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IrSPEN National Survey of Patients on Nutrition Support at home in Ireland

Are you a patient or carer of someone receiving either home parenteral or enteral (tube feeding) nutrition living in Ireland?  If so, we want to hear from you. Who we


Call to reduce ‘Obesity Stigma’ and increase proven treatments of the disease

‘New Year’s resolutions’ offer little effect on obesity Experts call out negative impact of ‘it’s your fault’ attitude to obesity There is an urgent need to tackle ‘Obesity Stigma’ – and understand the condition


World Diabetes Day 2017 – November 14th, 2019

Call to offer remission pathway to all with type 2 diabetes  New treatments can achieve disease reversal for most patients with type 2 diabetes Ireland has been criticised for not


IrSPEN Prize for Best Undergraduate Research Project 2019

IrSPEN Prize for Best Undergraduate Research Project in Human Nutrition and Dietetics TCD/DIT Joint Degree 2019 Context My name is Maria Fortune. I graduated the Human Nutrition and Dietetics course


FENS2019 13th European Nutrition Conference – IrSPEN Symposium – Wednesday October 16th 13.30 – 15.00

FENS2019 13th European Nutrition Conference Malnutrition in an Obese World: A European Perspectives The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland IrSPEN Symposium Presentation – Malnutrition after weight loss in health and disease

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Ireland called out for having lowest EU level of public treatment for obesity

Call on health service to treat obesity as a disease Ireland has been criticised for having the lowest spend on public treatment of obesity in Europe – and also for


ASPEN – Malnutrition Awareness Week™ Schedule

ASPEN’s Malnutrition Awareness Week™ starts today! We hope you’ll join us all week to help reduce the incidence of malnutrition and improve patient outcomes. This year, we’re partnering with the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS)


Erin Sullivan presented her poster at ESPEN2019

Erin Sullivan presented her poster, “A National Survey of Irish Oncology Patients Examining Nutrition Attitudes and Behaviours and Access to Dietetic Services”  Her excellent work on the cancer patient survey which


HAN Awareness Week: 5-11 August 2019 Patient Organisation for Ireland?

HAN Awareness Week 5 – 11 August 2019 PATIENT ORGANISATION FOR IRELAND? We want to hear from patients and carers   It is Home Artificial Nutrition awareness week from 5th


Why dietary advice is a critical part of cancer care

Patients who lose weight have lower survival rates yet very few are given nutritional information and support Director of the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Niamh Rice presents