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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!

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APRIL 8-10, 2019

Congress Director: Francesco Rubino 
Program Co-Chairs: William Cefalu, David Cummings, Lee Kaplan, Philip Schauer

Following the success of the last edition of the World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes (WCITD), this exciting event is returning to New Yorkon April 8-10, 2019. 

Join us to discuss the latest developments in bariatric/metabolic surgery, novel GI-based interventions for type 2 diabetes, and the role of the gastrointestinal tract in metabolic regulation. 

A specific goal of this edition is to develop a roadmap of policy initiatives for the proper implementation of global guidelines on surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes, developed during WCITD 2015 through the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II) in London, and now endorsed by over 50 scientific organizations worldwide. 

We will also discuss the role of misconceptions and stigma of obesity as barriers to advancing both care and funding of research in the field. 

Program highlights include:

  • State-of-the-art lectures
  • Panel discussions among clinicians, scientists, and policy makers
  • Original abstract presentations
  • Consensus development sessions on guidelines implementation, definition of diabetes remission, standards for surgical innovation
  • Symposium on roles of the gut in the physiology and pathophysiology of glucose metabolism
  • Symposium on obesity stigma aimed at developing an agenda of educational initiatives to end discrimination against people with obesity and related diseases

I hope that you will join us for this exciting event designed to change policies, practices, and the way we think about diabetes and obesity


Prof. Francesco Rubino, MD, Congress Director

Chair, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

King’s College London, London, UK

Full details here

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