ESPEN Newsletter – October 2023
Dear ESPEN member,
We wish to inform you about lot of new and ongoing activities of your society during the next weeks.
The ESPEN Malnutrition Awareness Week (MAW) is an annual international campaign dedicated to raising global awareness about disease-related malnutrition (DRM), and its profound impact on patient’s wellbeing and public health.
From 6-10th of November, we unite communities worldwide to raise awareness about DRM, educate healthcare professionals from all disciplines ensuring early detection, intervention, and comprehensive care for individuals affected by DRM, monitor quality of nutritional care in healthcare institutions, and advocate for transformative action against this global health challenge.
During MAW several activities are planned which includes webinars, patients and global educations on understanding and importance of malnutrition, nutrition Day worldwide and other perspectives and policies regarding malnutrition awareness. Stay tuned for the ESPEN MAW calendar.
On November 6th the ESPEN webinar in collaboration with European Cancer Organization (ECO) “Nutrition and Cancer: it is time to act” will be conducted at 3 pm CET. The program is available here and you may register here.
On November 8th the ESPEN webinar in collaboration with European Renal Nutrition (ERN) “Optimizing nutrition in renal patients: the challenge of complexity” will conducted at 3 pm CET. The program is available here and you may register here.
Please join the worldwide 1-day audit on nutritional care on November 9th ! Worldwide data collection on nutritional care provided in hospital, nursing homes and for the first time in 2023 in Primary care settings (nutritionDay).
Stay tuned for the new ESPEN fact sheet on Nutrition and Cancer
Also, during ESPEN MAW, your society will launch a malnutrition Policy brief, prepared in collaboration with WHO Europe, disseminate the ESPEN educational material for comprehensive nutrition teaching in medical schools (NEMS) and the social media campaign will be conducted to raise awareness for disease related malnutrition and the importance on nutritional care.
All planned activities which will be organized by the national Clinical Nutrition Societies worldwide will be available in the ESPEN YouTube channel.
All information about MAW 2023 is available here.
From research to bedside, clinical nutrition matters more than ever!
Many clinical teams working in the field of chronic intestinal failure and home parenteral nutrition have been offering patients telemedicine consultations (telephone appointments and video appointments) or face-to-face appointments. We have designed an ESPEN approved survey to assess how these remote ways of working have affected clinical practice and would like to hear from you about the consultations you have with your patients. Your personal information such as your name, email address, and other details will not be recorded. Participation is voluntary and the survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Many thanks for your participation.
Your ESPEN team