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 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.

ESPEN Course in Clinical Nutrition

  • 28th Course, 5th – 10th November, 2023, Talinn, Estonia, Program
  • 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
  • 24th Course, 22th - 28th October 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece,  Program
  • 23rd Course, 16th - 21th October 2016, Wieliczka, Poland,  Program
  • 22nd Course, 1st November - 6th November 2015, Bucharest, Romania
  • 21st Course, 5th October - 11th October 2014, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  • 20th Course, 10th November - 16th November 2013, Gödöllö, Hungary
  • 19th Course, 28th October - 3rd November 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia Program
  • 18th Course, 6th October - 12th October 2011, Vlinius Lithuania

ESPEN Workshops

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 workshops focusing on the practical approach to key diagnostic and therapeutic tools/procedures. The aims of the ESPEN workshops should be in line with the ESPEN recommendations although the discussion of emerging concepts is welcome.

The aims of the workshops 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:

  • 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
  • Nutrition in IBD patients, June 12-13, 2023, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia - Program
  • 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
  • Nutritional screening & assessment, (November, 9th-10th, 2017) 
  • Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding (November, 3rd-4th, 2017)
  • Good Pharmaceutical Practices for Parenteral Nutrition Compounding (November, 2nd-3rd, 2016)
  • Tracer Methodology in Metabolism, (June, 11-12th 2016) 
  • Intestinal Failure, (April, 15-16th 2016) 
  • Indirect Calorimetry, (April, 10-11th 2016) 
  • Intestinal Failure, (March, 20-21st 2015) 
  • Tracer Methodology in Metabolism, (June, 26-27th 2014) 
  • Intestinal Failure, (March, 28-29th 2014) 
  • Indirect Calorimetry, (January, 5-6th 2014) Program
  • Techniques of Enteral Feeeding, (June, 3-4th 2013) Program  Photos
  • Tracer Methodology in Metabolism, (April, 27-28th 2013) Program Details & Photos
  • Intestinal Failure, (March, 8-9th 2013) Program
  • Indirect Calorimetry, (January, 28-29th 2013) Program  Photos
  • ESPEN Advanced Course in Clinical Nutrition - Maastricht, The Netherlands 8-14th May 2011 Program Flyer