The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 5,500 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.
A.S.P.E.N. supports its mission in a variety of ways. On a bi-monthly basis A.S.P.E.N. publishes two highly respected journals, The Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) and Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP). The association’s annual meeting, Clinical Nutrition Week, is the only scientific and clinical conference dedicated to specialized nutrition support research and clinical practice. A.S.P.E.N. also publishes a variety of resources to drive safe, efficacious patient care, including Guidelines, Standards, publications and continuing education programs. Through the A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation, A.S.P.E.N. supports innovation in advancing the science of nutrition support. The Society also works closely with other health care organizations to advance a patient-centered approach to nutrition care and with government agencies to promote the optimal use of nutrition therapies.
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