PACIFHAN Directors and members were thrilled when registration as an international non-profit association took place on 13 April 2019. PACIFHAN continues to welcome other existing HAN patient organisations as well as ideas on how PACIFHAN can help HAN patients, and areas PACIFHAN can investigate or develop with a patient focus. It also looks forward to celebrating the second World HAN Day on 15th October 2019.
The inaugural World HAN Day was celebrated on 15th October 2018. Meanwhile, through 2017 and 2018 efforts continued in the background to register PACIFHAN as an international non-profit association.
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.
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.