On May 8th, 2021, the Ho Chi Minh City Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (HoSPEN) held the 13th Annual Scientific Conference with the topic: “Nutrition in the treatment of sarcopenia and gastrointestinal diseases“. Facing the complicated situation of COVID-19 pandemic, this conference was held online but still attracted the attention of more than 1,000 health care professionals nationwide. Otsuka Vietnam is honored to be the diamond sponsor for the Conference with the desire to become the best partner in clinical nutrition.
The conference has the participation of local and foreign experts in Nutrition and Gastroenterology: Prof. Remy Meier, MD, PhD – Professional Advisor of Arztpraxis Magendarm Basel (AMB) Gastroenterology Center, Switzerland; Luu Ngan Tam, MD, PhD – President of HoSPEN, President of VietSPEN, Head of Nutrition department at Cho Ray hospital; Dr. Duong Thi Kim Loan, Second level specialist – Head of Nutrition department, Thong Nhat Hospital; Lam Viet Trung, MD, PhD – Head of Gastrointestinal Surgery department, Cho Ray Hospital; Hoang Le Phuc, MD, PhD – Head of Gastroenterology department, Children’s Hospital No.1; Nguyen Thi Thu Hau, MD, PhD – Head of Nutrition Department, Children’s Hospital No.2.
The conference has topics on: Diagnosis and treatment of sarcopenia in elderly patients (Prof. Remy Meier), Nutrition therapy for elderly patients in the transition period between hospital and home (Dr. Luu Ngan Tam), Nutrition in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Hau), Nutritional management of Crohn’s disease (Dr. Hoang Le Phuc), Nutrition in malabsorption syndrome in patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (Dr. Luu Ngan Tam), Diagnosis and treatment of nutrition for patients with Short-Bowel Syndrome (Prof. Remy Meier), Parenteral nutrition: Issues in clinical practice (Dr. Luu Ngan Tam).
The conference completed successfully and topics & logistic preparations are highly appreciated. The program provides a Certificate of Continuing Medical Training (CME) by the Ho Chi Minh City Medical Association.