ESPEN Council Winter Meeting

February 1st, 2018

The Council meeting was attended by representatives from 38 national PEN societies and 7 reporting ESPEN officers (a total of 45 participants). We welcomed colleagues from Asia (Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand), Australia, Latin America (Brazil), Africa (South Africa), and 30 from European PEN societies.
Many interesting topics were discussed, reports were approved, Discussions held on Medical education, Scientific realisations and ESPEN Guidelines, Communication channels, and information was provided on the upcoming congress in Madrid.

2018 ESPEN Research Fellowships

January 22nd, 2018

The Scientific Committee of ESPEN is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the 2018 ESPEN Research Fellowships. Applications for projects in the field of Nutrition and/or Metabolism from junior researchers will be considered. ESPEN will award 6-7 Fellowships up to a maximum of €50,000 per application. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5 pm CET on 1 April 2018. Applications should be sent to espen.fellowships@gmail.com . Find here the Rules (PDF) and an application form (DOC) to download.

ESPEN Guideline clinical nutrition in neurology

January 11th, 2018

To start 2018 in a strong, positive way, the ESPEN Society is proud to announce the launch of the ’ESPEN Guideline clinical nutrition in neurology’. Developed by an expert group, recommendations are now available for the treatment of malnutrition in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients, for Parkinson´s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, dysphagia, and for the use of body composition analysis in nutritional follow-up and for means to target nutrition, using indirect calorimetry or body weight. Strong consensus is available on a lot of topics, although for stimulation treatments or pharmacological treatments, an individualized approach is advocated.

You can access the guideline through https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2017.09.003,
Or in our Guideline Section of our home-page.

Reference:
Burgos R, et al., ESPEN guideline clinical nutrition in neurology, Clinical Nutrition (2017), https://doi.org/
10.1016/j.clnu.2017.09.003

Season’s Greetings

December 19th, 2017

Dear ESPEN members and followers,

In 2017, the ESPEN Community reached 3’248 members who belong to 57 National PEN societies but also who joined us as Individual members! A record!

ESPEN in 2017 organized very successful events: the 39th ESPEN Congres in Den Haag,the 5th Workshop on Intestinal Failure in Bologna, the 24th ESPEN Course on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism in Thessaloniki and several Experts’ courses.Congratulations to all those who were involved in the organization of these events.

The Impact Factor of Clinical Nutrition was still increasing and Clinical Nutrition ESPEN has been accepted on PubMed.

Six new Guidelines were fully published in 2017 and are available (free access) via the ESPEN website.

ESPEN has been welcomed as a new affiliated Society to UEG (United European Gastroenterology).

Nutrition Day took place on the 9thof November 2017 throughout hundreds of units around the World!

In 2018 ESPEN will organize and celebrate the 40thESPEN Congress to be held in Madrid (September, 1-4, 2018 ).Don’t miss this extraordinary event!. The 6th Workshop on Perioperative Nutrition will take place in Nottingham (UK) on October 14-15, 2018.The 25thCourse on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism will be organized in Zagreb, Croatia (October 5-10, 2018).

The new Edition of the Blue Book will be released in 2018 on the occasion of the Madrid Congress.

ESPEN is growing: we still need your dedication, enthusiasm and participation.

The ESPEN committees’ officers wish you the best on a professional and individual levels for this coming year.

Season’s Greetings,

André Van Gossum,Chairman
Matthias Pirlich, General Secretary
ZeljkoKrznaric, Treasurer

5th ESPEN Workshop ‘Intestinal Failure in Adults’

November 27th, 2017

The 5th ESPEN Workshop ‘Intestinal Failure in Adults’, held in Bologna, Italy on 15 and 16 October 2017, was attended by 128 delegates from 23 countries. Read all about in this report.

ESPEN is now affiliated with UEG!

November 27th, 2017

Good news! At the occasion of the 25 th UEG Congress ( Barcelona/13 000 attendees) ESPEN is becoming the 17th scientific society or organisation to be  affiliated with UEG.UEG ( United European Gastroenterology) is a huge organisation playing the role of a platform to join all the societies that are involved in the field of Gastroenterology. ESPGHAN was already an UEG member.
We are convinced that our participation to UEG will contribute to the promotion of the nutrition field in the domain of gastroenterology. The UEG President -Prof Michael Manns- did welcome André Van Gossum, Stephane Schneider and Stephan Bischoff who were representing ESPEN.
UEG

The 24th ESPEN Course on Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

November 27th, 2017

was held in Thessaloniki, GREECE between 22-28 October 2017. This course was organised for the first time in Greece by GrESPEN and was under the supervision of Prof. Michael Chourdakis. A record number of 34 countries from 5 continents for the first time were represented this year. All 65 delegetes higlhy appreciated the quality of the presentations throughout the 6 days and additionally had the opportunity to participate at 2 LLL’s.
A big “Thank you” goes to a total of 28 ESPEN and local speakers who took part at the event and enormously helped in achieving this success.
Overall, the atmosphere was excellent and both participants and speakers were satisfied with the positive result.

See you next year in Croatia!

24th ESPEN Course

Final program for the ESPEN Experts’ Course “Good Pharmaceutical Practices for PN Compounding”

September 14th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the final programm of the 2nd edition of the ESPEN’s Expert Course: Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding.

The course will be held 3rd-4th November 2017 at the Pharmacy Compounding Unit, Stanley Dudrick Hospital, Skawina, Cracow, Poland.

Find the final program here

We encourage you to register for the course and look forward to welcoming you to Skawina!

To apply, please send a CV to: magpietka@gmail.com (Magdalena Pietka).

Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding ESPEN Experts’ Course

July 20th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the ESPEN’s Expert Course: Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding.

The course will be held 3rd-4th November 2017 at the Pharmacy Compounding Unit, Stanley Dudrick Hospital, Skawina, Cracow, Poland.

Share of ideas, practical experiences and knowledge between speakers and participants and “hands on” workshops is most important element of ESPEN Experts’ Course: Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding. This course is tailored for pharmacist especially involved in Parenteral Nutrition Compounding. ESPEN will fund the course, whereas delegates have to fund a travel and accommodation. Participants’ number is limited to 20 delegates and ESPEN members have priority.

We encourage you to register for the course and look forward to welcoming you to Skawina!

To apply, please send a CV to: magpietka@gmail.com (Magdalena Pietka).

Don’ t miss this session during the ESPEN Congress!

July 19th, 2017

On Monday, September 11th a joint session ESPEN-ENHA-MNI will take place during the ESPEN Congress. In this 90 min session very interesting topics will be addresses and the MNI Grant winner for 2017 will be announced. Do not miss it!