Welcome to the IAPEN - 1st Phytonutrients Symposium, 18th May 2014, Hotel Orbit, Deccan, Pune, Maharashtra, India

The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) is an organization 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.

The First IAPEN Phytonutrients Symposium is hosted and organized by Abbott India Pvt Ltd, Pune in collaboration with Pune Regional Centre, The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) on 18th May, 2014 at Hotel Orbit, Deccan, Pune, Maharashtra, India.


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The Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) and Abbott invites perioperative physicians, surgeons and dieticians and allied professionals from India to join us at the 1st IAPEN Phytonutrients Symposium in the beautiful Pune City, Maharashtra. The theme this year is “Phytonutrients and functional foods - Clinical Applications” and we hope you will join us as we explore the challenges and celebrate the achievements in Phytonutrients.

Phytonutrients, functional foods or Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals. "Phyto" refers to the Greek word for plant. The term "phytonutrient" is applied to those plant compounds that promote better health, although they are not absolutely essential to human health. Worldwide research has confirmed that diets rich in plants can lead to optimal health and plants proved to improve health at least partially and thousands of plant chemicals or compounds (phytonutrients) are available in a plant-rich diet. The symposium mainly concentrates on clinical nutrition applications and crucial role of fresh, whole plants in human nutrition.

Important Dates: Last date of Registration is 18th May, 2014 and spot registration is also available but first come first serve basis.

Registration Fee: Nil

Email to or 0091 9986795754 for participation.

Chairperson: Dr. Dr. Mansi Patil.  Regional Office, IAPEN Pune Regional Centre, Safalya, Near Akshada Clinic, Survey No- 8/1,
Onkar colony, Pimple Gurav, Pune Maharashtra- 411061.

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About Venue: Hotel Orbit, 1238 \ 2 Apte Road, Deccan Gymkhana Pune 411004. Tel No: (020) 30244800 \ 01 \ 02

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IAPEN Accommodation Information

We are pleased to advise that we are handling complete responsibility of accommodation of participants. Accommodation is not exclusive to IAPEN Members therefore if you have any colleagues that wish to be accommodated in the same hotel we will be happy to reserve their rooms too.

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About Pune

Queen of the Deccan, Oxford of the East, and cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is a city with a future that promises to be as interesting as its history.

Long-standing bastion of the Maratha empire and home to the legendary Raja Shivaji, the Pune district is marked by magnificent land and forts, testimony to its glorious past.

After Shivaji, the early 18th century saw the emergence of the Peshwas, a Maratha family that grew from being ministers at the court into a major political power over the next few decades. However, after the battle of Panipat in 1761, the Maratha empire began to decline and in 1818, Pune was taken over by the British East India Company.

Today, Pune is the centre of traditional Marathi culture, in which education, arts and crafts, and theatre are given pride of place. It has one of India's oldest universities and its numerous colleges attract both Indian and international students, which is probably why it is called the Oxford of the East.

Pune is slowly becoming a cosmopolitan city and is now an important commercial centre. The narrow winding roads of the old Pune offer an interesting contrast to the open, spacious new city. However, Pune retains the old-world charm and its many quaint characteristics, including the omnipresent cyclists, rickshaws and a daily siesta hour that is taken very seriously indeed.

Surrounded by verdant hills and beautiful lakes, Pune has a temperate climate and is among the greenest urban areas in the country. (Wiki).