On June 11th, 2022, the Ho Chi Minh City Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (HoSPEN) held the 14th Scientific Conference with the topic: “Malnutrition and obesity in clinical practice: challenges and solutions”. The conference was attended by 400 doctors and health care professionals nationwide. Otsuka Vietnam is honored to be a gold sponsor for the Conference with the desire to become the best partner in clinical nutrition in Viet Nam.
Opening speech – Luu Ngan Tam, MD, PhD – President of HoSPEN
The conference has the participation of local and foreign experts in Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology & Resuscitation: Luu Ngan Tam, MD, PhD – President of HoSPEN; Nguyen Thi Bich Dao, MD.PhD, Assoc. Prof. – Deputy Director of Tam Duc Heart Hospital; Rahila Bhatti, MD, PhD – Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes – Dubai Hospital; Lam Viet Trung, MD, PhD – Deputy Director, Head of Gastroenterology Department – Cho Ray Hospital; Tran Thi Minh Hanh, MD, PhD – Head of Nutrition Department – Hoan My Hospital; Pham Thi Lan Anh, MD, PhD – Head of the Department of Nutrition – UMC, Ho Chi Minh City; Michael Hiesmayar, MD, PhD, Prof. – Department of Anesthesia – Resuscitation – Medical University of Vienna; Vo Thi Doan Thuc, MD. Master, SL2 – Deputy Head of ICU – Cho Ray Hospital.
Representatives of Sponsors
Luu Ngan Tam, MD, PhD said that malnutrition and obesity are currently challenges for the world’s nutrition, and Vietnam is no exception. Both of these nutritional status are a burden on the Health. Over the years, Clinical Nutrition has made many progress and development.
At the conference, many reports were presented, notably the following: New points in obesity management guidelines of Associations in the world; Obesity diagnostic & muscle wasting in obese patients in clinical practice; Role of gastrointestinal surgery in the treatment of obesity; Lipids in treatment of obesity: Evidences and applications in practice; Protein and substrate selection in the treatment of obese patients with muscle wasting; Optimal nutrition for resuscitated obese patients; EN combine with & PN in treatment for obesity patients with malnutrition & multi underlying diseases.
HoSPEN Conference is not only a prestigious scientific forum for doctors specializing in Nutrition, Gastroenterology and other clinical specialties, but also an opportunity for doctors to exchange ideas and reach consensus on nutritional interventions for patients, contributing to improve the quality of medical examination and treatment for patients.
Otsuka Vietnam – Gold sponsor
The conference completed successfully. Topics & logistic preparations are highly appreciated. The program provides a Certificate of Continuing Medical Training (CME) by Ho Chi Minh City Medical Association.