What's New in PEN Global

PEN® Promotional Video for the 2014 Asian Congress of Dietetics 
September 1, 2014
A multilingual promotional video was created by the Dietitians Association of Australia for the recent Asian Congress of Dietetics in Taipei: The Power of PEN.  
PEN® Welcomes Japanese Dietitians to a PEN® Trial  
September 1, 2014 
200 members of the Japan Dietetic Association are participating in a one year trial of the PEN database. A train-the-trainer workshop was held in Tokyo on August 26, 2014. 

PEN® Writer's Training Modules  
May 6, 2014
Several writer’s training modules have been developed for PEN® users who want to learn more about systematic searching, critical appraisal and the evidence-based processes used in writing content for the PEN® database. The modules are in PDF format and are located on the same page as the PEN® Writer's Guide. They can be downloaded and reviewed at your convenience.

Our Newest Global Parter  
December 10, 2013  
Fáilte! PEN® Global would like to welcome members of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetics Institute. We hope that you find PEN to be your "pot of gold" in terms of dietetic practice guidance!

PEN® Presentations at Two Recent International Conferences
September 22, 2013
Annette Byron (DAA) presented a poster on behalf of the PEN® team at the International Union of Nutritional Sciences in Granada, Spain (Sept. 15-20, 2013). PEN® - The Global Resource for Nutrition Practice

Beth Armour (DC) presented a similar poster on behalf of the PEN® team at the Cochrane Colloquium in Quebec City, Canada (Sept. 19-23, 2013). PEN® - The Global Resource for Nutritional Knowledge Translation

My PEN Favourites
June 15, 2013
PEN subscribers, other than those who access PEN via a site license, have a new feature that allows users to have all of their favourite practice questions and tools/resources (e.g. toolkits, backgrounds, evidence summaries and handouts) in one convenient place on their PEN home page.

You will notice the "*My PEN Favourites*" icon between the "PEN Client Handouts" and the "Toolkits" icons. Once you are on a question or a tool/resource page you will also notice a *star icon* beside the question or the tool/resource title. Simply click on the star icon, it will turn gold and this item will then be populated onto your "My PEN Favourites" page. Items can be removed by clicking the star icon a second time. Click on the "*My Pen Favourites*" icon and you will see the items you have starred. If you want to change the order of your favourites or delete any favourites, click on "Manage My PEN Favourites" on the right-hand side of the page for instructions.

The PEN team hopes you enjoy this new feature!


April 1, 2013 

PETs (Practice-based Evidence Toolkits) will replace Practice Guidance Summaries (PGSs) and make access to practice information and tools more accessible through separate Nutrition Care Process sections and are presented in a format consistent with International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT). Other great features include calculators: BMI for Adults, BMI for Children and a Metric Converter and country-specific information available for Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom where appropriate.

PEN proudly flies the flags of the countries participating in the global PEN partnership. For tools and resources, the flags appear next to the titles to help you identify tools or resources containing content that is country specific. You may also see more than one flag next to a tool or resource title. This means that the tool meets the guidelines for those specific countries. A tool or resource without any flags means that it contains advice that is broadly applicable. For knowledge pathways, the flags indicate that experts from that country have reviewed some or all of the content to ensure country-specific policy documents or guidelines have been incorporated into the key practice points, evidence statements and references.