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Patient perspectives on HEN in Ireland: new paper published this month

Home enteral nutrition recipients: patient perspectives on training, complications and satisfaction Boland et al 2017. The equitable provision of home enteral nutrition (HEN) in the community can have a transformative

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IrSPEN Prize for Best Research Project 2016

(BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics Joint degree DIT/TCD) Martin Murphy, BSc. was awarded the prize for best research project 2016 for his undergraduate study on vitamin D and cognition in

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2017 IrSPEN Conference & Policy Seminar – Tuesday 28th March, 2017

Click here for the Abstract Guidelines   (Abstract Submission Deadline extended to Midnight on 3rd February 2017). Registration Types Early Bird Fee extended until 28th February 2017. Early Bird Registration Fee: € 125.00

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European experts, patients and country delegations meet for the 3rd “Optimal Nutritional Care for All” conference

Organised by the ENHA, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality 33 million adults in Europe are at risk of malnutrition/undernutrition1. Patients with chronic diseases

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Trinity Research Wins Best Paper Award from European Society

An open access research paper on vitamin D has won Best Published Paper Award from United European Gastroenterology (UEG). The winning paper entitled, ‘Effects of vitamin D supplementation on intestinal

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IrSPEN calls on Joint Oireachtas Committee

on Future healthcare to commit more resources to tackling nutritional problems The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, chaired by Former  Former Minister of State for Primary Care Róisín

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New study published highlighting the saving in bed days from reducing malnutrition in community patients

Potential of earlier detection and treatment of disease related malnutrition with oral nutrition supplements to release acute care bed capacity.  Abstract A recent systematic review and meta-analysis shows that appropriate

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Cancer prevention and improving outcomes

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) hosted a round table discussion on the role of lifestyle factors, including nutrition, in preventing cancer and improving outcomes in treatment.

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HIQA publishes report on nutrition in hospitals

HIQA releases report on nutrition in Irish hospitals Hospitals must implement screening for all patients and have a nutrition steering group in place, according to a new review of nutritional

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Surgery must be recognised as a treatment option for Type 2 diabetes

First-ever Type 2 diabetes surgery clinical guidelines from leading international diabetes organisations A leading group of international diabetes organisations is calling for obesity surgery to be recognised as a standard