A very successful 10th ACCN Course of Clinical Nutrition

April 13th, 2014

The  Adriatic Club of Clinical Nutrition organized its anniversary 10th meeting in Turkey (Kusadasi-Aydin) on the 28th-30th of March. There were 85 participants from 17 countries attending this scientific event, where 25 lecturers spread the knowledge of Clinical Nutrition. For two full days sessions on almost all aspects of clinical nutrition there was a unique opportunity for participants to acquire new knowledge and information in the field of nutrition.

The exchange of knowledge and experiences between faculty and participants was a most important event. The dedication of the speakers allow participants to benefit from excellent lectures. It was an excellent course as it was evaluated by the majority of the participants.

46th meeting of the European Pancreatic Club (EPC)

April 8th, 2014

The 46th meeting of the European Pancreatic Club (EPC) will be combined this year with the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP). For three full days sessions on all aspects of pancreatic science and pancreatic disease  and review of existing guidelines on the management of pancreatic diseases will be addressed , whereas throughout the main programme, reports of these discussions will enable all delegates to get up to date on international best practice. This exciting symposium provides a unique opportunity for clinicians and scientists in the fields of Nutrition and Pancreatology to exchange ideas and information. Scientists and clinicians from all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation.

Further details can be found here.

Abstract submission deadline for Geneva Congress postponed

April 5th, 2014

The upcoming 36th ESPEN Congress (Geneva, September 5th-8th, 2014) is expected to be a big success with a very solid scientific program and numerous very interesting sessions. Abstract submission will be open till 9th of April 2014, 0900 CET.

Take this opportunity at the Abstract submission webpage.

The ESPEN Congress is a formidable opportunity to present and discuss your data in a stimulating and supportive environment. Do not miss it!

ESPEN Experts’ Courses – Tracer methodology

April 4th, 2014

ESPEN recognizes that the use of specific tools or the implementations of specific clinical procedures are becoming the key to ensure the delivery of good clinical practice. Therefore, ESPEN is continuously supporting courses focusing on the practical approach to key diagnostic and therapeutic tools/procedures. The aims of the ESPEN Experts’ Courses are in line with the ESPEN recommendations although the discussion of emerging concepts is welcome.

The next Tracer Methodology ESPEN Expert Course will give an intensive introduction in the use of stable isotope tracers that can be used in metabolic and nutritional research. A faculty of world experts will be teaching at this course, which includes workshops were the participant are welcomed to present and discuss their tracer protocols with the faculty and the other participants.

You can find more details on the following link:

Free access to journals and reference books for unemployed postdocs

April 1st, 2014

The publisher of JNEB, Elsevier, has recently announced that it will be continuing its Free Access Passports program in 2014. The program is open to qualified postdoctoral researchers who are currently looking for a job or whose current positions will end before August 31. Applicants can receive 6 months’ free access to Elsevier journals and books via the ScienceDirect platform, with the hope that they can use these resources to work on grant applications and research projects, and to stay up-to-date in their field of research.

How to get the Free Access Passport

To qualify, candidates must complete a form verifying their credentials by August 31, 2014. Once approved, they will receive a personal code allowing access to ScienceDirect.

Qualifying criteria are:

  • Postdoctoral researchers who have received their PhD within the past five years.
  • Candidates must have completed their last research position (either PhD research or a postdoc or equivalent) on or after January 1, 2014, or have a position that will end before August 31, 2014.

Applicants should submit a scanned image of a letter from their last academic mentor or advisor that states the position held and the date on which the position ended or will end. For more on the program and an application, visit elsevier.com/postdocfreeaccess

Source: http://editorsupdate.elsevier.com/short-communications/post-doc-free-access-programme-back-popular-demand/

2nd ESPEN Workshop, Lipids in the ICU

March 31st, 2014
The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) ispleased to announce the 2nd ESPEN Workshop, Lipids in the ICU, November 23-24, 2014.
As with all Lipids in the ICU symposia, the program is tailored to cater to the needs of young doctors. Interaction, including the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge between faculty and participants, is a central element. The expertise and dedication of the speakers allow participants to benefit from highly communicative teaching.
You can find more about this outstanding educational and scientific workshop by clicking here.

“Your Paper Your Way” has now been implemented for the EES site for Clinical Nutrition and e-SPEN Journals

March 30th, 2014

A great new option for the journals of ESPEN is now available, that will save authors time during the procedure of submitting an article. As part of the “Your Paper Your Way” service, the authors may choose to submit thier manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process.

This can be a PDF file or a Word document, in any format or lay-out that can be used by referees to evaluate your manuscript. It should contain high enough quality figures for refereeing. If the authors prefer to do so, they may still provide all or some of the source files at the initial submission.

The reference page for this exiting new initiative can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/yourpaperyourway.

10th ACCN Course of Clinical Nutrition

March 21st, 2014

The  Adriatic Club of Clinical Nutrition is organizing its anniversary 10th meeting in Turkey (Kusadasi-Aydin) on the 28th-30th of March.  Participants from more than 10 countries have already registered for this scientific event, where lecturers from 15 countries are expected to spread the knowledge of Clinical Nutrition. You can find the very interesting programme here.

4th ESSD Congress “Dysphagia across ages”

March 2nd, 2014

The European Society for Swallowing Disorders is holding the 4th ESSD Congress, Dysphagia across ages at the Brussels 44 Center, Belgium from 23-25 October 2014.

Important dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 1 February – 30 April
  • Abstract Acceptance: 7 June
  • Early registration deadline: 30 June

For more information please visit: www.essd2014.org

MNI Grant 2014 is open for applications until June 16th

February 16th, 2014

It is a great pleasure to announce that the 2014 grant for the most innovative national initiative to fight malnutrition and increase public awareness, supported by the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) group, is now open for applications. The € 30,000 grant is available for national initiatives with a relevant impact on nutrition policies, and with potential for application at national and international levels.

Endorsement of National Society is required, and the deadline for application is June 16th 2014. Presentations of previous winner projects are available for your perusal here. The winner of the grant will be announced during the Malnutrition Event at the ESPEN 2014 Congress in Geneva in September 2014.

Selection criteria are available on the MNI website