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  • ESPEN guideline on micronutrients – Second online voting

    ESPEN guideline on micronutrients – Second online voting

    The second online voting for the upcoming “ESPEN guideline micronutrients” coordinated by Mette M. Berger is now available at the guideline services platform. The second online voting covers the vitamins as well as a chapter on cobalt. For access please contact the ESPEN guideline office guidelines-office[at]espen[dot]org.

  • ESPEN guidelines: Online voting and Consensus Conference

    ESPEN guidelines: Online voting and Consensus Conference

    The online voting for the upcoming ESPEN guidelines “ESPEN guideline on Clinical nutrition in Pancreas Disease” coordinated by Marianna Arvanitaki and “ESPEN guideline on Home Parenteral Nutrition” coordinated by Loris Pironi is now available at the guideline services platform. For access please contact the ESPEN guideline office guidelines-office[at]espen[dot]org.

    The Consensus Conference on these ESPEN guidelines takes place on Monday, 29th April 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) in the meeting rooms of the Fraport Conference Center at the Frankfurt airport. For further information and registration (possible until 1st April 2019) please also contact the ESPEN guidelines office.

  • ESPEN guidelines: Online voting and Consensus Conference

    ESPEN guidelines:
    Online voting and Consensus Conference

    The online voting for the upcoming ESPEN guidelines “ESPEN guideline on hospital nutrition” coordinated by Ronan Thibault and “ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with kidney failure” coordinated by Enrico Fiaccadori is now available at the guideline services platform. For access please contact the ESPEN guideline office guidelines-office[at]espen[dot]org.

    The Consensus Conference on these ESPEN guidelines takes place on Monday, 27th April 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) in the meeting rooms of the Fraport Conference Center at the Frankfurt airport. For further information and registration (possible until 1st April 2020) please also contact the ESPEN guidelines office.

     

  • ESPEN LLL Webinars

    ESPEN LLL Webinars

    To foster the diffusion of ESPEN education in a growing digital world, the LLL Board has developed a web-based opportunity to deliver LLL courses, the ESPEN LLL Webinars, which offer the same number of credits as live LLL courses.

    You can find the information using this link . The operation manual is available on the TLLL website.

    Please, join ESPEN in the effort of spreading good clinical nutrition practice around the world.

  • ESPEN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME 2021

    ESPEN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS   

     

     

    As previously announced, ESPEN is pleased to confirm in these difficult pandemic times that the 2021 ESPEN Fellowship programme will continue to fund innovative research from early-career awardees, to enhance knowledge in the field of clinical nutrition and metabolism.
    We are particularly pleased to be able to continue this important action under the current difficult circumstances; we trust that new knowledge will continue to strengthen the role of clinical nutrition in all fields of patient care.

    Deadline for applications for 2021 ESPEN Fellowships is April 15 at 17:00 hours CET. Find below the rules and here an Application form to download in PDF or in Word format (please only fill in the blanks, no other changes on the form allowed).

     

    Research projects valued at €10,000-40,000 will be considered for funding. Part funding for studies that have already been funded by other bodies may be considered (proof of funding award must be provided).

    The applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:


    1. Absolute

    a. Current ESPEN Membership of the main applicant AND the project supervisor. The membership dues for 2021 should have been paid.
    b. Ethical approval/Animal licence.
    c. The work must be undertaken in a recognised institution (University or University-affiliated Hospital/Laboratory)
    d. No more than one application per research group.
    e. No more than two projects will be supported within one country and one per institution. Persons outside Europe may apply provide they fulfil criterion 1a.
    f. Applications must be within budget (i.e. not more than € 40,000).
    g. Full economic costing must be provided and signed for by a grant manager of the institution/representative of the finance department (The supervisor should not sign this part of the application).
    h. No salary costs other than for the main applicant will be considered.
    i. As ESPEN will support presentation of the completed research at a future ESPEN Congress, please do not apply for conference costs.
    j. The main applicant must be a researcher (clinical or basic science) in training below the age of 35 years on 31st August 2021.
    k. The application must be on the prescribed form and within the word limit. The application must be submitted as a single document.
    l. No additional documentation apart from proof of ethical approval/animal licence should be submitted.
    m. Completed applications must be submitted by email by 17:00 hours CET) on 15 April 2021 to Professor Nathalie DELZENNE, Chair, Scientific Committee, ESPEN at Scientific.Committee@espen.org with the subject heading: ESPEN Fellowship 2021 Application. All necessary signatures must be on the application.
    n. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
    o. The Fellowship award will not be transferred to individuals, but only to an institutional account. 75% of the Fellowship will be awarded at the start of the project and the remaining 25% on receipt of a satisfactory progress report 18 months later.


    2. Relative

    a. Quality of the science/project design
    b. Feasibility of the project (time lines should be provided)
    c. Quality of applicant (bearing in mind this is a fellowship for researchers at an early stage of their careers)
    d. Track record of institution and supervisor
    e. Authenticity of budget. Approval must be obtained from the finance department of the institution prior to submission.
    f. Value for money


    3. Signatures must be obtained from an appropriate institution representative (grant manager/finance department) AND from the project supervisor assuring the following:

    a. Justification of the costs – full economic costing is essential
    b. Completion of the project
    c. Presentation at ESPEN Congress within 3 years of award

  • ESPEN Webinar Clinical Nutrition and human rights

    ESPEN Webinar

    Clinical Nutrition and human rights
    June 28th, 2021 | 3.00 - 4.30 pm CEST (GMT +2)

    Download PDF flyer here


    To re-visit the webinar 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

     

  • ESPEN Webinar on Enteral accesses for enteral nutrition in adults

    ESPEN Webinar

    Enteral accesses for enteral nutrition in adults
    June 1st, 2021 | 3.00-4.20 pm CEST (GMT +2)

    Download PDF flyer here


    To re-visit the webinar 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

     

  • ESPEN Webinar on Nutrition in patients with kidney disease

    ESPEN Webinar

    Nutrition in patients with kidney disease
    Presentation of ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with acute or chronic kidney disease
    March 29, 2021 | 3.00-4.20 pm CEST (GMT +2)
     

    SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

    3.00 pm
    Introduction
    - Cristina Cuerda (Spain), Pierre Singer (Israel)

    3.05 pm
    ESPEN guidelines on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with kidney disease: general overview
     - Enrico Fiaccadori (Italy)

    3.25 pm
    Malnutrition diagnosis in patients with CKD: Can we use the GLIM criteria?
     - Rocco Barazzoni (Italy)

    3.35 pm
    Protein requirements in CKD: What are the goals?
     - Juan Jesus Carrero (Sweden)

    3.45 pm
    Nutritional treatment in patients with CKRT:
    What should we know? - Elisabeth de Waele (Belgium)

    3.55 pm
    The role of the dietitian in patients with CKD
     - Alice Sabatino (Italy)

    4.05 pm
    Q&A 

    Download PDF flyer here


    To re-visit the webinar 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
  • ESPEN Webinar on Practical guideline on Nutrition in Cancer Patients

    SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM


    3.00 pm Introduction
    Rocco Barazzoni (Italy)


    3.05 pm The ESPEN guidelines implementation project
    Stephan Bischoff (Germany)


    3.15 pm The new ESPEN Practical guideline on nutrition in cancer patients
    Maurizio Muscaritoli (Italy)


    3.35 pm Clinical nutrition for cancer patients: the Dietitian perspective
    Harriët Jager-Wittenaar (Netherlands)


    3.45 pm Clinical nutrition for cancer patients: the Oncologist perspective
    Matti Aapro (Switzerland)


    3.55 pm The cancer patient perspective on nutritional care
    Robert Greene (Netherlands)


    4.05 pm Round table discussion - Q&A

    Download PDF flyer here


    This webinar has been held on February 22, 2021.
    To re-visit the webinar 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
  • ESPEN Webinar on Prevention Of Malnutrition in Senior Subjects in the EU (‘PROMISS’)

    ESPEN Webinar

    Prevention Of Malnutrition in Senior Subjects in the EU (‘PROMISS’)
    April 15, 2021 | 4.00-5.30 pm CEST (GMT +2)

    Download PDF flyer here


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

  • ESPEN WINTER MEETING 2020

    ESPEN Winter Meeting 2020

    Wintermeeting in Nice: From Australia www.auspen.org.au to Saudi Arabia www.sda.org.sa : 43 National Society representatives united in Nice, France at the ESPEN Wintermeeting to work, dream and make it happen: Practice, education, research and awareness on clinical nutrition and metabolism all over the world. Because we owe it to our patients...

     

  • ESPEN-ESNM GI dismotility survey

    ESPEN-ESNM GI dismotility survey

      

    We ask your attention for a few minutes to contribute your knowledge on severe gastrointestinal dysmotility in adults.

    GI dysmotility represents a common cause of intestinal failure, but opinions on diagnosis and management differ amongst clinical practitioners in Europe.

    The HAN & CIF Special Interest Group of ESPEN  & Chair of ESNM would appreciate it if you could take the survey by clicking here!

    We are aiming at 200 contributions so please go for it!

    More info attached.

  • EU4Nutrition LIVE

     

    EU4Nutrition LIVE

    15 April, ENHA and the Portuguese ONCA team will host a meeting: EU4Nutrition LIVE - Implementing Optimal Nutritional Cancer care at EU member state level.

    The European Commission adopted its ambitious €4 billion Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The next step is to identify concrete implementation recommendations at EU member state level and to explain how patients and healthcare systems can benefit. To this end, the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA), through its Portuguese team and under the Portuguese EU Presidency, will host a live digital conference.

    Weblink:

    https://european-nutrition.org/landing-page/eu4nutrition21/

    Social media: #EU4Nutrition

    https://www.facebook.com/ONCAcampaign/posts/1103543053490627

    https://twitter.com/ONCAcampaign/status/1373955149316694018?s=20

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6779722804184002560

  • European Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month

    European Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month

    Raising awareness of CRC, as well as call for EU and Member State political actions and commitments – such as the implementation of organised CRC screening programmes – to help reduce the burden of CRC across Europe. Please use, share and disseminate any of the below resources to your networks and on social media:

    CRC manifesto – ‘Coordinating European Action Against Colorectal Cancer’. View & download here.

    Face Up To Colorectal Cancer animation. View here.

    Colorectal Screening Across Europe leaflet. View and download here.

    CRC animated GIFs. View and download download here.

    Further information, statistics, infographics and resources on CRC can be viewed on our website. Click here.

  • European Guideline on Obesity care in patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases – joint ESPEN / UEG guideline

    European Guideline on Obesity care in patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases – joint ESPEN / UEG guideline

    The online voting for the upcoming “European Guideline on Obesity care in patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases – joint ESPEN / UEG guideline” coordinated by Stephan C. Bischoff is now available at the guideline services platform. For access please contact the ESPEN guideline office guidelines-office[at]espen[dot]org.

     

  • GLIM! Global Consensus for Diagnosing Malnutrition.

    GLIM! Global Consensus for Diagnosing Malnutrition.

    Your patient has: Body weight loss, low BMI or loss of Muscle Mass combined with Reduced Food Intake or Inflammation/disease?à Malnutrition positive!

    The nutrition world agrees, now it’s up to you...

    Experts from Europa, America, Asia created an easy way to diagnose malnutrition, an insidious disease undermining one out of three patients and their therapies all over the world. As treatment options exist, health care practitioners can make a difference… and now they have an easy tool to take a first step.

     

  • Information on Training

    ESPEN Initiative on Educational Training

    ESPEN Training Centres

    Aim

    To provide ESPEN members with a web-based platform for clinical nutrition training opportunities, at national, regional and international level. The platform provides the name and first contact of Training centres for clinical nutrition, for trainees who would like to deepen their knowledge and abilities in clinical nutrition.

    TRAINING CENTRES

    Up to 4 centres per country have been identified and proposed by each ESPEN Council member for his/her country. Information on the training centres, including the contact persons, is available here. All training centres have experience in teaching, space for trainees and have at least two trainers in their team who are ESPEN members. ESPEN cannot provide any further information on the training centres than that found on the website. Direct contact with the centre is suggested in case more information is needed.

    Please note that for practical reasons the Training centres have no obligation to accept a trainee, nor to provide any kind of financial support, including any local-national insurances or assistance for recognition of professional qualifications. In case the training centre agrees to host the trainee, they commit to provide training in clinical nutrition, including routine enteral and parenteral nutrition options and techniques, in hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Additional arrangements can be made on a personal basis for specific topics of training if desirable for the trainee and feasible and acceptable for the Training centre. After agreement, the training centre will provide to the trainee an invitation letter before the stay, regular feedback during the stay, and a letter of attendance at the end of the stay.

    TRAINEE – TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

    The trainee has two options to apply for training in clinical nutrition in training centres:

    1. TRAINING WITH AN ESPEN EDUCATIONAL GRANT

    The trainee applies for an ESPEN educational grant. ESPEN has instituted and offers a new Educational grant of 1.000 Euros per person, with a maximum of 15 people granted by year. Awardees will be selected by the Educational and Clinical Practice Committee (ECPC) of ESPEN and submitted for approval to the chairperson of the Scientific Committee and Executive Committee of ESPEN.

    Conditions

    The conditions for applying to an educational ESPEN grant are:

    • < 45 years old
    • No previous recipient of an ESPEN educational grant
    • Background of dietitian, medical doctor, nurse or pharmacist

    Requirements

    The requirements for applying to an ESPEN educational grant are:

    • ESPEN member
    • Letter of recommendation by the applicant’s national PEN society, not older than January 1st 2021. Commitment or intention for the applicant to be active in the national PEN society will be considered as an advantage. Of note, a PEN society can only support two applications per year.
    • Letter of invitation by the selected training centre. The latter should mention the aim of the training, the day of start and its duration.
    • Curriculum vitae of the applicant
    • Application form for the ESPEN Educational grant to be found here

    Please be aware that if any document is missing, the application will not be considered for selection.

    These 4 documents have to be sent to the ECPC chairperson (laurence.genton@hcuge.ch). Deadline of application is September 26th 2021, at midnight CET. No late application will be accepted. The awardees will be notified by e-mail and are responsible to communicate the result to the national PEN Society.

    For the Educational Grant, ESPEN will act as provider of the platform containing the possible training centres, as indicated by the national PEN societies. ESPEN will select the awardees and is responsible for notification of the results. Please note that ESPEN cannot be responsible for any administrative procedures and workload,or for any issue related to training, including accreditation of professional and previous diplomas and credentials in case of international training, insurance, any financial coverage beyond the Educational grant itself. ESPEN should receive a copy of the letterof attendance from the trainee at the end of the stay.

    1. TRAINING WITHOUT AN ESPEN EDUCATIONAL GRANT

    In this option, the trainee does not apply for an ESPEN educational grant. The trainee may contact directly the training centre of his/her interest to discuss opportunities and modalities for training, including rules and obligations of both parties.

    In this case, ESPEN should be considered as a facilitator by providing the training centre platform, with centres indicated by the national PEN societies. ESPEN is not able to offer assistance and cannot be responsible for administrative work related to the process of contact, selection, decision and practical administrative arrangements. As stated above, for practical reasons no training centre can be obliged to accept to provide training at any time; the training period, duration and modalities should be arranged between the trainee and the potential training centre. Also in this case, please note that ESPEN cannot be responsible for administrative procedures related to training,including recognition of previous diplomas and professional qualifications in case of international training,local or national insurance,and any financial coverage.

     

  • Investigating about the current practice of managing the catheter related blood stream infection during HPN

    Investigating about the current practice of managing the catheter related blood stream infection during HPN

    Please share your clinical opinion regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment of central venous catheter related bloodstream infection and contribute to knowledge and better care!

    The Home Artificial Nutrition and Chronic Intestinal Failure special interest group of ESPEN will be grateful if you could take the survey: click here to take the survey

  • KSPEN would like to invite ESPEN members to the KSPEN 2021

    KSPEN Symposium

    KSPEN would like to invite ESPEN members to the KSPEN 2021 international symposium which will be held as virtual congress on June 11 and 12, 2021

  • LLL – Board invites you to join WEBINAR-T-LLL course for teachers!

    LLL – Board invites you to join WEBINAR-T-LLL course for teachers!

     

    With the increasing number of webinars, we organise a SPECIAL one for LLL teachers!

    IF YOU are already TLLL certified teacher, you can upgrade your “know-how” for LLL Webinars

    IF YOU are interested to join the TLLL team you can apply as well.


    Please find the detailed information here

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