Committees and Groups
BAPEN's Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together people who have a special interest in specific areas of clinical nutrition, enabling the development of standards, best practice, tools and resources, undertaking research and other projects such as scientific programmes for the annual conference and focused educational meetings.
The Programmes Committee is made up of representatives from each of BAPEN's Core Groups and from 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
- Organises speakers
- Organises the scoring of abstracts
Liaison regarding venue sourcing, booking and the BAPEN annual dinner
Liaison with Press Office regarding Conference promotion and post Conference publications
Suggestions for future topics for BAPEN meetings are welcome:
Aims / Objectives of the Committee
To organise an exciting, clinically relevant annual conference that will be well attended and appeal to members of all the core groups. Meetings to be multidisciplinary and represent good value for money.
Members of the Committee
Malnutrition Action Group (MAG)
What is MAG?
MAG is the Malnutrition Action Group.
The Malnutrition Action Group has been set up to:
- Raise the profile of malnutrition among healthcare professionals and in the media
- Ensure that appropriate priority and action is given to the area by primary healthcare, GP's and purchasers
- Communicate the benefits of timely and appropriate use of nutritional supplements
- Produce definitive guidelines for the management of malnutrition in the community
- Work nationwide with key influential groups to promote standards of excellence in the treatment of malnutrition within each National Service Framework
Dr Rebecca Stratton
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