ESPGHAN Summer School on Nutrition 2015

Paediatric Nutrition: Science & Practice
Clare College, Cambridge; July 5th-10th 2015

This education activity was supported by educational grants generously donated by:

The ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School 2015 was held in the beautiful surroundings of Clare College, Cambridge. The 45 students (10 male, 35 female), from 16 countries, covered a range of specialties and included trainees in Paediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology, General Paediatrics, Neonatology as well as Dieticians, Nutritionists and basic scientists working in the field of nutrition.  Students attended lectures and participated in workshops delivered by 11 Faculty members (all current or previous members of the Committee on Nutrition).

They also had the opportunity to present their own data in sessions chaired by fellow students, and received feedback on presentation and content. There was a high level of interaction and discussion between students and also between students and Faculty, enhanced by social activities which included punting on the river Cam, a walking tour taking in famous scientific sites in Cambridge, dinners in and out of the College, and after-dinner events in the bar with music and dancing provided by students and Faculty!

The curriculum aimed to provide practical, up-to-date information on the nutritional management of healthy infants and children as well as those with specific underlying illnesses, but also to develop the skills necessary to practice ‘evidence-based nutrition’ including study design, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, and communication of findings including presentation skills. One of the highlights of the summer school was the entertaining guest lecture by Professor Alan Lucas (himself a Fellow of Clare College) on ‘how to give a lecture’ which was appreciated by the Faculty as well as by the students.

The course received high ratings from students, including 5/5 for choice of venue, 4.5/5 for selection of topics, 4.3/5 for the balance between lectures and discussions and 4.4/5 for the quality of discussion and interaction. The mean score awarded for lecture content was 4.4/5.0 and for presentation 4.3/5.0.

Summer school presentations are available for participants only! Click here!