The 17th Congress of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA-2016)
With the slogan of “Fighting Malnutrition in Hospital”, this event was held in Olympic Hotel of Tehran November 22nd-30th, 2016. Dr. Abdolreza Noroozi, faculty member of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and scientific secretary of the congress, expressed: the first round of this congress was held with the efforts of Tehran and Semnan universities of medical sciences, Iran’s scientific association of food and nutrition, and with the cooperation of Kermanshah and Mashhad universities of medical sciences. The main goal of this event was paying attention to proper nutrition in critically ill patients and importance of nutritional support in hospitalized patients.
This issue is mainly concerned in intensive care units to reduce the amount of malnutrition, disabilities and mortalities.
According to the scientific secretary of PENSA congress, the target audience of this event include nutritionists, general practitioners, surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, as well as BSc and MSc students of Nursing and Midwifery.