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Dear Colleagues,

Metabolic care and clinical nutrition are crucial parts of modern medicine. The holistic approach based on an understanding of the integrative role of metabolism and metabolic pathways is essential for provision of comprehensive metabolic care. 

Consistent education is essential for the dissemination of novel scientific results and their incorporation into clinical practice. The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) has accepted the challenge to organise educational activities for more than 45 years. 

Since 1993 ESPEN has organised educational courses in clinical nutrition and that became basis of educational activities. Each course was modernised and enhanced by a team of enthusiastic and skilled speakers. Thanks to their ideas, the quality of the course rose and it became even more useful for students, physicians, dieticians. The reputation of these courses rose and it has been attended by students from whole Word. Since 2006 the Life Long Learning (LLL) program was implemented, that further improved educational program of the course. Most of speakers are leaders in the field and, together, they represent the best specialists in metabolic care and nutrition. 

This year´s ESPEN course is organised in the historic city of Hradec Kralove. We are sure that informal meetings with experts and opinion leaders will stimulate your interest in research and science in the field of clinical nutrition and metabolic care.  

We are happy to invite you to join this course.

Pavel Tesinsky, Lubos Sobotka, Frantisek Novak