Training in the PG-SGA© is important to become familiar with all components of the PG-SGA©. On this website you will find background information about the PG-SGA©, to explain the rationale, process and scoring system of the PG-SGA© and PG-SGA Short Form©.

The PG-SGA/Pt-Global Platform (co-)organizes PG-SGA Training Courses globally. Below please find the reviews, as well as recent and upcoming courses.
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“A fantastic working day on this excellent tool! It was a pleasure to meet Faith Ottery and Harriët Jager-Wittenaar. Thank you all for coming, organized and contributed to this session about the PG-SGA. I am sure that it was a very important step increasing the knowlegde about the PG-SGA and for future developments!”
– Teresa Amaral, Associate Professor, University of Porto

“I was present at the PG-SGA training course in December in 2015 in Porto, Portugal. It was a very interesting and productive course: I was able to learn all about the PG-SGA, and the nutritional screening and assessment of patients. The course was very interactive, everyone had the opportunity to participate and ask questions, and there was even a practice session with a real patient!  I was also present at the PG-SGA training course in May 2016, also in Porto. In addition to the previous programme, in this course there was also a panel discussion about the application of the PG-SGA across various settings: nursing homes, primary care and hospitals, with experiences in the first person by our colleagues.  I would recommend this course to everyone interested in learning about a global nutritional assessment of patients and in being one step ahead in its practice.”
– Sandra Cristina Gomes Silva, Nutritionist, CEO O Vegetariano

“I had the great opportunity to attend the PG-SGA training course in Porto twice. The first training course in December 2015 was the first real contact with this excellent screening and nutritional assessment tool. Finally and thanks to João Pedro Pinho and Sandra Silva we now have this tool validated for the Portuguese language.
Till the next training course in May 2016 I studied the tool and it was even more special because I had the opportunity to question all my doubts to the two marvelous persons Faith Ottery and Harriët Jager-Wittenaar.
I work in an oncology setting as a dietitian and I am using the Portuguese version of the PG-SGA since May 2016. I use it especially for nutritional assessment and monitoring my patients.
It was a pleasure to meet Faith Ottery and Harriët Jager-Wittenaar and especially so grateful for the science they shared with all of us.
PG-SGA, the more I use it, the more I see how useful it is. So, do it!”
– Sónia Cabral, Nutritionist, Instituto Português de Oncologia, Porto

PG-SGA Training Courses

► 16 November 2016, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Belo HorizonteOn Wednesday 16 November 2016, the Brazilian National cancer Institute (INCA) and the Sociedade Brasileira de Nutrição Oncologica organize a pre-congress PG-SGA training course, prior to the V Congresso Brasileiro de Nutrição Oncológica.

Time: 9.00 – 17.00
Location: Centro de Convenções do Ouro Minas Palace Hotel, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

For more information and subscription, please view the program.

► 14 May 2016, Porto, Portugal

City of Porto

On Saturday 14 May 2016, the Portuguese Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (APNEP) and Gabinete de Nutrição e Alimentação do Centro Hospitalar do Médio Ave, E.P.E will organize the second PG-SGA training course in Porto, Portugal.

Time: 9.30 – 16.00
Location: Hospital Santo Antonio, Auditório Prof. Doutor Alexandre Moreira, Porto, Portugal

For more information and subscription, please view the program.

► 11 May 2016, Groningen, The Netherlands

Seminar 2016

On Wednesday 11 May 2016, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences will organize a seminar: Malnutrition: an interdisciplinary problem?

Time: 12.45 – 17.30
Location: Meerwold, The Netherlands
For more information and subscription (deadline 22 April), please view the program.