Latest Events

  • 10th ESPEN Symposium

    Nutrition for the older adult
    Current concepts

    Istanbul, Türkiye - December 3-4, 2023

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  • 11th ESPEN Symposium

    11th ESPEN Symposium

    Sintra, Portugal

    December 1 - 2, 2024

    Home nutritional care: from general practice to parenteral nutrition

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  • 12th Annual Salford ESPEN-endorsed Workshop on Acute and Chronic Intestinal Failure

    12th Annual Salford ESPEN-endorsed Workshop on Acute and Chronic Intestinal Failure

    April 2nd, 2024

    Salford’s Intestinal Failure (IF) team ran their 12th consecutive annual ESPEN-supported and endorsed IF Conference on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March 2024.

    Thirty-seven multi-disciplinary delegates, that included nurses, physicians, surgeons, dietitians, pharmacists came to Salford for 2-days from the USA, Slovenia, Poland, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Estonia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Denmark and the UK.

    The event included case discussions, ward rounds and practical, hands-on workshops. The Workshop received excellent feedback again, with attendees highlighting that the lessons learned will help them develop services in their own countries and also help them build long-term networks in Intestinal Failure.

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     January 10th, 2024

    The 12th Annual Salford ESPEN-endorsed Workshop on Acute and Chronic Intestinal Failure will be held in Salford (UK) on 22nd & 23rd March 2024.
    The in-person course will be held over 2 days at the Humphrey Booth lecture theatre, Salford Care Organisation, U.K. and is aimed at physicians, surgeons, dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and psychologists with an interest in Intestinal Failure. Delegates will experience first-hand how a dedicated Intestinal Failure Unit functions and the roles of the multidisciplinary team. Previous courses have been very well received, particularly the practical demonstrations of central venous catheter care and management, surgical-medical interaction, case-based discussions and patient-centred ward rounds. Places are limited due the interactive nature of the programme & preference is given to ESPEN members.

    COST: £120 GBP 

    For further information and application documentation please contact:

    Due to limited availability and to avoid disappointment please register your interest as early as possible.

    *Ticket sales close 8th March 2024.

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  • 16th ACCN COURSE of clinical nutrition and metabolic care

    16th ACCN COURSE of clinical nutrition and metabolic care

    16th ACCN Course Ljubljana


    This year the 16th ACCN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from March 22 - 24, 2024. The Adriatic Club of Clinical Nutrition has long recognized the vital role of nutritional education for healthcare professionals across our region. In an effort to foster regional networking and the swift exchange of knowledge and experience, the ACCN has been steadfast in organizing this Basic Course in Clinical Nutrition annually. This initiative primarily focuses on educating young doctors, dietitians and other health workers from Eastern countries in the essential areas of clinical nutrition and metabolic care, equipping them with the most current information.
  • 28th ESPEN Course

    28th ESPEN Course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

    ESPEN Course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
    The 28th ESPEN Course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism will be held in Tallinn, Estonia from November 5-10, 2023.

    ESPEN Course will provide a practical and broad insight in the field of nutrition care and help and enhance the skills of participants with provoking interdisciplinary case-discussions. Physicians- and other medical professionals from various specialties working in the field of clinical nutrition (nutritionists, dietitians, pharmacists) can apply to participate in the course, ESPEN members have priority.

    50 applicants are accepted. Registration will take place on a first come first served basis.

  • ACCN Course “Basic Course in Clinical Nutrition” ACCN Course “Basic Course in Clinical Nutrition”

    15th ACCN Course of Clinical Nutrition

    After three years ACCN Course “Basic Course in Clinical Nutrition” is back. The 15th ACCN
    Course will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from 24-26 March 2023. The programe and information
    is available here.

  • Espen and International Working group for patients right to nutritional care

    ESPEN Webinar

    Espen and International Working group for patients right to nutritional care

    International Human rights day to be held on December 11, 2023

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  • ESPEN Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology


    WHAT AND HOW. This course is an intensive introductory course which is meant for everyone interested in tracer methodology for metabolic research and wants to learn all the details. A multi-professional faculty of well-known experts will help you to better understand the practicalities of tracer methodology enabling you to confidently engage in tracer studies or giving you a head start building your own tracer lab.

    WHERE AND WHEN. Weekend of May 25 and 26, 2024 at the Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

    REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO. More info and a link to the registration can be found on or mail

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  • ESPEN Workshop - Nutritional Screening & Assessment in Adults

    ESPEN Workshop - Nutritional Screening & Assessment in Adults

    On April 18 and 19, the ESPEN workshop Nutritional Screening and Assessment was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    Our participants, dietitians, medical doctors, a pharmacist and a physiotherapist, came from all over Europe. The days included theory, practice (on ourselves) and patient visits and measurements. We were excited to be able to give the workshop again; it was the first one after Covid.

    The days have been very inspiring and all participants would have wanted the course to last a few days longer. We had excellent reviews from the workshop and plan to repeat the workshop in 2025. View Program here

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  • ESPEN Workshop „Nutrition in IBD patients“

    ESPEN Workshop „Nutrition in IBD patients“

    ESPEN workshop Nutrition in IBD patients held at UHC Zagreb, Croatia From June 12 to 13, 2023, an interdisciplinary international workshop dedicated to the clinical nutrition of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases was held at the University Hospital Center in Zagreb. This two-day international course is led by the clinical nutrition team of UHC Zagreb headed by Prof. Željko Krznarić under the auspices of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), with the local organization of the Croatian Society of Clinical Nutrition Croatian Medical Association. This is the fifth workshop that has been held continuously since 2019. This year's ESPEN workshop Nutrition in IBD patients gathered 18 participants from 8 countries: Estonia, Lithuania, France, Israel, Poland, Slovenia, Portugal, Croatia. Since the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases requires an interdisciplinary approach, both participants and lecturers are from different professions - doctors of different specializations, nutritionists, pharmacists and nurses. The pandemic years have contributed to the digitization of teaching content and the dissemination of this course around the world. However, this year's workshop was also held live and reminded us again of the irreplaceable value of direct contact with patients and colleagues.
    The workshop is designed as a combination of lectures, demonstration exercises, coordinated discussions with a final knowledge check and evaluation. Introductory lectures by Prof. Željko Krznarić and Prof. Uri Kopylov, a prominent expert in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases from Israel, covered the basic facts about the epidemiology, therapy and clinical nutrition of inflammatory bowel diseases along with the presentation of the latest scientific knowledge and personal experiences in this field. Then followed the lecture by Prof. Darija Vranešić Bender on the basic principles of nutrition in inflammatory bowel diseases. The introductory part was followed by a practical presentation of nutritional status assessment modalities in the the polyclinic led by Dina Ljubas Kelečić, M Pharm, PhD, and Irena Karas, M Nutr, and work on indirect calorimetry equipment and bioimpedance scales for measuring resting energy requirements and determining body composition and anthropometric methods was presented. Diagnostics of malnutrition, sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity as well as other forms of nutritional imbalances that we encounter in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases are presented using examples from clinical practice. This was followed by lectures on the basics of enteral and parenteral nutrition, which represent frequent modalities of therapy and nutrition for many patients. The lecture by Dr. Ana Marija Liberati Pršo, endocrinologist from Clinical Hospital Sveti Duh in Zagreb, was devoted to inflammatory bowel diseases in the spectrum of metabolic syndrome, since today up to 40% of these patients present with obesity and numerous cardiometabolic risks.
    The second day of the workshop began in the day hospital of the Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, Clinic for Internal Diseases of KBC Zagreb under the leadership of prof. Marko Brinar, where the participants of the workshop had the opportunity to talk with patients suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases who require various modalities of artificial feeding. Then Dina Ljubas Kelečić, M Pharm, Ph D presented an approach to nutritional support based on the example of clinical cases of patients with intestinal failure who require parenteral nutrition. The surgeon's view on treatment and nutritional support was presented by abdominal surgeon Tihomir Kekez, MD, PhD.
    Ana Barišić, MD, PhD presented a topic of how to conduct a clinical study in the field of nutrition with IBD patients. Irena Karas, M Nutr, spoke about the micronutrient replacement therapy, and Prof. Darija Vranesic Bender presented the practical aspects of diet therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases. The last lecture was dedicated to the psychological support of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, given by psychiatrist Prof. Dr.Sc. Milena Skočić Hanžek. At the end of the course, the participants showed an enviable level of new acquired knowledge and evaluated the course as excellent, and they returned to their home countries with ESPEN's certificate of passing the workshop and an incentive to apply the acquired knowledge and experience in their daily work.

    The ESPEN Workshop „Nutrition in IBD patients“ was held at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb in Croatia from June 12-13, 2023.

    The course was held in Zagreb, Croatia, at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb. ESPEN covered most of the costs (meals & education & social program & materials & certificate).

    Download the program here.

    If you need more information, please write to:

  • Malnutrition Awareness Week 2023

    ESPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week

    ESPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week

    Nutrition and cancer: it is time to act.

    ESPEN -ECO Webinar

    Nov 6, 2023, 3-4 pm CEST

    • Nutrition and Cancer: why now” Alessandro Laviano (University La Sapienza Rome) and a Political Representative (name to be confirmed)
    • Implementing ESPEN and ESMO guidelines in daily practice: the last mile to walk?” Jann Arends (UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM FREIBURG)
    • The access to nutritional care in cancer patients: a neglected human right” Diana Cardenas (Gustave Roussy Cancer Center Paris)
    • Working together to improve quality of care for cancer patients: the ECO experience” Mike Morrissey (Chief Executive, European Cancer Organisation)
    • Wrap up and conclusions” Alessandro Laviano (University La Sapienza Rome)
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    ESPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week

    Optimizing nutrition in renal patients: the challenge of complexity

    ESPEN-ERN Webinar

    Nov 8, 2023, 3-4 pm CEST

    Moderators: Giorgina Piccoli (France) and Tommy Cederholm (Sweden)
    • Multifactorial pathways to malnutrition in kidney disease - Adamasco Cupisti (I) 
    • Optimal nutrition in older adults with chronic kidney disease - Giorgina Piccoli (Centre Hospitalier Le Mans)
    • Obesity and chronic kidney disease - Rocco Barazzoni (ESPEN Chairmain)
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  • UEG Week

    UEG Week

    UEG Week in Copenhagen feels to be around the corner and we are very pleased to announce this event which will be held from October 14-17, 2023. UEG Week is the annual event where the whole GI community comes together, meets & networks and picks up on the latest science and education. Scientific program is available here.

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  • United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

    United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

    Our affiliated society United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is Europe’s home and umbrella for multidisciplinary gastroenterology and unites over 50,000 engaged professionals from national and specialist societies, individual digestive health experts, and related scientists from all fields and career stages. As the leading non-profit organisation for excellence in digestive health, UEG improves the prevention and care of digestive diseases in Europe through providing top tier education, supporting research, and advancing clinical standards.
    UEG Week 2024  will be held in Vienna, October 12-15, 2024. Abstract submission is open February 26 – April 26, 2024, Midnight (CET). More information:; Attractive registration packages to participate onsite in Vienna or online:

    Every year in March, the United European Gastroenterology celebrates European Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month – a month long public awareness campaign dedicated to the prevention and early diagnosis of Europe’s second most common cancer. To mark the occasion and maximize the impact of the CRC Month campaign 2024, UEG invites you to join in raising awareness around colorectal cancer and digestive health. Further resources and position papers on colorectal cancer are available on UEG website.