Dear Colleagues,

A very warm WELCOME to the 26th ESPEN Congress to be held in Lisboa, the enchanting riverside capital city of Portugal; film-directors labelled Lisboa “the white city”, you will verify that ochre and pastel colours just seem whitish given the special southern light.
The atmosphere is relevant for any successful event. We want the 2004 Congress of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism to be memorable for everyone involved from all continents: we provide the enjoyable setting and the diversified Program to win over your enthusiastic participation.

Prof. Maria Ermelinda Camilo
Prof. Antonio Sousa Guerreiro
Prof. Marilia Cravo
Chairman Scientific Committee
Dr. Regina Lourenco
Chairman Educational Clinical Practice Committee