Nice, France from Sunday 5 September to Wednesday 8 September 2010

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The Congress in Nice, France took place from 5 September to 8 September 2010

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Welcome to Nice, the capital of Côte d'Azur, for the 32nd Congress of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism!

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Twelve years have passed since the last ESPEN Congress organized in Nice by the Frenchspeaking society, a huge success that many delegates may remember.

We now look forward to welcoming you to the 32nd Congress of Clinical Nutrition andMetabolism (5-8 September 2010), for exciting scientific news and debates, a comprehensive educational programme,interactions with nutrition professionals and researchers, and also to taste the famous Mediterranean cuisine and joie de vivre.

Founded by the Greeks and further developed by the Romans, the ancient city "Nikaia" now ranks with its surroundings as the 5th largest city in France with almost 1 million inhabitants.

Besides its dynamic and flourishing local economy, Nice has reached the 2nd position for tourism in France after Paris, with more than 3 million visitors each year. The local experience for hospitality is unequalled, with more than 10 000 hotel rooms, an international airport with direct flights to nearly 40 different countries, a world renowned Congress centre voted best congress centre in Europe.

Since centuries, visitors from all over the world wander through the quaint streets of Nice.Painting by Georges Flanet

Against a backdrop where the colours of the sea, the sun and the surrounding hills are always present, Nice seduces by its liveliness, its beautiful ochre-coloured facades, its picturesque markets and most of all by its authenticity. An early morning walk through the flower, fruit and vegetable markets of the old city is an important moment of pleasure for the senses: flowery, spicy and sweet perfumes, a festival of colours on the market stalls, tasting local specialities in the sun…
City of art and culture, Nice has been home to many a Grand Master: Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani, Utrillo, Dufy, Renoir, Chagall, Matisse, Flanet all succumbed to the charm and elegance of the city. Today Nice offers 19 internationally renowned museums. You will also enjoy the new tramway to reach the convention centre anddiscover all the changes it has brought to the city. Moreover, the back season may be the best time to enjoy Nice and its surroundings, with all the features of summer (including swimming in the Mediterranean sea) but with far lesser tourists.

Finally, Nice is also an important centre for Nutrition, with a department in the University Hospital and several famed research labs, and houses the seat of the French-speaking Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (SFNEP) as well as regular working meetings of ESPEN committees and council.

Let us join together for Excellence in Science, Practice and Education in Nutrition, in Nice

The Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Pierre Déchelotte, President
Dr Jean-Pascal De Bandt, Vice President
Prof. Eric Fontaine, Scientific Committee
Prof. Stéphane Schneider, Educational Committee
Prof. Noël Cano, Chairman SFNEP