ESPGHAN Master Class in Clinical Enteral Nutrition

Application Deadline: 07.09.2018

Registration Fee

Registration Fee (50.00€)

Master Class in Clinical Enteral Nutrition 

“Enteral Nutrition for neonates, infants and children” 

Two-day course  

Dear colleagues,  It is our great pleasure to invite you to ESPGHAN Master Class in Clinical Enteral Nutrition „Enteral Nutrition for neonates, infants and children” in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb.  

This course aims to complement successfully finalized ESPGHAN Master Class in Clinical Parenteral Nutrition held in Rotterdam in March this year. 

We are all aware that nutritional support became integral part at all levels of neonatal and pediatric care. Furthermore, new evidence and knowledge increased rapidly in the past decades. All that was recognized by ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition which, therefore, organizes this two-day Master Class with goal to share knowledge and expertise in enteral nutrition.  

The aim is to gather different specialties treating children requiring enteral support and nutrition including neonatologist, pediatric intensivists, gastroenterologists, pediatricians, dietitians and nurses with aim to further share experiences and practices.  

Looking forward to welcoming you all in Zagreb from November 21-23, 2018.    

On behalf of ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition,

Iva Hojsak   

Educational goals: 

The course organizer is the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. The focus is on reviewing the current knowledge on pediatric enteral nutrition (EN) in different settings (NICU, PICU, pediatric wards).  

Aim of the course is to gather different specialties treating children requiring EN and discuss modalities, type of feed and possible complication. Clinical cases will be presented by both the faculty and the participants. Thus, participants are asked to submit clinical case prior to the course, and selected cases will be presented and discussed during the course.  


The course is aimed at all professionals involved in providing pediatric EN. No specific background is requested. Expected number of participants 40 participants.  


Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Croatia;  


From Wednesday November 21st, 2018 (2:00 pm) to Friday November 23rd, 2018 (1:00 pm)  


Members of the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition, and other experts including dietitian, intensivist, psychologist. 

Travel and accommodation:  

Participants are expected to pay their own travel, and to pay a nominal fee of 50€ for the course. The fee includes accommodation and food as well as the social activities and course. 

Registration fee: 50 EUR 

Application procedure:

  • Access to the workshop is subject to application and submission of case report abstract is expected.
  • Number of participants is limited therefore, register in advance to secure your seat
  • Application should include: an abstract of case report and a short CV (please indicate whether you are an ESPGHAN member) 

Case report Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Language: English

Abstract word count: maximum 400

Details of authors: presenters name to be included and underlined

Presentation: selected clinical cases will be presented during the course orally (maximum time for presentation 7 min +7 min discussion)  

Preliminary program 

Wednesday November 21st, 2018 

14:00-14:30 Welcome 

14:30-14:50 Physiology of GI system (Flavia Indrio) 

14:50-15:10 How to determine most suitable nutritional intervention? (Tena Niseteo) 

15:10-15:50 How to determine nutritional status and when and how to measure micronutrients? (Kostas Gerasimidis) 

15:50-16:10 Clinical case 

16:10-16:30 Coffee break 

16:30-17:10 Enteral nutrition – type of formula? (Elvira Verduci) 

17:10-17:50  How to provide enteral nutrition – site, mode route? (Iva Hojsak) 

17:50-18:10 Clinical case    

19:00  Departure for dinner

Thursday November 22nd, 2018 

09:00-10:00 Enteral feeding – how to overcome complications?    Theoretical and practical issues (Sanja Kolaček and Gordana Bukovina) 

10:00-10:30 Mode and type of feeding for premature infant (Magnus Domellof) 

10:30-11:00 Clinical case 

11:00-11:30 Coffee break 

11:30-12:00  Post-discharge nutrition in high risk neonates (Nicholas Embleton) 

12:00-12:30 Enteral nutrition in surgical neonate (gastroschisis and diaphragmatic hernia…) (Alexandre Lapillonne) 

12:30-13:00  Clinical case     

13:00-14:00 Lunch   

14:00-14:30 Enteral nutrition in intestinal failure (Sanja Kolaček) 

14:30-15:00 Enteral nutrition in liver disease (Joerg Jahnel) 

15:00-16:15 Clinical cases in one or two groups (neonatal and pediatric) 

16:15-16:45 Coffee break 

16:45-17:15 Enteral nutrition in IBD (Jiri Bronsky)  

17.15-17.45 Enteral nutrition in cystic fibrosis (Christian Mølgaard)   

18:30 Dinner   

Friday November 23rd, 2018 

09:00-09:45 Enteral nutrition in ICU (Koen Joosten) 

09:45-10:15 Nutrition in neurological impairment (Iva Hojsak)  

10:15-10:45 Clinical case 

10:45-11:15 Coffee break 

11:15-12:00 Tube weaning (Tena Niseteo, Mara Vukadin, Ivana Bukovina) 

12:00-12:30 Clinical case 

12:30-13:00  Concluding remark  


Alexandre Lapillonne, France 

Christian Mølgaard, Denmark 

Elvira Verduci, Italy 

Flavia Indrio, Italy 

Iva Hojsak, Croatia  

Jessie Hulst, Netherlands 

Jiri Bronsky, Czech Republic 

Kostantinos Gerasimidis, UK 

Magnus Domellöf, Sweden 

Nickolas Embleton, UK 


ESPGHAN members: 

Joerg Jahnel, Austria 

Koen Joosten, Netherlands 

Sanja Kolaček, Croatia 

Tena Niseteo, Croatia 


Local Faculty: 

Gordana Bukovina, Croatia

Ivana Bukovina, Croatia

Mara Vukadin, Croatia

Declarations of Conflict of Interest of the Scientific/Organising Committee members: