How does the brain control what we eat? "When signals from the gut to the brain reach a How does the brain control what we eat? St Lukes Symposium in RCPI on Friday 19th October, 2018

St Lukes Symposium Advanced Masterclass – Clinical Pearls and Advances

St Lukes Symposium in RCPI on Friday 19th October, 2018
National Nutrition & Cancer Patient Survey – Cancer Week Sept 24th – 30th

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION We particularly want to hear

National Nutrition & Cancer Patient Survey – Cancer Week Sept 24th – 30th
Our treatment of patients with severe obesity is unethical – but why?

Bariatric surgery is life-saving and cost-effective but due to pervasive

Our treatment of patients with severe obesity is unethical – but why?
Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed with 15% Weight Loss – European Obesity Day, 19 May 2018

Reduction in cost of care associated with 15% weight loss

Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed with 15% Weight Loss – European Obesity Day, 19 May 2018
Adult short bowel syndrome patients shortchanged

It is disgraceful that current services for intestinal failure patients

Adult short bowel syndrome patients shortchanged
IF patients suffer ‘unacceptably high’ complications rates in Ireland. Findings of new study in IMJ

‘I could never work again after I got sick, that

IF patients suffer ‘unacceptably high’ complications rates in Ireland.  Findings of new study in IMJ
IrSPEN Prize for Best Research Project 2017

Niamh McGettigan (Bsc) was awarded the prize for best research

IrSPEN Prize for Best Research Project 2017
In the SUSTAIN 7 study patients in Ireland and internationally had more improvements in blood sugar and bodyweight levels with semaglutide compared with dulaglutide

Despite common mechanisms of actions, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists differ

In the SUSTAIN 7 study patients in Ireland and internationally had more improvements in blood sugar and bodyweight levels with semaglutide compared with dulaglutide
Call to Action on World Obesity Day

Read full Call to Action document here

Call to Action on World Obesity Day
Press Release: New data shows 97% decrease in cost of diabetes medication after obesity surgery

IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism), ASOI (Association

Press Release: New data shows 97% decrease in cost of diabetes medication after obesity surgery
Unwanted weight loss in oesophageal cancer to benefit from research funding by Irish Cancer Society Unintentional weight loss in oesophageal cancer is one of the Unwanted weight loss in oesophageal cancer to benefit from research funding by Irish Cancer Society Ireland is carrying out less than one weight loss surgery a week

“The funding for more surgery just isn’t there. But there

Ireland is carrying out less than one weight loss surgery a week
‘We were staggering from one crisis to the next’ – Sorcha (20) on life with an extremely complicated medical condition

Science student Sorcha McElchar has an extremely complicated medical condition.

‘We were staggering from one crisis to the next’ – Sorcha (20) on life with an extremely complicated medical condition
HSE has lost €56M by not implementing national obesity treatment policy, experts warn

IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism) launches Obesity

HSE has lost €56M by not implementing national obesity treatment policy, experts warn
Experts discuss low awareness of obesity as a disease requiring treatment

2017 IrSPEN Policy Seminar:  Facing the obesity challenge in Ireland

Experts discuss low awareness of obesity as a disease requiring treatment
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

New study published highlighting the saving in bed days from reducing malnutrition in community patients
Cancer prevention and improving outcomes

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) hosted

Cancer prevention and improving outcomes
HIQA publishes report on nutrition in hospitals

HIQA releases report on nutrition in Irish hospitals Hospitals must

HIQA publishes report on nutrition in hospitals
IrSPEN Home Enteral Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

HEN is a key area identified by IrSPEN for guideline

IrSPEN Home Enteral Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

Professional Resources

Read More

Click above to view Professional Resources produced by IrSPEN, available to download free of charge.

Malnutrition

Malnutrition affects ~145 000 adults at any time in Ireland. Affects people with an underlying disease, illness or chronic health problem.