Courses and Events

Dates for your diary

Baxter Parenteral Nutrition Academy, 8th November 2014
Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Baxter Healthcare have inaugurated the PN Academy to provide educational support to healthcare professionals. The topic of the 2014 Forum is Intestinal Failure and the aims of the meeting are to:

  • Update delegates on current practices relating to the management of Intestinal Failure
  • Increase the knowledge and skills of delegates to help improve the care of patients with Intestinal Failure and those requiring home parenteral nutrition

Download the programme here

The Nutrition Society Winter Meeting, 9th-10th Dec 2014
Royal Society of Medicine, London

Nutrition and age-related muscle loss, sarcopenia and cachexia

The aim of this meeting is to understand the roles skeletal muscle plays in maintaining our health and well-being, as well as the factors that contribute to its loss and what we can do about it. The meeting will explore the importance of nutrition in preventing and treating sarcopenia and cachexia.

Attendees at this meeting will learn about current research and clinical perspectives on the impact of skeletal muscle on human health, and how nutrition influences this. They will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from basic science, nutrition, dietetics, public health and industry. Four main symposia will focus on:

  • Sarcopenia and Cachexia: the scale and importance of the problem and measurement
  • Mechanisms for loss of muscle mass and strength and clinical measurements of malnutrition and cachexia
  • Nutrition for prevention and in interventions for sarcopenia and cachexia
  • The social, clinical and public health dimensions of sarcopenia and cachexia.

The programme will include a variety of plenary sessions, Original Communications and opportunities for networking.

More information on this link

Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition, 10th-12th Sept 2014
Leeds University

The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition, now in its 32nd year, was restructured and developed in 2013 to be more clinically focused and include interactive workshops with practical elements following our delegates’ feedback and training requirements.
Course aims and objectives:
The course is intended to provide a through grounding in all aspects of clinical nutrition and aims:

  • To summarise national nutrition drivers to provide a foundation for the course.
  • To increase awareness of nutritional compromise and its consequences; give practical guidance on assessment of patients, and discuss particular patient groups (surgical patients, those with irritable bowel syndrome, renal disease, eating disorders and liver disease).
  • To discuss practicalities of feeding in terms of ethics, different methods of feeding and understand more about different techniques to give artificial nutrition.
  • To examine the value of nutrition for paediatric patients (early diet and consequences, metabolic problems, Crohn’s and parenteral nutrition).
  • To establish principles of nutritional importance in extreme clinical situations (short bowel syndrome, refeeding syndrome, parenteral nutrition).

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INDI launches Nourish Week June 2014

The initiative, which is the brainchild of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI), is offering free nutrition talks on a wide range of subjects with a particular focus on both Adult and Paediatric conditions. Interim CEO, Richelle Flanagan, explains, “We want to improve the Nation’s health through food and nutrition which is why we are offering free nutrition talks for the public on a range of topics that cover nutritional issues for children such as Weaning, Fussy Eaters, Allergies & Intolerances, and Eating Disorders and for adults Healthy Ageing, Diet and its role in the prevention and reoccurrence of cancer, managing Type 2 Diabetes through good nutrition and improving performance for Sports enthusiasts through diet and nutrition.”

The Nourish Ireland Week public events take place in Dublin’s Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Monday 9th June. The Cork venue is the Silver Springs Moran Hotel in Cork city on Thursday 12th June. Please note; tickets must be booked via EventBright using the following link and we would ask attendees to bring their printed ticket to their chosen venue.
Download the full programme of events here

Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting

Thursday and Friday 12th & 13th June 2014
Killashee House Hotel, Naas , Co Kildare

Prof Maria O’Sullivan, winner of the Sir David Cuthbertson Award, will deliver her award winning paper on Friday 13th June.

View our news item on the ISG meeting here Or visit the ISG website here

14th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2014

Date: September 2 – 5, 2014 Venue: Hotel DAP, Vítězné náměstí 4/684, Prague 6, Czech Republic

The traditional meeting for the specialists from the field of nutrition, medicine, clinical biochemistry, analytical chemistry and food technology who are willing to demonstrate the factors of how food influences the factors like working performance, health and aging are going to gather on the common seminar of the International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2014. The most important developments in nutrition, diagnostics, and instrumental analytical chemistry are presented in this conference series.

The INDC conference represents an invaluable resource for nutritionists, medical doctors, analytical chemists, biochemists, chemists, and those in the clinical diagnosis seeking new technologies and new approaches. The meeting will feature an extensive scientific programme of lecture and poster presentations which will focus on providing the newest research results to address the diverse challenges faced by today´s scientists.

The scientific programme will be comprised of keynote lectures, and prominently featured poster presentations. Keynote lectures will be presented by leading academic and industrial scientists from around the world including Mirek Macka (University of Tasmania, Australia); Ascensión Marcos (FENS, Spain), Jianbo Xiao (Central South University, China); Helena Tlaskalová-Hogenová (Charles University, Czech Republic). A range of topics related to nutrition and diagnostics will be covered during the meeting including: Advances in probiotics and human health; separation sciences in clinical diagnosis and nutrition; aging and nutrition; novel diagnostic approaches; health and food safety; cardiovascular disease; polyphenols; functional foods; antioxidants; immunity; maternal and infant health; food safety and health; novel trends in food processing and diagnostics; food microbiology; analytical methods for analysis of biological materials; paediatric aspects of nutrition; nutrition related diseases; beer and health;and biomarkers.

Call for abstracts The conference is now open to oral and poster presentations.
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BAPEN For Bapen meetings click here

ASPEN For ASPEN meetings click here

Nutrition Society (Irish Section) For upcoming Nut Soc events click here

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute For upcoming INDI events click here