Courses and Events

Dates for your diary

Home Parenteral Workshop co-ordinated by Aesculap Academia
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th March 2015, Contarf Castle Hotel, Dublin
Course Director Prof Alistair Forbes

£320 course fee

The course fee includes:
• Two days of education
• Workshops
• Lunch and refreshments
• 2 nights of accommodation at Clontarf Castle
• Course dinner

Download more information and booking form here
Or contact your local B. Braun Representative; Carrie (087 2485234,
or AJ (087 1248634, for more information on this event.

Fresenius Kabi – Advanced Parenteral Nutrition Study Day

The Who, Which, What, How & When of Parenteral Nutrition
Friday 23rd January 2015 The Shelbourne Hotel 9.30am to 4pm
Keynote speaker - Dr Jon Shaffer Salford University Hospital

Dr Jon Shaffer

Dr Jon Shaffer

Other speakers :
Eimear Fitzgerald – Mater Hospital Dublin
Vincent Ebhabha, Medical Information Manager, Fresenius Kabi
Sarah Ashley, Advanced Dietitian, ICU, Royal Surrey Hospital
Sharing Practices: Interactive Question and Answer Session
Chaired by Emma Murtagh, Clinical Specialist Nutrition Support Dietitian, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
Download the full programme here

IrSPEN Conference 2015 – 10 & 11 March 2015
Clyde Court Hotel Dublin 4 Book your place here

Key topics:

  • Making Nutrition & Hydration a national healthcare priority
  • How do we manage adult intestinal failure
  • Health economics – prevent or treat to save?
  • New Concepts in Obesity and Appetite
  • Facing the obesity challenge in Ireland – what’s new?
  • Future Focus: new research into practice
  • The Ageing Agenda and Malnutrition
  • Multimodal approach to Nutrition in Cancer

10 March – Policy Seminar - Priorities for improving nutrition in healthcare

Speakers will include:
Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director HSE
Prof Billy Bourke, Our Lady’s Children’s hospital
Prof Charles Normand, Trinity College Dublin
Prof Marinos Elia, Southampton University

11 March – Education programme

Speakers will include:
Prof Donal O Shea, UCD Dublin
Prof Alan Spector, The Florida State University
Prof Carel Le Roux, UCD Dublin
Dr Alex Miras, Imperial College London
Dr Roman Ortuno, University of Cambridge
Prof Ken Fearon, University of Edinburgh
Pete Turner, Dietitian, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Call for Abstracts closing date 9 January 2015 more info here…………….

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.

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