Canadian Patient Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Alliance (CPPENA)

The Canadian Patient Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Alliance (CPPENA) is a national group of provincial chapters made up of patients and caregivers living with home nutrition support. CPPENA brings this network together to collaborate on advocacy, education and networking opportunities that aim to have a positive impact on the lives of patients, caregivers and families. CPPENA is led by an Advisory Committee that is representative of the provincial chapters. CPPENA is currently focusing on adult home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients, with plans in the future to include pediatric HPN and adult/pediatric home enteral nutrition (HEN) patients. 


CPPENA aims to increase awareness, and provide resources, education and peer support to individuals who live with and use home nutrition therapy to improve quality of life and health outcomes.


Patients and caregivers living with home nutrition therapy have access to and know where to find the resources, tools, and the community of support that is needed to live optimally.

CLICK HERE for CPPENA Advisory Committee        CLICK HERE for Website and Conference Planning Subgroup        

Read patient stories

For information on the Canadian Home Total Parenteral Nutrition Registry - CLICK HERE

Canadian Home TPN Registry national coordinator:
Katherine Schwenger, RD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Upcoming Event

CPPENA Presents: "Chasing your dreams"

Zoom Meeting with speaker Emma Tillman, Pharm.D., Ph.D.,Indiana University School of Medicine 

Tues. Sept. 20, 2022
1:00 - 2:00pm ET

Click here to learn more

Save the date! 

CPPENA Annual Fall Virtual meeting: Mental Health for individuals living with home nutrition therapy

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (via Zoom)

2:00 - 4:00pm ET


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Past Events


CPPENA Presents: "Beat the Heat"


Meeting: Personal experiences with dressing changes, keeping active and "beating the heat” during the warmer summer months.

To access the slide deck and meeting recording, visit the CNS Education Portal.  Contact for instructions

CPPENA Presents: Home (Nutrition) for the Holidays

Webinar: Celebrating Shared Experiences and Practices to Enhance the Holiday Season for Patients and their Loved Ones

To access the slide decks and webinar recording, visit the CNS Education Portal.  Contact for instructions.

Virtual Patient Conference

CPPENA held its first virtual patient conference on Thursday, October 7th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm ESTDownload Flyer.

To access the recordings, visit the CNS Education Portal.  Contact for instructions. 
See Agenda




Patient and Caregiver Needs Assessment

Download Needs Assessment Results Summary



Thank you to the more than 140 patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals who responded to the CPPENA Needs Assessment that was circulated from June to August 15th. We are extremely pleased with this response rate and with the valuable input that was received. This input will guide future activities of CPPENA, including the program for our upcoming Patient Conference (October 7th, 2021), future webinars, and new resources and networking opportunities that we heard will be valuable for the CPPENA network. 

Download Results Summary




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