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  • 10th Annual Salford ESPEN-endorsed Workshop on Acute and Chronic Intestinal Failure

    10th Annual Salford ESPEN-endorsed Workshop on Acute and Chronic Intestinal Failure

    The 10th Annual Salford ESPEN-endorsed Workshop on Acute and Chronic Intestinal Failure will be held as a 2-day webinar on 13th & 14th May 2022
    The course will be virtual in nature and aimed at physicians, surgeons, dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and psychologists with an interest in Intestinal Failure.
    Delegates will gain experience in how a dedicated Intestinal Failure Unit functions and the role 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
    To apply for a place, please contact:
    Angela Page:
    angela.page@srft.nhs.uk
    or phone: +44 161 206 5364
    or Professor Simon Lal:
    simon.lal@srft.nhs.uk


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  • 2 billion adults overweight, 600 million obese and 462 million malnourished

    WHO and ESPEN join forces

    2 billion adults overweight, 600 million obese and 462 million malnourished... contributing to 60% of cardiovasc death and 35% tumor death. In hospital, you have a 35% chance of 'disease-related' malnutrition. Dr Joao Breda and Dr. Kremlin Wickramasinghe from World Health Organization (WHO) join our battle in Nice.

     

  • 2018 MNI Grant

    2018 MNI Grant


    The MNI grant rewards national initiatives or research projects for Optimal Nutritional Care. The objective is to support and/or inspire high quality initiatives. For more information check the following webpage: http://medicalnutritionindustry.com/grant/mni-grant/

  • 25th ESPEN course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care held in Croatia

    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.

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    The 25th ESPEN course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic care

    The 25th ESPEN course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic care

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    All participants and lecturers of the 25th ESPEN course

    All participantsandlecturersofthe 25th ESPEN course

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    The 25th ESPEN course organizing committee

    The 25th ESPEN course organizing committee

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    LLL Workshop on acute pancreatitis

    LLL Workshop on acute pancreatitis

    View the Program for the 25th ESPEN Course in Croatia - here -

  • 26th ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care held in Slovenia

    26th ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care held in Slovenia

    AIMS 
    • To provide clinically relevant information about clinical nutrition and metabolism 
    • To improve knowledge about classification of clinical nutrition concepts and how to introduce the process of nutritional care in clinical work 
    • To introduce the LLL programe 

    click here for more information

     

  • 6th ESPEN Symposium Perioperative Nutrition - Nottingham, UK

    6th ESPEN Symposium Perioperative Nutrition - Nottingham, UK

    A very successful ESPEN Symposium united people from 12 countries who joined us for a fantastic meeting with focus on the Scientific basis of Perioperative Nutrition’

    Join us next time!

    109 people from 12 countries joined us for a fantastic meeting with focus on the Scientific basis of Perioperative Nutrition.

     

  • 7th ESPEN Symposium 'How to best assess energy requirements?'

    7th ESPEN Symposium 'How to best assess energy requirements?' celebrating 100 years of the Harris Benedict Equation click here for more information

  • 8th ESPEN Symposium

    The ESPEN Symposium goes virtual!

    Download PDF program here

    April 18, 2021
    LLL Course
    on NUTRITION IN OBESITY

    April 18 and 19, 2021
    Symposium

    Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, ESPEN has decided to transform the 8th ESPEN Symposium on Obesity and malnutrition, previously planned to be held in Istanbul, in a fully VIRTUAL EVENT. The content has been enhanced and updated with the important interactions between obesity and COVID-19. Save the date and plan to join this web Symposium!

    TOPICS
    • Weight control, central regulation and changes in body composition
    • Sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and malnutrition
    • New approaches in obesity management
    • Bariatric surgery and outcomes
    • Obesity, chronic diseases and nutritional aspects
    • Covid-19, obesity and nutrition 


    To re-visit the sessions in the ESPEN member section, become an ESPEN member.


    ORGANIZING SECRETARIAT


    Noema srl unipersonale
    Via Orefici 4 - 40124 Bologna (Italy)
    Ph. +39 051 230385 - info@noemacongressi.it - www.noemacongressi.it

     

  • Application for Associate Editorship of Clinical Nutrition

    Application for Associate Editorship of Clinical Nutrition

    The Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Nutrition, Prof. NEP Deutz, is pleased to announce that the call for Applications for Associate Editorship of Clinical Nutrition is open.

    The closing date for applications is 30 April 2021.

    Application form can be downloaded here

    A decision will be made by the end of June 2021!

    https://www.journals.elsevier.com/clinical-nutrition

  • Call for Papers - COVID and Nutrition

    Call for Papers - COVID and Nutrition


    IMPORTANT UPDATE

    Dear Colleagues,

    at ESPEN and WHO/Europe we are very grateful for your high interest in this call, and for the many submissions received. We are confident this will significantly enhance evidence-based knowledge in the crucial field of nutrition for COVID-19 patients. As unfortunately the pandemic is still strongly affecting many parts of the world, we have decided to EXTEND THE DEADLINE for paper submission until May 1st 2021. We therefore further encourage you to collect your data on all aspects of nutrition in COVID-19 patients, as previously described, and to consider submitting them to Clinical Nutrition.

    COVID-19 has posed huge healthcare, social and economic challenges worldwide during the past few months. Clinical outcome is poorer in several patient groups at risk for malnutrition. Persons with obesity are also at higher clinical risk. Nutritional care is therefore of utmost relevance in all COVID-19 patients and may play an important role also in disease prevention. Despite the relevance of nutritional research in COVID-19, available evidence is extremely limited. From over 75.000 publications on COVID-19 available in PubMed, only 1200 are retrieved when adding nutrition in the search, and just 169 when malnutrition is used as key-word.

    Strengthening the evidence on the potential key role of nutritional status and nutritional care in COVID-19 is therefore an unmet clinical need and an urgent priority. ESPEN and World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) have discussed this topic and agreed to open a call for papers on nutritional status and nutritional care in COVID-19 patients, to be hosted in the ESPEN Journals Clinical Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. The call will be guest-edited by ESPEN and WHO/Europe officers.

    Submissions are encouraged on various aspects of nutrition and COVID-19 in all clinical settings (home-care, hospital wards, Intensive Care Unit - ICU) with special priority for (but not limited to):

    - Malnutrition risk and diagnosis in COVID-19 patient cohorts and their impact on clinical outcome. 
    - Special patient groups: older adults; chronic diseases including renal disease, heart disease, liver disease, cancer, diabetes and others; ICU.
    - Medical nutrition treatment in COVID-19 patients and its impact on clinical outcomes in all clinical settings.
    - Micronutrients status in COVID-19 patients and their impact on risk of infection and COVID-19 clinical outcome.
    - Obesity and malnutrition in COVID-19 and their impact on outcome.
    - Organization of nutritional assessment and nutritional care in all clinical settings to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
    - Impact on nutrition-related policies during the COVID-10 pandemic including social and economic determinants.

    All papers must be submitted to Clinical Nutrition with the article type: COVID-19 and if eligible for publication will be offered publication on either Clinical Nutrition or Clinical Nutrition ESPEN based on priority.

    We hope and trust that this initiative will contribute to collect much-needed evidence on this very important but unfortunately largely neglected topic, with the ultimate goal to provide strong evidence for implementation of optimal nutritional care for COVID-19 patients and to continue nutrition promotion during the pandemic to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2. 

    Rocco Barazzoni
    ESPEN Chairman
    Cristina Cuerda
    ESPEN Secretary
    Stephane Schneider
    ESPEN Treasurer
    Mick Deutz
    CN Editor

     

  • Clinical Nutrition

    ESPEN is very happy to announce the continuing growth of the impact factor of Clinical Nutrition, now reaching a fantastic 7,32 for 2020.

    We are very grateful to the Editor-in-chief, and the whole editorial board, for their efforts that keep leading our Society to higher grounds and top scientific level. 

  • Coronavirus, A word from ESPEN

    Coronavirus, A word from ESPEN

    The COVID-19 pandemics is posing unprecedented challenges and threats to patients and healthcare systems worldwide. The ESPEN community includes thousands of healthcare professionals that are primarily involved in fighting COVID-19, from ICUs to internal medicine Departments to general hospitals around the world. Saving lives from acute complications is the first goal for all of us. Still we need to remind ourselves and our non-nutritionist Colleagues that nutritional status and nutritional care play a very relevant role in defining both short- and long-term outcomes of our patients.

    Unfortunately, we are being once more sadly reminded in the growing COVID-19 patient population that older, frail and comorbid individuals are those more at risk for negative outcomes, with major threats and risks arising from related malnutrition. We also know that patients surviving acute complications through long ICU stays will face further worsening or new onset of malnutrition and wasting.

    Under difficult times of high pressure, and indeed all the more for that, we therefore must aim at following recommendations for best-practice in nutritional care to improve our patients outcomes. While we are finalizing further ad-hoc documents which will be available soon, you may refer to our recent and up-to-date material for direct guidance in nutritional care, including but not limited to ICUpolymorbid, geriatrics and home care nutrition patients.

    Fully available educational material from our Lifelong Learning Programme LLL can also be found online and downloadable at lllnutrition.com.

    Along with ESPEN’s commitment to provide support and guidance, we send you our heartfelt wishes in fighting this unprecedented battle.

    Rocco Barazzoni                                Matthias Pirlich                                 Zeljko Krznaric

    ESPEN Chairman                               ESPEN Secretary                               ESPEN Treasurer

  • COVID and nutritional care in obese patients

    COVID and nutritional care in obese patients

     

    ESPEN is pleased to announce a new paper in Clinical Nutrition on guidance for nutritional care of COVID-19 patients, focusing on the important high-risk group of persons with obesity. The paper is endorsed by the ESPEN Council and is now available for download. We hope that the document will contribute to further enhance the awareness on the key role of nutritional care and treatment in all COVID-19 patients, regardless of initial nutritional status, and including the increasingly relevant problem of long-term sequelae commonly defined as "long-COVID"

  • ESPEN Congress 2022

    ESPEN Congress 2022

    The first announcement of the ESPEN Congress 2022 will be jointly organized with Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and will take place from September 3-6 2022 in Vienna. A kick-off meeting, ESPEN 2022, Vienna/ Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Zagreb was held from 17-18 September 2021.

     

  • ESPEN Early Career Faculty

    ESPEN Early Career Faculty

    The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) is pleased to announce calls for application for the position of Early Career Faculty.

    Eligibility for applicants
    1. Must be within 10 years after obtaining PhD/MD/Other higher degree and below the age of 40
    2. Must be a member of ESPEN (with subscription being current)
    3. Must be employed in an academic institution and have clinical/research experience in Clinical Nutrition, Metabolism, or related areas
    4. The applicants could be clinicians, translational or basic scientists, or nutritionrelated health care professionals (e.g. nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, etc.)
    5. The applicants should provide evidence of support from the Clinical Nutrition/PEN Society in their country of work
    6. Appointments will be for three years and renewable for one more term, subject to performance
    7. No more than four positions will be awarded to each member country
    8. Applications for 2019 must be submitted on the prescribed form by 31 March 2019 to Professor Dileep Lobo (espen.fellowships@gmail.com) with the subject line “ESPEN Early Career Faculty 2019”
    9. Results will be announced in May 2019

    Expectations of ESPEN from Early Career Faculty
    1. To attend ESPEN Congresses regularly (ESPEN will not be able to defray expenses, unless specifically invited)
    2. To review at least 5 articles per year for Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition ESPEN or Clinical Nutrition Experimental
    3. To review and score abstracts submitted to the annual ESPEN Congress
    4. To participate in the writing of ESPEN Guidelines if invited
    5. To moderate sessions (oral and poster) at the annual ESPEN Congress if invited
    6. To develop, update and participate in LLL Modules if invited 

    Advantages for Early Career Faculty
    1. Will be part of a very vibrant society, given the opportunity to participate in scientific, educational and research activities and network with peers
    2. Opportunity to progress to ESPEN Faculty positions
    3. Opportunity of seeing and commenting on scientific papers before they are published
    4. Opportunity to progress to the Editorial Boards of Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition ESPEN and Clinical Nutrition Experimental

  • ESPEN family meets in Nice, France ’Wintermeeting 2019’

    ESPEN family meets in Nice, France ’Wintermeeting 2019’

    The Executive Committee was happy to work with the Scientific, Educational and Clinical Practice and associated Committees to look back at 2018 and plan 2019 and future strategies. The most exciting part was to see all Council Country Representatives from over 40 countries around the world and feel all the combined energy people have to fight malnutrition and help patients in different fields. A positive, hardworking and determined group, but first of all, a warm family!

     

     

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    Browse the ESPEN Photo Gallery with pictures of ESPEN ’Wintermeeting 2019’ - click here -

  • ESPEN Fellowship program

    ESPEN Fellowship program

    ESPEN Fellowship program selected 6 candidates among 20 eligible applications from 14 different countries for a total budget of 232 087 euros.
    Congratulations to the awardees and thanks to Baxter Healthcare SA for their financial support!

    Next call will be on 1st February 2022 !

     

     

     

  • ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with acute or chronic kidney disease – Second online voting

    ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with acute or chronic kidney disease – Second online voting

    The second online voting for the upcoming “ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with acute or chronic kidney disease” coordinated by Enrico Fiaccadori is now available at the guideline services platform. The second online voting is substitutive of the canceled Consensus Conference. For access please contact the ESPEN guideline office guidelines-office[at]espen.org.

  • ESPEN Guideline on clinical nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease now available as an app

    ESPEN Guideline on clinical nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease now available as an app

    ESPEN launched its guideline on clinical nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as an app version for smartphones and tablets. The app is available for download for iOS and Android. A web-based version is available here.

  • ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in the intensive care unit

    ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in the intensive care unit

    New ICU Guidelines available on the website! Please go to Guidelines section, read and implement!

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