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  • Application opening for Associate Editors of Clinical Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

    Application opening for Associate Editors of Clinical Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce a new application opening for Associate Editors of Clinical Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. Please feel free to share this announcement and application with candidates who might be interested in the position.
    Please send the completed application by email to with the subject line “2024 Application for AE.”

    Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief CN
    Ronan Thibault, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief CNE

  • ESPEN Educational Grants

    ESPEN Educational Grants

    The Educational and Clinical Practice Committee anounce the first call for applications for an ESPEN Educational Grant.  You can find the information to apply for training by clicking here. The deadline for applications is 5 pm CET on April 30th 2024.
  • ESPEN Fact-Sheets

    ESPEN Fact Sheets

    ESPEN Fact Sheets
    ESPEN wants to have a new communication channel, not only with its members, but also with other people interested in clinical nutrition and metabolism. Therefore, we want to share with you the launch of the first ESPEN fact sheets.

    Stay tuned to our usual information channels because we will tell you many more things about nutrition and metabolism in our ESPEN fact sheets.

    Disease related malnutrition in kidney patients(Spanish)

    Nutrition and Cancer (Spanish)

    LLL ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition

    Nutritional risk screening  (Spanish)

    GLIM criteria for the diagnosis of malnutrition  (Spanish) (Dutch)

    Disease Related Malnutrition (DRM)  (French) (Swedish) (Dutch) (Belgian Dutch)

    nutritionDay (nDay)

    Nutritional Care is a human right (Spanish)

    Nutrition Education in Medical Schools (NEMS)

    Sarcopenic Obesity

    Guidance for Assessment of the Inflammation Etiologic Criterion for the GLIM Diagnosis of Malnutrition (Spanish)


    Coordination: Maria Ballesteros-Pomar, Visuals and communication: Silvia Tarantino

  • ESPEN Guidelines App version

    ESPEN Guidelines App version

    Ten ESPEN Guidelines now available as an app

    • Clinical Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Clinical Nutrition in Liver Disease
    • Clinical Nutrition in Cancer
    • Clinical Nutrition in Surgery
    • Clinical Nutrition in Chronic Intestinal Failure
    • Home Enteral Nutrition
    • Clinical Nutrition and Hydration in Geriatrics
    • Home Parenteral Nutrition
    Obesity Care in Patients with Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
    • Clinical Nutrition in the Intensive Care Unit

    More app versions will follow.The app is available for download for iOS and Android and as a web-based version accessible at for free.

    The ESPEN guideline app and the web-version are dedicated to all professionals (physicians, nurses, dieticians, nutritionists, etc.) who encounter questions regarding the use of medical nutrition or nutritional support in general in their clinical everyday life. The guideline app program is supported by ESPEN and initially was also supported by the United European Gastroenterology (UEG).

    ESPEN Guidelines App 10

  • ESPEN Guidelines Update

    Vote now for two new ESPEN guideline updates!


    ESPEN Guidelines to vote on!
    ESPEN Guidelines to vote on!

    The online questionnaires for the upcoming “ESPEN-ESPGHAN-ECFS Guideline on nutrition care for cystic fibrosis” coordinated by Michael Wilschanski, as well as the “ESPEN Guideline on nutrition in dementia” coordinated by Dorothee Volkert are now open for voting. For access please contact the ESPEN guideline office guidelines-office@espen. org

  • ESPEN Research Fellowships for 2024

    ESPEN Research Fellowships for 2024

    The Scientific Committee of ESPEN invites applications for the 2024 ESPEN Research Fellowships. A maximum of €40,000 will be awarded for a project.  Find here the rules and here an Application form to download. The closing date is 5 pm CET on march 30 th 2024.



  • Global Leadership Initiative

    Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM)

    GLIM criteria

    4 years of the GLIM criteria: Where are we? Results of the GLIM survey. Tommy Cederholm

    A Clinically Relevant Diagnosis Code for “Malnutrition in Adults” Is Needed in ICD-11

    A Framework for Diagnosing Adult Malnutrition


    GLIM criteria for the diagnosis of malnutrition – A consensus report from the global clinical nutrition community (PDF)

    Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM): Guidance on validation of the operational criteria for the diagnosis of protein energy malnutrition in adults (PDF)


    GLIM Educational Series Part 1: What is GLIM?
    This video provides an overview of GLIM and covers how the criteria were determined. It also reviews in detail each of the 5 criteria that make up the GLIM diagnostic framework, and covers key points on how GLIM is positioned within nutrition care.

    GLIM Educational Series Part 2: Conducting Studies to Validate the GLIM Criteria
    This video is focused on supporting researchers to validate the Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition (GLIM) criteria and framework for documenting malnutrition.

    GLIM Educational Series Part 3: Reviewing GLIM Articles
    This video discusses key principles in reviewing GLIM articles for publication. Key points for retrospective and prospective studies are reviewed.

    The GLIM criteria for the diagnosis of malnutrition. Prof Tommy Cederholm.
    GLIM started in 2016 as an initiative of the 4 big clinical nutrition societies in the world (ESPEN, ASPEN, FELANPE and PENSA) to create a consensus on malnutrition definition.

  • Home Artificial Nutrition & Chronic Intestinal Failure

    Home Artificial Nutrition & Chronic Intestinal Failure


    The 2024 data collection of the ESPEN “CIF Action Day database” is going to start

    The ESPEN database for Chronic Intestinal Failure has been devised to carry out the study protocol “A prospective multicenter study to know the outcome of patient with CIF”,promoted by the HAN & CIF group of ESPEN.

    The database activity started in 2015. Up today, 167 Centres from 43 Countries included 16623 patients (adults and children)

    You are welcome and warmly invited to join the database community.

    To receive the study protocol and the database for the data collection, please, send a request to the study coordinator (Loris Pironi) at, with the following information:

        First name

        Middle initial(s)



        Hospital name







        CIF age category in your center (adult, pediatric or both)

        Year of starting HPN activity


    The following papers have been published:

    • Clinical classification of adult patients with chronic intestinal failure due to benign disease: an international multicenter cross-sectional survey. Clin Nutr. 2018 Apr;37(2):728-738.
    • Revised ESPEN Clinical Classification of Chronic Intestinal Failure: From 16 to 8 Categories. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017 Aug;41(6):911
    • Home parenteral nutrition provision modalities for chronic intestinal failure in adult patients: An international survey. Clin Nutr. 2020 Feb;39(2):585-591.
    • Intravenous supplementation type and volume are associated with 1-year outcome and major complications in patients with chronic intestinal failure. Gut. 2020 Oct;69(10):1787-1795
    • Characteristics of adult patients with chronic intestinal failure due to short bowel syndrome: An international multicenter survey. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021 Oct;45:433-441.
    • Chronic Intestinal Failure in Children: An International Multicenter Cross-Sectional Survey. Nutrients. 2022 Apr 30;14(9):1889.
    • Characteristics of adult patients with chronic intestinal failure due to short bowel syndrome: An international multicenter survey. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021
    • COVID-19 infection in patients on long-term home parenteral nutrition for chronic intestinal failure. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2023 Jun;55:212-220

    All the contributing centres shared the co-authorship.


    Download information about HAN-CIF in PDF format here

  • MNI Grant

    MNI Grant

    This year, Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is increasing the grant for the Optimal Nutritional Care to €40.000!
    The MNI grant rewards national initiatives or research projects for Optimal Nutritional Care, aiming to support and inspire high-quality initiatives. Over the years, the MNI Grant has backed ambitious projects, endorsed by PEN (or sister) societies worldwide, contributing to improved nutritional care policies at the national level. Read the criteria and apply here.
     Visual Grant 2024 1
  • Professor Bruno Szczygiel, Founder of POLSPEN, Co-Founder of ESPEN, Dies at 96.


     Prof Bruno Szczygiel

    Professor Bruno Szczygieł (born 1928), an outstanding teacher, mentor and pioneer in the field of clinical nutrition in Poland and Europe, founder of POLSPEN (1986) and Co-Founder of ESPEN (1979), passed away on Sunday, 14th January 2024.

    Professor Szczygiel worked at the Medical Academy in Warsaw, where he served as the Head of the Clinic for General Surgery, Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

    In 1986 he became first chairman of the Section of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition of the Polish Medical Society, which in 1998 transformed into the Polish Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (POLSPEN). He served as the first Chairman of the Board (1998-2002).

    He was a founding member of European Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (ESPEN, 1979)

    He authored many publications in the field of clinical nutrition, held key academic positions, including: as Vice-Dean and Dean of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, as well as Vice-Rector for Science and Research Staff Development.

    His influence on the development of nutritional treatment in Poland was invaluable.

  • The Conceptual Definition of Sarcopenia

    Delphi Consensus from the Global Leadership Initiative in Sarcopenia (GLIS)

    Recently, our esteemed colleagues, Ben Kirk and Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, have published a groundbreaking paper (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of the Global Leadership Initiative in Sarcopenia (GLIS).

    As proud partners of GLIS, also ESPEN has been actively involved in supporting this initiative.

    As we celebrate this milestone achievement, let us also reaffirm our commitment to supporting initiatives like GLIS that are dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal health on a global scale. Together, we can continue to make meaningful progress in addressing the challenges posed by sarcopenia and other musculoskeletal conditions, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for millions of people worldwide.