New ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients

September 27th, 2016

As survival and quality of life of patients with cancer dramatically improved over the last few years, the management of medical nutrition became critically important for these patients. The tolerance and safety of all modalities of anti-cancer treatment are indeed conditioned by the nutritional status. Hence, the clinicians involved in the care of these patients need a pragmatic review of the currently available evidence in the area of oncology/hematology more than in any other chronic condition. These evidence based ESPEN guidelines were developed to translate current best evidence and expert opinion into recommendations for multi-disciplinary teams responsible for identification, prevention, and treatment of reversible elements of malnutrition in adult cancer patients. The guidelines were commissioned and financially supported by ESPEN and by the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC), an EU level initiative.

XIX National Congress of AMAEE approaching

September 26th, 2016

The XIX National Congress of the Mexican PEN Society (AMAEE) to be held in Acapulco is approaching and a plethora of distinguished lecturers (many international) will be sharing knowledge and expertise between October 6th-9th, 2016. You can find the final program here.

3rd ESPEN consensus conference

September 9th, 2016

The 3rd ESPEN consensus conference will be held on  Saturday, September 17th 2016 from 17:00 to 20:00 pm in Copenhagen during the ESPEN congress. THe topic is: Recommendations of the working group “Clinical Nutrition in Neurology” (Rosa Burgos Pelaez (Spain)).

ASL Monothematic Conference on “Nutrition in Liver Disease” to be held on 25-26 November 2016 in Ljubljana

September 7th, 2016

Alcohol and obesity are two major causes for fatty liver disease, today the most common chronic liver disease in the Western world. The Ljubljana conference will focus on these types of nutrition-induced hepatopathies, but also parenteral nutrition-induced cholestasis and liver disease will be addressed (see flyer). You can find more information here.

23rd ESPEN Course on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

July 26th, 2016

The 23rd ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care that will be held in Wieliczka (Poland) between 16th-22nd October 2016. 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 POLSPEN have built a solid curriculum 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 (4 from each country) will be accepted.

The final program for this top educational event and all the information regarding registration can be downloaded here.

New Impact Factor for Clinical Nutrition

June 22nd, 2016

The 2016 impact factors have now been released and ESPEN is pleased to report that, despite the preliminary analysis that suggested a decrease, CN’s impact factor actually rose very slightly, from 4.476 to 4.487. The journal ranks 10th out of 78 in the Nutrition & Dietetics category. Among other metrics:

Among the other major metrics:

  • The immediacy index increased from 0.762 to 0.955, which is the highest it’s ever been.
  • The journal’s self-citation rate is 5.6% (5.3% when we include only citations that were counted in the impact factor).
  • The journals that cite CN the most are:
    o   CN (5.6% of total citations)
    o   Nutricion Hospitalaria (4.2%)
    o   JPEN (2.9%)
    o   PLOS One (2.3%)
    o   Nutrition (2.1%)

Congratulations to the Editor Prof. N.Deutz and the whole team of Clinical Nutrition!

Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding

June 5th, 2016

We are pleased to announce ESPEN’s Expert Course: Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding.The course will be held 2nd – 3th September 2016 at the Pharmacy Compounding Unit, Stanley Dudrick Hospital, Skawina, Cracow, Poland.

PN is a complex prescription preparation used in a wide variety of clinical conditions for patients across the age spectrum. Due to the requirement of numerous calculations, risk of incompatibility, and the necessity to adjust the doses for individual needs of patients with respect of current guidelines, they are more liable to errors at each stage of the PN preparation process. This course is tailored for pharmacists especially involved in Parenteral Nutrition compounding.

ESPEN will provide course material and lunch, dinner and coffee break, whereas delegates have to fund their travel and accommodation. Number is limited to 20 delegates, with priority being given to ESPEN members. We encourage you to register for the course and look forward to welcoming you in Skawina!

To apply, please send a CV to: (Magdalena Pietka).

You canfind the flyer here

ESGE / ESPEN Quality in Endoscopy: IBD & Nutrition

May 31st, 2016

The IDB & Nutrition symposium is tailored for doctors, especially our young fellows and junior physicians, across the fields of gastroenterology / endoscopy, surgery and internal medicine. The symposium will cover topics including clinical nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease, advanced imaging techniques in IBD and the gut microbiome in IBD.

We would also like to encourage our nursing colleagues to attend the meeting. In the field of endoscopy, doctors and nurses work together as a very close team and our hands-on training partners, ESGENA, have brought to our attention just how relevant the meeting content is for their members.

Interaction, including the exchange of ideas, clinical experiences and knowledge between faculty and participants is a central element of our symposia. Quality in Endoscopy symposia demonstrate that the combination of highly communicative teaching with a strong, supportive and dedicated faculty is the key to success. Alongside senior speakers, presenters from the up and coming younger generation will contribute to innovative and lively sessions.

We encourage you to register for the symposium and look forward to welcoming you to Dublin!

To find out more about this event, please visit the Quality in Endoscopy website

KEPAN organized “Clinical Nutrition Congress For Students

May 30th, 2016

The Turkish Clinical Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Society (KEPAN) organized “Clinical Nutrition Congress For Students” about the awareness of malnutrition and the importance of nutrition support  between March 18-19, 2016 in Ankara. Malnutrition, team approach, basics of parenteral and enteral nutrition were presented by medical doctors and dietitians. Case studies on geriatric, oncological, surgical and intensive care unit patients were presented by students and discussed with the participants interactively. the total 407 participants-students came from 13 different cities of Turkey (302 dietetics, 82 medical, 13 pharmacy and 10 nursing school students).

NuGO short course in Personalised Nutrition at Newcastle University on 5th-7th July

May 29th, 2016

Newcastle University will be hosting a NuGO Short Course in Personalised Nutrition on 5th-7th July 2016. This course is aimed at postgraduate students and post-doctorates currently interested in the design and delivery of personalised nutrition interventions. Topics covered will include linking genetics and nutrition, the health implications of personalised nutrition interventions and recent advances in technology.

Further details are available here (website) and at the flyer.