The aim of this association is to improve the nutritional care of people at risk of malnutrition whether in hospitals or in the community and to promote basic and advanced clinical research and to organize the consensus statements about clinical care and care quality control. Read more
We strongly believe that mastering clinical nutrition is a combination of experience and constant updating of knowledge. If every nutrition support clinician learns something each day of his or her life, then after a few years, they can master Clinical Nutrition and can give best possible treatment to the patients. As per our view, an expert is not only an experienced person or well qualified person but an expert is a lifelong learner. From 2012 to till today, we tried inculcating lifelong learning processes to nutrition support clinicians. The lifelong learning can be reading new materials or joining courses or attending workshops or conferences or learning online or publishing in journal etc...
Doctors, Dietitians, Pharma and Nurses who are involved in nutrition care can join IAPEN.
(Adopted from BAPEN, UK).
We always believe in EBNP (Evidence Based Nutrition Practice) in its entirety. If any nutrition support clinician feels that they are giving best practices, then they should prove it by publishing in top journals or by completing advanced IAPEN or ESPEN courses or they should at least purchase a book on any nutrition topic and write test on it (Click here for more details) or they should attend workshops or expert lectures or if they do not have time for all this, they can also write direct examination conducted by IAPEN. In future, patients will demand for such proofs and will check for credentials.
Writing manuscripts/research papers are a way of learning for the individual and documenting the results achieved. Research is an integral part of learning and growing as a clinician. It provides credibility to the work done, reference material for others and in the long run may even help in setting national guidelines and provide the basis for formulation of nutritional supplements for the Indian population.