“Advancing nutritional care for patients with cancer in Europe: progress and perspectives” ESPEN Congress, 13 Sep 2023 – Lyon, France

Are you attending the ESPEN Congress in person or online? If yes, do not miss the multi-stakeholder session on advancing nutritional care for patients with cancer in Europe & the MNI Grant Ceremony.

This event – hold within the framework of the ESPEN Congress – is gathering experts from various stakeholders to discuss progress and perspectives on how advancing nutritional care for patients with cancer in Europe. The 2023 MNI Grant will be awarded during the same session.

Rocco Barazzoni, ESPEN Chair, and Annemieke Van Ginkel-Res, EFAD President (European Federation of Associations of Dietitians), will welcome the audience, introduce the importance of nutritional interventions in cancer care and its transfrerrability to other disease areas. Alessandro Laviano, Chair of the ESPEN Task Force on cancer, will moderate the session highlighting the importance of cooperation and the importance of each stakeholder in the fight against cancer. Richard Price, Head of Policy at European Cancer Organisation (ECO), will highlight the work done at EU policy level and various initiatives and how to include nutritional care into the picture. Jann Arends, member of both ESPEN and ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology), will introduce the relevance of both ESPEN and ESMO guidelines on nutrition for cancer patients and the role of multi- disciplinary cooperation. Diana Cardenas, ESPEN member, will highlight milestones and progress on the ambitious goal by key PEN societies across the world to establish nutritional care as a human right. Olle Ljungqvist, Chair of ENHA (European Nutrition for Health Alliance), will intriduce their initiatives to enhance implementation at European and national level.

MNI President, Angelika Müller, will announce the 2023 MNI Grant winners. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the MNI Grant, a short video will be played during the session to celebrate all past winners and some will provide advice to future applicants for a successful submission. The 2024 MNI Grant criteria will be announced at the end of the event by MNI Executive Director, Catherine Hartmann.

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