Programme and topics

*Version published 8 Aug.  For latest updates, please consult the Online Programme

Main Topics

Sessions marked (SPA) will be simultaneously interpreted from English to Spanish.

Educational Programme

  • LLL Courses | From Friday 31st August
    • 15 LLL courses and 1 TTT-LLL course
    • During the congress: Paediatrics, Renal, Parenteral nutrition, Gastrointestinal
  • 2 Case discussions:
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SPA)
    • Critically ill septic patient with multi-organ failure (SPA)
  • ESPEN Guidelines: presentation of new guidelines + two consensus meetings
  • The role of obesity in cancer survival and cancer recurrence
  • Perioperative care, more than 15 years of ERAS approach (SPA)
  • Best practices to improve the quality standards in nutrition therapy (SPA)
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Dysglycaemia in acute patients with nutritional therapy (SPA)
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (SPA)
  • Lipid emulsions in parenteral nutrition
  • Nutrition in solid organ transplant patients
  • Nutritional management in cystic fibrosis (SPA)
  • Dysphagia in hospital setting (SPA)

Scientific Programme

  • Plenary: Cuthbertson lecture and Wretlind Lecture
  • ESPEN Fellowships symposium, 1 Clinical Nutrition symposium
  • Best abstracts session
  • 7 Oral Communications sessions
  • Paediatrics
  • Nutrition in elite athletes. Medals to health
  • Loss of muscle mass in immobilization and critical illness
  • Protein supply in the critically ill
  • Coping with metabolic changes in patients receiving special treatments
  • The short bowel
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Nutrition, allergy, immunity and infection
  • Nutrition and exercise in the older adult
  • Brown adipose tissue update
  • Diabetes: cradle to grave
  • Nutriepigenetics in health and disease
  • Nutrition and the brain
  • Micronutrients. What is new?
  • Nutrition and pancreatic disease
  • Managing the gut microbiota
  • Adiposity and cancer
  • Environmental contaminants and nutrition

Swiss Association of Dietitians accords 6 points to the ESPEN 2018 Congress – (Friday 2 points, Saturday 1 point, Sunday 2 points and Monday 1 point).