Clinical Nutrition ESPEN will be indexed in MEDLINE

March 23rd, 2017

A great step for the journal and ESPEN!
MEDLINE indexing of Clinical Nutrition ESPEN will begin with Volume 17, February 2016.
Congratulations to Editor Prof. Deutz and his team (office, associate editors, etc.) for this great achievement!

Next objective will be to apply for indexing in the database that awards impact factors.

Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) Grant for 2017

March 7th, 2017

The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is pleased to announce a €30,000 grant for national initiatives or research projects to support Optimal Nutrition Care.

The MNI Grant will be made payable through the national PEN society endorsing the initiative. The winner will be announced and invited to present their initiative during the Optimal Nutrition Care for All session at the 2017 ESPEN Congress in The Hague in September 2017

Details (selection criteria, submission requirements, submission process, etc.) are available on the MNI website.

Submissions are due by 15 May 2017.

“The Chronic Intestinal Failure Action Day”

March 7th, 2017

2017 March 1st – “The Chronic Intestinal Failure Action Day”

A Yearly Prospective Multicenter Survey to know the outcome of patient with CIF

promoted by the HAN&CIF Special Interest Group of ESPEN

In 2015, the Home Artificial Nutrition & Chronic Intestinal Failure special interest group of ESPEN started the project of a database for Chronic Intestinal Failure, based on a yearly one day data collection, March 1st, called “The CIF Action Day”.

In 2015, 65 CIF centers from 22 Countries, participated in the study, enrolling about 3.300 adult patients who were on HPN for CIF at March 1st 2015. The results have been presented as a poster at the ESPEN Congress 2016.

In 2016, also pediatric CIF centers contributed to the survey; a total of 80 centers included 4468 patients; a one year follow up was available for 2643 patients.

The 2017 survey in now starting. Centers that contributed to the 2015 and 2016 surveys will receive a formal invitation letter to participate also in 2017.

Center that did not contribute in the previous years can join the study by sending a request to the study coordinator at loris.pironi@unibo.it.

Center contributing to the CIF Action Day will asked to give their consent to be listed in the upcomingESPEN worldwide directory of HPN centers”

2nd Edition of ESPEN’s Expert Course: Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding

February 24th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of ESPEN’s Expert Course: Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding that will be held 12-13th May 2017 at the Pharmacy Compounding Unit, Stanley Dudrick Hospital, Skawina and 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. Therefore, the pharmacists who are involved in the provision of PN to patients in all settings must maintain appropriate nutritional skills and stay up to date with the latest guidelines, technology and knowledge in nutrition support.

Sharing ideas, practical experiences and knowledge between speakers and participants and “hands on” workshops are the most important element of ESPEN Experts’ Course: Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition.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: magpietka@gmail.com (Magdalena Pietka)

KEPAN Course for Hospital Pharmacist

February 18th, 2017

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey has assigned one pharmacist from each public hospital in Turkey to receive training in Clinical Nutrition and requested support from KEPAN to give this training using the formal ESPEN LLL program. After ESPEN Executive Committee approval, the program was performed by 35 authorised teachers using 10 topics of the LLL Program and 240 pharmacists trained. The success rate of the participants was similar to the numerous courses performed before in Turkey.

Less than 2 weeks left for the 2nd nDay (23rd of February)

February 10th, 2017

We would like to inform you about the second round of nutritionDay data collection on 23rd of February which is open for all who could not take part in November 2016 or would like to include more patients. Join nutritionDay on the 23rd of February 2017 and receive your benchmarking report covering aspects of quality indicators and economics. Alternatively, you may also choose a different Thursday until 9th of March 2017.

The nutritionDay team has worked to improve the nutritionDay survey to collect more relevant and better quality data.  We have evaluated and listened to feedback, and examined the current practice and literature in this area to create the 2016 nutritionDay survey.  Improvements were made in terms of the relevance, structure, and quality of the survey, including adding economics and quality components that will help highlight key information and issues relevant to improving nutrition care. View new questionnaires!

The purpose of this is to provide you with better unit and country reports, and to provide a better basis for nutrition research. Take this opportunity to benchmark your nutrition care.

Early bird registration deadline for ESGE / ESPEN Quality in Endoscopy IBD & Nutrition Symposium

January 27th, 2017

ESGE Individual Members, ESPEN and ESGENA Members save over 50% when they take advantage of the early bird registration fee reduction, compared to the standard registration fee.

»REGISTER NOW

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to register for the Quality in Endoscopy meeting by opting to participate in one of the following additional features:

More information regarding the programme and faculty can be found here, for further details regarding ESGE Individual Membership application and benefits, visit www.esge.com.

We look forward to welcoming you in Dublin!

Second nutritionDay date 23rd of February

January 24th, 2017

We would like to inform you about the second round of nutritionDay data collection on 23rd of February which is open for all who could not take part in November 2016 or would like to include more patients. Join nutritionDay on the 23rd of February 2017 and receive your benchmarking report covering aspects of quality indicators and economics. Alternatively, you may also choose a different Thursday until 9th of March 2017.

The nutritionDay team has worked to improve the nutritionDay survey to collect more relevant and better quality data.  We have evaluated and listened to feedback, and examined the current practice and literature in this area to create the 2016 nutritionDay survey.  Improvements were made in terms of the relevance, structure, and quality of the survey, including adding economics and quality components that will help highlight key information and issues relevant to improving nutrition care. View new questionnaires!

The purpose of this is to provide you with better unit and country reports, and to provide a better basis for nutrition research. Take this opportunity to benchmark your nutrition care.

ESPEN FELLOWSHIPS 2017

January 14th, 2017

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 31st, 2017 (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.

ESPEN Guideline: Clinical Nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease published

January 5th, 2017

The ESPEN guideline presents a multidisciplinary focus on clinical nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The guideline is based on extensive systematic review of the literature, but relies on expert opinion when objective data were lacking or inconclusive. The conclusions and 64 recommendations have been subject to full peer review and a Delphi process in which uniformly positive responses (agree or strongly agree) were required. Available objective data to guide nutritional support and primary nutritional therapy in IBD are presented as 64 recommendations, of which 9 are very strong recommendations (grade A), 22 are strong recommendations (grade B) and 12 are based only on sparse evidence (grade 0); 21 recommendations are good practice points (GPP).

These evidence based guidelines were developed to translate current best evidence and expert opinion into recommendations for multi-disciplinary teams responsible for identification, prevention, and treatment in inflammatory bowel disease.