Abu Dhabi: The Inaugural Edition of the Middle Eastern Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (MESPEN) Congress is all set to be held in Abu Dhabi from the 13th of May to the 15th.
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) is hosting the Congress.
Organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibition at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel, the event will shed light on the crucial values of parenteral and enteral nutrition (PEN) in patient care, and emphasize the significance of clinical nutrition practices among specialized healthcare providers such as physicians, pharmacists, clinical dietitians, and nurses.
Also known as TPN, Parenteral Nutrition is the most complex solution in the pharmacy that provides liquid nutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes, into a vein of the patient and does not use the digestive system.
It is provided to patients who cannot use their gastrointestinal system efficiently. TPN must be ordered, processed, infused, and monitored by qualified clinicians in a multidisciplinary approach.
Enteral nutrition or Tube Feeding, refers to the administration of special liquid formula that are specially designed to treat and manage patient’s medical and nutritional status. The liquid solutions are administered through a tube to the enteral system of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract directly into the stomach or into the jejunum via nasogastric, nasojejunal, gastrostomy or jejunostomy depending of patients’ clinical condition.
The event which will witness the participation of 20+ prominent global and regional organizations, will also facilitate more than well-renowned keynote speakers who will touch on various topics through 60 sessions, 25 abstracts, and conduct various workshops that tackle PEN in hospitalization, outpatient and homecare settings, all of which will foster clinical nutrition within healthcare organizations and community services.
Meanwhile, Dr. Osama Tabbara, Co-Chair of the MESPEN Congress and President of IVPN-Network, stated that, “We are delighted to welcome the first MESPEN Congress to Abu Dhabi. Join us to meet our world class experts and speakers and connect with 1,000 passionate delegates from across the world. This congress will update attendees on the latest clinical and practical aspects in hospital and long-term homecare nutrition. It will also stimulate people’s appetite to become active members and speakers in future events and activities.”
For her part, Dr. Wafaa Ayesh, Co-Chair of the MESPEN Congress and Vice President of ASPCN, observed that, “MESPEN will give doctors, clinical dieticians, clinical pharmacists and nurses an opportunity to discuss the importance of PEN in different fields of medicine. Parallel to the congress, I am glad to announce two lifelong learning (LLL) program courses – Nutrition Support in Liver and Pancreatic Diseases and Approach to Oral and Enteral Nutrition in Adults.”