Programme and topics


  • Plenary: Cuthbertson lecture and Wretlind Lecture
  • ESPEN Symposia: Research Fellows’ & Clinical Trials
  • Best abstracts session
  • 8 Oral Communications sessions
  • Poster Presentations

Provisional Topics

  • Targeting the gut-liver axis
  • Modulation of gut microbiota to improve clinical outcome
  • Energy metabolism: Benedict-Harris and beyond
  • Gut barrier and metabolic response to feeding in the ICU
  • Nutrition in chronic disease
  • New developments in paediatric nutrition
  • Transition from paediatric pathology care to adult care
  • Preserving mobility in older adults
  • Eating behavior and disorders in clinical nutrition
  • Is there a place for alternative nutrition in cancer?
  • Nutrition and psychiatric outcomes
  • Circadian and sleep-related metabolic disorders
  • Nutrients and drug interactions
  • Fat/fat-free mass crosstalk


LLL Courses: Friday 18th & Saturday 19th August:

  • 16 LLL courses and 1 TTT-LLL course
  • Updated courses on pediatric II, home parenteral nutrition, sports and nutrition in older adults
  • 2 Case discussions: COPD patient and a patient after bariatric surgery

ESPEN Guidelines: presentation of new guidelines & consensus meetings

10 Educational Symposia:

  • Enteral nutrition
  • Liver diseases
  • Nutrition in adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy and congenital myopathies
  • Nutrition in older people
  • Nutrition and bone
  • Vitamins
  • Nutritional consequences of surgery
  • Microbiota
  • Drug-induced alterations of metabolism
  • New technologies to promote clinical nutrition
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Functional bowel disorders
  • Case Discussions:
    • Nutritional support in pancreatitis
    • Traumatic brain injury