ESPEN Courses

ESPEN is committed to disseminate good clinical practice in the field of clinical nutrition and metabolism. To this end and among other activities, the ESPEN Course in Clinical Nutrition Course is organized every year. 

This course, which is rotating across eastern European countries, provides basic concepts and advanced, yet comprehensive, overview of the nutritional consequences and metabolic challenges posed by acute and chronic diseases. Also, the correct approach to patients, based on ESPEN educational material (i.e., ESPEN Guidelines, Blue Book, LLL material, etc.), is discussed by an international faculty using an interactive methodology.

However, ESPEN recognizes that the use of specific tools or the implementations of specific clinical procedures are becoming the key to ensure the delivery of good clinical practice. Therefore, ESPEN is supporting courses focusing on the practical approach to key diagnostic and therapeutic tools/procedures. The aims of the ESPEN Experts’ Courses should be in line with the ESPEN recommendations although the discussion of emerging concepts is welcome.

ESPEN Symposia

  • 10th ESPEN Symposium to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on December 3-4, 2023 - Nutrition for the older adult - Current concepts
  • 9th ESPEN Symposium to be held virtually on November 7-8, 2022 - The Science of Micronutrients in nutritional care 
  • 8th ESPEN Symposium goes virtual! 'OBESITY AND MALNUTRITION - The double burden (April 18-19, 2021
  • 7th ESPEN Symposium 'How to best assess energy requirements? (October 27-28, 2019), Vienna, Austria
  • 6th ESPEN Symposium on Perioperative Nutrition (October 14-15th, 2018), Nottingham, United Kingdom

ESPEN Workshop

  • ESPEN Workshop „Nutrition in IBD patients“, June 12-13, 2023, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia - Program
  • Intestinal Failure in Adults, (October 15-16th, 2017), Bologna, Italy 
  • Cancer and Nutrition, (October 23-24th, 2016), Berlin, Germany 
  • Carbohydrates and insulin resistance (November 8-9th, 2015), Venice, Italy Program 
  • Lipids in the ICU, (November 23-24th, 2014), Tel Aviv,  Israel 
  • Protein in the Elderly, (April 27-28th, 2013), Dubrovnik, Croatia 

ESPEN Experts' Courses

  • ESPEN Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism: Weekend of May 25 and 26, 2024 at the Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands. More info
  • ESPEN Workshop „Nutrition in the ICU: Practical Aspects and "HANDS ON" Course: May 9 -10 , 2023 – UZ Brussels, Brussels, Belgium - Flyer  Program
  • ESPEN Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism: March 4 - 5, 2023 - Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas,
    USA More Info
  • Nutrition in the ICU: Practical aspects and "Hands on" Course, February 5-6, 2018, Tel Aviv, Rabin Medical Center, Israel
  • Intestinal Failure: Manchester, UK, 20th and 21st April 2018

The aims of the courses are:
- dissemination of the correct use of instruments or clinical procedures
- practical training to ensure the correct interpretation of the results
- development of practical strategies to integrate the acquired knowledge into the daily decision process

You can find here the General Aims as well as How to apply for Organizing such a Course.

You can find more details on previous courses on the following links:

  • 14. Nutritional screening & assessment, (November, 9th-10th, 2017) Program
  • 13. Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding (November, 3rd-4th, 2017)
  • 12. Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding (November, 2nd-3rd, 2016)
  • 11. Tracer Methodology in Metabolism, (June, 11-12th 2016Program
  • 10. Intestinal Failure, (April, 15-16th 2016) Flyer
  • 09. Indirect Calorimetry, (April, 10-11th 2016) Details
  • 08. Intestinal Failure, (March, 20-21st 2015) Details
  • 07. Tracer Methodology in Metabolism, (June, 26-27th 2014Program Details & Photos
  • 06. Intestinal Failure, (March, 28-29th 2014Program
  • 05. Indirect Calorimetry, (January, 5-6th 2014Program
  • 04. Techniques of Enteral Feeeding, (June, 3-4th 2013Program  Photos
  • 03. Tracer Methodology in Metabolism, (April, 27-28th 2013) Program Details & Photos
  • 02. Intestinal Failure, (March, 8-9th 2013Program
  • 01. Indirect Calorimetry, (January, 28-29th 2013Program  Photos

ESPEN Course in Clinical Nutrition

  • 27th Course, 9th - 15th October, 2022, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic 
  • 26th Course, 4th - 9th November 2019, Kranjska Gora, SLOVENIA
  • 25th Course, 5th - 10th October 2018, Zagreb, CROATIA, Program, Report
  • 24th Course, 22th - 28th October 2017, Thessaloniki, GREECE,  Program
  • 23rd Course, 16th - 21th October 2016, Wieliczka, POLAND,  Preliminray Program
  • 22nd Course, 1st November - 6th November 2015,Bucharest, ROMANIA Program Photo
  • 21st Course, 5th October - 11th October 2014,Hradec Králové, CZECH REPUBLIC Preliminary program
  • 20th Course, 10th November - 16th November 2013, Gödöllö, HUNGARY Program
  • 19th Course, 28th October - 3rd November 2012, Dubrovnik, CROATIA Program
  • 18th Course, 6th October - 12th October 2011, Vlinius LITHUANIA Program

ESPEN Advanced Course in Clinical Nutrition - Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • 20th Course,  8-14th May 2011 Program Flyer
  • 19th Course, 16-22th May 2010