1st World Congress on Controversies in Metabolism and Nutrition in the Acute and the Chronic Diseas (CoMET)

Venue: Hilton

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2008
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Over the years, the field of metabolism and nutrition has undergone enormous expansion in clinical and basic data, as well as that of field-related technology. With the problem of metabolic syndrome diseases reaching epidemiological dimensions, treatment possibilities have digressed diversely. This development has created a need for debates on the numerous controversial issues, and to attain clinical conclusions.

The intention of the World Congress on Controversies in Metabolism and Nutrition in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Surgery is to function as an exclusive forum for international experts to share and compare experiences, in order to outline appropriate treatment. A congress that focuses on clinical controversies is an entirely new concept. It is embarked upon primarily to facilitate effective debate on unresolved clinical and therapeutic dilemmas, resulting in agreement over all issues, and supported by evidence-based medicine and opinions of experts.

After each speaker, ample time will be provided for discussion, and participants will have the advantage of conversing and debating unresolved issues with world authorities in their fields. The Congress aims at reaching the ultimate state-of-the-art solutions, and providing clinicians with conclusive recommendations and reliable solutions, all based on current paramount significance.

We invite you to participate in the 1st World Congress on Controversies in Metabolism and Nutrition (CoMET) in Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Surgery which is intended as the first of many future congresses in this field.

We look forward to an exciting scientific event in the beautiful city of Athens.

Prof. Pierre Singer



Additional Information

Main Topics and Objective Malnutrition: What is the best nutritional screening tool? Debate: Is nutritional assessment useful? What evidence is there that malnutrition is harmful? Should we propose preoperative nutrition? Cancer malnutrition and surgery: Should we feed before, or only after surgery? Should palliative care include total parenteral nutrition? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Glucose control: Debate: Glucose control in the hospital: is it changing survival? Debate: Glucose control before surgery, in the OR, in the ICU. Can evidence be found here? Starvation before and after surgery: Is it harmful? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Calorie Control: Debate: Calorie administration in the intensive care unit? (ICU): Tight calorie control versus hypocaloric feeding - is calorimetry useful? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nutrients: Debate: Is arginine supplement harmful or helpful in the ICU? Do eicosapentaenoic acid? (EPA) and 4-carboxyglutamic acid (GLA) improve survival in the ICU? Debate: EPA in cancer: Is it working? Polyphenols in stress and ischemia reperfusion: The new nutrients Debate: Dietary supplements in depressive disorders: Is there a place for them? Oxidants and antioxidants: How can we play the balance? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Glutamine: Glutamine: An amino acid for performing research, or a nutrient that changes outcome? What substantiates the use of immuno nutrition? Is there timing for each nutrient, and should they all be provided immediately upon hospitalization? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cancer and nutrition: How to treat cancer malnutrition during chemotherapy or radiotherapy Debate: Importance of specialized nutrients: Beta-hydroxyl butyrate, and omega 3 in the outcome of cancer Palliative care and parenteral nutrition in end-stage cancer patients: Is it time to re-evaluate the issue? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Obesity: Debate: Should we supplement by probiotics, vitamin D or other nutrients? Diet versus Sleeve surgery: The winner is… Behavior and attitude changes: How to succeed What should be done with the patient who declines surgery? Debate: Should we forbid plastic surgery? How should insulin resistance be modulated? The best drugs for insulin resistance and obesity in the treatment of diabetic hypertension and hypolipidemia Drugs, diet or both? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Muscle loss: Muscle loss: During aging, during stress, during cancer, during bedridden situation: Is it the same disease? How should muscle loss be assessed, and how should it be modulated by protein and calories? Which are the best nutrients to modulate decrease of lean body mass? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parenteral Nutrition: How should the best formula be designed: By standard or tailored means? How should choices be made among olive oil, fish oil, medium chain triglyceride (MCT), soya, or a combination of all? What are the lower and upper limits for dextrose? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amino acids: Debate: The best formula has to be found Debate: Did glutamine change outcome in the ICU? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lipids: Cholesterol and red wine Debate: Should we add fish oil to the diet of pregnant women, children, or to the