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Patient perspectives on HEN in Ireland: new paper published

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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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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IrSPEN-RCPI Nutrition Study Day and ESPEN LLL live course – November 26, 2016

Nutrition in the Older Adult (LLL Live Module Topic 36) (Saturday, 26 November, 2016) This live module will be held in conjunction with the RCPI on Saturday, 26 November, 2016

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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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4th ESPEN Workshop – Cancer and Nutrition – Date 23–24 October 2016

Venue: Kaiserin Friedrich-Haus, Berlin, Germany www.kaiserin-friedrich-stiftung.de Initiator: The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Organising Committee: Philip Calder (Chair ESPEN Scientific Committee) Jann Arends (ESPEN Workshop Chairman) Structure:

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Launch of BAPEN’s Malnutrition Self-Screening Tool

Launch of BAPEN’s Malnutrition Self-Screening Tool December 1st, 2015 The tool, developed by the Malnutrition Action Group of BAPEN, with input from PENG dietitians, is accessible on-line.  It is designed