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South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

To promote, coordinate and encourage the development and application of clinical nutrition practices in South Africa.


SASPEN again has the privilege to invite applications for Research Grants in the field of disease related malnutrition through the generous support of Enteral Nutrition Association of South Africa.

A total amount of R80 000 is available to be awarded for one or more research projects and is open to all SASPEN members.

To apply for a grant please submit the following documents to by 31 August 2017:
1. A letter explaining the project and its goals
2. Protocol and ethics approval

CCSSA Congress 2017


The Jacaranda Branch of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa looks forward to you joining us in Sun City for the 2017 National Annual Society Congress.

In the ever-changing world of critical care science, we are progressively recognising the importance of the Precision Medicine paradigm. The quest for better prevention and treatment methods necessitates appreciation of the heterogeneity of individual patients specifically in terms of their unique risk factors that predispose to disease or influence the likelihood of poor outcomes. The meeting will focus on current concepts in critical care and how best the multidisciplinary critical care team can select the most appropriate investigations, monitoring strategies and therapies in a cost-effective manner.

International experts including Mervyn Singer, Jukka Takala, Kathryn Maitland, Zsolt Molnar, Can Ince, Gavin Joynt and Jason Roberts, supported by our national talent will address key practical, controversial as well as tomorrow’s issues in critical care in the form of plenary lectures, round table meetings, debates and original research presentations.

The scientific programme will include:

Landmark publications from 2017
The applicability of novel therapies and new devices that have become available in SA
Critical Care in the Private sector
Ethical and medico-legal considerations in critical care including the protection of patient privacy and data confidentiality
A multitude of Pre-Congress workshops

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As a SASPEN Member you can earn CPD Points in a nu

mber of ways:

o Easily on Computer through CPD Online from SAJCN - the official journal of SASPEN. Distributed quarterly, it covers ALL aspects of nutrition. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is distributed free of charge to all SASPEN members
o By attending SASPEN Roadshows
o By attending SASPEN Congresses
o By attending SASPEN Courses


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BAPEN Membership

Great News! SASPEN Members can now join BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) at a greatly reduced fee.

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ASPEN Membership

Are you a SASPEN Member? Join A.S.P.E.N. for a reduced membership fee.

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Affiliated member to ESPEN

The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

ESPEN Membership:

SASPEN obtained block membership from ESPEN. For more info head over to Announcements.

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Malnutrition - Another Weight Problem

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The SAJCN is the official journal of SASPEN, ADSA (Association for Dietetics in SouthAfrica) 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, ADSA and NSSA members.

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