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National Conference on Surgical Nutrition

Welcome to the IAPEN - National Conference on Surgical Nutrition, 19 December 2013, Bardhaman, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) is an organization in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition and promotes basic research, clinical research, advanced education, organization of consensus statements about clinical care and quality control.

The National Conference on Surgical Nutrition is hosted and organized by IAPEN - Kolkata Regional Center on 19 December 2013 at Sanaskrity Conference Hall, GT Road, Bardhaman, West Bengal, India. Conference theme is “Early Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) - Challenges and Solutions”.

Surgical Nutrition is a multidisciplinary specialty that offers coordinated care, both in hospital and at home, for adults with complex nutritional problems, including the management of home parenteral (intravenous TPN) and enteral (tube feeding) nutrition. Services provided by the Surgery team include comprehensive nutritional assessment, individualized dietary instruction, as well as prescription management and monitoring of complex home-based nutritional therapies. This third conference of IAPEN will provide such a forum for multidisciplinary interaction on surgical nutrition.

There will be Advanced Training Workshop on "Clinical Nutrition for Surgical Patients" based on The Life Long Learning Initiative of IAPEN. The conference plenary talks include Surgical Diet, Specialized Nutrition Support for Surgical Patients, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Cardiothoracic nutrition, Surgical Nutrition for General Gastrointestinal and Vascular Surgery Patients, Case Studies etc.

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Advancing Nutrition Care in India

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Scientific Paper Presentation - Call for Papers

The scientific committee of the IAPEN conference seeks abstracts in the enclosed format for oral presentation on topics relevant to the conference. Accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings and selected full length papers will be forwarded to The Indian Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition for consideration towards publication.

Abstracts need to be sent as an email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The acceptance details will be intimated by email.
Author instructions can be downloaded from journal website (

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration starting date:  September 5th, 2013
Early Bird Registration ending date:   November 22nd, 2013
Last date of submission of abstract:  December 4th, 2013
Intimation of acceptance:               December 6th, 2013
Submission of full length paper:       December 12th, 2013
Submission of abstracts closed:        December 13th, 2013

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Conference Venue: Sanaskrity Conference Hall, GT Road, Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
Mob: 0091 9434667117; 09986795754; EMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is the unmissable event of the year for anyone who works or has an interest in this area. For the first time under one roof you will have:

    Leading experts discussing key topics in Surgical Nutrition
    High impact symposia
    Four state of the art lectures by expert speakers
    Over >100 abstracts ---- Paper presentation competition

Join IAPEN today to help our important work and benefit from fantastic savings for paper presentation competition and award function.

Organizing Secretary

Koushik Chatterjee
National Conference on Surgical Nutrition
Regional Officer
Kolkata Regional Center
70, Subhaas Palli Road, Bahir Sarbamongala Para, Burdwan-713101,
Bardhaman, West Bengal
Mob: 0091 9986795754;  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Accommodation Information

We are pleased to advise that we are handling complete responsibility of accommodation of participants. Accommodation is not exclusive to IAPEN Members therefore if you have any colleagues that wish to be accommodated in the same hotel we will be happy to reserve their rooms too. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about accommodation.


Delegates will be provided with transportation facility from Kolkata /Durgapur to conference venue on 19th December, 2013. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about transportation.

Government officers

Free transportation along with dearness allowance will be provided to all government officials participating in this international conference on Digestive Disorders. Email to the organizing secretary for more details about the transportation facility.

About Bardhaman

Bardhaman or Burdwan (also Bardhaman or Bôrdhoman), is a city of West Bengal state in eastern India. It is the headquarters of Bardhaman district.The small town is situated near 96 kilometers from Kolkatta, West Bengal. Bardhaman became a district capital of British India. Burdwan is an alternative name for the city, which remains in use since the British period.

The history of Burdwan is known from about 5000 BC and belonging to the Mesolithic or Late Stone Age. The origin of this name dates back to the 6th century BCE and is ascribed to Vardhaman Swami or Mahavira (599-527 BCE), the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, who spent some time in Astikagrama, according to the Jain scripture of Kalpasutra. This place was renamed as Vardhamana in his honour.

Places of Interest:

Shantiniketan (Shantiniketôn) is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 180 kilometres north of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and 30 kilometers from Bardhaman. It was made famous by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a university town (Visva-Bharati University) that attracts thousands of visitors each year. (Photo of Gandhi with Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan).

Free trip will be arranged after the conference at 4.00 PM.

The famous Shrine of Sarvamangala, said to contain the remnant of Sati's body, the umbilicus, is situated here. Aside this, there are quite a number of temples and Sivalingams.

The Curzon Gate built in honour of the visit of Lord Curzon.

The palaces and gardens of the maharaja Golapbag. Golap Bag, or the Garden of Rose, of Bardhaman, is a favourite tourist haunt. It is the Botanical and Zoological garden established by the King Bijoy Chand Mahatab in 1884. Famous botanist Dalton Hooker came here and listed 128 types of trees. At present there are numerous mango, casuarina, eucalyptus and other trees in the garden. The University of Bardhaman also takes classes in the complex. Distance from railway station is about two and half km.

At Nawab Hat, On the Burdwan-Siuri NH, some 4 kilometers from rail station, is a group of 108 Siva lingam temples built in 1788 popularly known as 108 Shiva Temple. Rani Bishnukumari (queen of Burdwan) ordered to build this temple. Here each year a week long festival is celebrated on the occasion of "Maha-Shivratri".

Tomb of Sher Afghan: The Tomb of Sher Afghan, the last of the Afghan jagirdars in Bardhaman, is located at Pir Beharam near Rajbati (Burdwan Royal Palace). Sher Afghan married Nurjahan. He revolt against Mughal Samrat and to control this, Mughal Samrat Jahangir had sent Kutubuddin. Both were died at war in 1610 AD and both were buried at the burial ground of Pir Baharam. Distance from railway station is about two and half km.

Konkaleswari Kali Mandir: The ashram is situated in Kanchan-Nagar is an icon of skeleton with a famous Kali temple. The goddess is made of stone and the temple is of 200 years old.

Free boating at Damodar River, Bardhaman, Kolkatta.

About Kolkata

Kolkata (also known as Calcutta) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As of 2008, its economic output as measured by gross domestic product ranked third among South Asian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi.

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