The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) is dedicated to all issues relevant to the field of clinical nutrition and metabolism and promotes:
basic and clinical research
basic and advanced education
organization of consensus statements about clinical care and care quality control
The aims of ESPEN are to encourage the rapid diffusion of knowledge and its application in the field of parenteral and enteral nutrition or, more broadly, clinical nutrition and metabolism.
ESPEN sponsors a journal and for which it assumes editorial, as distinct from publishing, responsibility.