Arina Prins Clinical Nutrition Award 2018 Winners

SASPEN launched an award named the "Arina Prins Clinical Nutrition Award” during the CCSSA/SASPEN Congress 2017.  This award, proudly sponsored by Fresenius Kabi, will be in honour of the late Arina Prins, a past SASPEN president (2013 - 2015).  Arina Prins will be remembered as an outstanding clinical dietitian who made an incredible impact in the field of clinical nutrition in South Africa. The aim of this award is to recognise SASPEN members for outstanding publications in the field of Clinical Nutrition. This award will be presented annually during the CCSSA/SASPEN Congress, and 2018 marks its first edition.


Awards were available for 3 categories namely:
  • Best international publication
  • Best national publication and
  • Best case study / review article


The first award winners (2018) are:


International publication - Veldsman L, Richards GA, Blaauw R. The dilemma of protein delivery in the Intensive Care Unit. Nutrition 2016;32(9):985-988


National publication - Du Toit A, Boutall ABT, Blaauw R. Opinions of South African dietitians on fistuloclysis as a treatment option for intestinal failure patients. S Afr J Clin Nutr 2017;1(1):1–6


Case study / review article - Tydeman-Edwards R. Glutamine and its use in selected oncology settings. S Afr J Clin Nutr 2017;30(4):109-117

ARINA PRINS CLINICAL NUTRITION AWARD 2018

What is the “Arina Prins Clinical Nutrition Award”?


SASPEN launched an award named the "Arina Prins Clinical Nutrition Award” during the CCSSA/SASPEN Congress 2017. This award will be in honour of the late Arina Prins, a past SASPEN president (2013 - 2015). Arina Prins will be remembered as an outstanding clinical dietitian who made an incredible impact in the field of clinical nutrition in South Africa. The aim of this award is to recognise SASPEN members for outstanding publications in the field of Clinical Nutrition. This award will be presented annually during the CCSSA/SASPEN Congress, and 2018 marks its first edition.


The award recipient for the best internationally published original research will receive R12 000, the recipient for the best locally published original research a R8 000 award, and the recipient for the best case study/review article a R5 000 award. These prizes which accompany the award, is made possible by a generous gift from Fresenius Kabi in memory of the late Arina Prins.