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: magpietka@gmail.com (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.

4th ESPEN Workshop “CANCER and NUTRITION”

May 24th, 2016

The 4th ESPEN Workshop  on “Cancer in Nutrition” will take place in Berlin (October 23rd-24th, 2016).  You can find the final and very interesting program here.

New Book on The Stress Response of Critical Illness

March 31st, 2016

ESPEN is happy to announce that many ESPEN colleagues have co authored this new book, edited by Jean Charles Preiser, also an ESPEN member. This book demonstrates how the latest insights into the physiopathology of the stress response can be integrated into clinical practice. The topic is particularly relevant since the metabolic changes triggered by acute stress, including adaptive responses such as resistance to anabolic signals, have recently been more precisely delineated.

4th ESPEN Workshop in “Cancer and Nutrition”

March 30th, 2016

The 4th ESPEN Workshop will take place in Berlin (October 23rd-24th, 2016)  and will be about” Cancer in Nutrition”.  You can find the flyer including preliminary information here.

MNI Grant 2016 is open for applications

March 15th, 2016

It is a great pleasure to remind you about the 2016 MNI Grant, which will be rewarding ongoing or planned national initiatives for Optimal Nutritional Care Approach. Such an initiative must be endorsed by national PEN societies (worldwide), but not necessarily run by a national PEN society.

The € 30,000 grant is supported by the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) group  and is now open for applications. The deadline for application is June 16th 2016.

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 2016 Congress in Copenhagen in September 2016.

More information can be found here or on the MNI website.

ESPEN Treasurer Election 2016

March 14th, 2016

The ESPEN Executive Committee hereby announces the procedure for election of the incoming ESPEN Treasurer 2016-2020. Two valid Candidacies from Professors Alastair Forbes and Zeljko Krznaric were received by the Executive Committee and unanimously considered admissible by the ESPEN Council during the Council meeting held in Nice, January 16-17 2016. The election between the two Candidates will be open on May 18th 2016.  According to regulations dictated by ESPEN Constitution (www.espen.org) that does not foresee a direct poll through internet voting, each ESPEN member having renewed their 2016 membership by this date will be invited to vote until May 29th 2016 as follows:

  1. Each current ESPEN member will receive an e-mail message with attached ballot form. Two statements from the two candidates will be also attached to the message. The message will be sent out by a third-party, that has been identified as the ESPEN Congress PCO (MCI Geneva).
  2. To express his-her vote, each member should print the ballot form and indicate their preference in writing.
  3. After voting, ballots should be scanned and resulting PDF files should be resent as email attachments to the same MCI email address.All ballot forms received according to this procedure by May 29th will be printed and stored anonymously by MCI representatives. Anonymous votes will be counted on May 30th in Geneva by two current ESPEN Executive Committee members. Results of the election will be announced thereafter.

    We invite you all to participate and hope that many members will take part in this important election.

    With best wishes

    ESPEN Executive Committee