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2013 Grant

The winner of this years is: "Fighting the malnutrition battle: The Power of Partnerships" supported by IrSPEN, Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolis. You can view the presentation given at ESPEN congress in Leipzig by Mrs Niamh Rice. 


Niamh Rice, Michel Gardet, Pierre Singer and
Arved Weimann

In 2013, 7 national initiatives were submitted for consideration for the 2013 MNI grant of EUR 30.000.

1). “NutritionDay in Long Term Care in the Province of Styria/austria - Multi Stakeholder approach" supported by Austrian Association for Clinical Nutrition (AKE)

Link to full submission

2). "Promoting Malnutrition awareness in pediatric wards" supported by SFNEP, Societé Francophone de Nutrition Clinique et Métabolisme

Link to full submission

3)."How to improve screening and management of malnutrition in hospitalized children? The French PREDIRE Study” supported by SFNEP, Societé Francophone de Nutrition Clinique et Métabolisme

Link to full submission

4). "Fighting the malnutrition battle: The Power of Partnerships" supported by IrSPEN, Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

Link to full submission

5). "Fight Against Malnutrition: the history of successful struggle / Actions undertaken to Fight Against malnutrition in Poland" supported by Polish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (POLSPEN)

Link to full submission

6). “Undernutrition and Preventive Strategies: Action Plan to Fight Malnutrition” supported by APNEP, Portuguese PEN Society

Link to full submission

7). “Accelerated Fight Against Malnutrition in Turkey” supported by KEPAN, Turkish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Link to full submission

Selection criteria 2013

"MNI Grant for the Best Initiative to Fight Malnutrition"

Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is pleased to announce the annual €30,000 grant for the most innovative national initiative to fight malnutrition. The grant will be made payable through the national PEN society endorsing the initiative. The winner of the grant will be announced during the Malnutrition Event at the ESPEN 2013 Congress in Leipzig in September 2013.

Criteria

  • Must be endorsed by a national PEN society in Europe, but not necessarily run by a national PEN society
  • Must have been implemented in the last 24 months
  • Must include evidence of effective screening and treatment pathways and/or a reduction in prevalence of malnutrition (risk), and/or quantifiable improvements in nutritional care and/or health economic benefits of appropriate nutritional management
  • Must be relevant to driving national nutrition policy
  • Must generate a protocol/model which can be rolled out nationally and/or in other countries
  • Must not have received this grant for this initiative

Submission Requirements
The following information must be included:

  • Demographic information:
  • National society endorsing submission
  • Contact person with contact information (name, telephone number, email address)
  • Title of project
  • Description of the initiative
  • Rationale/background of initiative
  • What was done (activities)?
  • How it was done (implementation)?
  • Resources utilized (personnel/time/financial)
  • What makes the initiative innovative?
  • How was success measured? What made this initiative successful?
  • Key learnings from this initiative
  • How did this impact nutrition intervention, outcome and patient care?
  • What makes this an initiative that would be of interest on a national / European level?
  • Next steps

Submission Process
Submission must be submitted in a poster format.

Poster format Guidelines
The poster should be laid out as follows:

  • Title and brief description of initiative
  • Rationale / Background of Initiative
  • Activities
  • Implementation
  • Results / Outcomes (clinical perspective)
  • Conclusions including relevance to nutrition policy
     

Submission deadline: 14 June 2013

Submissions and any enquiries should be e-mailed to: secretariat@medicalnutritionindustry.com

Notification of the winner will be by 15 July 2013.

MNI Members
  • Abbott
  • Baxter
  • Braun
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Nestlé HEalth Science
  • Nutricia
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