NCAPPN – 2014

Welcome to the IAPEN – National Conference on Advances in Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition, 3-4 July 2014, St. Teresa’s College Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

The Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IAPEN) is an organization in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition and promotes basic research, clinical research, advanced education, organization of consensus statements about clinical care and quality control.

The First National Conference on Advances in Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition is hosted and organized by Department of Home Science, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala in collaboration with Kochi Regional Centre, The Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IAPEN) on 3rd July to 4th July 2014 at St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

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In order to promote Advanced Education in Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition and to facilitate the academic pursuits of more number of Pediatricians, Obstetricians, Clinical Nutritionists, Dieticians, Nurses and Midwives from the educational institutions, hospitals and meternary nursing home etc., The Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism announces the First National Conference on Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition with Advanced Workshop on Perinatal and Pediatrics in Ernakulam, Kerala. A nationally renowned faculty will provide the latest and most relevant approaches to critical nutrition issues for these patient populations. The conference will present content in a wide array of teaching styles such as didactic lectures, extensive question and answer and group discussion sessions, group workshops, and ample networking opportunities. Through this variety of teaching/learning styles, the faculty will enhance the knowledge of health care specialists in the nutritional components of maternal, infant and childhood care.

The National Conference on Advances in Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition will provide an up to-date, informative insight into core nutritional aspects required for maternal, infant and childhood care. This National Conference will help Pediatricians, Obstetricians, Nutritionists, Dietitians, Nurses and Midwives to independently excel and advance in this very specialized field of perinatal and pediatric nutrition.

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The conference plenary talks includes nutrient and health needs during normal pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, Nutrition in Multifetal Pregnancy, Postpartum nutritional care and breastfeeding algorithms, advanced neonatal care, Dietary Interventions in Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Intestinal Failure, Specialty Diets in GI Disorders, Nutritional Implications in Children with Developmental Delay, Nutrition Management in the Teen Bariatric Patient, Critical Care Nutrition in Pediatrics, Behavioral Interventions to Promote Positive Eating Behaviors in Children and many more interesting topics and parallel sessions.

There will be four workshops, two industrial sponsored workshops and one advanced pediatric workshop by IAPEN and Advanced Perinatal Workshop by IAPEN Associate Organizations.

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Scientific Paper Presentation: The scientific committee of the IAPEN conference seeks abstracts in the enclosed format for oral presentation on topics relevant to the conference. Accepted abstracts will be published in the souvenir/proceedings and selected full length papers will be forwarded to The Indian Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Journal of Nutrition Research for consideration towards publication. Abstracts need to be sent as an email attachment to The acceptance details will be intimated by email. Author instructions can be downloaded from journal website ( or

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration starting date:  April 5th, 2014
Early Bird Registration ending date:   May 30th, 2014
Last date of submission of abstract:  June 5th, 2014
Intimation of acceptance:               June 10th, 2014
Submission of full length paper:       June 15th, 2014
Submission of abstracts closed:       June 25th, 2014

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Conference Venue: Department of Home Science, St. Teresa’s College, Park Avenue, Road, Near Govt. Guest House, Ernakulam – 682011, Tel: 0091-484-2351870, 2381312; Email:; Mob: 0091 9986795754

It is the unmissable event of the year for anyone who works or has an interest in this area. For the first time under one roof you will have:

  • Leading experts discussing key malnutrition and food adulteration issues
  • High impact symposia
  • Four state of the art lectures by expert speakers
  • Over >100 abstracts —- Paper presentation competition

Join IAPEN today to help our important work and benefit from fantastic savings for paper presentation competition and award function.

Organizing Secretary

Rashmi H. Poojara
National Conference on Advances in Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
Regional Officer, Kochi Regional Centre,
Department of Home Science, St. Teresa’s College, Park Avenue, Road, Near Govt. Guest House,
Ernakulam – 682011, Tel: 0091-484-2351870, 2381312; Mob: 0091 9986795754; Email:;

Organizing Committee

Accommodation Information

We are pleased to advise that we are handling complete responsibility of accommodation of participants.Accommodation is not exclusive to IAPEN Members therefore if you have any colleagues that wish to be accommodated in the same hotel we will be happy to reserve their rooms too. Email to for more information about accommodation.


Delegates will be provided with transportation facility from Kochi to conference venue on 3rd and 4th July, 2014. Email to for more information about transportation.

Government officers

Free transportation along with dearness allowance will be provided to all government officials participating in this National Conference on Advances in Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition. Email to the organizing secretary for more details about the transportation facility.

About Ernakulam

Ernakulam, widely referred to as Kochi constitutes the eastern, mainland portion of the twin cities of Ernakulam – Kochi in central Kerala, India. The city is the most urban part of Kochi and has lent its name to the Ernakulam district. Ernakulam is called the commercial capital of the state of Kerala. The Kerala High Court, the Office of the Corporation of Cochin and the Cochin Stock Exchange are situated here. Initially, Ernakulam was the headquarters of the Ernakulam District but was later shifted to Kakkanad. Ernakulam was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin.

Places of Interest

Backwaters of Kochi are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. In Cochin, the stretch from Kochi Azhi to Munambam Azhi, the serene backwaters are popularly known as Veeranpuzha. It is the northern extension of Vembanad Lake. Vembanad Lake (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is India’s longest lake, and is the largest lake in Kerala. It is also one of the largest lakes in India.

Marine Drive is a picturesque promenade in Kochi. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular hangout for the local populace. Marine Drive is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi. With several shopping malls it is as an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi. The walkway has two contemporarily constructed bridges, the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge.The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake has made Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi. Hundreds of people (both natives, and tourists) throng the walkway during the evenings.

Fort Kochi: situated on the Fort Kochi/Mattancherry peninsula, is the historical part of the city and home to many tourist attractions, such as the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the Mattancherry Palace and the Santa Cruz Basilica.
Hill Palace: is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, near Tripunithura. It was the administrative office of Kochi Rajas. Built in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological Museum, a Heritage Museum, a Deer Park, a prehistoric park and a children’s park.

Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.Mattancherry Palace with its medieval charm is situated at Palace Road, Mattancherry, Kochi. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537–65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD.The palace is a quadrangular structure built in Nalukettu style, the traditional Kerala style of architecture, with a courtyard in the middle. In the courtyard there stands a small temple dedicated to ‘Pazhayannur Bhagavati’, the protective goddess of the Kochi royal family. There are two more temples on either side of the Palace, one dedicated to Lord Krishna and the other to Lord Siva. Certain elements of architecture, as for example the nature of its arches and the proportion of its chambers are indicative of European influence in basic Naluketttu style.