PACIFHAN made its inaugural appearance at ESPEN Congress 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal where it exhibited to let those working in the field of HAN know about its existence.
2016 involved lots of activity, including the launch of PACIFHAN on-line Home Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Multilingual Dictionary and welcoming two new member countries, Denmark and France. In July PACIFHAN met in London to workshop ideas and plans, and to progress legal set-up. ESPEN Congress 2016 in Copenhagen was a second welcome opportunity to exhibit and publicise PACIFHANs existence.
In the background, efforts continue to register PACIFHAN as an international non-profit organisation. This registration is now imminent, and we look forward to soon being able to give more time to working towards PACIFHANs goals.
Once registered, PACIFHAN is keen to welcome other existing HAN patient organisations as well as receive more ideas on how PACIFHAN can help HAN patients, and areas PACIFHAN can investigate or develop with a patient focus. We look forward to celebrating the inaugural World HAN Day on 15th October 2018.