Congress 2017

9-12th September 2017, The Hague - Netherlands


39th ES:PEN Congress

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Netherlands Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), we would like to invite you to the 39th ESPEN Congress 2017, which will be held for the 3rd time in The Netherlands.

After the congresses in Maastricht (1981) and Amsterdam (1997) the Dutch society would like to welcome all ESPEN members to the World Forum in the Hague, our beautiful governmental and international city of peace and justice at the seaside.

The Hague is a renowned city with many faces, home to numerous cultures. Once merely a country house near a pond, The Hague has developed its international character and importance like a neverending story to which a little bit of history is added every day.

Meet the Dutch and their innovations in healthy nutrition. The largest greenhouse horticulture in the world - the birthplace of healthy food - is literally in the backyard of The Hague. First, we will organize a one-day Healthy Food Congress in collaboration with our Fruit & Vegetable partners on Friday September 8th, after which the ESPEN congress will be launched the next day.

In close collaboration with the ESPEN Committee Members, we have developed an attractive program that aims to be a landmark in ESPEN’s continuing effort to improve Nutritional Care and -Education. For the first time there will be 5 parallel sessions run along 4 ‘tracks’ throughout the program focusing on topics in the acute, chronic, pediatrics and geriatrics settings.

We are convinced that the programme of ESPEN 2017 offers a great opportunity for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, nutritionists, scientists and nurses involved in the field of nutrition and metabolism to meet and discuss cutting edge science in an informal atmosphere, strengthening old and sparking new collaborations.

We sincerely hope to meet you in The Hague in 2017!

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