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The Patient Voice in Diabetes Research

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 17:30 – 21:00 IST

UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology, Belfield, Dublin 4


  • Do you or a family member have diabetes?
  • Are you interested in hearing more about and influencing future research in this area?

We want to hear about your journey with diabetes.

Join us for ‘The Patient Voice in Diabetes Research’ on June 13th, 2018 from 5.30pm in UCD. The event will be co-hosted by Diabetes Ireland.

The Patient Voice in Diabetes will be an Inaugural event, inviting patients and their families to attend an information and interactive evening in the UCD Charles Institute.

Professor Catherine Godson, director of the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre will present on the important work being done in the centre.

We will have other speakers on the night, an interactive session with participants, as we would like to hear from you, and a presentation by Prof Donal O’Shea.

This event will be funded by the Health Research Board (ILP-HSR-2017-007).

Spaces limited.


Refreshments will be served.

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SCOPE School Middle East 2018 18th April

Abu Dhabi – ADNEC

Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity

Summary of Events:

  • Modern Approaches to Interdisciplinary Care
  • Human Physiology of Body Weight Regulation
  • Biology of the Reduced Obese State
  • Multidisciplinary Team Management of Obesity in the Middle East
  • Management of Childhood Obesity
  • Lifestyle Intervention for Obesity Management
  • Medicating the Patient with Obesity
  • Bariatric Surgery and Beyond

Full registration details here

Gulf Obesity Summit and Regional Congress 2018

19th-20th April, Abu Dhabi- ADNEC

Achieving the UN targets by 2025

Summary of Events:

World Obesity will host the first regional obesity congress in the Middle East.

The theme is Achieving the UN targets by 2025.

To meet the UN targets for ‘no increase in obesity by 2025’ the region has to invest in effective treatment services and effective prevention measures at local and national level. 

The summit and congress will examine what services will be needed by 2025 and will examine the benefits of different approaches to weight management, weight reduction, and   the prevention of weight gain and weight re-gain.  

The agenda will be delivered by renowned regional and international faculty.  This is a two day congress with a mixture of lectures, discussions, symposiums, abstract presentations,   posters and exhibition. 

Full registration details here

SCOPE School Athens 2018

 16th May 2018, Athens

Advances in Medical Management of Obesity

Summary of Events:

            Advances in Medical Management of Obesity:

  • Making a Diagnosis and Setting Treatment Goals
  • Advances in Lifestyle Intervention
  • Special Dietary Approaches
  • Using Medications Appropriately for Chronic Weight Management
  • Surgical Approaches to Chronic Weight Management
  • Multispecialty Approaches and Chronic Care Across the Lifespan

The agenda will be delivered by two program co-chairs and 6 additional faculty. The program begins at 9:00 and concludes at 16:50.  Lunch is included. The program  uses audience response system (ARS), clinical cases and ample time for discussion and audience participation to maximize clinical relevance to learners. 

Full registration details here

SCOPE School London 2018

11th June, London UK

Obesity is a Disease State: Good Weight Management is Good Disease Management


  • Pathophysiology of body weight regulation and mechanisms of obesity comorbidities
  • Pathophysiologic impact of obesity on liver and improvement with weight reduction
  • Pathophysiologic impact of obesity on the gastrointestinal tract and impact of body weight reduction
  • Pathophysiologic effect of obesity on the pancreas and impact of body weight reduction
  • Pathophysiologic effect of obesity on the heart and lungs and impact of body weight reduction
  • Pathophysiologic effect of obesity on the brain and impact of body weight reduction
  • Pathophysiologic effect of obesity on the kidney and impact of body weight reduction
  • Pathophysiologic effect of obesity on muscle and joints and impact of body weight reduction

Full registration details here

The Intersection Between Exercise, Diet and Genetics in Cancer

April 26th, 2018: 11.00 – 17:00

UCD Conway Lecture Theatre


Join the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT for a day-long multi-disciplinary overview of current knowledge on the impact of nutrition, physical activity and genetics on cancer outcomes, with talks from national and international speakers.

Researchers, investigators, clinicians and everyone interested welcome to attend upon free registration! Coffee breaks & light lunch provided.

Full details and registration here

 “Malnutrition in the Elderly” 

Monday, June 11th, 2018


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Agora 1, Main Building, 3rd floor


The major results of the European MaNuEL Knowledge Hub will be presented.

Full programme details here

Register by mail to e.kiesswetter@vu.nl until May 20th

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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ESPEN Congress 2018

1 – 4 September 2018, Madrid – Spain

On behalf of the Spanish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SENPE), ESPEN would like to invite you to the 40th ESPEN Congress 2018, which will be held for the 4th time in Spain.

Following the Congresses in Barcelona (1987, 2012) and Madrid (2000), the Spanish Society would like to welcome all ESPEN members again to the city of Madrid.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and one of the main European metropolis. It is a captivating city including some of the most visited art museums in the world and a cultural heritage where history and modernity blend effortlessly together. Its bright sunny weather offers the perfect setting for a walk through the wide green areas in the city or any other leisure activity of your choice. In addition to this, the city´s kind-hearted people are active participants in offering visitors a warm welcome.

With the theme “Nutrition without borders” we want to express our interest to explore new topics in clinical nutrition, in different clinical settings, besides the multidisciplinary and worldwide environment of the Congress.

Working in close collaboration with the ESPEN Committee Members, we have developed an attractive program that aims to continue ESPEN’s effort to improve Nutritional Care and Education. With the occasion of celebrating the 40th anniversary of ESPEN Congress and in order to remember the main achievements of the Society during this long trajectory we will “season” the schedule with some special events.

We are convinced that the program of ESPEN 2018 offers a great opportunity for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, nutritionists, scientists and nurse involved in the field of nutrition and metabolism to meet and discuss cutting edge science in an informal atmosphere, strengthening old and sparkling new collaborations.

We sincerely hope to meet you in Madrid in 2018!

Register here

Click on the links below to find events by ESPEN, BAPEN, ASPEN, INDI and The Nutritional Society:

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