultant, Paediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi; Executive Director, Center for Research on Nutrition Support Systems

  1. Planning of Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition

  2. Cow’s milk protein allergy – A case-based approach to nutritional intervention

Dr. Vanessa Fuchs.TVanessa


Chief of Clinical Nutrition, Research in Metabolism & Clinical Nutrition in Oncology, Mexico General Hospital, Mexico

Practical issues in nutritional intervention in the patients with cancer

  1. Spread the word

Download theAICNU 2016 posterto spread the word with your colleagues and peers.

  1. Connect with us

Social media provides an easy way to stay connected with AICNU and to build relationships with your fellow attendees and healthcare professionals.



Connect with us and tell all of your friends and colleagues what they’re missing!

Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Shankar

AICNU Organising Chairperson