Editor(s): Dr Jacques Duranteau, Dr Martin Dünser, Dr Annika Reintam Blaser, Dr Richard Beale .
A symposium organized by Nestlé Nutrition Institute was held in conjunction with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Summer Conference – Trauma Update in May 2012. The meeting was chaired by Dr Jacques Duranteau and Dr Martin Dünser, and leading experts discussed the important aspect of enteral nutrition in trauma. Dr Annika Reintam Blaser reviewed evidence suggesting a beneficial effect for the implementation of early enteral nutrition. Dr Richard Beale discussed evidence and practical aspects of glutamine supplementation in clinical practice.