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2014 Grant

MNI Grant for the Best Initiative to Fight Malnutrition 

The winner of this year's grant is "A step forward in the fight against malnutrition: Improving home nutritional therapy in Switzerland", supported by the Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (GESKES / SSNC).

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The following national initiatives were submitted for consideration for the 2014 MNI grant:

1). "A chance for life: Fighting malnutrition in Hungarian onco-haematological paediatric patients" supported by the Hungarian Children Oncology & Haematology Association (HCCHA), and the Hungarian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Clinical Nutrition (HSPEN).

Link to full submission

2). "Fighting against malnutrition and raising awareness of home parenteral nutrition and health related psychological factors affecting the compliance, hospital admissions, clinical outcomes and costs" supported by the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN).

Link to full submission

3). "A step forward in the fight against malnutrition: Improving home nutritional therapy in Switzerland", supported by the Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (GESKES / SSNC).

Link to full submission

Selection Criteria 2014

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 invited to present their initiative during the Fight Against Malnutrition session at the ESPEN 2014 Congress in Geneva in September 2014.

  • Must be endorsed by national PEN societies (worldwide), but not necessarily run by a national PEN society
  • Must have been implemented in the last 24 months
  • Must include evidence of improved patient outcomes, including effective screening and treatment pathways and/or a reduction in prevalence of malnutrition (risk), and/or quantifiable improvements in nutritional care. Demonstration of health economic benefits of appropriate nutritional management would be highly desirable.
  • 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 previously unless a significant evolution from the initial submission is sufficiently substantiated
  • Must meet submission requirements with an emphasis on describing the strategic approach taken

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 utilised (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 / international 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

 Decision-making process

 Submissions will be reviewed by a committee from MNI and ESPEN according to the defined criteria. In the event that there is not one clear winner, MNI will take the final decision which may involve sharing the grant between two or more submissions. 

 Submission deadline: 16 June 2014

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

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