- Last Updated on 19 May 2012
The Programmes Committee is made up of representatives from each of BAPEN's Core Groups and from the Good Practice Guidance (previously known as the Education and Training) Committee. Representatives from the Core Groups are nominated by their committee and bring their group’s suggestions for conference content and report back to their groups on the Programmes committee’s activities. Although the committee does not always include representatives from each of the home nations, it strives to ensure that the conference programme covers issues affecting all four home nations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).
The Programmes Committee meets four times a year to deliver a topical conference, packed with sessions to appeal to anyone involved in clinical nutrition. The programme is designed to cover a broad range of topics, ranging from initiatives to raise awareness of the problem of malnutrition and service delivery to the specifics of delivering good nutritional care. The conference incorporates sessions and training days to provide CPD accreditation. The annual conference is a unique opportunity to network across a broad range of professionals and patients with an interest in nutritional care.
More specifically, the committee:
- Develops the programme for the annual conference, ensuring it is relevant to multi-professional groups working in all areas of healthcare and in all of the home nations
- Organizes speakers
- Organizes the scoring of abstracts
- Liaises with Sovereign conference to find a suitable venue and to organize the BAPEN annual dinner
- Liaises with Sovereign Conference and the BAPEN communications officer to promote the conference and to provide post conference copy
Suggestions for future topics for BAPEN meetings are welcome:
Aims / Objectives of the Committee
To ensure that the BAPEN annual conference and other BAPEN meetings are multidisciplinary, educational, entertaining and represent good value for money.
Members of the Committee