Dietitians' Role in COVID-19 Management, and Beyond MDA Webinar Series

Recorded Webinar

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  • Nutrition Management Among ICU COVID-19 Patients; Practical Tips and Challenges.(Click Here)
  • Energy requirement using indirect calorimetry among ICU patients in Malaysia. (Click Here)
  • Food and Nutrition Services during COVID-19 pandemic – experiences from KKM dietitians (Click Here)

Speakers Profile

Ms Nurul Huda
Ministry of Health

Puan Nurul Huda currently serves as Head of Dietetic and Food Services at the Quarantine and Treatment Centre for low risk COVID-19 (PKRC) at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Serdang, which was mobilised by the Family Health Development Division Ministry of Health Malaysia. It has been a great experience working with multi-agency in combatting COVID-19 since heading the unit for the past 2 months. Running the unit with the same job scopes as other hospitals but with additional measures in order to comply to PKRC’s policies and standard operating procedures in managing COVID-19 patients. Every day was a new day filled with challenges as we worked under very dynamic settings.

Ms Gabby Ramlan
Diabetes & Renal Advanced Specialist Dietitian
North Middlesex University Hospital

Graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in BSc Nutrition and completed her Master in Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University, South Australia. Gabby has more than 15 years experience working in the UK. A co-author for a Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) guideline titled “The Management of Adults with Diabetes on the Haemodialysis Unit”. She is also the co-author of the Multicultural Low Potassium Resources, British Dietetics Association-Renal Nutrition Group (BDA-RNG) and her project has recently been awarded the Patient Innovator Challenge Award at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Conference 2020. As board member of London Diabetes Clinical Leadership Group, she works closely with clinicians and patient representatives for better diabetes services. As a renal specialist dietitian, Gabby was also trained as an ICU dietitian. This has enabled her to support ICU during the height of Covid-19 pandemic.

Ms Tah Pei Chien
Clinical Dietitian
University of Malaya Medical Centre  

Ms Tah Pei Chien, is a clinical dietitian specialized in cancer and critical care nutrition in the Department of Dietetics, University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She is actively involved in the nutrition support team in UMMC. She obtained undergraduate degree in Dietetics and Master Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Medicine (Anesthesiology) at University of Malaya. Ms Tah is an active member in the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA) and Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia (PENSMA). She has been an Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Auditor of MDA. She is a chairperson of published “Medical Nutrition Therapy Guidelines for Cancer in Adults”. She is also a committee member and UMMC representative for the Jawatankuasa Kerja Pakar Pemakanan / Akuan Kesihatan dan Pengiklanan (JKKPN), Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Broadly, her research aims to improve nutritional status and quality of life among critically ill patients, cancer patients and hospitalized patients. Within this framework, she has published various national and international peer reviewed journals. Her research works has been recognized as best paper award (2nd prize) in the 20th Congress of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA) 2019, Hong Kong and best paper award (1st prize) in the Scientific Conference PENSMA 2018. She is currently leading a study related to indirect calorimetry among critically ill patients funded by Ministry of Education (FRGS Grant). She has also actively involved in Quality Improvement Team projects with some awards winning.