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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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 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:

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:

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 for more information about accommodation.


Delegates will be provided with transportation facility from Kolkata /Durgapur to conference venue on 19th December, 2013. Email to 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.

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