EFCNI at the Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN

The 51st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 9 to 12 May 2018. At the EFCNI booth, our colleagues Johanna and Philine represented the foundation and informed participants about our general work and current projects.

Johanna Walz, Professor Berthold Koletzko and Philine Jaeger introducing the EFCNI factsheet on Parenteral Nutrition

Johanna Walz, Professor Berthold Koletzko, Philine Jaeger

In addition, we used this congress to launch several new publications:

• The position paper and toolkit for promoting human milk banks are now available in English. Both publications were developed by an interdisciplinary project Scientific Advisory Board with the aim to support clinical centres in the setup and operation of human milk banks. After positive feedback from other countries, the position paper and toolkit were translated into English, but still, need adaption to country-specific conditions

• Our new factsheet “Why the first 1,000 days of life matters” deals with the period between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday. The four-page factsheet highlights the enormous impact of this time period on the health and wellbeing of unborn babies, infants, and young children, as well as on pregnant and lactating women.

• The EFCNI factsheet “Parenteral nutrition in preterm and ill babies” describes the feeding therapy that provides nutrition through the veins to babies who cannot (yet) be adequately fed by mouth or through a feeding tube.

As we want to ensure widely accessible information for all stakeholders in the field of maternal and newborn care, EFCNI provides all publications free of charge at

We warmly thank all experts and partners who made these publications possible.