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30th year for "The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition".

"The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition" will celebrate it's 30th year in September 2012 (Tuesday 4 - Friday 7 September 2012)

The course was set up in 1982 by course director Dr Val Heatley, a consultant gastroenterologist at the famous St James's University Hospital, Leeds (otherwise known as Jimmy's) until his retirement in 2010.

Previous courses have been extremely successful and well received by between 50 to 100 delegates annually who have attended from all over the UK and from overseas. Over the past 29 years the course has established itself as the major nutrition course in the United Kingdom and Europe, attracting a range of speakers who are recognised specialists in their field.

This success continued in September 2011 at a new course venue on the University of Leeds campus. 74 attendees were able to enjoy the new, purpose built conference and accommodation facilities available to them. Delegates from as far afield as Qatar, Gibraltar, Jersey and Belgium joined those from nearer to home, who represented a wide range of NHS trusts and hospitals, as well as companies such as Brakes Food Services. They also represented a wide range of professions including gastroenterologists, dietitians, doctors, nurses, nutritionists and pharmacists as well as PhD students.

For the 30th anniversary course in 2012, we are planning an exciting programme of topics and internationally recognised speakers. Delegates are able to attend talks on topics relating to the nutritional basics, the gut, nutrition and higher functions, nutritional interventions, paediatric nutrition and hospital nutrition.

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The 30th Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition

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