Honorary Members & Career Achievement Award

These exceptional members are:

Professor Luc Cynober, France

Professor Miguel León Sanz, Spain

Professor Takashi Higashiguchi, Japan

Professor Dan Waitzberg, Brazil

Professor Alastair Forbes, Estonia

Professor André VAN GOSSUM, Belgium

Professor Tommy CEDERHOLM, Sweden

Professor Remy MEIER, Switzerland

Professor Charlene COMPHER , United States of America

Professor Maria Isabel T. Davisson CORREIABrazil

Professor Jianchun YUChina

Professor Pierre SINGER , Israel

Professor Olle LJUNGQVISTSweden

Professor Claude PICHARDSwitzerland

Professor K. Sreekumaran NAIR , United States of America

Professor Jens KONDRUP , Denmark

Professor Robert WOLFE , United States of America

Professor Harumasa OHYANAGI , Japan

Professor Herbert LOCHS , Germany

Professor Simon P. ALLISON , United Kingdom

Professor Yvon A. CARPENTIER , Belgium

Professor Ron C. CLARKUnited Kingdom

Professor Marinos ELIA , United Kingdom

Professor Miguel GASSUL , Spain

Professor Robert GRIMBLE , United Kingdom

Professor Khursheed N. JEEJEEBHOY , Canada

Professor Alan SHENKIN , United Kingdom

Professor Peter B. SOETERS , The Netherlands

Professor John WAHREN , Sweden

Professor John KINNEY , United States of America

Professor Sir David CUTHBERTSON , United Kingdom

Professor Peter FÜRST , Germany

Professor Erik VINNAR , Sweden

Professor Arvid WRETLIND , Sweden


Guidelines for Honorary Membership in ESPEN
September 1, 2003

Honorary membership should be given selectively to members of the scientific community as a token of appreciation by ESPEN for exceptional contributions in the development of clinical nutrition and metabolism.


Awardees should have made exceptional contributions in the field of clinical nutrition and metabolism. The awardees should have been active in ESPEN for a long period of time, and their contributions of importance for the development of the Society and its goals, to promote and improve clinical nutrition and enhance the understanding of metabolism.

Presentation of Honorary membership The honorary membership should be lifelong and preferably be given at the Awards ceremony at an appropriate ESPEN congress. The membership should be announced by the handing over of a Diploma stating the reasons for the award in some detail. Preferably, the membership should be given towards the end of the recipient's active time as a researcher.

An updated list of present and passed honorary members shall be kept in ESPEN records and on the web site.

The honorary members have the follow privileges

Free membership in ESPEN Free registration to the ESPEN congress. Free invitations to social activities during the congress. 

The honorary members are expected to support ESPEN by promoting the Society and aiding the Society with their expertise and experience.

Proposals for nominations should be sent to the Executive Committee via the General Secretary. The nomination should include a complete CV, including a list of publication and major invited talks (including ESPEN activities). A one page description motivating the nomination should be included clearly indicating why the contribution made by the nominee has made impact and to what extent.


Only ESPEN members can nominate nominees. 







Miguel Leon-Sanz , MD, PhD, born 29 June 1957

Head of Endocrinology and Nutrition, University Hospital Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

Professor of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Medical School, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain



  • Medical degree, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
  • Specialist in Endocrinology and Nutrition, University Hospital Doce de Octubre, Madrid.
  • PhD in Medicine, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain




  • Vice-President, 1999.
  • President of the Local Organizing Committee Madrid ESPEN Congress, 2000.
  • Member of Educational and Clinical Practice Committee 2007
  • General Secretary, 2008-2012.
  • Director of the Life-Long Learning educational programme (LLL), 2013-2017.
  • Clinical Nutrition Editorial Committee since 2007


Other Appointments & Honours

  • Spanish Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (SENPE):
    • General secretary: 1997-2003
    • Vice Chairman: 2003-2008
    • Chairman: 2013-2021
  • Chairman Alianza Masnutridos 2013-ongoing
  • Polish Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (POLSPEN) Honoray Member 2015
  • Colombian Association of Clinical Nutrition (ACNC), Honorary Member 2018
  • Fellow of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2021


Current research interests

  • Screening and diagnosis of malnutrition
  • Nutrition support for patients with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Evaluation of muscle mass and sarcopenia
  • Chronic intestinal failure and Homep parenteral nutrition








Takashi Higashiguchi

Takashi Higashiguchi, MD, PhD, born 19th February. 1957, Japan

Director of Hospital, Yonaha General Hospital, Medical Corporation Shotokukai, Kuwana, Japan


M.D.:Mie University School of Medicine, Japan,1981

・Ph.D.:Mie University, Postgraduate course of Medicine, 1987

Postgraduate Training

・Residency, surgical: First Department of Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, 1981-1982

Department of Surgery, Suzuka General Hospital, 1982-1983

・Postgraduate course: Mie University, Postgraduate course of Medicine, 1983-1987

・Board Certified in Surgery, 1985

・Certified in Gastrointestinal Surgery, 1990

・Certified Research fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.(certified by Prof. Josef E. Fischer), 1990-1992

・Certified in Gastroenterology, 1993

・Certified Specialty of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 1993

・Certified Specialty of Hepatology, 1993

Society Pasts

・Chairman of Board of Trustee for Japanese Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JSPEN); Japanese Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, 2012-2020

・President of The 26th Annual Congress of JSPEN, 2010-2011

・President of The 18th Annual Congress of JSPM, 2012-2013

・President of Parenteral and Enteral Society of Asia (PENSA), 2013-2015

・President of International Association for Surgical Metbolism and Nutrition (IASMEN), 2017-2019

・Director of Japanese Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition(JSPEN) ; Japanese Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism,, 1998-2020

・Director of Patient Doctors Network (PDN), 2001-

・Director of Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition(JSSMN), 2007-2014

・Director of Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine(JSPM), 2012-2020

・Councillor of Japan Council for Nutritional Therapy (JCNT), 2004-2020

・Councillor of Japanese Society for Clinical Surgery, 2005-

・Councillor l of Japanese Association for Clinical Research on Death and Dying, 2006-

・Councillor of Japanese Society for Surgery, 2010-2020

・Councillor of Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, 2012-

・Councillor of Japanese Society for Clinical Pathway, 2013-

・Councillor of Japanese Society for Functional Structer of Nutrition(JSFSN), 2014-2020

Other Appointments & Honours

・Young researcher Award, Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 1989

・Award of The Year, Japan Surgical Society, 1996

・Award of Mie Medical Association, 1999

・Committee Member of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research in Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2011-2013

・Chairman of Committee for Nutritional Management, Japan Hospital Association, 2012-2020

・Evaluator in Judging Committee of Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2015-2016

・Chairman of WAVES Japan,2017-2020

・Honorary Member of Chinese Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (CSPEN), 2018, 2019

・Emeritus Member of Japan Surgical Association, 2019

・Honorary Member of Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition(JSSMN), 2022

Past Positions

・Instructor, First department of Surgery, Mie University of School of Medicine, 1987-1989

・Research fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. (certified by Prof. Josef E. Fischer), 1990-1992

・Instructor, First department of Surgery, Mie University of School of Medicine, 1992-1994

・Assistant Professor, First department of Surgery, Mie University of School of Medicine, 1994-1996 

・Chief of Department of Surgery, and Chairman of NST in Suzuka General Hospital, 1996-1999 

・Director of Department of Surgery and Operation Room, and Chairman of NST, Owase General Hospital, 2000-2002 

・Vice President and Director of Department of Surgery, Chairman of NST, Owase General Hospital, 2002-2003 

・Professor and Director, Department of Surgery & Palliative Medicine,Fujita Health University School of Medicine,2003-2020

・Chairman of Nutrition Support Team (NST) in Nanakuri Memorial Hospital, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, 2003-2010 

・Chief of Palliative Care Unit & Team in Main Hospital, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, 2010-2020

・Chairman of Nutrition Support Team (NST) in Main Hospital, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, 2010-2020

Current Research

・Evaluation for treatments for cancer patients with cachexia based on metabolic changes.

・Nutritional management for cancer patients during cancer therapies.

・Liver-Gut-Skeletal muscle Axis in Critical state and Terminal stage.

・Metabolic and nutritional management for cirrhotic patients.

・Energy Metabolism and Protein Production in Jejunal epithelial cell.

・Evaluation for relationship between bacterial translocation and protein metabolism of gut.

・Prevention of sarcopenia and increase of quality of life for elder people. 

・Efficacy of a new post-mouthwash intervention for preventing aspiration pneumonia in elder people.

・Development of novel diet for patients with impaired mastication.

・Metabolic change in life circle of elder people.

Web for Science Information

・Sum of publications: 107

・Sum of citations:4919


・Japanese publications>1,000






André Van Gossum

ANDRE VAN GOSSUM, MD, PhD, born 04 September 1953, Brussels, Belgium, 3 children, 6 grand-children
- Professor of the Free University of Brussels (ULB)
- Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Erasme Hospital and Bordet Institute (Brussels)-(Hopital Universitaire de Bruxelles) (ongoing)

- Medical degree , , Brussels-ULB, Belgium , 1978
- Specialist in Gastroenterology (1984) at the University of Brussels
- Fellowship at Hopital St Lazard -Paris (Prof Bernard Messing)-1984
- Fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital (Prof. K.N. Jeejeebhoy), 1985-1986
- PhD Thesis-Brussels University (ULB) -1991

- First participation at an ESPEN Congress (1984-Milan)
- Member of the LOC-ESPEN Congress-Antwerp (1991).
- Council Member for Belgium, 1999-2005
- Elected President of the ESPEN Congress in Brussels, 2005
- Member at large of the ESPEN Exe Com-2007
- ESPEN Treasurer,2008-2012
- ESPEN Chairman, 2014-2018
- Member of NESG (2012-ongoing)
- Co-Founder and Member of the ESPEN HAN-CIF Working Group (1993-ongoing).
- Co-author of ESPEN Guidelines.
- Co-Editor of the Blue Book (2019).
- ESPEN teacher in the LLL programme (2005-ongoing)
- ESPEN Faculty member
- ESPEN Honorary member (2020)

Other Appointments & Honours
- Founder and Member of the Société Belge de Nutrition Clinique (SBNC), 1998-ongoing.
- President of the Société Royale Belge de Gastroentérologie, 2018-2019
- Teacher of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition Curriculum in Master 1, Faculty of Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 2012-2018
- Honorary Member of CSPEN, 2017
- President of the Belgium-ONCA group. (ENHA)-ongoing.

Domain of interest
- Clinical Nutrition/Nutrition Support Team
- Home parenteral nutrition
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Chronic Intestinal Failure
- Digestive Endoscopy Google Pubmed (2022)
- Sum of publications: 290






Luc Cynober
Born 19.07.56 in Paris
Married, 3 children

University appointments
Full Professor Biological Nutrition at University of Clermont-Fd 1991-1997
Full Professor Biological Nutrition at University of Paris 1997-2021
Head of Dept of Experimental, Metabolic and Clinical Biology, 2008-2013
Faculty of Pharmacy - Paris Descartes University

Hospital appointments
Staff biochemist, head of Dept, Clinical Chemistry Lab, Hotel-Dieu
and then Cochin University hospitals 1997-2021

Pharm. D. degree, Paris-Sud University 1979
Ph.D. degree, Paris-Sud University 1985

Prize of the National Academy of Pharmacy (Ph. D. thesis) 1987
International prize of the French Society of Clinical Biology 1994

Activities within medical societies
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Treasurer, President Nice congress 1998, Chairman of the ESPEN Congress Organization Committee) 1992-2000
Chairman of the French Speaking Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 2001-2005

Activities within Medical Journals
Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care since 1997
114 times referee for 31 Medical Journals (including 21 times for Clin. Nutr.)

Activities within Governemental Agencies
Member of the inter-ministry Committee for the Study of Food for Special Use 1995-2000
Member of the High Council for Public Health (food and nutrition section) 1997-2000

Scientific production
H factor : 44 Total cities: 10 912
437 publications including 255 original papers at international level (including 37 in Clin. Nutr.)
23 original papers at national level
126 general reviews
33 teaching papers
Editor of 6 books
142 invited lectures, including the ESPEN opening lecture, Cannes (2003) and the ESPEN Sir Cuthbertson lecture, Vienna (2009)





Dan Waitzberg

Surgeon - Associate Professor of the Department of Gastroenterology at FMUSP, Coordinator of the Laboratory of Metabology and Nutrition in Digestive Surgery - Metanutri at FMUSP, Coordinator of the Commission of Nutrology at Complexo Hospitalar Hospital das Clinicas at FMUSP, Associate Professor, Doctor and Master in Surgery by FMUSP, Clinical Coordinator of the EMTNs of the Central Institute of the Hospital das Clínicas de São Paulo, ICESP, Hospital Santa Catarina, Director-President of Ganep Nutrição Humana, Scientific Director of Bioma4me.






Tommy Cederholm, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Nutrition, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences/Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University
Senior Consultant, Theme Ageing, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Positions and academic appointments:

  • 1986    Board certified physician, Internal Medicine
  • 1981-1995 Board member, Dept of Medicine, St Eriks Hospital and Söder Hospital, Sthlm
  • 1994    PhD ”Protein-energy malnutrition in chronic disease”, Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sthlm
  • 1996-2005 Senior consultant, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm
  • 2000    Associate professor (Docent) in Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • 2002    Board certificate in Geriatric Medicine
  • 2003-2005  Research position (1/1): The Swedish Research Council.
  • 2005-2019 Professor and chair of Clinical Nutrition, Uppsala University
  • 2005-2019 Senior consultant, Dept of Geriatric Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital
  • 2017- Senior consultant, Theme Ageing, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm (50%)
  • 2017- Professor (affiliated), Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, KI
  • 2019- Senior Professor, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University

Commissions – on-going:

  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The National Committee for Nutrition and Food Sciences, delegate 2011-, deputy committee chairman 2012-2018, chairman 2019-
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, delegate 2011-2016, fellow 2016-
  • ESPEN Special Interest Group Geriatric Nutrition – board member 2005-2010, head 2011-
  • Swedish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (SWESPEN) – Chairman 2006-2012, treasurer 1999-2006, member of board 1999-.
  • Swedish Society for Clinical Nutrition (SFKN), section of Swedish Society of Medicine – Chairman 2000-2002, 2004-2006, member of board 1998-,
  • National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), expert consult; “Guidelines for preventing undernutrition in health care” 2017-, “Medical terminology” 2019-
  • Clinical Nutrition – Associate Editor 2013-2016, Editorial Advisory Board 2005-
  • Nutrition - member of editorial board
  • Journal of Nutrition, Health and Ageing – member of editorial board

Commissions (some) – past:

  • ESPEN European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism – Executive Committee Board Member (treasurer) 2012-2016, ESPEN council member 2006-2012
  • ESPEN 2011 Congress in Gothenburg – Chairman of Scientific Committee.
  • National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) – member of Expert council 2005-2016
  • National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) – Expert; Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 5
  • ESPEN 1999 Congress in Stockholm – Treasurer in Local Organizing Committee.

Scientific production

  • 269 papers in peer-reviewed journals (~173 original/~96 reviews and others)
  • 70 non-peer-reviewed articles and 14 book chapters,
  • 221 international and national conference abstracts
  • >17,000 citations (Web of Science)
  • H-index 55 (Web of Science)
  • Referee missions: ~210 (~25 journals)
  • Faculty opponent: 18
  • Dissertation Evaluation Committe:  45 
  • PhD supervision: Main: 6 finalised/1 on-going, Co-supervisor: 15 finalised/2 on-going 
  • Teaching:
    • Professor, Lecturer, Clinical Nutrition, Uppsala University, 2005-
    • Instructor, Dept of Medicine, Stockholm Söder Hospital, Karolinska Institutet 1987-1994
    • ~1500 lecture hours since dissertation 1994.
  • Invited international speaker/Key note speaker/Honorary lecturer: 118
    The Arvid Wretlind Lecture at ESPEN Congress in Madrid 2018.
  • International Research Evaluation at Uppsala University 2011 of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism: “…produces solid research…, …in general the projects are of international top quality, with elements that must be considered as world leading. The research environment is creative and stimulating…. The leadership is inspiring, promoting competitiveness” 
  • International Honorary Member of CSPEN (The Chinese Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 2016); “… whose work has improved clinical nutrition in China and worldwide”






Prof. em Rémy Friedrich Meier, born 1951, MD

AMB Gastro Center Basel
Univeristy of Basel
Breinlichenstrasse 14
CH-4416 Bubendorf
E-mail: meier.remy@outlook.com


  • Medical School University Zürich 1975 - 1981. Medical Exam 1981. Promotion 1985.  Specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 
  • Venia Legendi University of Basel 2002. 
  • Professor for Gastroenterology University of Basel 2008. 

Postgraduate Training

  • 1982 –1985 training in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and the City Hospital in Zürich.
  • 1986 –1989 training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the City Hospital in Zürich and University Hospital Liestal.
  • 1990 in the University Hospital Basel manly for research.   
  • 1987–1991 in parallel training in Clinical Nutrition.

Professional appointments:

  • 1991 -1994 University Hospital of Liestal, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
  • 1994-2014 Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Head of the nutritional support team.
  • Retirement from the hospital and the University of Basel 31.12.2014.   
  • From 01.01.2015- 30.04.2018 consultant for Gastroenterology at the Gastroenterology Centre Obach, Solothurn, Switzerland.
  • Since 01.10. 2017 consultant for Gastroenterology at the Gastroenterology Centre AMB Basel, Switzerland.


  • Peer reviewed: 87; Original: 33; Overviews: 182; Books: 9; Book chapters: 59; Abstracts: 172 (National and International Meetings).
  • Member of National and International Societies: 
    • Society of Internal Medicine of Switzerland
    • Society of Gastroenterology of Switzerland 
    • European Society of Digestive Surgery
    • American Society of Gastroenterology 
  • Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition:
    • US (ASPEN)
    • Austria (AKE)
    • Germany (DGEM)
    • Switzerland (GESKES)  [25 years in the board (6 years chairman, and 4 years post-chairman)]
    • Member of ICNSO 2000-2009 (Chairman Educational committee) 
  • Europe (ESPEN) [Member since 1987 (attended all ESPEN Congress since 1987)]  
    • 1995 – 1996 Educational committee [Local chairperson of the ESPEN Congress in Geneva 1996] 
    • 1995 – 2002 Educational committee [4 years chairman]
    • 2000 – 2005 Council member for the Swiss Society  
    • 2004 –   LLL Educational Programme [4 years director and now co- director]
    • Developing and running the programme and organizing more than 1850 LLL courses in 5 continents!
    • 2012-2014 Executive Committee [Chairman of the annual ESPEN-Congress in Geneva 2014]

Teaching activities:

  • Medical School University Basel 1994-2014. Supervising many MD Thesis and Master Degrees in Nutrition 
  • ETH (Swiss Technical High School), Human Nutrition 1992 until now
  • Around 100 presentations per year on all five continents 
  • Organizing more than 40 national and international congresses

Honorary member of several international societies:

  • Venezualenien Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Lithuanian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Polish Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Rumanian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Adriatic Club
  • Columbian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • German Society for Nutrition (DGEM)
  • Chinas Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Swiss Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Croatian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition


  • Honorary award of the Swiss Gastroenterology Association 1980
  • Poster prices (1993, 1999, 2000, 2007,2009, 2010) 
  • Konrad Lang Award of the DGEM 2008
  • Fekel Award 2012

Personal Interests:

  • Reading, Opera, Travelling,  Food and Wine, Cooking, Work in the garden, Family with 10 grandchildren






Charlene Compher, PhD, RD;  born in the US.

Professor of Nutrition Science, Director of Nutrition Programs, Chair of Healthy Community Practices, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing; Advanced Dietitian Specialist, Home Parenteral Nutrition Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.


  • MS in Nutrition Science, Drexel University
  • PhD in Biology/Nutrition, Drexel University 


  • Standards Committee Chair, 2005-2006.
  • Research Committee Chair, 2006-2008.
  • Editor in Chief, Clinical Guidelines, 2008-2014.
  • Vice-President, 2015.
  • President-elect, 2016.
  • President, 2017.
  • Past-President, 2018.

Other Appointments & Honours

  • Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Award, ASPEN, 2006.
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Dietetic Association, 2007.
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, American Dietetic Association, 2009.
  • Fellow of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2013.
  • Faculty Mentorship Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2014, 2016.
  • Who’s Who in Healthcare, Philly Business Journal, 2016.
  • Chinese Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Honorarymember, 2017.

Current research

  • Diet and the gut microbiome in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and preterm birth.
  • Mediterranean diet versus specific carbohydrate diet for treatment of Crohn’s disease in adults.
  • The Effect of HigherProteinDosing in Critically Ill Patients: A MulticenterRegistry-basedRandomized Trial: The EFFORT Trial.

Web for science informations 2018

  • Sum of publications: 138
  • Sum of the Times Cited : 3,093
  • Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 3,002
  • H-index : 28






M. Isabel T. D. Correia, MD, PhD, born27th March1960, Angola.

Professor of surgery, Head of Clinical Nutrition, Alfa Institute of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Member of Eterna – Nutrition Team – Rede Mater Dei.


  • Medical degree, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • Surgeon, Hospital Semper, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Master in Science – Surgery – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • PhD in Surgery – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Post Doctorate – University of Pittsburg Medical Center, USA

Society Posts

  • Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2000-2001
  • President of FELANPE, the Latin American Federation of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2015-2016
  • President of the FELANPE congresses - 2001 and 2016
  • Board of directors of the Brazilian Society of Parental and Enteral Nutrition 2018-2019

Other Appointments & Honours

  • Honorary Member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition - 2017
  • Honorarycitizen  of the City of Guayquil, Ecuador, 2017
  • Honorary member of the Dominican Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2010
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, Section Editor, since 2004.
  • Nutrition – The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences – Deputy Editor in Chief, since 2013

Current research

  • Quality improvement in surgery
  • Quality assessment and improvement in clinical nutrition
  • Nutrition care and quality of life in cancer patients
  • Rehabiliation in cancer patients undergoing adjuvant therapy

Google scholars 2018

  • Sum of publications: 247
  • Sum of the Times Cited :5681
  • h-index : 31
  • i10-index : 65






Jianchun Yu, MD, PhD, born25March 1962, China.

Professor of Surgery, Deputy Head of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China.


  • MD, Norman Bethune Medical School, Jilin University, China
  • PhD, Peking Union Medical College, China.
  • Specialist in Gastroenterology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital.


  • Committee Member.
  • Clinical Nutrition Experimental, Associate Editor-in-chief.
  • Board of ESPEN terminology guidelines/concesus

Other Appointments & Honours

  • Launch ESPEN-CSPEN LLL courses in China. 
  • Lead Nutrition Day Survey in China.
  • Member of Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition(GLIM).
  • Chinese Society for Parenteral& Enteral Nutrition (CSPEN)President, 2014-2017.
  • The National Health Standards Board, Committee on Nutrition Standards, Vice President ,2017-2020
  • Beijing Medical Association for Parenteral&Enteral Nutrition(BSPEN), President, 2003-2014, 2018-2022.
  • Lead and hold CSPEN guidelines and consensus(peri-operation and cancer)
  • Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition,Associate Editor-in-chief.

Current research

  • Nutrition intervetion, GI hormones and microbiome in GI patients.
  • Selection of nutrition routes in hospital and home GI patients.
  • Nutritional condition in elderly and obese patients.
  • Chemotherapy and immunonutrition in cancer patients.
  • Multi-center RCT trials in clinical nutrition in China.

Web for science informations 2018

  • Sum of publications: 257
  • Sum of the Times Cited : 2’943
  • h-index : 27
  • G-index : 40






Pierre Singer, MD, born 23 December 1953, France. Married, 3 children, four grandchildren

Professor of Intensive Care and Anesthesia, Director of Critical Care Department, Institute for Nutrition Research and Laboratory of Metabolic Research, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv university, Israel.


  • Medical degree, UniversityLouis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.
  • Specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Besancon, France
  • Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine, Technion University, Haifa, Israel


  • Vice-President, 2002.
  • Elected President of the Cannes ESPEN Congress, 2003.
  • Treasurer, 2004-2008
  • Chairman, 2010-2014.
  • Founder and member of NESG (2012-ongoing)
  • Advisoryboardmember of Nutrition Day initiative (2014-ongoing)
  • Co chair of the Guidelines Editorial Board 2014-2018.
  • Editor in Chief of Clinical Nutrition Experimental 2015-ongoing
  • Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Associate Editor since 2008.

Other Appointments & Honours

  • Israel Society for Clinical Nutrition (ISNC). Chairman, 2005-2009.
  • Israel Society of Critical Care Medicine. Chairman 2000-2003.
  • Vice Chairman of the National Ethics Committee of the Israel Medical Association 2001-2005
  • Optime Merito Charles University, Prague, CZ

Current research

  • Energy metabolism in the critically ill.
  • Lipid metabolism.
  • Home parenteral nutrition.
  • Artificial intelligence. 

Google Scholar 2018

  • Sum of publications: 265
  • Sum of citations: 12 763
  • h-index : 46, i10 index : 121






Professor Olle Ljungqvist , MD, PhD, born 8 August 1954

Professor of Surgery, Örebro University Hospital & Professor of Surgery, Nutrition & Metabolism, KarolinskaInstitutet. Stockholm, Sweden


  • Medical degree,KarolinskaInstitutet, Stockholm.
  • Specialist in Surgery, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm
  • PhD in Surgery & Endocrinology, KarolinskaInstitutet, Stockholm.


  • Scientific Committemember. 1997-1999
  • Local Scientific Chairman ESPEN Congress, Stockholm 1999.
  • Secretary General 2000-2004
  • Chairman, 2006-2010.
  • Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Editorial Faculty since 2000.
  • ArvidWretlind Lecturer 2006: Metabolism in Surgical Stress.

Other Appointments & Honours

  • President International Assoc for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition 2009-2013.
  • Member of the Executive Committee International Surgical Society 2009-2013.
  • The European Nutrition for Health Alliance. Co-Chairman, 2006-2017.
  • Vice president International Society for Digestive Surgery 2013-2015.
  • Kocher lecture, Bern 2006
  • Royal Academy of Medicine Lecture, Ireland 2007
  • Acta Scandinavica Anaesthesioligica Lecture 2008
  • Jonathan Rhoades Lecture Award, ASPEN 2011
  • FarrNezhat Lecture, Womens Cancer Meeting 2016

Current research

  • Metabolic responses to surgical stress
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • Nutrition care and quality of life the older persons.

Web for science informations

  • Sum of publications: 230
  • Sum of the Times Cited :8’712
  • Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 7’827
  • h-index : 50






Claude Pichard , MD, PhD, born 30 April 1955

Professor of nutrition, Head of Clinical Nutrition, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland.


  • Medical degree, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Specialist in Internal Medicine, Geneva University Hospital.
  • Specialist in Gastroenterology, Toronto General Hospital.


  • Vice-President, 1995.
  • Elected President of the Geneva ESPEN Congress, 1996.
  • Information Technology Officer, 1998-2002
  • Chairman, 2002-2006.
  • Director of the Life-Long Learning educational programme (LLL), 2006-2012.
  • Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Editorial Committee since 1991 and Associate Editor since 2005.
  • ArvidWretlindLecturer : Body Composition : why ?, 2009.

Other Appointments & Honours

  • Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (SSNC). Chairman, 1994-2000.
  • French Speaking Society for Clinical Nutrition. Scientific Chairman, 2000-2002.
  • The European Nutrition for Health Alliance. Founder and Co-Chairman, 2005.
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, Section Editor, since 1997.
  • Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (SSNC). Honorarymember, 2017.

Current research

  • Indirect calorimetry : development of a new device.
  • Modulation of gastrointestinal cancer cell by nutrients.
  • Nutrition care and quality of life in cancer patients.
  • Efficacy andpharmaco-economics of nutrition. 

Web for science informations 2017

  • Sum of publications: 326
  • Sum of the Times Cited : 12’075
  • Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 11’238
  • h-index : 56






Professor Simon P. Allison , MD, FRCP , United Kingdom


Winchester College 1951-56
Trinity College Cambrige 1956-59
Birmingham Medical School 1959-62
Further education by colleagues still continues!


BA Cambridge 1959
MB BChir Cambridge 1962
MRCP 1964
MD with Honours, Birmingham, Thesis The Endocrinology of Injury 1970
FRCP 1977

Posts held

1962 House Physician and Surgeon, Depts Medicine and Surgery: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
1963-4 House Physician, Hammersmith and Brompton Hospitals, London
1964-7 Registrar, Dept of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
1967-8 MRC Research Fellow, Dept Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
1968-70 MRC Research Fellow to Professor Philip Randall, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Bristol
1970-72 Wellcome Senior Research Fellow, Dept of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary
1972-2003 Consultant, Physician, Nottingham University Hospitals
1983- 2002 Director of Nutritional Support Team and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
1996-2005 Professor in Clinical Nutrition, University of Nottingham


1984-87 UK Representative on Council
1987- 2002 Editor in Chief, Clinical Nutrition
1987-93 Member of Executive Committee
1998-2002 Chairman

Other Appointments, Honours etc
1961 Nuffield Scolarship in Tropical Medicine, University of Makerere, Uganda
1976 Visiting Professor, University of Virginia
1978 Visiting Professor, University of Rochester New York
1987-2005 Consulting Adviser to British National Formulary: sections on Nutrition and Fluid and electrolytes
1990 Otsuka Visiting Lecturer, Japan
1991 Member, Kings Fund Working Party: A Positive Approach to Nutrition as Treatment
1991-1998 Member Council BAPEN
1992 Arvid Wretlind Lecturer ESPEN Vienna: Uses and Limitations of Nutritional Support
1994 Danone Visiting Professor, University of Antwerp
1996 Chairman and Editor, BAPEN Report: Hospital Food as Treatment
1996-2002 Member of Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances. Dept of Health UK
2000 Hon Member Faculty and Medal, Charles University, Czech Republic
2001 Arvid Wretlind Lecture, Polish Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
2002 Gunnar Levins Lecture Swedish Medical Society
2002 Oliver- Sharpey Prize and Lecture, Royal College of Physicians, London
2002-3 Member of Royal College of Physicians Working Party:' Nutrition and Patients, a Doctors Responsibility'

Associate editor/section editor/editorial Board; Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition, Current Opinion, JPEN


Metabolic Response to injury.

First description failure of Insulin secretion in shock phase and subsequent insulin resistance after injury 1967-71.
Then showed reduction of protein catabolic response and enhanced salt excretion ( after injury) with Insulin1971-79.
Early interest in fluid and electrolyte changes and their interaction with nutrition and metabolism started in 1964 and continue to the present day with studies in cardiac
and general surgery, burns and trauma.

Recent demonstration with Lobo of the inhibition of gastric emptying by fluid overload in postoperative patients.

Described use of self-administered subcutaneous fluid infusions at home in patients
with fluid and electrolyte GI losses.

Worked with Randle on glucose fatty acid cycle.

Described adverse effect of undernutrition on thermoregulation in a series of studies
with MacDonald and others, showing failure to increase metabolic rate in response to cold, restored by refeeding.
Involved in early development of fine bore enteral feeding and other practical aspects of nutritional support, including Nutrition Teams, organisation, audit, and monitoring.

One of the first controlled trials with Bastow showing improved outcome following nutritional support after fractured femur.

Several studies of effects of nutritional support on mental and physical function in the clinical setting setting.

Several studies related to hospital food waste and consumption, leading to improved policies and organisation to improve patient Nutrition.

First description with colleagues of Home Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring by Diabetics, now the standard method of monitoring.

Other studies and publications in the fields of General Medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Some Publications
1 Allison. SP,Tomlin P, Chamberlain MJ. Some effects of Anaesthesia and Surgery on carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Br J Anaesth 1969; 41, 588
2 Allison SP, Hinton P, Chamberlain MJ. Intravenous glucose tolerance, insulin and free fatty acids in burned patients. Lancet 1968, ii, 1, 113.
3 Woolfson AMJ, Heatley RV, Allison SP, Insulin to reduce protein catabolism after injury. New Eng J Med 1979 300, 14-17.
4 Bastow MD, Rawlings J, Allison SP, Benefits of supplementary tube feeding after fractured neck of femur: a randomised controlled trial. Br Med J 1983, 287, 1589-1592.
5 Fellows IW, Macdonald IA, BennettT, Allison SP, The effect of undernutrition on thermoregulation in the elderly. Clin Sci 1985,69, 525-532
6 Shields PL Field J, Rawlings J, Allison S.P. Long term outcome and cost-effectiveness of parenteral nutrition in gastrointestinal failure. Clin Nutr 1996, 15, 64-68
7 Barton AD, Beigg CL, Macdonald IA, Allison SP, High food wastage and low nutritional intake in hospital patients. Clin Nutr 2000, 19, 445-449.
8 Lobo DN, Bostock KA, Neal KR, Perkins AC Rowlands BJ. Effect of salt and water balance on recovery of gastrintestinal function after elective colonic resection. Lancet 2002,359, 11812-1818.






Professor Yvon A. Carpentier, Belgium

Yvon A. Carpentier completed medical school and a residency in surgery at the
Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium. After a short training in Stockholm
(Prof. Arvid Wretlind) and Montpellier (Prof. C. Solassol and H. Joyeux), he initiated nutritional support in Belgium in 1973. He benefited from post-doctoral Fulbright and NATO fellowships to undergo research in lipid metabolism at the Rockefeller University (Prof. J. Hirsch) and in surgical metabolism at Columbia University (Prof. J.M. Kinney), New York City in 1977–1978. After returning to Brussels, he became director of the L. Deloyers Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, ULB and he is currently director of the Lipid Clinic, Cardiovascular Center, Hôpital Erasme. He is professor of pathological biochemistry and of nutrition at the ULB.
Y.A. Carpentier was among the founders of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) in 1979 and chairman of ESPEN (1994–1998).
He is currently president of the International Confederation of Nutrition Support Organizations (ICNSO). His main research interest is in lipid metabolism and its relationship to cardiovascular diseases and in the development of new lipid preparations. He has published over 200 papers in this field.
Y.A. Carpentier has served as visiting professor and lecturer in Europe, the USA, Latin America, Asia and Israel. He has delivered over 250 invited and guest lectures.
He was elected doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Pleven (Bulgaria) in 2004. He serves on the National Council of Nutrition (Belgium) and is one of the Editors-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care.


1.- Carpentier Y.A., Jeevanandam M., Elwyn D.H., Nordenstrom J., Hirsch J., Kinney J.M. Measurement of glycerol turnover by infusion of non isotopic glycerol in normal and injured subjects. Am J Physiol 1984; 247 : E405-E411.

2.- Askanazi J., Carpentier Y.A., Elwyn D.H., Nordenstrom J., Jeevanandam M., Rosenbaum S.H., Gump F.E., Kinney J.M. Influence of total parenteral nutrition on fuel utilization in injury and sepsis. Ann Surg 1980; 191 : 40-46.

3.- Nordenstrom J., Carpentier Y.A., Askanazi J., Robin A.P., Elwyn D.H., Kinney J.M. Free fatty acid mobilization and oxidation during total parenteral nutrition in trauma and sepsis. Ann Surg 1983; 198 : 725-735.

4.- Rössle C., Carpentier Y.A., Richelle M., Dahlan W., D'Attellis N.P., Fürst P., Elwyn D.H. Medium chain Triglycerides induce alterations in carnitine metabolism. Am J Physiol 1990; 258 : E944-E947.

5.- Richelle M., Deckelbaum R.J., Carpentier Y.A. Long chain vs medium chain triacylglycerol intravenous emulsions in lipid exchange processes with human plasma low density lipoprotein. Biochemistry 1994; 33: 4872-4878.

6.- Granot E., Schwiegelshohn B., Tabas I., Gorecki M., Vogel T., Carpentier Y.A., Deckelbaum R.J. Effects of particle size on cell uptake of model triglyceride-rich particles with and without apoprotein E. Biochemistry 1994; 33: 15190-15197.

7.- Qi K, Seo T., Al-Haideri M., Worgall T.S., Vogel T., Carpentier Y.A., Deckelbaum R.J. Omega-3 triglycerides modify blood clearance and tissue targeting pathways of lipid emulsions. Biochemistry 2002; 41 (9) : 3119-3127.

8.- Carpentier Y.A., Scruel O. Changes in the concentration and composition of plasma lipoproteins during the acute phase response. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2002; 5 : 153-158.

9.- Simoens Ch., Deckelbaum R.J., Carpentier Y.A. Metabolism of defined structured triglyceride particles compared to mixtures of medium and long chain triglycerids intravenously infused in dogs. Clin Nutr 2004; 23 : 665-672

10.- Hacquebard M., Ducart A., Schmartz D., Tembo N., Carpentier Y.A. Tocopherol in lipoproteins and blood cells following cardiac surgery. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2004; 1031 : 1-3.   






Professor Ron C. Clark, United Kingdom

Obituary - Emeritus Professor Ronald George Clark

ESPEN is deeply saddended at the death of Emeritus Professor of Surgery and ESPEN Honorary Member Ronald G. Clark on 7th November 2018 at 90 years of age. Ron Clark was one of the founders and great pioneers of ESPEN. He served as the first ESPEN chairman from 1980-1986, and was also the President of the 1994 ESPEN Congress in Birmingham. He was Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Medical School of the University of Sheffiled, UK. Ron Clark made an immense contribution to the field of Clinical Nutrition, especially in the perioperative setting and as a pioneer of parenteral and home-parenteral nutrition in Europe. He was a true friend and a great facilitator within ESPEN during the first two decades after its foundation. Ron Clark is survived by his wife Tamar and his daughters Tamar and Deborah.
He will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends in ESPEN.

Rocco Barazzoni, Matthias Pirlich, Zeljko Krznaric
ESPEN Executive Committee






Professor Robert Grimble , United Kingdom


Professor Grimble is Professor of Nutrition at Southampton University Medical School, United Kingdom. He obtained a Joint Honours B.Sc in Physiology and Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Wales in 1964 and 68 respectively. He is a registered Nutritionist.
He carried out post-doctoral research into the biochemistry of infant malnutrition at the Medical Research Council Infant Nutrition Division of the Dunn Nutrition Laboratory in Cambridge and at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.
He was appointed to a lecturing post in the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at Southampton University upon formation of the Medical School in 1971. Professor Grimble received a personal chair at Southampton in 1994.
During his career at Southampton Professor Grimble initially carried out research into the effects of nutrition on metabolism during pregnancy and lactation but for the past twenty years has researched into the interaction of nutrition, genetics and inflammation.
In 2002 he was the first to demonstrate that the ability of fish oil to suppress TNF-α production by leukocytes was influenced by genotype and in 2003 gave the first demonstration that fish oil reduces inflammation in plaques of patients with severe atherosclerosis. A paper by Professor Grimble, on the finding that the lipid-lowering effects of fish oil, in middle aged men, was modulated by cytokine genotype was awarded the prize for the best paper in the ESPEN journal, Clinical Science, in 2004.  
Recent research, supported by the BBSRC and industry, has also examined the metabolic response to surgery, the influence of vitamin E on inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, the influence of genomics and inflammation on morbidity and mortality in cancer and in the elderly, and the influence of genomics on clinical outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In addition to teaching and research at Southampton University he was seconded to the University of Ghana at Legon by the Ministry of Overseas Development from 1977 to 1979.
For many years Professor Grimble has been active on the executives of national and international scientific societies devoted to Nutrition. He served as Programmes Secretary and Secretary to the Nutrition Society, as the UK representative of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies and as Chairman and member of the scientific committee of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
He currently co-chairs the ESPEN special interest group devoted to Genomics and Nutrition, with Dr Rocco Barazzoni,. Professor Grimble is a frequent contributor to international conferences on Clinical Nutrition and contributes regularly to Clinical Nutrition courses organised by ESPEN, Nestle and Southampton University.

Recent publications

Grimble RF Stress proteins in disease: metabolism on a knife edge. Clin Nutr 2001;20:469-76

Grimble RF Nutritional modulation of immune function. Proc Nutr Soc 2001, 60:389-97

Grimble RF  Inflammatory status and insulin resistance. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2002; 5: 551-559

Grimble RF, Howell WM, O’Reilly G, Turner SJ, Markovic O, Hirrell J, East JM, Calder PC. The ability of fish oil to suppress tumor necrosis factor-alpha production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells in healthy men is associated  with polymorphisms in genes which influence TNF-alpha production. Am J Clin Nutr 2002; 76: 454-459.

Grimble RF.  Inflammatory response in the elderly. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2003; 6: 21-29

Thies F, Garry JMC., Yaqoob P, Rerkasem K, Chulakadabba A, Williams J, Shearman, CP, Gallagher PJ, Calder PC, Grimble RF. Association of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with stability of atherosclerotic plaques: a randomized trial. Lancet, 2003, 361: 477-485

Paoloni-Giacobino A, Grimble R, Pichard C. Genomic interactions with disease and nutrition. Clin Nutr 2003; 22: 507-514

Markovic O, O’Reilly G, Fussell HM., Turner SJ, Calder PC, Howell WM, Grimble RF. Role of single nucleotide polymorphisms of proinflammatory cytokine genes on the relationship between serum lipids and inflammatory parameters, and the lipid-lowering effect of fish oil in healthy males. Clin Nutr 2004; 23: 1084-1095.

Broekhuizen R, Grimble RF, Howell WM, Shale DJ, Creutzberg EC, Wouters EF, Schols AM. Pulmonary cachexia, systemic inflammatory profile and the IL-1β-511 single nucleotide polymorphism. Am J Clin Nutr 2005; 82: 1059-1064

Carrero J.J., Grimble R.F. Does Nutrition have a role in peripheral vascular disease? British Journal of Nutrition. 2006; 95: 217-229.

Grimble R.F. The effects of sulfur amino acid intake on immune function in humans. Journal of Nutrition. 2006; 136: 1S-6S.

Deans C, Rose-Zerilli M, Wigmore S, Ross J, Howell M, Jackson A, Grimble R, Fearon K.   Host cytokine genotype is related to adverse prognosis and systemic inflammation in gastrointestinal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2007;14:329-39

Luu NT, Madden J, Calder PC, Grimble RF,Shearman CP,Chan T, Rainger GE, Nash GB.Comparison of the pro-inflammatory potential of monocytes from healthy adults and those with peripheral arterial disease using an in vitro culture model. Atherosclerosis 2007;193: 259-268

Cederholm T, Persson M, Andersson P, Stenvinkel P, Nordfors L, Madden J, Vedin I, Wretlind B, Grimble RF, Palmblad J.  Polymorphisms in cytokine genes influence long-term survival differently  in elderly male and female patients. J Int Med 2007; 262: 215-223.

Madden J, Brunner A, Dastur ND, Tan RM, Nash GB, Ed Rainger G, Shearman CP, Calder PC, Grimble RF. Fish oil induced increase in walking distance, but not ankle brachial pressure index, in peripheral arterial disease is dependent on both body mass index and inflammatory genotype. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2007; 76: 331-340.   




Professor Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy , Canada

Qualifications: M.B., B.S. (Madras) 1959, M.R.C.P (Lond) 1961, Ph.D. (Lond) 1963,
F.R.C.P. (Edin) 1966, F.R.C.P. (C) 1968, F.R.C.P. (Lond) 1976. Jul. 1975-2001 Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto. Jul. 1981-2001 Cross-appointed Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto. Jul. 1984-2001 Cross-appointed Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto. July 2002- Professor Emeritus Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. July 1990- Gastroenterologist St. Michaels Hospital and Director of Nutrition support.

Prizes and Awards: 22

Book chapters: 140

Peer Reviewed Papers: 301

Clinical Interests. Inflammatory bowel disease, Malabsorption and Short Bowel syndrome and colon cancer.

Research Interests.
The broad theme of my research is the assessment of nutritional status, nutrient requirement in the “sick patient”, and the interaction of disease and nutrition. In this context the following clinical and basic studies have been done.

1. Energy and protein requirements in sick patients. I was selected for the Cuthbertson Lecture Award of the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition for these studies.

2. Nutritional Assessment. I developed and validated Subjective Global Assessment the value of which has since been confirmed by others in surgical patients, renal failure and hepatic transplantation .

3. Current Projects:
a. Functional effects of nutrition.
b. Mitochondrial energetics and Nutrition
c. Effect of Nutrients on Pro-inflammatory cytokines and Apoptosis. I am currently funded by the CIHR to examine the effect of nutrients in cytokines and apoptosis.

1. Baker, J., A.S. Detsky, D.E. Wesson, S.L. Wolman, S. Stewart, J. Whitwell, B. Langer and K.N. Jeejeebhoy. Nutritional assessment: a comparison of clinical judgment and objective measurements. N Engl J Med 306: 969-972, 1982.
2. Thompson A, Damyanovich A, Madapallimattam A, Mikalus A, Allard J, Jeejeebhoy KN. 31P-nuclear magnetic resonance studies of bioenergetic changes in skeletal muscle in malnourished human adults. Am J Clin Nutr 67(1):39-43, 1998. MRC MT-12658.
3. Nilima Raina, LaMarre J, Liew CC, Lofti AH, Jeejeebhoy KN. Effect of nutrition on the expression of plasma soluble tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptors, membrane TNF receptors and mRNA of TNF receptors in rats receiving oral and parenteral nutrition. Am J Physiol 277 (3 pt 1): E464-E473, 1999.

4. Nilima Raina and Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy. Effect of low protein diet and protein supplementation on the expressions of TNF-α, TNFR-1 and TNFR-11 in organs and muscle of LPS injected rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol and Metab 286:E481-E487, 2004.

5. Briet F, Twomey C, and Jeejeebhoy KN. Effect of feeding malnourished patients for 1 mo on mitochondrial complex I activity and nutritional assessment measurements. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 May;79(5):787-94.   





Professor Peter B. Soeters , The Netherlands


Prof. Soeters studied medicine at the Municipal University in Amsterdam. After he graduated he started his training in surgery in 1970. From 1974 until 1976 he worked as a research and clinical fellow in Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 1977 he was registered as a surgeon. In 1979 he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Maastricht University on the thesis “Hepatic encephalopathy: a new perspective for therapy”. Since 1976 he is working in the department of Surgery of the University Hospital Maastricht; from 1979 as a member of the staff. In 1984 he was appointed as Associate Professor, and in 1988 as Professor of Surgery, especially in the fields of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition. He is chairman of the department of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Prof. Soeters has been chairman of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN), of the board of Directors of NUTRIM (Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht) and was director of the Division Acute Interventions Academical Hospital Maastricht. As ESPEN chairman he initiated the ACCN-ESPEN courses and has since then organized 14 of these courses in consecutive years. He also initiated the Basic ESPEN Nutrition courses. As chairman of ESPEN he gave the green light to Professor Sobotka to edit the ESPEN book on Clinical Nutrition.

Furthermore he served on the board of several scientific national and international organizations and societies. He is member of organizations and societies in Surgery, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. He is the former President of the International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (IASMEN). His research interests regarded amino acid metabolism, body composition and complex and complicated gastrointestinal surgery. Prof. Soeters is the (co-) author of several books and of over 350 articles (over 200 listed in Pubmed) and has been promotor of some 30 Ph.D. students. He serves on the editorial board of several international scientific journals.



Genton L, van Gemert W, Pichard C, Soeters PB
Physiological functions should be considered as true end points of nutritional interventional studies.
Proc Nutr Soc. 2005; 64 (3): 285-96

Luiking YC, Deutz NE, Jakel M, Soeters PB
Casein and soy protein meals differentially affect whole-body and splanchnic protein metabolism in healthy humans.
J Nutr 2005; 135 (5): 1080-7

Hulsewe KW, van der Hulst RW, van Acker BA, von Meyenfeldt MF, Soeters PB
Inflammation rather than nutritional depletion determines glutamine concentrations and intestinal permeability
Clin Nutr 2004; 23(5): 1209-6

Cox-Reijven PL, van Kreel B, Soeters PB
Bioelectrical impedance measurements in patients with gastrointestinal disease: validation of the spectrum approach and a comparison of different methods for screening for nutritional depletion
Am J Clin Nutr. 2003: 78(6): 1111-9

Olde Damink SW, Jalan R, Deutz NE, Redhead DN, Dejong CH, Hynd P, Hayes PC, Soeters PB
The kidney plays a major role in the hyperammonemia seen after simulated or actual GI bleeding in patients with cirrhosis
Hepatology 2003; 37 (6): 1277-85

Bruins MJ, Deutz NE, Soeters PB
Aspects of organ protein, amino acid and glucose metabolism in a porcine model of hypermetabolic sepsis
Clin Sci (Lond) 2003 ; 104 (2) : 127-41

Olde Damink SW, Jalan R, Redhead DN, Hayes PC, Deutz NE, Soeters PB
Interorgan ammonia and amino acid metabolism in metabolically stable patients with cirrhosis and a TIPSS
Hepatology 2002; 36 (5): 1163-71

Olde Damink SW, Deutz NE, Dejong CH, Soeters PB, Jalan R
Interorgan ammonia metabolism in liver failure
Neurochem Int. 2002; 41 (2-3): 177-88. Review

Welters CF, Heineman E, Thunissen FB, van den Bogaard AE, Soeters PB, Baeten CG
Effect of dietary inulin supplementation on inflammation of pouch mucosa in patients with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
Dis Colon Rectum 2002; 45 (5): 621-7

Soeters PB, de Zoete JP, Dejong CH, Williams NS, Baeten CG
Colorectal surgery and anastomotic leakage
Dig Surg 2002; 19(2): 150-5 . Review   





Professor Sir David Cuthberson , United Kingdom


Sir David Cuthbertson made an immense contribution across the field of nutrition, but especially in his studies on metabolism after trauma and in severe illness.


When he was knighted by the Queen in 1965 for his services to nutrition, he prepared this crest - which apart from recognising the importance of laboratory animals in the study of nutrition and metabolism, carried this excellent maxim - the need to understand the scientific basis of nutrition and then use that knowledge for practical benefit to patients.


He was an enthusiastic golfer until the day he died at the age of 89 - an excellent example of the beneficial effects of good food, exercise and the right genes. One of the few ways I was able to impress him was on the golf course (Prof. A. Shenkin).


He published widely across the range of nutrition - here holding one of the 5 volumes of his published works.





Professor Arvid Wretlind , Sweden





Biosketch John Wahren , Sweden

John Wahren received his MD from the medical school of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm in 1963. He did training as intern and resident in internal medicine and clinical physiology at the Serafimer Hospital, Stockholm (1964-1972) and presented his PhD thesis on the regulation of muscle blood flow and oxygen uptake during exercise in 1966. He completed postdoctoral training at the Joslin Clinic and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1967-1968, participating in studies on the metabolic adaptation to fasting. On returning to Sweden he was appointed Professor of Clinical Physiology at the Serafimer Hospital (1973), at Huddinge University Hospital (1976) and at the Karolinska Hospital (1989). Dr Wahren has been a member and chairman (1994-96) of the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute for more than 25 years. In 1981-1982 he spent a sabbatical as Visiting Professor at the Institute of Physiology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, developing methods for the evaluation of energy expenditure and participating in studies on the regulation of dietary-induced thermogenesis. He was Medical Director at Kabi Vitrum Nutrition Inc during 1987-88. John Wahren´s scientific effort concerns primarily problems related clinical metabolism in health and disease with a focus on adaptation to fasting, exercise, obesity, type 1 diabetes and its microvascular complications. His bibliography includes approximately 400 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Clinical Physiology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and since 2008 Founder/Chief Scientific Officer of the biotech company  Cebix Inc, Stockholm, Sweden and La Jolla, CA, USA.

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Professor Alan Shenkin ,  United Kingdom

Professor Alan Shenkin undertook his medical training in Glasgow, taking an intercalated BSc honours degree in Biochemistry in 1965 and graduating  MB ChB in 1969, After his clinical house jobs, he returned to the University of Glasgow to take a PhD in biochemistry, identifying unusual sequences in DNA, part of the rapidly evolving discipline of molecular biology.

He was appointed Senior Registrar in Clinical Biochemistry at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1974 where he was fortunate to find that Sir David Cuthbertson had been a Senior Research Fellow since his retiral from the Rowett Research Institute in 1965. Cuthbertson had characterised the metabolic response to injury, and was heavily involved in trying to improve the nutrition of seriously ill hospital patients. Indeed, Cuthbertson was later to be one of the founding honorary members of ESPEN, and one of the two annual named lectures is in his honour. He encouraged AS to specialise in biochemical aspects of clinical nutrition, and in particular in the growing field of intravenous nutrition. This led to a period of secondment from 1976-7 to work at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm with the nutritional pioneer Professor Arvid Wretlind (later to be the other founding Honorary Member of ESPEN with an annual named lecture). This led to a classic 111 page monograph on Parenteral Nutrition, published in the World Review on Nutrition and Dietetics in 1978. During his time in Stockholm, AS met Peter Furst, an outstanding medical biochemist with special skills and knowledge on biochemical investigations of serious illness and Erik Vinnars, an anaesthesiologist, specialising in research on muscle biopsies, both of whom would also become ESPEN Honorary members. Contacts with all these individuals were crucial in determining AS’s future interests and research.

In 1978 he was appointed Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and in 1990 he took up the post of Professor of Clinical Chemistry in Liverpool, the first holder of that chair. At the same time he was appointed Clinical Director and Head of the NHS Department of Clinical Biochemistry, providing routine and specialised laboratory services. He was CoDirector of the Hospital Nutrition Support Team, and was appointed Hospital Director of Research and Development from 1997-2005. He retired in 2007 and is now Emeritus Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool.

On a national basis, he was the Chairman of the Intercollegiate Group on Human Nutrition from 1996-2006, a grouping comprising the UK Medical Royal Colleges, which has been raising the knowledge and competence in nutrition of doctors. He was also the lead for the development of Metabolic Medicine as an approved medical subspecialty, with training requirements in clinical nutrition.

He has held many committee posts, including President of the Association of Clinical Biochemistry, Council of the Nutrition Society, and he has been President of the British Nutrition Foundation since 2010. He has been active within ESPEN since its initial congress in 1979, serving as a member of the Scientific Committee, and Chairman of that Committee from 1985-9, Honorary Treasurer from 1989-92, co-organiser of the ESPEN Congress in Birmingham in 1994, and acting President for the Glasgow Congress in 2002. He delivered the Sir David Cuthbertson lecture at the ESPEN Congress in Brussels in 2005 on ‘The key role of micronutrients’

He has published widely within clinical nutrition and biochemistry with over 200 peer reviewed full papers and over 140 book chapters, mainly on trace elements and vitamins in nutritional support, and on biochemical assessment and monitoring of nutritional status.

Selected Publications

A Shenkin and A Wretlind (1978) Parenteral Nutrition. World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, 28, 1-111

A Shenkin, M Neuhauser, J Bergstrom, L Chai, E Vinnars, J Larsson, S-O Liljedahl, B Schildt and P Furst (1980) Biochemical changes associated with severe trauma.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 33, 2119-2127.

A Shenkin, G S Fell, D J Halls, P M Dunbar, I B Holbrook and M H Irving (1986). Essential trace element provision to patients receiving home intravenous nutrition in the United Kingdom. Clinical Nutrition 5, 91-97.

S D Shenkin, A M Cruickshank, A Shenkin (1989) Subclinical riboflavin deficiency is associated with outcome of seriously ill patients. Clinical Nutrition 8, 269-271.

W D Fraser, D P Taggart, G S Fell, T D B Lyon, D Wheatley, O J Garden, A Shenkin (1989) Changes in iron, zinc and copper concentrations in serum and their binding to transport proteins after cholecystectomy and cardiac surgery.  Clinical Chemistry, 35,(11), 2243-2247

A M Cruickshank, W D Fraser, H J G Burns, J Van Damme, A Shenkin, (1990) Serum interleukin-6 response in patients undergoing elective surgery of varying severity.  Clinical Science, 79, 161-165

G E Curtis, C A McAtear, L Formela, A Walsh and A Shenkin (1995) The effect of nutritional status on the cytokine and acute phase protein responses to elective surgery. Cytokine, 7; 380-388.

A Shenkin, G Cederblad, M Elia, B Isaksson (1996).  Laboratory assessment of protein-energy status.  Clinica Chimica Acta. 253, S5-S59.

A Shenkin , M Baines , GS Fell,  TDG Lyons (2006) Vitamins and Trace Elements.  In Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics 4th Ed, Editors C Burtis, E Ashwood & D Bruns, Elsevier Saunders, Missouri, pp1075-1164

A Shenkin (2006) The key role of micronutrients. The 2005 Sir David Cuthbertson Lecture. Clinical Nutrition Feb;25(1):1-13

A Shenkin (2006) Serum Prealbumin: Is it a marker of nutritional status or of risk of malnutrition?  Clinical Chemistry 52, 2177-2179

MM Berger, P Eggimann, DK Heyland, RL Chiolero ,JP Revelly ,A Day, W Raffoul , A Shenkin (2006) Reduction of nosocomial pneumonia after major burns by trace element supplementation: aggregation of two randomised trials.   Critical Care 10(6):R153 (Epub)

MM Berger , M Baines, W Raffoul , M Benathan, RL Chiolero, C Reeves, JP Revelly, M-C Cayeux , I Sénéchaud, A Shenkin (2007) Trace element supplements after major burns modulate antioxidant status and clinical course by way of increased tissue trace element concentration. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.;85: 1293-300

L Howard, C Ashley, D Lyon, A Shenkin (2007) Autopsy tissue trace elements in 8 long-term parenteral nutrition patients who received the current US Food and Drug Administration formulation. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 31;388-396A Shenkin (2009) Selenium in intravenous nutrition. Gastroenterology. 2009 Nov;137(5 Suppl):S61-9.



Career Achievement Award

ESPEN awards professionals, preferably newly retired, who has been particularly successful to improve clinical nutritional practice with the ESPEN Career Achievement Award. This Award is given to a person who, during the course if her/his career, has made major contributions to markedly improve the clinical practice. The contribution can be internationally recognized, or of particular importance at the national level or both. The contributions can be multiple, multi facetted but must have made major impact for improving clinical practice in nutritional care. This award is not primarily to be given to award novel research findings, but rather actions or improvements of the use of proper nutritional care. Examples of actions or achievements that could merit for this award could be (but not by any means limited to) actions such as for instance developing educational material, implementation tools, systems for recognition of need for nutritional care, developing national strategies in nutritional care or building successful national societies etc. First Career Achievement Award was presented in 2010 at the ESPEN General Assembly at the Nice Congress.

These exceptional members are:

Professor Marina Panisic-SekeljicSerbia2020
Professor Mette HOLST       Denmark2018
Professor Regina KOMSABulgaria   2017
Professor Ibolya NYULASI Australia2016
Professor John SHAFFERUnited Kingdom2015
Professor Merce PLANASSpain2014
Professor Mois BAHARTurkey2013
Professor Lubos SOBOTKACzech Republic2011
Professor Pat HOWARDUnited Kingdom2010








The Award is decided upon by the ESPEN Executive Committee, but nominations of Awardees can be made by ESPEN members to the General Secretary with an appropriate motivation and a CV of the Nominee.






Marina Dj. Panisic-Sekeljic

Marina Dj. Panisic-Sekeljic, M.D. Primarius, General Surgeon

Slavonskih brigada St. Nº 40
11 000 Belgrade, Serbia

Home (381 11) 23 93 014, Cellular phone (381 63) 32 72 54

E-mail address: panisicm@gmail.com

Date and Place of Birth
March 10th 1956. Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, Europe

Address at Work
Clinic for General Surgery,
Military Medical Academy, Belgrade
Crnotravska St. Nº 17, 11 000 Belgrade,
Work-direct line (381 11) 3608-580

Marital Status
Husband Milan, BS Mechanical Engineering
Son Djordje, 39-years old


English, German

Academic Degrees
Belgrade School of Medicine M.D. 1982.

The Clinics of Belgrade School of Medicine 1983-1984.

The Surgical Clinics of Military Medical Academy, Belgrade 1986-1990.

Clinic for General and Vascular Surgery, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade 1990.

Belgrade School of Medicine, M.D. License 1984
Clinic for General and Vascular Surgery,
Military Medical Academy, Belgrade
Specialist, General Surgeon 1990
Staff Physician 1986-1990
Attending Staff 1992
Chief of Department for Perioperative 2010
Nutrition (Intestinal Failure Unit)
Reviewer of the journal "Clinical Nutrition" and "Advances in Clinical Nutrition"
Lecturer in Nutrition in Faculty of Pharmacy,
University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Lecturer in Nutrition in Medical Faculty,
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Special Interests
Clinical nutrition and metabolism
Colorectal cancer surgery
Surgery of inflammatory bowel disease

Special Appointments
Member of Oncological Consilium for Digestive Malignancies 1998
Chief of Nutritional team 2002
Chief of Department

Professional Memberships
President of National Society for Clinical Nutrition Serbia 2002
European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism – ESPEN- Council member 2002
ESPEN Faculty Member, Espen Faculty Lecturer 2016
President of Adriatic team for Clinical nutrition - ACCN 2016
Coordinator of ESPEN-LLL Courses in Serbia 2018
President of ESPEN East Europian Group for Clinical nutrition and metabolism 2008

LLL certificated Teacher /Leonardo da Vinci Life Long Learning System/ Member of ESPEN Special Interest Group for Intestinal Failure 2014
Honorary Member POLSPEN
Honorary Member HSPEN
Serbian Medical Association
Serbian Association of Surgeons
Society of Coloproctology of Yugoslavia - Council member
Society of Oncologic Surgeons of Serbia

165 Articles published in extenso






Mette Holst

Contact e-mail: mette.holst@rn.dk

Head of Clinical Nutrition Research, MCN, Phd.
Center for Nutrition and Bowel Disease, CET.
Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine; Medical Study and Public Health Study
Aalborg University

Main degrees
PhD. Title:”Undernutrition in Hospitals: An evaluation of Risk Factors Concerning the Nutritional Care Process”. 2010
MCN (Master degree in Clinical Nursing), Aarhus University, June 2007
National Health Service Management Diploma (Bachelor)
Registered Nurse; Postgraduate education, specialization:
Critical Care Nurse Education 1998-2000
“Scandinavian Nutrition Academy Diploma”, Karolinska University, Huddinge, Sweden, 2003-2006

Primary actual Clinical Research and work:
Applied research with focus on clinical nutrition, physical activity, weight maintain in cancer patients.
Methods: Quantitative and qualitative methods
Supervisor for Phd students and master degree students considering nutrition throughout disease
Experienced research project manager

35 peer reviewed publications 4 Publiched guidelinies with The Danish National Board of Health 16 non peer reviewed publications and book chapters

Main boards and working groups:
ESPEN; Special Interest Group "Acute Intestinal Failure"
Board member of the Danish Society for Clinical Nutrition (DSKE)
The Regional Nutrition Committee of North Jutland
Nutrition Committee of Aalborg University Hospital
Supervisor at Nordic Nutrition Academy
Steering committee member and chairman of the education and practice committee for ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) 2016 local organization
Earlier ESPEN: ECP-Committee member






Regina Komsa-Penkova

Regina Komsa-Penkova, PhD, DSc, Professor of Biochemistry, Head of Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Medical University Pleven,  Bulgaria


  • Graduated from Vilnius State University, Lithuania
  • Specialty Biochemistry, Medical University Pleven, Bulgaria


  • Initiator and coordinator of an EU project for the development of the LLL program in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. Designer and co-founder of the ESPEN LLL program (2003-2005)
  • Co-director of the ESPEN LLL Program for ContinuousMedical Education of Physicians and HealthProfessionals in Clinical Nutrition (http://lllnutrition.com/)
  • Initiator and coordinator of the EU project « Teach the teacher » for the development of the TLLL course in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (2005-2007)

Other Appointments & Honours

  • Head of International Relations of the MedicalUniversity Pleven (1999-2009)
  • Initiator and coordinator of four EU projects in the field of Molecular and Medical Biosciences (1999-2009). Three of themwerenominated as Projects of Excellence
  • Among the first National experts of ECTS in medical curricula
  • Vice-Dean of MedicalFacultyat MU Pleven (2009-2013)
  • Vice-chairman of BULSPEN
  • Editorial advisoryboard of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Editorial advisoryboard of Nutrition

Current research

  • Role of genetic and non-genetic risk factors in the pathogenesis of thrombotic events in patients with venous thromboembolism and arterial thrombosis
  • Impact of inherited thrombophilia and life style onreproductive problem
  • Changes in the nanomechanical characteristics of platelets and platelet microparticles  in patients with thrombosis
  • Life style, nutrition and drug abuse.

Web for science informations

  • Sum of publications: 139
  • Sum of the Times Cited :401
  • h-index : 12