Why the N (Nutrition) was Added in the EAGEN Acronym?

Tomica Milosavljević, Mirjana Kostić-Milosavljević
2019 Digestive Diseases  
Nutrition has been neglected for a long time as an important factor in the pathogenesis of digestive diseases, but also in the treatment, despite Hippocrates long ago insisted "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." New insights into the importance of nutrition in the emergence of disease, and especially in the field of prevention of diseases of the digestive tract, impose the need to pay special attention to the nutrition field. The goal of nutrition as one of the focuses of
more » ... he focuses of European Association on Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN) activities means awareness of the importance and the goal of making nutrition knowledge a part of comprehensive gastroenterologist's continuous education. All the above arguments directed the EAGEN to have nutrition (N) - in the name of the organization - acronym, on an equal basis with clinical gastroenterology (G) and endoscopy (E). Key Messages: "Nomen est omen" - The name is a sign, the name speaks for itself; that is, the best explanation for a name change in the fifth decade of organization's existence and activity, such as pointing to the direction of future activities and priorities.
doi:10.1159/000505288 pmid:31851966 fatcat:5qlvh3ncorhgfbqblr4mq3vsym