Annual Conference Presentations
To access the Annual Conference e-Learning modules please choose from the below:
- Annual Conference Presentations - 2015
- Annual Conference Presentations - 2014
- Annual Conference Presentations - 2013
BAPEN’s 2013 Conference
Focus: Providing nutritional care in difficult times.
Keynote Lecture: The Use of Glutamine in the Critically Ill. Jan Wenerman
Liquidised Food and Feeding Tubes
A review of the history, research and expert opinion surrounding liquidised food and feeding tubes to give health professionals the balance of knowledge required should they encounter the issue in practice.
A Rocky Ride Down the Gut
Three key presentations discussing feeding in challenging situations, including the persistently vomiting patient: the small intestine where protein-losing enteropathy can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies and malabsorption and the nutritional challenges presented by chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
Nutrition in the Neurologically Impaired
Difficult issues encountered when artificially feeding children with severe neurological abnormalities. Topics include when and how to investigate children with feeding difficulties, review of nutritional requirements and assessment, the most appropriate type of food and liquid enteral feed. And finally, how to approach social and ethical issues and the difficulties encountered by families and professionals when patients transfer to adult services.
Innovations to improve Quality
Several speakers from Salford report on their experience of the use of Quality Improvement methodology to improve nutritional care, including an orthopaedic project; the NHS QUEST project; and the principles of quality improvement. Several improvement projects from around the UK are then reported as examples – a Food first project in East Suffolk; a dietetic led coeliac clinic in Liverpool and a nutrition improvement project in a deprived area of London.
BAPEN’s 2014 Conference
Focus: Providing quality nutritional care
Keynote Lecture: Feed me with food convenient for me: nutritional care towards the end of life. Rodney Burnham
Pennington Lecture: The week we had tea and scones – creating a social movement to influence change. Caroline Lecko
The use of nutrients to maintain good nutritional status and the possibility of using specific substrates to improve mental function in this challenging condition.
Home PN – Safe and Sound
Practical steps involved in getting children and adults home on parenteral nutrition, with a special focus on issues of quality, safety, logistics and contingency in the provision of commercial homecare services.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal perioperative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery. This symposium looks at the key factors of ERAS: preop fluids, calorie intake and early mobilisation covering their principles, complications and practical application to clinical practice.
A Patient’s Journey
A patient’s experiences, recounted through a case presentation and filmed interview with the patient focusing on the consequences of intestinal failure that are of particular importance to patients’ lives, tackling the psychological, social and economic challenges associated with developing intestinal failure and dependence on home parenteral nutrition.
Vitamins and Micronutrients through the Ages
The role of vitamins D and E in health and disease, the use and misuse of vitamin and micronutrient supplements as well as the role of mircronutrients in pregnancy, the neonate the older child, adult and in the elderly.
Feeding the Obese
The factors that make the management of bariatric patients different from managing post operative patients with a healthy BMI and will consider the long term consequences of their surgical procedures.
Feeding Guidelines for Eating Disorders
Best practice guidelines, management strategies and legal issues for children and adults with eating disorders, with practical advice to assist with managing feeding and behavioural issues for these difficult patients.
BAPEN at DDF 2015
Conference Focus: Integrated nutrition with education on GI disease.
Keynote lecture: Bulk or bounce – what are the aims of nutritional support? K Jeejeebhoy (within the “Getting it right……” symposium) see below
Pennington Lecture: Immunonutrition, where are we now? Phillip Calder.
Nutrition and Cancer
These sessions from the BAPEN Medical Teaching Day have a broad approach to this topic, with talks on food and the aetiology of cancer, cancer cachexia, the nutritional complications of cancer treatments and how to approach nutrition as part of End of Life Care.
Dietary Influence on GI disease
EN as therapy for Crohn’s disease, new aspects of coeliac disease and the use of FODMAPS diets.
Intestinal Failure – what now? Where Next?
Practical aspects of management such as discharging patients, high output stomas, central venous thrombosis and management of liver dysfunction.
Access for Enteral Nutrition
Different types of enteral access, PEG problems, how to manage distal feeding or fistuloclysis and a debate about nutrition support after oesophagogastric resection.
Nutrition support teams – are they worth it?
The need for nutrition support teams and what their particular profession brings to the team, including a discussion of how to gain management support for funding your team.
Nutrition and Liver Disease
From feeding the patient with liver disease, through minimising liver dysfunction during parenteral nutrition to a debate on the energy needs of decompensated liver disease patients, this symposium covers the relationship of nutrition and liver disease.
Getting it right in Nutritional Support (includes the Keynote Lecture)
Both nutritional requirements and the formulation of parenteral nutrition are considered here with the Keynote lecture on the Aims of Nutritional Support by Professor Jeejeebhoy.
Understanding Eating disorders
This symposium is followed by a Grand Round on the same topic, with the involvement of both physicians and psychiatrists in lectures on the psychopathology of eating disorders, their modern psychiatric treatment, management of the physically unwell eating disorder patient, the practicalities of running a service with legal aspects of patient care.
Interactive e-Learning modules on Nutritional Screening using ‘MUST’
Three interactive e-Learning modules are available – one for staff working in hospitals; one for staff working in primary care and another for staff working in care homes.
In partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, BAPEN has developed an interactive e-Learning resource on nutritional screening using ‘MUST’. Designed for health and care staff working in hospitals, primary care and care homes, the three modules explain the causes and consequences of malnutrition, the importance of nutritional screening and how to screen using ‘MUST’.
Each module includes case studies and care plans appropriate for the work place and an online assessment together with the ability to print off certificates of achievement.
Key Features include:
- Tailored case studies to meet staff needs and place of work
- Interactive and online
- Approximately 45 minutes on average to complete
- End of course assessment and certificate of completion
Undertaking these modules will equip staff to play a key part in improving the nutritional care of their residents/patients/clients as well as ensure compliance with the Care Quality Commission regulations, national nutritional care standards and the NICE Quality Standard for Nutritional Support in Adults.
Are you enquiring as an individual or on behalf of an organisation?
If on behalf of an organisation then you will be pleased to know that all three e-Learning modules are SCORM compliant and can be published to link into the learning management systems used by trusts or organisations to record completion of e-Learning courses. If you do not use a learning management system we can manage the learning for you. The modules can be customised to include trust or organisational logo, a welcome from a senior manager and links to local care plans if desired. Costs for customisation will depend on the work required.
A standard, non-customised version of the hospital module is available free of charge via the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) which links to the National Learning Management System (NLMS) or via the Department of Health e-lfh platform.
Does your trust or organisation use a learning management system?
Virtual Learning Environment
Virtual Learning Environment
For individuals wanting to access the BAPEN’s library of e-Learning content we now offer a Virtual Learning Environment or VLE. Access to the VLE is easy and is free to NHS staff and BAPEN members.
To access the VLE you’ll first need to register with a valid NHS email address or a doctors.net e-mail address. We currently support the following email domains:
If you work in the NHS but do not have one of the above email addresses then click here for details on how to register for an NHS email account.
Click the button below to access the Virtual Learning Environment:
I don’t work for the NHS
If you don’t work for the NHS you can still access BAPEN’s interactive e-Learning resource on nutritional screening using ‘MUST’.
The three e-Learning modules available include:
- Nutritional Screening: A ‘MUST’ for healthcare in Hospitals
- Nutritional Screening: A ‘MUST’ for healthcare in Primary Care
- Nutritional Screening: A ‘MUST’ for healthcare in Care Homes
Accessing the e-Learning modules is easy, you’ll need to first register and then pay a nominal fee of £10 per module. The £10 is payable via the hugely popular and secure online banking system PayPal.
Click the button below to access the Managed Learning Environment: