Education Programs and Conference Events

Clinical Nutrition Week is the premier forum for clinical nutrition research and education, featuring robust and relevant evidence that impacts your practice now and in the future. 

Read full course description in the preliminary program.

Schedule at a Glance


Saturday, February 18
6:00 am - 7:30 pm Registration
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Pre-conference Courses
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Corporate Satellite Symposia
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm President's Address and Honoring of Dr. Stanley J. Dudrick with ASPEN's Lifetime Achievement Award
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm CNWExpo Grand Opening Night Reception
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm Corporate Satellite Symposia


Sunday, February 19 
6:00 am - 7:30 am Corporate Satellite Symposia
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 9:15 am Keynote Address
9:15 am - 2:00 pm CNWExpo Opens
10:30 am - 12:00 pm  
  Medical Management of Adult short Bowel Syndrome
  Food as Therapy vs. Foe: Understanding the Food We Eat
  2017 Pediatric Critical Care Guidelines
10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
  Late-Breaking Studies Clinical Nutrition
  Basic Skills in Parenteral Nutrition Management
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch in the CNWExpo
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Poster Presentations
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  
  Nutrition and Metabolism Research Paper Sessions
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  
  Enteral Access - Hot Topics and Hands-On Updates
  Micronutrient Supplementation for Parenteral Nutrition Dependent Adult and Pediatric Patients
  The Gut Microbiome from Infancy to Adulthood
  Roundtables
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Persistent Inflammation Immunosuppression Catabolic Syndrome
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Section Community Forums
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Corporate Satellite Symposia
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Lifetime Achievement Award Gala


Monday, February 20
6:00 am - 7:30 am Corporate Satellite Symposia
7:00 am - 7:45 am ASPEN Town Hall
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 10:00 am Dudrick Research Symposium - Pediatric Intestinal Failure: Frontiers in Intestinal Adaptation
10:00 am - 2:30 pm CNWExpo Opens
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Gastrostomy Tube Boot Camp
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Premier Paper Session and Live Vars Award Competition
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch in the CNWExpo
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm  
  Malnutrition Prevalence and Outcomes: State of the Art Science Across the Lifespan
  Tube in or Tube out - Practical Points to Think About
  Challenges in Providing Nutrition Support to the Critically Ill Patient with End Stage Organ Failure: A Case-Based Approach
  The Future of Nutrition Education: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Innovative Techniques
  ESPEN Session: Hot Topics in Clinical Nutrition
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm  
  Protein, Muscle and ICU Outcomes
  Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Pediatric and Adult Populations
  Healthcare Economics for the Nutrition Support Professional
  Noncompliance in Nutrition Support
  Roundtables
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm Section Community Forums
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Corporate Satellite Symposia


Tuesday, February 21 
6:00 am - 7:30 am  Corporate Satellite Symposia
6:45 am - 8:00 am Section Community Forums
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 9:15 am Rhoads Research Lecture and Awards Ceremony: Clinical Research in an Age of Collaboration - Together We Can do Bigger and Better!
9:45 am - 11:15 am  
  Intestinal Failure and Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease (IFALD/PNALD) - When to Worry
  Pediatric Basic Skills Lab
  Parenteral Nutrition Appropriateness Consensus Recommendations
  Managing Nutrition Support in the EHR Era - We're all in this Together!
  Optimizing Nutrition Therapy: Crossing Borders - Tackling Barriers
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm  
  Nutrition in the Aging of Personalized Medicine
  Basics of Interpreting Acid-Base Status with and without Blood Gases
  Introduction to and Update of Intestinal Transplantation
  To Feed or Not to Feed: Ethical and Palliative Considerations for Nutrition Support
  Understanding Large Clinical Trials: How can we be Informed when the Results are not Definitive? 
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm  
  Choose the Right Vascular Access Device for Hospital and Home - What is the Evidence? 
  Nutrition at the Extremes: When and What Should I feed the Patient?
  Clinical Nutrition in Critical Care: New Insights
  Password: A Gameshow of Inter-Professional Nutrition Support Communication
4:30 pm CNW Concludes

Disclaimer: Educational program and times subject to change