I am medical doctor and internal medicine specialist in Department of Internal Medicine at University of Health Sciences Kayseri City Training and Research Hospital, Turkey. Furthermore, I am a PhD student in Medical Biology Department at Erciyes University Medical School. I've been the chief of the clinical nutrition unit of our hospital for 3 years. My research focuses on nutrition, especially in renal and liver disease, micronutrients, diabetes mellitus and obesity. I am an active member of Turkish national PEN society and participate in many national PEN society activities. I am also an ESPEN member and I have a Certificate of Teach the Teachers for Life Long Learning (T-LLL) programme of ESPEN.
I was selected for the ESPEN Educational Grant in 2021. I worked in Geneva University Hospital Clinical Nutrition Unit with this grant for 6 months. In this training, I learned the special techniques for nutritional assessment, participated in the clinical visits and the follow-up of patients with nutritional issues, and collaborated on research projects. I became familiar with providing a specialized nutritional management in various patient populations and disease states. This training in this experienced center has also given me an innovative approach in planning new nutritional research projects at my own center.
My name is Konstantina Morogianni and I am a Registered Dietitian graduate of Harokopio University of Athens and postgraduate student in Food Nutrition and Microbiome at the Department of Medicine of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. My experience as an undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Liana Poulia, at "Laiko" General Hospital of Athens, made me realize the essentiality of optimal nutritional care for ameliorating patients’ quality of life.
I applied for the ESPEN Educational training programme in order to deepen my knowledge and skills in clinical nutrition. As an awardee of the ESPEN Educational grant, I worked under the auspices of the Department of Clinical Nutrition, Evaggelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece, for three months. I participated in the nutrition care process for inpatients hospitalized in a wide variety of the Hospital's departments. I am grateful that I had the chance to be part of a team of highly experienced professionals, managed by Dr. Karayiannis. The whole experience was extremely rewarding and insightful for me. I am thankful for this educational opportunity offered by ESPEN!
Dietician by training, I have been working since September 2013 for the Clinical Nutrition Unit at Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland. I have experience in clinical nutrition and clinical research with a particular interest in malnutrition management.
With the support of the ESPEN Educational Grant, I performed a 4-month training at the Lennard-Jones Intestinal Rehabilitation Unit, St Mark’s Hospital, UK. As a result, I gained expertise in the nutritional management of patients with intestinal failure and inflammatory bowel disease, especially in the field of parenteral nutrition. I also had the opportunity to help the nutritional team implement bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in clinical practice.
I am very grateful to ESPEN for giving me this opportunity to support the development of my career track in clinical nutrition!