García de Lorenzo, A; Rodríguez-Montes, JA; Culebras, JM; Alvarez, J; Botella, F; Cardona, D; De Cos, A; García-Peris, P; Gil, A; Martí del Moral, Amelia
; Pérez-Portabella, C; Planas, M; Ruiz-Santana, S; Russolillo, G; Salas-Salvado, J
The 7(th) Abbott-SENPE Forum is structured facing the new regulations of the European Space of High Education regarding the studies on Nutrition in the different degrees (Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Nursing) and post-doctoral education. A multi-professional and multidisciplinary discussion on the current situation of university education on nutrition, and its capabilities and limitations, is carried out. The value of the role of continuous medical education, the in-house training programme, masters, and of scientific societies is also assessed. It is concluded that there is a need to urge academic authorities, the National Commission of Medical Specialties, the persons in charge of continuous medical education, and scientific societies of the importance of the studies relating to nutrition, feeding, and dietetics at both pre-graduate and post-graduate educational levels, and to implement and develop these studies in their areas of influence.