2nd ESPEN workshop on “Lipids in the ICU’ successfully held in Tel Aviv

November 26th, 2014

Under the auspices of the ESPEN executive committee, the 2nd ESPEN workshop on “Lipids in the ICU’ attracted more than 160 participants from 22 countries (including a strong delegation from China, USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia and South Korea in addition to the European countries) last 23 and 24th November 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Outstanding lectures given by the most eminent scientists in this field contributed to a better understanding of the topic. Numerous questions from the audience increased the level of the debate.Addiotionally, an LLL Course on Nutrition in the ICU was held Sunday morning before the workshop and 75 participants could learn the last advances in this field.

ESPEN scientific chairman and co chairman of this workshop, Prof Philip Calder will supervise, together with the other co Chairman of the workshop Prof Pierre Singer, the edition of an ESPEN position paper on this subject, which will be released in the next future in Clinical Nutrition. All the presentations will be soon accessible on our website.

Top experts from across eight European countries have signed a Charter for Optimal Nutritional Care

November 24th, 2014

On 4-5 November, participants from across eight countries (Croatia, Germany, Spain, Turkey, France, Israel, Poland and Slovenia) gathered for a working conference in Brussels to launch a European campaign on Optimal Nutritional Care for All. Organised by the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA), the conference brought together delegates from national medical societies for clinical nutrition and metabolism, patient groups, healthcare professionals, dietitians, policy makers, hospital managers, carers, industry and advocacy experts. Over the course of two days, delegates from the different disciplines were asked to define national priorities and contribute to enhancing a European-wide approach through exchange of good practices.

At the end of the event, participants signed the Charter for Optimal Nutritional Care, a document which invites individuals to commit to a shared vision for improving nutritional care. The Charter calls for identification of those at nutritional risk through screening, following by appropriate nutritional intervention and monitoring, making nutritional care an integral part of patient care.

ESPEN Research Fellowships for 2015

November 12th, 2014

ESPEN provides again a great opportunity to receive support for your research in continuously difficult economic times through the ESPEN  Research Fellowships. Many relevant and successful research projects have been indeed funded in recent years.  Research projects valued up to €50,000 will be considered for funding. Part funding for studies that have already been funded from other bodies may be considered (proof of funding must be provided).

Deadline for applying is March 6th, 2015 (17.00 Brussels time) and an ESPEN Membership of the main applicant OR the project supervisor is needed.

For more information, please find the Rules and the Application Form by clicking on the links

Final countdown! November 6th 2014 is nutritionDay

October 21st, 2014

The nutritionDay will be held on November 6th.

Time is running fast, so don’t miss the great opportunity and register for this major event!

nutritionDay (nDay) is a one-day cross-sectional audit with outcome evaluation. On a specific day every year hospital wards and nursing homes around the world have the opportunity to participate in a one-day cross-sectional audit. nDay participants complete questionnaires about the patients’ nutrition risk profile and the unit’s nutrition care structures. They collect the unit‘s anonymised data and upload it to the nDay database. Afterwards the participants receive a unit based feedback report showing their results in comparison to other participating institutions. The annual nDay check constitutes a unique chance to monitor and benchmark the institution’s nutrition care on an international level. Participating in nutritionDay worldwide is free of charge.

This worldwide initiative is conducted to increase people`s awareness of the widespread problem of malnutrition in hospitals, nursing homes and intensive care units.

We invite you to join the large nutrititionDay community of doctors, dieticians, nurses and pharmacists and support the fight against malnutrition and benefit from nDay!

Here you will find further information in 12 steps! In case of questions please don’t hesitate to contact the nutritionDay office: office@nutritionDay.org or browse through our website: www.nutritionDay.org.

Participation is easy and does not require any specific knowledge!

21st ESPEN Course on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic care sucesfully held in Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)

October 15th, 2014

The 21st ESPEN Course on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic care was held in Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic) from the 5th through 10th of October, 2014. This course was flawlessly organized by Lubos Sobotka in a beautiful facility located in the center of this attractive city. The 60 attendees included professionals from 22 different European countries and an anesthesiologist from India.

The course was very intensive thanks to the collaboration of the excellent faculty speakers. The participants greatly appreciated the lectures, cases, discussion, and demonstration sessions. The opportunities for interaction between speakers and attendees were remarkable.

Again, congratulations to the organizing committee and to all the attendees.

16th PENSA Congress (24-26 July, 2015 Japan)

October 13th, 2014

The 16th Congress of the Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA 2015) will be held at Nagoya Congress Center for three days from July 24 (Friday) to 26 (Sunday), 2015. The main theme of PENSA 2015 will be “All for Patients! Using Our Full Power of Metabolic and Nutritional Management.” The biannual congress offers wonderful opportunities for physicians, other medical professionals, and researchers engaged in nutritional management and therapy in Asian countries to meet, present new findings and achievements in their routine practice and research, and exchange the latest knowledge. The congress is expected to greatly contribute to nutritional management and therapy and help improve people’s health and welfare in Asia through basic and clinical research.

You can find more information here.

36th ESPEN Congress in Geneva

September 28th, 2014

We are extremely pleased to announce that the 36th ESPEN Congress in Geneva has been another great success. The number of delegates topped 3200 from more than 90 countries and from all continents, indicating once more the growth of the Society and its true international reach: the ESPEN Congress has established itself as the venue for european and global networking in nutrition.

The number of abstract submissions was close to 700, integrating novel data from high-quality original research with scientific and multi-professional educational sessions from a world-class faculty in all fields of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Further educational highlights included the outstanding contribution of the Life Long Learning program (ESPEN’s LLL), with several fully revised topics, nutrition Day and the Guidelines session presenting soon-to-be published new state-of-the-art recommendations.The Fight against malnutrition continues to progress, and the new implementation program to launch full-scale national screening in four Countries was presented in Geneva.

Last, but by no means least, Geneva hosted a friendly Congress for a friendly Society, with a relaxed atmosphere for work, social events and interaction: thank you Geneva and the Swiss team led by Pr Remy Meier for a truly excellent job!

It is now time to look ahead, and to start planning for the next ESPEN congress in Lisbon (September 5-8th 2015): take the opportunity and be part of this top event in clinical nutrition and metabolism. We look forward to see you there.

Outstanding contribution of Pierre Singer to ESPEN

September 28th, 2014

At the Geneva ESPEN Congress, it was announced that Pierre Singer has finished his term as ESPEN Chairman (2010-2014).

Pierre Singer has contributed to ESPEN for more than 20 years. He was the President of the ESPEN Congress that was held in Cannes in 2003 on behalf of the Israeli Society of Clinical Nutrition. Between 2004 and 2008, he served as a member of the Executive Committee as Treasurer where his energy and diplomatic skill provided a stabilizing effect on the financial situation of the society. When Pierre was appointed as Chairman in 2010, he focused his time and energy on developing new ideas. The outstanding contributions of Pierre Singer to ESPEN were unanimously celebrated during the General Assembly in Geneva.

Pierre will continue to serve ESPEN by participating in a variety of the Society activities.

Pierre, thanks a lot!

All guidelines and ESPEN Recommended papers are now open access

August 30th, 2014
The new Guideline Articles collection is now available to everyone! As part of the new platform, it is possible to “Search within this collection” and filter the articles based on date of final publication or other criteria.

PHILSPEN’s 10th Annual Convention The Changing Landscape of Clinical Nutrition

August 29th, 2014
The National Society of Philippines (PHILSPEN) cordially invites you to the upcoming “PHILSPEN 10th Annual Convention: The Changing Landscape of Clinical Nutrition” which is going to place in Makati (October 7-8, 2014).
During this meeting various very interesting topics will be discussed.
Deadline for submission of research abstracts is September 5, 2014. You can find more information by clicking on the informative flyer and the registration form.