Thursday 23 June 2022
(18:30–20:30 HKT)

Day 2: Optimizing Surgical Outcomes with Nutrition Therapy


Jonathan Asprer
Hong Kong


Nutrition as a key aspect of surgical care in 2022
Robert Martindale


Relevance of nutrition therapy in enhanced recovery
Mohammad Shukri Jahit


Role of immunonutrients in perioperative nutrition
Jaw-Yuan Wang


Practice of nutrition therapy in GI surgery patients in Asia 
Sung-Sik Han
South Korea




Jonathan Asprer
Hong Kong

  • Professor in the Division of General Surgery, and Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Services at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Received medical training at George Washington University and completed surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Author of >200 journal articles, >45 book chapters and 1 book
  • Member of numerous professional societies including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine and International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition
  • Editorial board member/ad hoc reviewer of several journals including Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Nutrition in Clinical Practice and the Chinese Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Senior Consultant, Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery in the Department of Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Putrajaya, Malaysia
  • President of the Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia
  • Supervisor of the Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Executive Committee Member of the Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia and member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Clinical interests include esophageal and gastric cancer, minimally invasive surgery, nutrition therapy and upper gastrointestinal manometry
  • Involved in the establishment of clinical Nutrition Therapy Teams around Malaysia
  • Inventor of a special double lumen NASO-GJ tube or “Shukri’s Tube”
  • Professor in the Department of Surgery and Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, and Leader of the Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, Cancer Center, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Director of Robotic Surgery Center and Chairman of Nutrition Support Council, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Research interests include surgical and molecular oncology, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal malignancy and disease, nutrition therapy, robotic surgery and microbiota
  • Active member in numerous professional organizations including the Taiwan Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition of Asia, European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, and International Association of Surgeons and Gastroenterologists
  • Author of >360 peer-reviewed papers and 6 book chapters
  • Chief of the Department of Surgery, Head of the Center for Liver and Pancreatobiliary Cancer and Staff Surgeon at the National Cancer Center, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Completed surgical residency and clinical fellowship at Seoul National University Hospital
  • Research interests include pancreatic cancer, biliary tract cancer, pancreatoduodenectomy and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy
  • Author of 25 peer-reviewed journal articles