Abstracts of Distinction

Congratulations to the 2021 Abstract of Distinction Awardees

Hayley Billingsley, MS, RD

Lydia R. Maurer, MD

Debora Melo van Lent, PhD

Theresa Mikhailov, MD, PhD

Osman Mohamed Elfadil, MBBS

Congratulations to the 2021 Poster of Distinction Awardees

Mary Chew, MS, RD

Laura A. Oltmann, RD, CD, CNSC

Fatemeh Ramezani, PhD

Chanel B. Rojas, BS


  • Original abstracts submitted to the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • Encore abstracts and Harry M. Vars Award candidates are not eligible

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts to the ASPEN conference abstract submission site to be considered.
  • All Original Abstracts are automatically eligible. It is unnecessary to opt-in to this competition.
  • ASPEN’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts based on excellence and innovation. 

The Award Includes  

  • Acknowledgement at the Poster Exchanges, Oral Paper Sessions, or Rapid Fire Research Presentations
  • Acknowledgement in JPEN’s publication of conference abstracts