KSSMN – Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition


Recognizing the importance of proper nutritional support for surgical patients, 11 surgeons organized the Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition Study Group on November 25, 1994, and held their first research meeting. Since then, they have hosted another 24 symposiums. The significance of this initiative lies in the fact that surgeons, who are at the forefront of caring for surgical patients – a group that constitutes a significant portion of the nutrition support field – have led research in metabolism and nutrition. Furthermore, they have laid the foundation for substantial clinical academic advancements in nutritional support for surgical patients. On October 21, 2009, the Korean Society of Surgeons approved transforming the Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition Study Group into a specialized division, the Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition. The society officially announced its inauguration on March 20, 2010, starting with the founding conference of the Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition.


Charting the Path to the Future in Surgical Metabolic Nutrition Through Nutrition Centric Medical Practice, Research in Metabolic Nutrition, and Professional Workforce Advancement.


01. Nurturing specialized professionals through systematic education (Education).

02. Engaging in interdisciplinary medical research within metabolic nutrition (Research).

03. Striving for patients’ swift and safe recovery via standardized nutritional care (Clinical Practice).

04. Aspiring to become a global leader in surgical metabolic nutrition through collaboration and international partnerships (International Cooperation).

ACNM Journals

The Annals of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ACNM, eISSN: 2799-8363) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, joint official journal of the Korean Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (KSPEN) and the Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (KSSMN), which constitute Korea's largest clinical nutrition expert societies. This joint journal was launched in December 2021 after merging the Journal of Clinical Nutrition (pISSN: 2233-5765, year: 2007 to 2021), published by KSPEN, and the Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (pISSN: 2289-0203, year: 2010 to 20212), published by KSSMN. Its abbreviated title is Ann Clin Nutr Metab. It is published each year on April 1, August 1, and December 1. All articles were published exclusively in English from the launch. A part of the articles in this Journal are abstracted in KoreaMed. Full text is freely available from: https://www.e-acnm.org/