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South African Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

To promote, coordinate and encourage the development and application of clinical nutrition practices in South Africa.


We would like to welcome our new SASPEN President: LIZL VELDSMAN

Lizl graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2007 with a BSc degree in Dietetics and later completed her Master of Nutrition degree also through Stellenbosch University. After spending 8 years in Johannesburg where she worked as Clinical dietician in the multidisciplinary ICU of Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and fulfilled the role of Secretary of the Johannnesburg (Egoli) branch of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA), she recently relocated to Cape Town and is currently involved with research at the Human Nutrition Department of Stellenbosch University.

Her key research interest is Critical Care Nutrition and she recently published her Master’s research project, entitled “The dilemma of protein delivery in the intensive care unit”, in an international Nutrition journal. Previously she was also involved in the training of postgraduate nursing students (University of the Witwatersrand and University of Johannesburg) and final year dietetics students (North West University, University of Pretoria) on feeding the critically ill"

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The SAJCN is the official journal of SASPEN, ADSA (Association for Dietetics in SouthAfrica) and the NSSA (Nutrition Society of South Africa). Distributed quarterly, it covers ALL aspects of nutrition. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is distributed free of charge to all SASPEN, ADSA and NSSA members.

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