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Dedicated to the management of those at risk of malnutrition in Ireland

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) is a multi-disciplinary professional organisation dedicated to optimising screening for and management of those at risk of malnutrition or other nutritional problems in Ireland, whether in hospital or in the community.

Founded in 2010 with the support of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG), the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) and the Irish Section of the Nutrition Society, IrSPEN members are clinicians, dietitians, nutritionists and other health professionals from clinical practice, research and education. Together our aim is to combat malnutrition by optimising the nutritional management of patients in hospital and the community.


Key Aims of IrSPEN

IrSPEN aims to advance Ireland as a model of best practice in clinical nutrition by:

  • Ensuring early identification of those at risk of disease-related malnutrition.
  • Ensuring safe, efficacious and high quality nutritional care for all patients both in hospital and the community
  • Promoting research that advances our knowledge or practice of clinical nutrition in Ireland

Find out more on what we do.