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ASPEN’s Malnutrition Awareness Week™
Join us September 18 – 22, 2017 for the sixth annual Malnutrition Awareness Week. 

The purpose of this week is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and intervening earlier and for the public to realize that they need to ask about their nutrition status and advocate for optimal nutrition care as much as possible.

The History and Purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week

In 2009, ASPEN recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition, which is common in hospitalized patients in the United States and is associated with unfavorable outcomes including higher infection rates, poor wound healing, longer lengths of stay, and higher frequency of readmission. Not unexpectedly, these outcomes are associated with increased costs. In some studies, 30-50% of patients become malnourished, often during a hospital stay.

The purpose of Malnutrition Awareness Week™ is to raise awareness in healthcare professionals to consider assessing and intervening earlier and for the public to realize that they need to ask about their nutrition status and advocate for optimal nutrition care as much as possible. In 2014, ASPEN received a Certificate of Special Recognition from United States Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland for Malnutrition Awareness Week™. This week is always packed full of educational programming and resource dissemination to help clinicians and the general public understand this often poorly diagnosed condition.

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2 – 4 OCTOBER 2017


This course is aimed at trainees, consultants and allied health professionals and offers a systematic three-day course in the day-to-day practice and evidence base management of current clinical nutrition. It is based on the nutrition curriculum of the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) and the Life Long Learning (LLL) programme in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
developed by ESPEN. The course aims to be highly interactive including scenario based teaching sessions, practical workshops and discussions. It has been endorsed by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the British Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) with 18 CPD credits.

The aim of the course is to provide a strong foundation of knowledge in Nutrition from which future gastroenterologists and allied healthcare professionals may build and develop a specialist interest.

The three – day course has the following objectives:

  1. Provide comprehensive and evidence – based clinical information on the assessment and management of patients who require nutritional support – from patients with intestinal failure to those requiring
    bariatric surgery. In addition, delegates will gain a basic understanding of key metabolic pathways and their relevance to clinical nutrition.
    2. Address all major areas within the Royal College of Physicians training board (JRCPTB) curriculum in nutrition with learning outcomes directly transferable to the JRCPTB e-portfolio.
    3. Provide an engaging interactive learning experience in clinical nutrition and assessment through clinical scenarios, workshops and interactive discussions.

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Final Course Programme 


17th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference

INDC 2017

9 – 12 October 2017 

HOTEL DUO, Prague, Czech Republic

To obtain the reduced early registration fee, please register HERE before July 31, 2017.

General Information

The INDC 2017 is an annual leading meeting which represents an invaluable resource for nutritionists, medical doctors, analytical chemists, biochemists, chemists, and those in the clinical diagnosis seeking new technologies and new approaches in the field of nutrition, food diseases, food components and health trends. INDC is continuously growing and it is reflected by the participation of 44 nationalities and scientific contributions from a variety of application areas. We hope that you will find your participation in our conference rewarding and professionally stimulating.

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens: January 1, 2017

Oral presentation deadline: July 15, 2017

Poster presentation deadline: July 31, 2017

Early registration deadline: July 31, 2017


To register to the conference submit this form.


Obesity Care Conference

Creating solutions by understanding Obesity

Date: Friday November 17th 2017

Venue: St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8


Public health and the benefits of treating obesity.

  • Obesity and co-morbidities including cancer and diabetes.
  • Care Pathways and the patient experience.
  • Therapies including bariatric surgery, physiotherapy, dietetics and psychology.
  • Case studies.


Professor Carel LeRoux, Professor Francis Finucane, Professor Donal O’ Shea, Professor John Reynolds, Professor Ivan Perry, Professor Alexandra Blakemore, Dr. Colin Dunleavy, Dr Karl Neff, Dr. Samantha Scholtz, Ms. Patricia Shanahan, Dr Zsolt Bodnar.

Further Information: Suitable for all medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals

 (Awaiting CPD accreditation).

Places are limited.

Contact: obesitycare@stjames.ie

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DiaObesity 2017 Summit

November 22-24, 2017 – Jerusalem, Israel

The International DiaObesity2017 Summit Program Committee, in close collaboration with leading experts and scientific figures, are preparing a stimulating, multidisciplinary program for professionals in both fields. The program will feature numerous current topics and a multidisciplinary approach in the connection between Diabetes & Obesity.

The Summit will commence with an all day workshop in which you will be able to interact and exchange ideas with other specialists in practicum sessions involving the relationship between Diabetes & Obesity. The itinerary will continue with a two-day Summit presented by international experts covering the latest in research and developments presented via (private/group) sessions and satellite symposia.

The DiaObesity2017 Summit aims to enhance practical and theoretical knowledge while providing participants with the unique opportunity to network and exchange ideas with a wide range of professionals in the field of Diabetes & Obesity.

We are looking forward to meet you in DiaObesity2017!

To register please click here

To register – Israelies click here

XIX International Congress on Nutrition and Metabolism in Renal Disease (ICRNM 2018)

Genoa, Italy, June 26 – 30, 2018.

The Congress will cover a broad spectrum of topics connected with Renal Nutrition, Fluid and electrolyte balance in CKD, Enteral and parenteral feeding, Low protein and keto acid supplemented diets: clinical application, Ketoanalogues in dialysis and predialysis patients, Obesity, diabetes and the kidney, Uremic toxins, Uric acid, Phosphate, Calcium, Lipids in renal disease, Cardiovascular complications of CKD, Chronic kidney disease and mineral bone disease, Hyperlipidemia: new and old agents, Vitamin D and VDR A, Diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases, Renal anemia, Nutritional and Cardio vascular complications of kidney transplant patients, Renal Diseases and nutrition in the paediatric patient, Iron therapy, Diabetic nephropathy, Nutraceuticals and Nutragenomics.


The online registration will open in September, 2017

Abstract submission:

Do not miss the opportunity of your active participation at this exceptional event. Congress Scientific Committee invites you to submit your abstract for the ICRNM 2018 through the conference website http://www.aristea.com/icrnm18 as from September.

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