5th ESPEN Workshop “INTESTINAL FAILURE in ADULTS”

May 14th, 2017

The 5th ESPEN Workshop in “Intestinal Failure in Adutls” is going to be held 15-16 October 2017 in Bologna, Italy. It is a great opportunity to meet with the experts and follow a 2-day course of high quality (+1 LLL).

Find more information on the program click here

ESPEN Hands-on Course on “Nutritional screening & assessment”

May 10th, 2017

The next ESPEN Hands-on Course on “Nutritional screening & assessment” will be held in November (9th-10th, November 2017) in  Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Do not miss the opportunity to get all the latest on the field of screening and assessment. The number of participants is limited. Please send your application to Dr. Marian de van der Schueren, the course director: Marian.devanderschueren@han.nl

The course program can be found here.

The number of participants is limited. Please send your application to Dr. Marian de van der Schueren, the course director: Marian.devanderschueren@han.nl

Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) Grant Deadline is approaching

April 27th, 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.

4th International RACMEM Conference on ‘Recent Advances and Controversies in the Measurement of Energy Metabolism’

April 26th, 2017

The RACMEM international organizing committee is pleased to announce that the 4th International RACMEM Conferenceon ‘Recent Advances and Controversies in the Measurement of Energy Metabolism’ will be held on October 20-22 (2017) in Fribourg, Switzerland. This triennial international conference provides a unique forum for researchers from both academia and industry sectors (nutritional, physiological monitoring, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical) to learn and discuss recent advances in measuring energy metabolism & substrate oxidation in humans and animal models, and in research areas that cut across the fields of energy balance and weight regulation, obesity, malnutrition, cachexia and sports.

The conference will provide a platform for world experts and young scientists to interact through:

The detailed scientific programmes (with all invited speakers confirmed), hotel accommodation & other logistic information can be obtained from the RACMEM website, which is now opened for on-line registrationabstract submission– click here: https://www.racmem2017.org/

RACMEM-2017 Flyer

4th ICTRHN – Nutrition & Cancer Congress

April 18th, 2017

The 4th International Congress of Translational Research in Human Nutrition (Clermont-Ferrand, France – June 22-23, 2017) focuses on Nutrition & Cancer with integrative approaches from basic science to clinical applications. Diet, in all its complexity, is considered as one of the major risk factors for cancer and is therefore a primary area of research.

Main topics during the 4th ICTRHN:

  • Nutritional and metabolic risk factors identified in the cancer development
  • Nutritional care and diet support for the cancer patient during treatment
  • Focus on breast and prostate cancers – Translational approaches

This meeting will take place in Clermont-Ferrand. The scientific and organizing committees have set up an attractive scientific program with outstanding international speakers.

Metabolic and Nutritional Issues in the ICU – 2017

April 17th, 2017

This course is designed to highlight the recent developments in the understanding of the metabolic response to stress and the practical consequences for the nutritional care of critically ill patients. Top-levels experts will deliver plenary lectures, and participate to case discussions. The full updated program can be found here.

This course is open to physicians, dieticians, pharmacists, nurses, representatives of the industry and other health professionals involved in the nutritional care of ICU patients, who can register via www.intensive.org.

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)