Parenteral Nutrition Masterclass

MARCH 4 - 6, 2024

General Information

General Information

Over the course of a 3-day, 2-night stay, our focus will be on addressing the various challenges associated with parenteral nutrition in the pediatric patient population.
Our comprehensive agenda will cover a wide array of topics, including macro- and micronutrient intake, the merits and drawbacks of personalized versus standardized parenteral nutrition approaches, and the application of parenteral nutrition in patients with special needs.

Additionally, we will provide hands-on training sessions for the insertion of venous lines in skill stations. Throughout the event, we have allocated time for in-depth discussions on the challenges related to parenteral nutrition. These will take place in workshops and round table discussions, featuring panels of experts in the field.
Our primary objective is to bring together professionals from different specialties who are involved in the care of children requiring parenteral support and nutrition. This diverse group includes neonatologists, pediatric intensivists, gastroenterologists, pediatricians, dietitians, and nurses. By doing so, we aim to foster an environment where experiences and best practices can be openly shared and ultimately benefit the well-being of our pediatric patients.

The course language is English.

This course is part of the ESPGHAN Education Partner Programme.

Application & Fees

Registration Deadline: Capacities are maxed out at this point and registration is therefore closed. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please contact us

Participation Fees: 
General participation fee: EUR 100.00

Kindly use the online registration form on this page. Registrations by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the online tool, please contact

Registrations will be accepted on a 1st come, 1st served basis, up to a maximum of 40 delegates. Please be aware that the course might be full before the registration deadline, in which case your name will automatically be added to the waiting list.

Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal email confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office. 
ESPGHAN Members may attend two courses per year and non-members may attend one course before becoming members of the society. 

Delegates are expected to attend the full course and arrange their travel according to the course schedule. 


Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - March 04 2024


14:00-14:15 Welcome 

14:15-15:00 Carbohydrates- Hypoglycemia-Hyperglycemia-Insulin (E. Verduci)

15:00-15:45 Protein- impact on growth and neurodevelopmental outcome (M. Saenz de Pipaon)

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:00 Lipids and Lipid Emulsions (N. Haiden)

17:00-19:30 Skill Station: Tipps and Tricks for PICCS Discussions (all faculty)

17:00-19:30 Skill Station: Best practice: Ultrasound guided implementation of central lines (all faculty)

17:00-19:30 Skill Station: Interactive TPN prescription (all faculty)

Networking & Dinner

Day 02 - March 05 2024


08:30-09:00 Fluid management preterm infants (M. Saenz de Pipaon)

09:15-10:00 Na/K/Cl (L. Norsa)

10:00-10:45 Ca/P/Mg (F. Savino)

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 Interactive Workshop: How to prevent metabolic bone disease- cases (M. Saenz de Pipaon))

12:15- 13:00 Trace elements (S. Hill)

13:00- 14:15 Lunch

14:15- 15:00 Special Patients: Post surgery, cardiac patients, trauma and burns (S. Moltu)

15:00- 15:45 Fat and water soluble Vitamins (J. Bronsky)

15:45- 16:15 Coffee Break 

16:15- 17:45 Interactive Lecture (B. de Koenig)
Standardized versus individualized prescription/ ready to use bags/compounding/incompatibilities

Networking & Dinner

Day 03 - March 06 2024

09.00-09.45  Transition PN-EN (J. Falconer)

09.45-10.45  Special patients: short bowel syndrome (L. Norsa)

10.45-11.15  Coffee Break

11.15-12.00  How to set up home TPN (S. Hill)

12.00-12.45  Long term PN complications (J. Köglmeier)

12.45-13.00  Wrap up and farewell 

13.00-14.00  Lunch

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for onsite delegates: 

  • Accommodation up to 2 nights (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • Pre-arranged dinners and social programme  
  • Catering throughout the course   
  • Course Material



Please be aware that ESPGHAN will be taking photos and/or videos at this event. By registering and attending this Masterclass you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns


If you have any questions, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for details.
Phone: +41 (0)22 5934732 / +41 (0)22 5934732