Nutritional management of patients with COVID-19: what dietitians need to know


We’re seeing the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across healthcare globally. In this FREE webinar seriesDr Peter Collins and Dr Emma Ridley will share their clinical expertise, and professional insights about COVID-19, to provide you with recommendations to optimally manage the nutrition of these patients. This two-part series will support Dietitians across the continuum of care.

Although the health crisis is rapidly changing, they will draw on the evidence we do have in the area of nutrition and respiratory disease to ensure we are providing the best care we can.


Watch this two-part FREE webinar series now:

Webinar 1: Dr Emma Ridley – Nutritional management of COVID-19 patients who are critically ill | Recording now available

AUSPEN guidelines can be found here


Webinar 2: Dr Peter Collins – Nutrition support in patients with severe respiratory disease: from hospital to home


About the speakers:

Dr Emma Ridley is a Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC, Monash University where she leads the Nutrition Program and a Senior Clinical Dietitian in ICU at The Alfred Hospital. Completing her PhD in 2018, current research interests include understanding the optimum way to determine energy requirements in the critically ill, including the clinical application of indirect calorimetry, as well as the effect of optimal nutrition delivery on short and long-term outcomes in ICU patients. In 2019 Emma was named as a Finalist in the ‘Clinical Research’ category of the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research for the work and outcomes within her PhD. Emma regularly delivers invited national and international presentations, is an Editor with Australian Critical Care and has authored 43 peer-reviewed publications, (including in the New England Journal of Medicine). Emma has been a named investigator on $6.3 million dollars of research funding with the teams she
collaborates with and is the CIA on the INTENT trial that is investigating a whole hospital nutrition intervention in critically ill patients (NCT03292237).


Dr Peter Collins is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Griffith University. He is a Registered Dietitian with the UK Health Care & Professions Council and is a Registered Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia with a PhD in Clinical Nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Southampton. His research focuses on the detection and management of disease-related malnutrition in individuals with respiratory disease and he is a member of the Patient-Centred Health Services research group at Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Australia, where he is interested in the potential for innovative solutions to improve malnutrition treatment. Peter is passionate about the importance of community dietetics and the leading role dietitians can play in the delivery of evidence-based nutrition support.

Peter is on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, is an Early Career Faculty member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and is leading the development of the new ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Supported by


CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australian and New Zealand dietitians. 1.0 CE credit per webinar available from CDR for US dietitians (certificate available below). Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.


Professional Development
Duration2 hours