About the Society


The Society was not formally established until 1979, nevertheless workshops, courses and related activities were organised intensively during the 70´s. Officially, the Committee for parenteral and enteral nutrition was founded by Zdeněk Zadák and his co-workers in 1979, and the Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in former Czechoslovakia was established in 1985. The broad range of activity of the Society included annual congresses with international participations, educational courses for physicians and nurses, and numerous workshops, lectures and meetings. The Society promoted research and publication activity and it became highly respected within the health professionals. Following 1999, international contacts widespread intensively. The Clinical Nutrition Subgroup, focused especially to dietary practice and food industry, started to work in 1999, and the Society got its actual name – Czech Society of Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care- in 2000.

At this time, the Czech Society for Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care is officially registered by the Czech Medical Society of J.E. Purkyně.

In the whole history, Zdeněk Zadák was the outstanding leading personality who has always been in the centre of activities associated with clinical nutrition and metabolism and who has been promoting research and education. His charismatic person attracted numerous health professionals to the field of clinical nutrition. At the National Congress 2002, he was named Honorary Member of the Committee.

Structure and organisation

The Czech Society for Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care has about 450 ordinary members, consisting of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, researchers, students and company representatives. The site of secretariat is in Prague. The executive committee is elected for a period of 4 years (the last one works from March 2007).

Czech Society for Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care is a major subject relevant to the field of clinical nutrition and metabolism and it promotes:

  • support of basic and clinical research in nutrition and metabolism
  • education for clinicians and nurses
  • updates of guidelines for clinical nutrition and metabolic care
  • support of education of dietitians and dietary care
  • quality control in clinical nutrition


We have a special pleasure to acknowledge, that our national society was charged by the local organisation of the 29th ESPEN congress, which was held from 8th to 11th September 2007 in Prague. It was a great honor for the Czech Society of Clinical Nutrition and Intensive Metabolic Care to host such a leading meeting of the top notch representatives of nutritional and metabolic care and to welcome them in the heart of Europe, in our charming historical city of Prague.

Focuses of activity

  • clinical nutrition and metabolism
  • metabolic intensive care
  • basic and clinical research
  • publication activity
  • supporting the journal Diabetes, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition (bimonthly)
  • home parenteral and enteral nutrition
  • dietary practice
  • post-graduate education of physicians, nurses, dietary professionals, pharmacists
  • scientific meetings (annual congresses, workshops, lectures, meetings)
  • providing and updating guidelines
  • international co-operation with national and international societies

Executive committee

(from 2.3.2007)

Prof. MUDr. Luboš Sobotka, CSc., president
Prof. MUDr. Zdeněk Zadak, CSc., honorary president
Prof. MUDr. Michal Anděl, CSc., 1st vice president
Prof. MUDr. Vladimír Teplan, CSc., 2nd vice president
Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Pavel Těšínský, scientific secretary
MUDr. Eduard Havel, PhD., treasurer
MUDr. Petr Beneš, member
MUDr. Jan Maňák, member
Prof. MUDr. Vladimír Palička, CSc., member
Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Jiří Bonaventura, CSc., member
Prof. MUDr. Antonín Kazda, DrSc., member
Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Pavel Kohout, PhD., member
MUDr. František Novák, member
Prof. MUDr. Vladimír Bláha, CSc., member
MUDr. Václav Pospíšil, member
Prof. MUDr. Terezie Pelikánová, DrSc., member
MUDr. Ivan Novák, member

Audit committee

MUDr. Daniel Nalos, CSc.
Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Jan Kábrt, CSc.
Prof. MUDr. Štěpán Svačina, DrSc.

Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Pavel Tesinsky, Scientific Secretary
Faculty of Medicine 3, Charles University, Ruska 87,
CZ-100 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic
Fax: +420 267 162 710
Tel.: +420 603 422 663
E-mail: tesinsky@lf3.cuni.cz