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. 


CLICK HERE for CPPENA Advisory Committee

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

Feeding Tube Awareness Week (Feb. 7-11, 2022)

Calendar of Events flyer
for details and registration links.  

Feeding Tubes: What is the Lived Experience for Patients and Families? 

A patient and family panel discussion
February 7, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00pmET 
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD flyer for more information and registration details. 

Family Night: Do You or Your Child Have a Feeding Tube? 
A virtual gathering
February 10, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm ET
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD flyer for more information and registration details.  




Feeding Tube Awareness Week Feeding Tube Story - Deadline for Submissions: January 24, 2022. 

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Past Events

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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