EASL–ESPEN Nutrition in liver disease

Course details

Modules (5)

Course Duration:

10 hours

You can start, leave and pick up where you left off at your own pace!

Course Credits:

Up to 10 CME credits

Assessment & Awards:

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About this course

This EASL-ESPEN course will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and best practice guidance on the assessment and management of nutrition in liver disease. Comprising five modules, the course is presented by some of Europe’s leading experts in nutrition and liver disease. It begins with an introduction to the concept of malnutrition and overnutrition in liver disease, before guiding you through key assessments, recommended tools, and the incorporation of exercise into a treatment programme. Each module is standalone, so you can pick and choose according to your interests and watch at your own pace.

Benefits for learners

  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Self-directed learning
  • CME from the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)


  • Learners will be introduced to the concept of malnutrition and overnutrition in liver disease and their consequences
  • Learners will review the main obstacles to valid nutritional assessments in liver disease
  • Learners will gain an understanding of the methods and tools used for nutritional screening and assessment in liver disease
  • Learners will review the methods used for dietary assessment in liver disease
  • Learners will be given guidance in the assessment of muscle function and frailty
  • Learners will gain an understanding of how to approach the need for lifestyle and dietary changes in liver disease, and the methods used to help achieve them
  • Hepatologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • General practitioners
  • Dieticians, nutritionists & physiotherapists with interest in liver disease management

1. Concepts of nutrition and nutritional risk (2 hours, 2 CME credits, release date: January 2021)

with Prof. Alessandro Laviano, Prof. Johann Ockenga, Prof. Manuela Merli, Prof. Sara Montagnese & Prof. Alastair Forbes

2. Nutrition and muscle mass assessment  (2 hours, 2 CME credits, release date: March 2021)

with Prof. Alessandro Pinto & Prof. Michele Di Martino

3. Assessment of muscle function (2 hours, 2 CME credits, release date: April 2021)

with Prof. Alastair Forbes, Prof. Johann Ockenga, Prof. Manuela Merli & Prof. François Durand 

4. Assessment of dietary intake and management of nutritional problems (2 hours, 2 CME credits, release date: May 2021)

with Prof. Zelber-Sagi, Prof. Manuela Merli, Prof. Johann Ockenga, Prof. Sara Montagnese & Prof. François Durand 

5. Exercise in liver disease (2 hours, 2 CME credits, release date: August 2021)

with Prof. Diethard Monbaliu, Stefan De Smet, Leen Schepers & Jonas Vanbekbergen

  1. In each module, you will need to complete all the Pre Knowledge Checks to determine your current level of understanding. This is not counted as part of your grade for this course.
  2. After completing a Pre Knowledge Check you can view the main content related.
  3. After completing the main content you will unlock the Post Knowledge Check. You must pass this to complete the module.
  4. Once you pass all the Post Knowledge Checks you will need to provide some module feedback in order to unlock your Module Certificate and your CME Credits Certificate.
  5. Continue with the next module.

The course is available through desktop and mobile devices on all internet browsers (e.g. Safari, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox). You can also take this course using the Moodle app, please follow the below instructions if you are running the app for the first time. If you have already access the EASL Campus via the Moodle app, just go to step 5:

  1. Download the free Moodle app from your favourite application store.
  2. Launch the app and under "Your site" enter: easlcampus.eu/courses.
  3. Choose "Log in using your account on: EASL".
  4. Enter the credentials of your MyEASL account. If you do not have an account yet, please create one for free here.
  5. Click on the three dots icon at the bottom right corner of your screen and select "Scan QR Code". 
  6. Scan the below QR code to access this course: 
  7. Start the course.

Completing this course will grant you with an EASL "Certificate of Completion" and up to ten European CME credits as well as experience points to collect the topic-related and bookworm badges.

About the authors

  • Prof. Manuela Merli

    Course director

  • Prof. Alessandro Laviano

    Course director

  • Prof. Laurence Genton Graf

    Course director