Lyon, France – 13 September 2023
On 13th September 2023, several stakeholders gathered during the ESPEN Congress to present and discuss how advancing nutritional care for patients with cancer in Europe.
“We don’t want to make noise – We want to create a voice!” (Alessandro Laviano, Chair of the ESPEN Task Force on cancer). We can only advance cancer care – for the benefit of cancer patient, her/his quality of life, and society as a whole – only by working all together.
We now have effective tools to treat cancer-related malnutrition and we all have to be committed to the implementation of nutritional interventions in clinical practice.
What we have available for cancer now, from policies to clinical practise, can be transposed to any other disease or condition to tackle malnutrition
To mark its 15th grant anniversary, the 2023 MNI Grant was awarded, by MNI President during the same session, not to one but to two very ambitious projects:
- ‘Passport to health. Nutritional self-assessment. Empowerment of the patient and primary care health professionals.’ submitted by Polish Society for Parenteral, Enteral Nutrition and Metabolism (POLSPEN).
- ‘Structured Medical Nutrition Training to identify Malnutrition’ submitted by India Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN).
The 2024 MNI Grant criteria were also announced.