Oman To Host ME Congress On Parenteral Nutrition


The upcoming Middle Eastern Alliance for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Congress (MEAPEN 2024) is set to take place in Muscat, marking a significant milestone as the first international event of its kind in the Sultanate of Oman.

Following the success of previous editions held in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, this esteemed congress will bring together healthcare professionals, such as physicians, clinical nutrition specialists, nurses, and pharmacists, at the Kempinski Hotel on May 3-4.

Dr. Wafaa Ayesh, Chair of MEAPEN 2024, has expressed her excitement for the event, highlighting its importance in promoting global collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition.

The congress aims to present the latest research and best practices, empowering participants to improve their clinical nutrition techniques.

With over 400 attendees expected, including more than 60 expert speakers covering 16 scientific sessions, the congress will also include 15 participating companies and 30 poster presentations showcasing recent scientific breakthroughs.

Importantly, delegates will be eligible to receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Dr. Eiman al Hinai, the Honorary Local Chair of MEAPEN 2024, underscored the congress's importance in addressing the growing demand for parenteral nutrition in the treatment of different diseases, especially in the Middle East region.

She highlighted the event's role in promoting collaboration and knowledge advancement to bolster healthcare initiatives both locally and globally.

Parenteral nutrition, which is administered when patients are unable to receive nutrients orally, plays a vital role in managing conditions like major surgeries, chronic illnesses, and comatose states. On the other hand, enteral nutrition involves delivering nutrients directly into the digestive system through a feeding tube.

The MEAPEN 2024 congress is being organized by INDEX Conference and Exhibitions Org. LLC., with the backing of various healthcare associations and organizations, including Oman's Ministry of Health and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).


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