St Mark’s Hospital’s Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Unit – 20th Anniversary

A three-day course for healthcare professionals interested and involved in looking after patients with acute and chronic intestinal failure, including those requiring home parenteral nutrition.

Monday 10th Dec - Wednesday 12th Dec 2018
8:45am - 5pm
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street London W1G 0AE

The presentations that have approval for publication for this course are now available on a password-protected page. As an attendee you will receive this password from the Academic Institute at St Mark’s Hospital. Further presentations will be added when approval has been obtained from the speakers. Click HERE for the talks. 

St Mark’s Hospital nutrition and intestinal failure team celebrate their 20th anniversary and are happy to announce that the congress on intestinal failure, rehabilitation and home parenteral nutrition has been extended to three days to cover all three types of intestinal failure.

Day 1    Aspects of type 1 intestinal failure including causes and prevention, refeeding, requirements, short term access, types of enteral and parenteral nutrition, drug management and a TED style talk on enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS).


Day 2   Aspects of type 2 intestinal failure and will focus on the management of enterocutenous fistula, fistuloclysis/distal feeding, pharmacology issues, management of chronic pain and dysmotility plus a TED style talk on the microbiome and IBD in intestinal failure.

Day 3:  Covering type 3 intestinal failure and will focus on home parenteral nutrition including HIFNET and the HPN framework, monitoring, psychological aspects, complications such as infections, metabolic and abnormal LFTs, malignancy, intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation.

Target Audience: Any healthcare professional interested and involved in looking after patients with acute and chronic intestinal failure including those requiring home parenteral nutrition.

Learning Style: lectures and case studies.

Delegates will also be asked to complete an online evaluation form after attending.

Learning Objectives

To understand the following:

  • To increase the knowledge and skills of delegates to help improve the care of patients with IF and those requiring HPN including dysmotility and malignancy
  • To discuss aspects of the medical, surgical, dietetic, nursing and pharmaceutical management of acute and chronic intestinal failure including enterocutenous fistula
  • To understand the importance of choice of venous access devices
  • An update of HIFNET and the HPN framework
  • Minimise the ineffective and metabolic complications of parenteral nutrition
  • Understand the criteria for intestinal transplantation

IF 2018 programme

Online booking is available, but if your place is being supported by your employer complete the IF application form and email it to

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A truly fantastic course. I wish I had done this when I first started my job!

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