On 4 July 2018, experts from various European countries came together in Munich, Germany, for the EFCNI roundtable on neonatal parenteral nutrition. Parenteral nutrition is a feeding therapy that provides nutrition through the veins to preterm or severely ill babies, who cannot (yet) be adequately fed by mouth or through a feeding tube.
Among the 15 experts who attended the roundtable were neonatologists, pharmacists, and parent representatives from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Hungary, and Germany. The goal of the roundtable was to develop a concept for a position paper, which will highlight the importance of this life-saving treatment for preterm and severely ill babies and present strategies that support the implementation of the ESPGHAN guidelines as well as the development and implementation of national guidelines accordingly. Within the next months, the expert panel will write the position paper. Stay tuned for regular updates.
We would like to thank all participants for the fruitful discussions, their valuable contributions, and ideas. A warm thank you also goes out to Baxter for supporting this project with an unrestricted educational grant.
Moreover, we would like to draw your attention to our new factsheet on parenteral nutrition.