The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) is an organisation in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition and promotes basic research, clinical research, advanced education, organization of consensus statements about clinical care and quality control.
British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) is a Charitable Association that raises awareness of malnutrition and works to advance the nutritional care of patients and those at risk from malnutrition in the wider community. BAPEN brings together the strengths of its Core Groups to raise awareness and understanding of malnutrition in all settings and provides education, advice and resources to advance the nutritional care of patients and those at risk from malnutrition in the wider community. BAPEN agreed to issue two years free license to use MUST in India.
The association with BAPEN dates back from the inception of the very idea of IAPEN in 2012. The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, IAPEN was named by changing the "British" word from BAPEN - British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. From 2012, IAPEN is following the footsteps of BAPEN in all aspects and appreciate the work done by BAPEN in United Kingdom and wish to replicate the same in India. All major services present in IAPEN website are taken from BAPEN. In the year 2017, IAPEN has conducted a unique experiment to develop guidelines on Burn Nutrition by involving more than 1500 doctors in 20 different states in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. This experiment was inspired by looking into the procedure adopted by BAPEN for developing guidelines. In the year 2019, IAPEN executive committee decided to adopt two step process for fight against malnutrition inside Indian hospitals. IAPEN has developed IMW Toolkit - IAPEN Malnutrition Week Toolkit for detecting Malnutrition in hospitals and community. BAPEN has issued two years free license to use MUST in India. IAPEN is planning to develop own guidelines and Indian based toolkit with the help of nutrition intervention in all Indian hospitals.
BAPEN - IAPEN Promoters - 2020
Shilpa Varma, India
Chimi Wangmo, Bhutan
Tammana Chowdary, Bangladesh
Onajobi Adetoun, Nigeria
Aggrey Mokua, Kenya
Rachana Deo, Nepal
Dr Fiji Antony, Dubai
BAPEN Bilateral Meeting
On 29th Jan, 2020, Dr Shilpa Varma, Hon Secretary, IAPEN has met Dr Andrew Rochford, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Newham University Hospital, Barts NHS Trust, BAPEN Executive Committee, UK and Dr Jeremy Nightingale, Hon Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's Hospital, Past Chairman BAPEN and Present Chairman of British Intestinal Failure Alliance to extend support to IAPEN for promoting Nutrition Internvention using MUST.
The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Ashakiran Jubilee Hope Centre Hospital,
Sr. No. 138, Balaji Chowk, Chinchwad,
Pune, Maharashtra 411019