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OC-20 Opportunities for elearning – the early nutrition eacademy
  1. Brigitte Brands,
  2. Berthold Koletzko
  1. Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany


The Early Nutrition eAcademy (ENeA) was initiated in 2011 as an e-learning co-operation by the Early Nutrition Academy (ENA) and the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital at the LMU Munich ( ENeA provides e-learning modules accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) on topics in the area of early nutrition by translating the latest international recommendations and scientific findings including international research collaborations such as the European Union funded EARNEST and EarlyNutrition projects, and other co-operating initiatives into direct practical application. Following this mission, ENeA fills the gap of translational application of evidence-based information to foster sustainability of public research and collaboration funding. The modules are conceptualised for the qualification of international healthcare professionals such s paediatricians and gynaecologists, and new investigators who aim at improving healthcare services and fostering their careers in the area of early nutrition.The modules are created and peer-reviewed by leading international experts in the field bringing together a comprehensive knowledge base. With this underlying international network of experts, the ENeA project achieves a high quality standard of scientific evidence based e-learning modules for the qualification of international HCPs. Since project start, more than 6555 users from 151 countries have joined the platform and more than 4,300 German and 3,600 European CME credits have been awarded. A number of regional sub-projects and language versions (Turkish, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish) of ENeA Global have been implemented or started during the last years. Public funding by the European Commission scheme Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education has been received for a 3 year collaboration project (2016–2019, 930,000 EUR, 9 partners) with Southeast Asian (SEA) partners in Thailand and Malaysia to develop and implement a targeted version meeting the needs of SEA healthcare professionals. Experiences gained in the scope of this global e-learning platform, its regional initatives and future development aspects will be presented and discussed in the corresponding congress session.

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