25th ESPEN course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care held in Croatia
Croatia was the host of the 25th ESPEN course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic care that was held in Zagreb, from the 5th until the 10th of October 2018. The course, that was organized by the Croatian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, gathered participants from all over the world. The global, multiethnic and mulitcultural character of the course, as its quality and academic excellence, was confirmed by bringing together 100 participants from 26 countries (Hungary, Thailand, Latvia, Austria, Italy, South Korea, Egypt, India, Poland, Finland, Slovenia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Cyprus, France, Estonia and Croatia) and lecturers from 13 countries (France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, Latvia, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Croatia).The aforementioned is a clear acknowledgement of the growing interest in clinical nutrition and also the growing popularity of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
During the course the participants had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge by listening to more than 25 concise lectures of latest scientific data regarding clinical nutrition and metabolic care in every day practice. Furthermore, they participated in LLL courses focused on oral and enteral nutrition in adults and the approach to parenteral nutrition.
The quality of the ESPEN course is also confirmedthrough various workshops, case presentations and discussions held by both lecturers and participant ensuring active, intellectually rich participation by both parties.In addition, the added value of the course is that it provides an opportunity for participants and lecturers to share expertise and cross-fertilise ideas. Lastly, by educating MDs, nutritionists, pharmasists and continuously raising awareness on the importance of clinical nutrition and metabolic care the ESPEN courseis ensuring thekeypreconditionsfor optimal nutritional care for patients all over the world.
The 25th ESPEN course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic care
All participants and lecturers of the 25th ESPEN course
The 25th ESPEN course organizing committee
LLL Workshop on acute pancreatitis