The Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IAPEN) is an organization in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition and promotes basic research, prescription clinical research, advanced education, organization of consensus statements about clinical care and quality control.
IAPEN was registered under Society Registration Act, Government of India.
IAPEN is the additional link to the already existing chain consisting of American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), European (ESPEN, BAPEN), Australian (AusPEN), Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA) and South African (SASPEN) societies.
IAPEN is contacting nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, hospitals, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ISPEN), Indian Dietetic Association (IDA), Nutrition Society of India (NSI), Animal Nutrition Society of India (ANSI), National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Protein Foods and Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI) and various government organizations to participate in development of nutritional quality control manual for hospitals, orphanages, old age homes, student hostels and anganwadis. IAPEN is also contacting international agencies (BAPEN, ASPEN etc.) for developing a systematic protocol to fight malnutrition in India.