SASPEN is the South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The Society is active in the Southern African region, promoting clinical nutrition research and all forms of nutritional education.
There are few things more important to man than adequate nutrition. There are also few subjects that are more misunderstood. A large proportion of the world population is either overnourished, or undernourished. Health professionals are particularly guilty when it comes to malnourishing the people they are meant to care for. It is in this context that we believe that the Society has an important role to play in dispersing nutritional myths and promoting clinical nutritional education through providing evidence-based information.
To promote, coordinate and encourage the development and application of clinical nutrition practices in South Africa.
- To improve the management of Parenteral and Enteral nutrition in all its aspects in South Africa.
- To promote contact with international groups with similar objectives.
- To promote research into nutrition.
- To promote education at all levels in nutritional management.
- To provide funding for educational travel by its members or selected visitors.
- To organise regular regional and national symposia or congresses (including joint symposia/congresses with other Societies)
- To collect and administer funds in the furtherance of these objectives.
- To provide a central co-ordinating body for the various groups involved in Parenteral and Enteral nutrition in Southern Africa.
The(South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition) is the official journal of SASPEN, ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) and the NSSA (Nutrition Society of South Africa). Distributed quarterly, it covers ALL aspects of nutrition. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is distributed free of charge to all SASPEN, and members.
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