Dedication to Education

The growing awareness of malnutrition, and the interest of the different individuals to learn and improve their craft are the reasons why the Philippine Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (PhilSPEN) continues its legacy of enriching knowledge and provide the foundations for the Nutrition Support Teams around the country.

The Dedication to Education Programme (DEP) Committee is tasked to prepare the courses to suit the needs of the different professions and their teams.

Our Dedication to Education Program offers four Basic Nutrition Support (BNS) courses for Doctors, Dietitians, Nurses, and Pharmacists. For advanced courses, we have tied up with ESPEN to offer Life Long Learning (LLL) Program modules.

In the pursuit of mentoring Nutrition Support Teams around the country, we also have the Basic Nutrition Support for Teams (BNST) and the BNST 1:1, where a chosen PhilSPEN mentor will facilitate monthly workshops for the hospital NST.

Events by the PhilSPEN Dedication to Education Program:

Looks like a great start for CMC’s Nutrition Management Service with Dr. Turalba and her Team. The participants were very lively, especially in the workshop, and stayed with us from start to finish.

Thanks to our excellent speakers Dr. Jesus Fernando Incion, Dr. Reynaldo Sinamban, Mr. Mark Dela Rosa, and the Fellows-Dr. Vince Yabut, Dr. Raquel Cainap, Dr. Kim Dr. Rina Reyes and Dr. Tala for helping out. And most especially to Ma’am Emily and Sir Danilo Palomar for all the materials.

Teaching and Education Against Malnutrition” in the Hospital Setting at CALAMBA MEDICAL Center was indeed a success. Thanks to our hardworking Chief Dietitian Lisette Quilloy and Clinical dietitian Roice Trinidad-Laigo. along with our supportive DCCxWCC nurses Jenn Failas – Valencia and Lod Mena for being so hands on, efficient and organized with all the preparations. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists who attended the lectures and participated enthusiastically during the workshops. Thank you to Dr. Catherine Juliano Remollino for supporting Nutrition from the very start.

As the PhilSPEN hymn goes ‘Bring the teams close to each other, leave a legacy for everyone!’ #TEAMPhilSPEN.

This was made possible with Fresenius Kabi for partnering again with us.

Basic Nutrition Support for Teams (BNS-T)

Makati Medical Center
December 4, 2019

Salute to our dedicated Makati Med colleagues whose desire to learn more about Clinical Nutrition cannot be blown away by the typhoon. Let us continue to work together in uplifting the delivery of NUTRITION Care in MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER for the benefit of our patients.MDs RNDs RNs RPhs unite.

Together Everyone Achieves More = TEAM

Faculty for this activity includes Dr. Maricar Esculto, Dr. Frances Gail Turalba, Dr. Joyce Bernardino, and Dr. Reynaldo Sinamban.

This was made possible in partnership with Fresenius Kabi.

Basic Nutrition Support Festival

Quezon City
September 21, 2019

The second BNS Festival was held in La Breza Hotel, Quezon City, last September 21, 2019. This is within the National Capital Region, where the most number of hospitals are located in the country. The runs was spearheaded by Ms. Dianne Sy.

The Basic Nutrition Support Festival is composed of lectures and specialized workshops. In the morning, four plenary sessions were held on the following topics by esteemed speakers: The Nutrition Support Team by Dr. Olive Quizon, The Diagnosis of Malnutrition by Dr. Frances Gail Turralba , Enteral Nutrition by Dr. Regina Bagsic, and Parenteral Nutrition by Dr. Reynaldo Sinamban. The important roles of each member in the team were highlighted.

In the afternoon, the groups were divided according to their disciplines, conducted by sixteen PhilSPEN facilitators for the eleven stations. The workshops for doctors were composed of two cases which included management of a medical and surgical patient. The workshops for dietitians were composed of three rotating stations: the nutrition support process, enteral nutrition formula selection and parenteral nutrition computation. For the nurses, the rotations included screening for adult patients, enteral nutrition computation for pediatric patients, and parenteral nutrition computation as well. Finally, for the pharmacists, they performed the nutrition support process, identification of drug nutrient interaction, and parenteral nutrition compounding.

It was very fruitful for those who were able to share their expertise, as well the attendees who had a hands-on encounter in the festivals. We hope to continue this course and bring the same experience to the current and future PhilSPEN members.

Advanced Nutrition Therapy Workshop for Dietitians

St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City
July 29, 2019

Advanced Nutrition Therapy Course for Dietitians was designed to update and increase the knowledge of practicing dietitians on the latest medical therapy guidelines in different disease conditions and recognize the challenges in delivering nutrition support in the hospital.

Speakers and Facilitators included Ms. Ruby Frane , Dr. Frances Gail Turalba, Ms. Donnabelle Navarrete, Dr. Yasmin Zuniga, and Dr. Divina Cristy Samin.

This was made possible in partnership with Abbott.

Basic Nutrition Support for Doctors

Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Muntinlupa
January 28, 2019

The first Dedication to Education Program for 2019 was the Basic Nutrition Support for Doctors in Asian Hospital and Medical Center last January 28, 2019.

The lecturers included Dr. Jesus Fernando Inciong, Dr. Joy Fontanilla, Dr. Eliza Mei Francisco, Dr. Joyce Bernardino and hosted by Dr. Joseph Adrian Buensalido.

This was made possible in partnership with Fresenius Kabi.

Due to the good feedbacks from the previous runs of the Basic Nutrition Support for Teams in the South Luzon and Mindanao runs, a pre-convention session was created. This was held at the Lubang Room of EDSA Shangri-La.

Speakers for this activity included Dr. Olive Quizon, Dr. Eliza Mei Francisco, Mr. Mark Dela Rosa, Ms. Rosalynn Pangan, Ms. Ruby Frane, Dr. Reynaldo Sinamban and Dr. Naheeda Mustofa.

This was made possible in partnership with Fresenius Kabi.

PhilSPEN Regional Congress 2019: BNS Festival! Four courses run in one day (4 plenaries and 11 simultaneous workshops)! Such is a product of weeks of preps, teamwork, communication, paired with a full force of speakers and facilitators. Add great weather, luck and prayers.

Basic Nutrition Support For Nurses

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Medical Center, San Fernando, Pampanga
April 11, 2019

The Basic Nutrition Support for Nurses, was held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Ceneter in San Fernando, Pampanga. This was spearheaded by Dr. Cristy Redondo-Samin. Facilitators included Mr. Mark Dela Rosa, Dr. Cristy Redondo-Samin, Dr. Nellie Gundao, Dr. Vince Leenard Yabut.

This was attended by their hospital administrator Dr. Maria Carmela Briones Diaz, VP for Operations.

This was made possible in partnership with Abbott.

Nutrition Support for Teams Davao

Miko’s Brew, Tagum City
October 30, 2018

The second run of the Basic Nutrition Support for Teams was held in Mindanao, at Miko’s Brew in Tagum City last October 30, 2018. PhilSPEN facilitators included Dr. Jesus Fernando Inciong, Dr. Reynaldo Sinamban, Dr. Melissa Sy, Dr. Leia Corro, Dr. Precy Gem Calamba and Dr. Grace Manuales.

This activity was headed by Dr. Precy Gem Calamba, and was made possible in partnership with Unilab- Westmont.

Nutrition Support for Teams Lipa

Anfa Royale Hotel
September 29, 2018

The very first Basic Nutrition Support for Teams Module was held in South Luzon, attended by participants (Doctors, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Nurses and even Administrators) from the different hospitals- Metro Lipa Medical Center, Daniel Mercado Medical Center, Lipa Medix Hospital, Metro Lemery Hospital, Our Lady of Caysasay Medical Center, Mary Mediatrix Medical Center, St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Calamba Doctors, Unihealth Southwoods, Perpetual Binan, St. Camillus, St Patrick and Batangas Medical Center.

Speakers for that day included Dr. Olive Quizon (PhilSPEN President), Dr. Naheeda Mustofa, Ms. Donnabelle Navarette, Mr. Mark Dela Rosa, Ms. Chrisel Carreon, Dr. Eliza Mei Francisco and Dr. Joyce Bernardino.

This module included lectures and an interactive workshop where participants facilitated the nutrition care process, and also highlighted different team skills for each part of nutrition care sure as communication and ordering.

This was made possible in partnership with Nestle Health Science.