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Irspen Annual Conference 2013 Programme

IrSPEN Conference 2013
Integrating Nutrition into Medicine and Healthcare

5th-6th March 2013, 11am
The Herbert Suite, The Clyde Court Hotel

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Session 1: Health Economics

Economic impact of malnutrition – A European perspective
Professor Olle Ljungqvist MD, PhD,
Chairman The European Nutrition for Health Alliance

Fighting Malnutrition in Greece: from idleness to action
Dr Michael Chourdakis, MD RD MPH PhD, Lecturer of Medical Nutrition,
School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Health economics of treating malnutrition: cost effective or costly?
Professor Marinos Elia, Institute of Human Nutrition and Faculty of Medicine,
University of Southampton

Malnutrition in Ireland: can a screening programme deliver net savings?
Niamh Rice

Chairman’s summary and conclusions
Professor Charles Normond

Session 2: Gut matters – in Health and Disease

Intestinal microbiota in IBS: the application of pre- and probiotics
Professor Kevin Whelan

Diet-health-microbiota interactions in older persons – the ELDERMET study
Professor Paul O’Toole, Dept. Microbiology and
Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC

Pre- and probiotics in disease – relevance for clinical practice
Professor Ian Rowland, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences,
University of Reading, UK

Session 3: Nutrition Training for Health Professionals

Lifelong Learning Programme in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (LLL)
Professor Alistair Forbes, Regina Komsa, Rémy Meier

Introducing Lifelong Learning (LLL) in Ireland
Professor Nick Kennedy

Session 4: Future Focus – An Insight into nutrition research in Ireland

Body composition by computed tomography scan as a predictor of chemotherapy toxicity in patients with renal cell carcinoma
Samantha Cushen

Peri-operative fasting practices in St Vincent’s University Hospital
Niamh Murphy, Nicola Dervan & Dr Clare Corish

Malabsorption syndrome following surgical resection for oesophageal and
gastric carcinoma – should patients be routinely screened ?
Aisling McHugh

Session 5: Nutritional strategies in surgery

Enhanced recovery after surgery & how metabolism is key – State of the art lecture
Professor Olle Ljungqvist, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery,
Örebro University Hospital & Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Surgical metabolism and nutritional oncology
Professor Ken Fearon

Appetite control, obesity & bariatric surgery
Professor Carel le Roux, Experimental Pathology, UCD, University of Gothenburg,
Imperial College London

Session 6: Evidence based solutions to clinical problems

Nutritional management of chronic pancreatitis
Sinead Duggan, Research Dietitian, PhD Student,
Centre for Pancreatico-Biliary Diseases, Tallaght Hospital & Trinity College

Refeeding syndrome
Dr Karen Boland MRCPI, Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore

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BBraun Satellite Meeting
Integrating Nutrition into Medicine and Healthcare

Tuesday 5th March 2013, 12.30pm
The Herbert Suite, The Clyde Court Hotel

Prof. Marinos Elia, Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism,
University of Southampton

This satellite meeting was organised by our sponsor BBraun and was held during the two days of the 2013 conference. All delegates to the conference were welcome to attend free of charge. The session focused on improving Nutrition and Hydration in Hospitals looking at the NICE Quality Standard for Nutrition Support in Adults and practical implementation of best practice healthcare policy.

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Abbott Nutrition Satellite Meeting
Personal Leadership – Leading From Within

Tuesday 5th March 2013
Breakfast 7am, Meeting 7.30am

The Herbert Suite, The Clyde Court Hotel

This satellite meeting was organised by our sponsor Abbott Nutrition and was held during the two days of the 2013 conference. All delegates to the conference were welcome to attend free of charge. Participants left with fresh insights into their personal leadership style and how to maximise their strengths and leadership competencies.

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Nutricia Medical Satellite Meeting
Can Medical Nutrition Influence Length of Stay?

Wednesday 6th March 2013, 5.00-7.00pm
The Herbert Suite, The Clyde Court Hotel

Dr Edel Duffy, Dietician, Nutricia Medical
Prof. Olle Ljungqvist, Professor of Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Dr Rebecca Stratton, Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton
Chair Dr Orla Crosbie, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cork University Hospital

This satellite meeting was organised by our sponsor Nutricia Medical and was held during the two days of the 2013 conference. All delegates to the conference were welcome to attend free of charge. Participants left with a comprehensive insight into how medical nutrition can impact on length of patient stay. A hot fork buffet was served at the conclusion of the meeting.