On the morning of December 19, the congress to establish the Vietnamese Society for Parenteral Enteral Nutrition (VietSPEN) (the first term) was held, with the participation of more than 300 delegates who are leading doctors of national and local hospitals across the country.
For severe illness cases, in addition to performing procedures, surgery, and giving drugs to ensure effective treatment, doctors and medical staff must also ensure the health of the patient by nurturing through intravenous transmission or through catheters into the digestive tract.
From clinical practice, doctors from many different disciplines such as emergency resuscitation, surgery, oncology, nutrition and other individuals involved in the hospitals have gathered to share knowledge, exchange treatment experience and together improve practical skills in nourishing patients through the intravenous and gastrointestinal tract.
Realizing that this is an area of intensive treatment, it does not overlap with the field of activities of other specialized associations in the country, the Ministry of Health issued Decision No. 2450 recognizing the Board campaign for the establishment of Vietnam Association for Intravenous and Gastrointestinal Nourishment on June 10, 2020. Then, on November 17, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs signed a Decision to establish the Vietnamese Society for Parenteral Enteral Nutrition (VietSPEN).
At the Congress to establish the Vietnamese Society for Parenteral Enteral Nutrition (VietSPEN), delegates elected the Association’s Executive Committee with 17 members. Dr. Luu Ngan Tam, Head of the Campaign to Establish the Association, Head of the Nutrition Department of Cho Ray Hospital was elected as the Association’s Chairman.
Vu Khuyen – Chi Phuong