- Last Updated on 11 October 2012
BAPEN Medical is primarily aimed at doctors with an interest in clinical nutrition though others are most welcome at our meetings.
Our aims are:
- Education and training of clinicians at all levels
- To encourage research and development and to foster collaborations between members’ research groups
- To foster inter-disciplinary links and collaboration
- To foster multi-professional links and collaboration
BAPEN Medical is currently seeking new committee members. Click here for more information
BAPEN Medical arranges a Teaching Day each year the day before the BAPEN Annual Meeting.
The topics for previous teaching days include:
- 2007 - Update on Nutrition
- 2008 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (including ESPEN LLL module “The Compromised Gut”)
- 2009 - Functional Bowel Disease
- 2010 - Cancer
- 2011 - Parenteral Nutrition (including ESPEN LLL module “Approach to Parenteral Nutrition).
- 2012 – Nutrition and Liver Disease (at DDF 2012).
Our teaching days are attended by a wide variety of professionals and attract good feedback. We are always keen to attract more trainees to our meetings and have recently started sponsoring places for trainees.
Other meetings are arranged on a joint basis with other medical and surgical societies. These have included:
- 2008 - Liver Disease with British Society of Gastroenterology
- 2009 - Renal Disease with the Renal Association
- 2010 - Transition to Adult Care with British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)
We regularly contribute to national guidelines on nutrition topics and are keen to involve trainees in our activities. We have been involved in promoting nutrition in both medical and surgical curricula.
BAPEN Medical is responsible for some of the symposia at main BAPEN each year and offers the Powell-Tuck prize for the best trainee abstract at each BAPEN Annual Meeting. Previous winners include:
- 2010 - Dr Gordon Moran “Gut hormones and appetite dysregulation in Crohn’s disease”.
- 2011 - Dr Nina Lewis, Nottingham “Treating occult celiac disease with a gluten-free diet is associated with a significant improvement in quality of life”.
- 2012 – Dr Martyn Dibb, Salford “Outcome on Home Parenteral Nutrition: 33 years experience from a national centre.
Improving training in Nutrition
- Several training days have included ESPEN Lifelong Learning modules and we aim to continue and develop this in the future (http://lllnutrition.com/)
- Another initiative to help trainees has been the development of several e-learning modules, aimed at doctors in their foundation years, which are now available here
- We plan to develop a further e-learning revision module for more senior trainees
- Pancreatic Society meeting, Cameron House Loch Lomond, November 2012
- Nutrition in Respiratory Diseases, December 2012 (at BAPEN meeting “Delivering Excellence in Clinical Nutrition”)
- Treasurer: Dr Clare Donnellan, Consultant Gastroenterologist, St James University Hospital, Leeds
- Dr Michael Colley, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Great Western Hospital, Swindon
- Dr Catherine Hanson (Medical Trainee representative), Senior Clinical Fellow, Intestinal Failure and Transplant, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
- Dr Aqeel Jamil, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Salisbury District Hospital
- Dr Simon Lal, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Salford Royal Hospital
- Dr Fiona Leitch and Dr Martha Quinn (joint post as Surgical Trainee representative)
- Dr Joanna Sayer, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Doncaster Royal Infirmary
- Dr Jeremy Woodward, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
- Dr Sheldon Cooper (BAPEN Good Practice Guidance representative) Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
- Dr Penny Neild (BSG Training and Education representative) Consultant Gastroenterologist, St George’s Hospital, London