Call for validation studies of ESPEN malnutrition criteria

July 8th, 2014

Recently the EDU working group on diagnostic criteria of undernutrition gave a suggestion that was endorsed by an ESPEN poll. Now ESPEN calls for applications to do validation studies of the criteria. There are many epidemiological cohorts globally with detailed data on nutritional variables and with long-term outcomes. We invite, mainly ESPEN members, to perform such studies in their respective cohorts.

According to the number of applications and their quality ESPEN plan to fund 3-5 applications. Please, use maximum one page (single space, 12 point, Times new roman) to describe your cohort, which variables you have and what outcomes you will be able to use. You can find the call for validation studies here.

Deadline:  Sept 1, 2014

21st ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

June 4th, 2014

The 21st ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care will be held in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic (October 5-11th 2014), 1h east of Prague. The ESPEN Education and Clinical Practice Committee in close collaboration with the Czech Society for Clinical Nutrition have built a solid curriculum to to provide participants with practically oriented knowledge in the field of nutrition. In the best ESPEN tradition, it will include comprehensive workshops and lectures by international experts that cover a full span of major nutritional topics. Over 60 participants (for the first time 5 from each country) will be accepted.

The programm for this top educational event (which also includes two LLL’s) and all related information in regard to registration and venue can be found in this link.

Do not miss the opportunity to apply for it!

7th Basic Course in Clinical Nutrition BCCN (Baltic Club of Clinical Nutrition)

May 8th, 2014

The Baltic Club of Clinical Nutrition is organizing its 7th meeting in Esthonia (Tallinn) on the 26th-27th of September 2014. Participants from different countries are welcome to register for this scientific event expected to spread the knowledge of Clinical Nutrition in the region. An international faculty of lecturers have confirmed their participation. You can find the program and the registration form here.

21st ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

April 29th, 2014

The 21st ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care will be held in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic (October 5-11th 2014), 1h east of Prague. The main aim of this course is to provide a more practically oriented knowledge in the field of nutrition and every year the level of courses is becoming more and more advanced.

The ESPEN Education and Clinical Practice Committee in close collaboration with the Czech Society for Clinical Nutrition have built a solid curriculum to to provide participants with practically oriented knowledge in the field of nutrition. In the best ESPEN tradition, it will include comprehensive workshops and lectures by international experts that cover a full span of major nutritional topics. Over 60 participants (for the first time 5 from each country) will be accepted.

The final program for this top educational event andall the information regarding registration will be available here in the next few days.

Do not miss the opportunity to apply for it!

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.