Welcome to the IAPEN - 1st IAPEN ERAS Symposium, 10th May, 2014 - Sooriya Hospital, Chennai

Welcome to the IAPEN - 1st ERAS Symposium, 10th May 2014, Sooriya Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 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 First IAPEN ERAS Symposium is hosted and organized by Nestle Health Science, Chennai in collaboration with Tamilnadu Regional Centre, The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) on 10th May, 2014 at Sooriya Hospital Auditorium, Sooriya Hospital, 1/1A, Arunachalam Road, Saligramam, Chennai - 600093, Tamilnadu.



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The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) and Nestle Health Science invites perioperative physicians, surgeons and dieticians and allied professionals from India to join us at the 1st IAPEN ERAS Symposium in the beautiful Chennai City, Tamilnadu. The theme this year is “Nutrition for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” and we hope you will join us as we explore the challenges and celebrate the achievements in ERAS.

We all know ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) is possible with 3 factors. 1) Nutrition Support, 2) Good Pain Relief and 3) Early Mobilization. Through this concept on ERaS has been existing since 1990, we in our country are not acknowledging this evidence and still our surgical patients takes a prolonged recovery from their surgeries. We in our IAPEN have a dedicated core group for this programme which is interested in taking ERAS concept in a bigger way to perioperative physicians, surgeons and dieticians in the hospitals.

Important Dates: Last date of Registration is 10th May, 2014 and spot registration is also available but first come first serve basis.

Registration Fee: Nil

Email to or 0091 9986795754 for participation.

Chairperson: Dr. P. C. Vijayakumar, President-IAPEN, Tamilnadu Chapter, India - Chief Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist, Sooriya Hospital, Chennai.

List of Expert Speakers

About Venue: Sooriya Hospital, No.1, Arunachalam Road, Saligramam, Chennai - 600 093, Tamilnadu, India.

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IAPEN 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.

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About Chennai

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest industrial and commercial centre in South India, and a major cultural, economic and educational centre as well.

According to the provisional results of 2011 census, it is the sixth most populous city in India. The urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 8.9 million, making it the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the country and 31st largest urban area in the world. Chennai's economy has a broad industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare sectors. As of 2012, the city is India's second largest exporter of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. A major part of India's automobile industry is based in and around the city thus earning it the nickname "Detroit of India".It is known as the Cultural Capital of South India.

With temples, beaches and centres of historical and cultural significance, including the UNESCO Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, Chennai remains the most visited city in India. Chennai has been the most visited Indian city since 2008, in terms of foreign tourists arrival. In 2011, Chennai was ranked 41st in global top 100 city destination ranking, with 3,174,500 tourists, a 14 percent increase from 2010, up from 650,000 in 2007. In 2009, Chennai attracted the highest number of foreign tourists in the country. The city serves as the gateway to the southern part of India with tourists landing in the city and starting their trip to the rest of the region. Top foreign nationals visiting the city includes those from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore, followed by the United Kingdom, France and the United States. In 2010, the figure of foreign tourist arrival increased by 40 percent in the first half of the year. About 830,620 domestic tourists arrived in Chennai in March 2011. Currently, the city has 24 luxury hotels in the five-star and five-star deluxe categories. (From Wiki).