Palle Bekker Jeppesen, Clinical Professor, Dr. Sci./DMSc, Ph.D., dls.

Department of Intestinal Failure and Liver Diseases
Rigshospitalet & Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Intestinal Failure - an opportunity to focus on GIT physiology”

“Intestinal Failure - an opportunity to focus on GIT physiology” This session will outline the latest macro and micronutrient requirements based on global guidelines. It will offer an overview of INTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY including A DISCUSSION OF SALT AND WATER HOMEOSTAIS AND CONSIDERATION OF parenteral nutrition (PN), PN practices IN INTESTINAL FAILURE. Using case studies, including an interactive study that will engage attendees, the session will offer the latest clinical data and guidelines on the provision of PN.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Palle Bekker Jeppesen, MD, DMsc.: Present position; Since 2013 - Clinical Professor of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Associate Professor (2007), and Head of Department of Intestinal Failure and Liver Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021-23). Employed at Rigshospitalet since 1993. Education; 1989 MD, University of Copenhagen. 2006; Specialist in Medical Gastroenterology. Medical Academic Degrees; At the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; 2003; DMSc.-(Doctoral) degree: “Intestinal insufficiency and failure”. 1998; Ph.D.-degree; “The significance of fatty acid chain length of lipids for their clinical effect in the enteral and parenteral nutrition of patients with intestinal diseases”. I have conducted and supported ground-breaking, outstanding research leading to FDA and EMA global approval of a new drug to patients with short bowel syndrome. I have received international recognition for my excellent collaboration and achievements over the last decade; Internationally, Recognized Research Director and Professor in a Top-class, Research Environment. H-index>40 with >5000 citations. Experienced Scientific Advisor, Member of relevant Scientific Boards and Editorial Positions. Director of Research RH Lab (2006) – in this clinic since 1993; • Development of IF Lab; Outstanding, pioneering, inventive, scientific work — laboratory, epidemiologic or clinical — H-Factor 50, >150 publications to guide future IF treatment  Multiple Lab-methods, e.g. metabolic balance studies  IF database set-up