The 2015 conference education day was an outstanding success with a world class line up of experts covering topics that included appetite, how the gut talks to the brain, the challenges facing obesity in Ireland, visceral obesity and oesophageal cancer, does age matter and maintaining muscle in older adults. Best practice sessions were on providing optimal nutrition support in the ICU and the daily dietary management of IF. The Inaugural IrSPEN Keynote Closing Lecture was delivered by Prof Ken Fearon on Nutrition and Cancer.

Over 220 registered delegates attended the day, drawn from dietitians, hospital doctors, nutritionists, nurses and a limited number of medical and dietetic/nutrition students.

For the full programme, click here

For the conference brochure including speaker abstracts, biographies, click here

For presentations, see below

Prof Carel Le Roux

Professor Carel Le Roux
Chair of Pathology University College Dublin
How the gut talks to the brain
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Dr Alexander Miras Imperial College London

Dr Alexander Miras
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology, Imperial College London
What happens to the pleasure of eating after obesity surgery?
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Prof Donal O'Shea

Professor Donal O’Shea
Head of Obesity Unit, St Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin
From policy to practice – what’s new in facing the obesity challenge in Ireland
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Dr Suzanne Doyle

Dr Suzanne Doyle
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Dept of Surgery, St James’ Hospital
Visceral obesity and oesophageal cancer: impact on treatment response and outcomes
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Niamh O’Sullivan, Department of Surgery St. James’s Hospital delivers her oral presentation

Niamh O’Sullivan 
Clinical Specialist Dietitian, St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin Oral Presentation
Nutrition status pre liver transplant and length of hospital stay post liver transplant
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Dr Brendan Egan

Dr Brendan Egan
Institute for Sport and Health, University College Dublin
Maintaining muscle – nutrition and exercise interventions in older adults
Presentation to follow

Peter Turner, Specialist Dietititian, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, NHS Trust

Peter Turner
Specialist Dietitian, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool
Providing optimal nutritional support in the ICU – everyday challenges and solutions
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Naomi Bates

Naomi Bates
Senior Dietitian, St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin
Dietary management of intestinal failure – everyday challenges and solutions
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Professor Ken Fearon, Professor of Surgical Oncology at Edinburgh University, gives the closing Lecture at the IrSPEN Conference 2015

Professor Ken Fearon
Professor of Surgical Oncology Edinburgh University
delivered the Inaugural IrSPEN Keynote Closing Lecture
Nutrition and Cancer

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IrSPEN Conference brochure available for download
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