Dr. Lesley Moisey joined the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in 2017, as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Nutrition. She completed her PhD at the University of Waterloo where she examined nutrition rehabilitation in ICU survivors in the early phases of ward-based recovery, as well as developed expertise in body composition assessment using advanced modalities. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she completed her postgraduate dietetic internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and then went on to work as an acute care dietitian for several years in Toronto. Her research interests focus on enhancing the nutritional health and recovery of the critically ill in survivorship; understanding the experiences of breast cancer survivors relating to food and nutrition; and interprofessional education and collaboration.
The emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in significant changes and learning opportunities as it relates to the delivery of nutrition therapies in affected patients. In this discussion, a broad overview of the emerging evidence related to the nutrition care of patients with COVID-19 will be provided. However, the published evidence is limited, thus the primary purpose of this discussion will be to bring clinicians together to share and discuss their experiences treating COVID-19 patients and the clinical pearls of wisdom they have collected along the way.