Welcome Message to ESPEN 2018

Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the European Society of Clinical nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and the Spanish Society of Parenteral and Etereal Nutrition (SENPE), we would like to invite you to the 40th ESPEN Congress 2018, wich 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.


  • Plenary: Cuthbertson lecture and Wretlind Lecture
  • ESPEN Fellowships symposium, 1 Clinical Nutrition symposium
  • Best abstracts session
  • 7 Oral Communications sessions
  • 18 Scientific Symposia


  • LLL Courses | Friday August 31st:
  • 15 LLL courses and 1 TTT-LLL course
  • During the congress: Paediatrics, Renal, Parenteral nutrition, Gastrointestinal
  • 2 Case discussions: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Critically ill septic patient with multi-organ failure
  • ESPEN Guidelines: presentation of new guidelines + two consensus meetings


  • With “full access” registration you will have access to all the captured sessions during ESPEN 2018.
  • Over 80 hours of scientific and educational sessions

Nutritional assessment
Nutritional epidemiology
Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism
Protein and amino acid metabolism
Hormones, mediators and immunity
Vitamins, antioxidants and mineral

Critical Care
Liver and gastrointestinal tract
Nutrition and Chronic diseases
Obesity and the metabolic syndrome
Nutrition and cancer

Nutritional techniques and formulations
Qualitative design studies
Perioperative care

A warm welcome from Madrid

Madrid is the political and financial capital of Spain. The 3.1 million habitants (6.4 million in the region) set Madrid as one of the main metropolis in Europe. It has an excellent hotel capacity and a pleasant climate that confers the city its brightness and warmness. Additionally, the Mediterranean cuisine adds the flavours to all these ingredients. All these characteristics, besides its good value for money, make Madrid an excellent plance for bussinesses and meetings.