Nutrition Summer School

General Information

General Information

The summer school is aimed at young researchers, clinicians and other health care professionals interested in developing an academic career in paediatric nutrition.
The nutritional health of children in Europe and across the world is one of the most important concerns. There is an urgent need to develop a platform for the translational medicine from fundamental to clinical research in the field of nutrition in order to provide optimal nutritional advice and care to infants, children and adolescents.

The ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School is designed to
1) offer a comprehensive curriculum on paediatric nutritional research, focusing on current ‘hot topics’
2) serve as an introduction to evidence-based medicine in nutrition
3) provide evidence-based advice on nutrition for infants, children and adolescents in health and illness
4) inform about how to prevent, diagnose and manage nutritional diseases in childhood
5) offer a unique platform for learning and exchange
6) give delegates the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from the expert faculty form various European centres, as well as from participants from around the world.

The course language is English.
 

Registration & Fees

Registration will open in early 2021.

Registration  Deadline: TBC
Registration fee: EUR 125.00

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Applications submitted by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the tool, please contact us at office@espghanCandidates will be selected based on a supporting letter from a Full ESPGHAN member and an abstract that may be selected for presentation during the course. Abstracts may have been submitted to other public meetings previously.

Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office. The number of participants is limited and a selection will be made by the school organisers after the deadline. Priority will be given to ESPGHAN Members.
 

PROGRAMME

Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - Monday, July 05

15:00 - 16:30   Registration and Coffee

16:30 - 17:00   Welcome and Introduction - Brief Introduction by delegates
17:00 - 17:30   Setting the scene – the importance of paediatric nutrition in health and disease
17:30 - 18:15   Assessing nutritional status and malnutrition
18:15 - 19:00   Breastfeeding – the gold standard

20:00                Dinner

Day 02 - Tuesday, July 06

08:30 - 09:15   Special diets in healthy children
09:15 - 10:00    Complementary feeding
10:00 - 10:30    Coffee Break
10:30 - 13:00    Student presentations in groups: 10 mins per student + 5 mins feedback
13:00 - 14:00    Lunch 1
14:00 - 16:00   Workshop I (Each student to participate in all 4 workshops during the course)   
                         1. Parenteral nutrition   
                         2. Enteral nutrition                              
                         3. Preterm nutrition                               
                         4. Nutritional assessment
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30    Workshop 2
18:30 - 19:00    Food preferences & infant feeding disorders

19:30                 Dinner

Day 03 - Wednesday, July 07

08:30 - 10:30   Workshop 3
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45   Nutrition Management on Acute Pancreatitis
11:45 - 13:15   Student presentations in groups (10min + 5min)
13:15 - 14:15   Lunch                         
14:15 - 16:15   Workshop 4
16:15 - 16:45   Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:30   Nutritional Management in cystic Fibrosis
17:30 - 18:15   Nutritin and Gut Microbiota

19:30                 Dinner

Day 04 - Thursday, July 8

08:30 - 09:15   Nutrition in the neurologically impaired child
09:15 - 10:00   Nutrition in IBD
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15   Nutrition in Short Bowl Syndrome
11:15 - 12:00   Nutrition in paediatric intestinal pseudoobstruction and motility disorders
12:00 - 12:45   Nutrition in preterm infants
12:45 - 13:45   Lunch


13:45 - 18:00   Social Activities & Dinner

Day 05 - Friday, July 09

08:30 - 10:00   Student presentations (10min + 5min each)
10:00 - 10:45   Pre-and probiotics
10:45 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00   prevention and treatment of childhood obesity
12:00 - 12:30   Summary and conclusion

12:30                Lunch

FACULTY

coming soon.

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for registered delegates: 

  • Accommodation up to 4 nights (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • Pre-arranged dinners and social programme  
  • Catering throughout the course   
  • Course Material 

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for details.
Phone: +41 (0)22 9000 401
Email: office@espghan.org