the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, announces that
Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP, has taken office as its President for the 2019-2020
term. He assumes the leadership role from Nilesh Mehta, MD, who served as
ASPEN’s 42nd President.
Chan is a professor of pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy at the University of
Washington, a member of its Interdisciplinary Faculty of the Graduate Program
in Nutritional Sciences, and a full faculty member of the University’s Graduate
School. He mentors graduate students across disciplines, including the
Nutritional Sciences Program at the UW School of Public Health and Community
Medicine. Dr. Chan is a Board-Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist. He recently
completed his term as the chair of the Specialty Council in Nutrition Support
for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.
Chan’s primary research focus is on the absorption kinetics of micronutrients
and drugs after bariatric surgery and other GI tract repairs. He is also
interested in micronutrient deficiencies, critical care nutrition, and general
health and nutritional management after bariatric and intestinal surgery.
active member of ASPEN since 1996 and Board member for the past three years, Dr.
Chan has chaired the Research Committee, served as an
associate editor for the Journal of
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and has been a regular presenter at the
ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conferences. He previously served as the
director of education on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Society for
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Chan received ASPEN’s Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist Service Award
in 2013 in recognition of his contributions to the Association and his
leadership roles at both the local and national level.
Chan is a passionate and effective educator, as indicated by the graduate
students at the University of Washington twice presenting him with the School
of Pharmacy’s Gibaldi Excellence in Teaching Award. ASPEN will benefit from his
experience and leadership as we work to improve and expand the field of
nutritional support,” said ASPEN CEO Wanda Johnson, CMP, CAE, FACEhp.
believe there is a lack of training programs in nutrition support therapy for healthcare
professionals at all levels, especially in connecting science and practice. This
creates unnecessary barriers in optimizing patient care. There is a need
for integrated training programs that not only expand patient care skills but
also focus on competency and professional accountability,” said Dr. Chan.
“ASPEN is uniquely positioned to break down these barriers and provide the
training that will not only enhance the field but also attract new
more information about ASPEN, its Board of Directors, publications, and
training programs, visit www.nutritioncare.org.
About the American Society for Parenteral and
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is dedicated to
improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition
support therapy and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary
organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition
therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 6,500
members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses,
nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students, and other
health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice,
research, and education. For more information about ASPEN, please visit www.nutritioncare.org/.