Examining Special Nutritional Requirements in Disease States: A Workshop
The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a two-day public workshop that will explore the evidence for special nutritional requirements in disease states and medical conditions that cannot be met with a normal diet and the workshop will explore how these requirements may apply to the management of chronic or acute conditions or diseases that include inborn errors of metabolism, burns or surgical trauma, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, traumatic brain injury, and other non-communicable diseases or medical conditions. The workshop will explore the currently available evidence used to determine potential nutritional requirements that are not encompassed within normal population variation, and how nutritional interventions affect the overall clinical management of diseases in terms of patient safety, efficacy and access. The workshop discussions will encompass the strengths and limitations of different types of evidence (e.g. clinical, non-clinical) in establishing whether special nutritional requirements exist for a given disease or medical condition and in establishing the safety and efficacy of such therapies.
This workshop will include presentations and moderated discussions. Attendance is free and open to the public, but space is limited.