ESPEN welcomes 5 new members in its global family

July 2nd, 2015

It is a great pleasure to announce that Mexico, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Cyprus and Singapore have joined ESPEN in the last months adding to the 50+ countries from 5 continents that already sharea fruitful collaboration with ESPEN.

A warm welcome to all the new members, and best wishes for very fruitful interactions and collaborations in the ever-expanding global ESPEN family.

Improved Impact Factor for Clinical Nutrition

June 23rd, 2015

The 2014 impact factors have now been released and ESPEN is pleased to report that Clinical Nutrition’s impact factor has risen from 3.940 to 4.476. The journal ranks 7th in the Nutrition & Dietetics category, up from 13th last year. Among other metrics:
• 5-year impact factor: 4.533
• Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.613
• SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.425

You can find more details regarding Article Influence and Impact Factor by clicking on the links.

Congratulations to the Editor Prof. N.Deutz and the whole team of Clinical Nutrition!

22nd ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

June 17th, 2015

The 22nd ESPEN Course of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care will be held in Bucharest, Romania (November 1-6th 2015). The main aim of this course is to provide a more practically oriented knowledge in the field of nutrition and every year the level of courses is becoming more and more advanced.

The ESPEN Education and Clinical Practice Committee in close collaboration with the Romanian Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition have built a solid curriculum to to provide participants with practically oriented knowledge in the field of nutrition. In the best ESPEN tradition, it will include comprehensive workshops and lectures by international experts that cover a full span of major nutritional topics. Over 60 participants (4 from each country) will be accepted.

The final program for this top educational event andall the information regarding registration can be found here can be found here.

Do not miss the opportunity to apply for it!


ESPEN Workshop on “Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance – from Basics to Clinical Nutrition”, Venice November 8-9th 2015

May 29th, 2015

ESPEN is very pleased to announce the final programme of its 3rd annual Workshop, to be held in Venice, November 8-9th 2015 on the topic of “Carbohydrates and insulin resistance – From basics to clinical nutrition”.
We are proud to host a top faculty of international speakers and discussants, who will ensure excellence in state-of-the-art lectures, as well as stimulating and interactive discussion. Do not miss the opportunity to attend this unique event in the charming venue of the historic School of San Giovanni in the heart of Venice.
You will take home the best knowledge for optimal use of carbohydrates in nutritional support as well as new ideas and an unforgettable experience!
Find here the programme and all relevant information to plan your attendance. Registration is also now officially open, and you may download the registration form here.

ESPEN looks forward to see you in Venice!

1st Inaugural Asia Pacific Congress: Recommendations and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition (RECONUT)

May 22nd, 2015

The RECONUT Congress is endorsed by The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA) and will raise the most dynamic and controversial topics facing clinicians in the field of Nutrition.

For more information about the congress, please visit:

www.comtecmed.com/RECONUT/2016/

Information about research calls

May 4th, 2015

ESPEN members may be interested in obtaining information about research calls organized by the funding agencies of the Member States to promote transnational cooperation.
The Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) have been launched by the Council to improve the competitiveness of Europe and to enhance cooperation in R&D by including and building on resources of its Member States. The principle of a JPI is to bring together scientists and scientific programmes and to create an added value for Europe by sharing of knowledge, expertise and data. The JPI “A healthy diet for a healthy life” (JPI HDHL) was launched in 2010. In the JPI HDHL Member States engage in defining, developing and implementing a common strategic research agenda (SRA) to tackle major societal challenges that no Member State is capable of tackling on its own. So called Joint Actions are the instruments in which collaborative research efforts are thematically organized with JPI HDHL Member States contributing to individual Joint Action based on their interest and the availability of national funds (http://www.healthydietforhealthylife.eu/).
The JPI has defined its vision and strategic goal, with three key interacting research areas:

  • Determinants of diet and physical activity: ensuring the healthy choice isthe easy choice for consumers
  • Diet and food production: developing healthy, high-quality, safe and sustainable foods
  • Diet-related chronic diseases: preventing diet-related chronic diseases and increasing the quality of life – delivering a healthier diet.

Recently the JPI has launched three new joint transnational call for research proposals and a call for Expressions of Interest of a new Joint Action on Malnutrition. You can find all the information here.

11th Course in Clinical Nutrition by ACCN

April 13th, 2015

The Adriatic Club of Clinical Nutrition is organizing its 11th meeting in Croatia (Dubrovnik) this weekend (16th-19th of April). Participants from more than 10 countries are expected to this scientific event, where lecturers from 15 countries are expected to spread the knowledge of Clinical Nutrition.

You can find here the detailed program of this very attractive event!

The Adriatic Club of Clinical Nutrition is organizing its anniversary 10th meeting in Turkey (Kusadasi-Aydin) on the 28th-30th of March. Participants from more than 10 countries have already registered for this scientific event, where lecturers from 15 countries are expected to spread the knowledge of Clinical Nutrition. You can find the very interesting programme here.

2015 KEPAN meeting

April 12th, 2015

The 2015 KEPAN annual meeting was organised in Antalya from 18th to 22th of March. More than 700 participants did attend the meeting. Besides the regular sessions one session was dedicated to ONCA (Optimal Nutrition Care for All) in which several experts (Germany, Spain, Croatia and Turkey) reported their national experience in implementing screening and nutritional strategy.

The KEPAN Board is already preparing the 2018 ESPEN Congress.

Congratulations !

ESPEN Workshop on “Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance – from Basics to Clinical Nutrition”, Venice November 8-9th 2015

March 8th, 2015

ESPEN is ready to fly to Venice for its 3rd Workshop on November 8-9th 2015! The event will cover the topic of “Carbohydrates and insulin resistance – From basics to clinical nutrition”, and focused sessions with international experts will address all aspects of the important role of carbohydrate utilization and management in clinical nutrition. The workshop venue in the historic School of San Giovanni in the heart of Venice will contribute to make this event an unforgettable one.
A preliminary program is available here, along with practical information that will help you plan your attendance. Look at the info, do not miss the opportunity and look out for the opening of registration in a few weeks!

5th ESSD Congress “Swallowing Disorders: From Compensation to Recovery”

February 24th, 2015

This year the European Society for Swallowing Disorders is holding a Dysphagia Week around the 5th ESSD Congress: “Swallowing Disorders: From Compensation to Recovery”. The Congress is going to be held in Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona from 2-3 October 2015.  You can find more information at: www.essd2015.org