Original Abstract Awards

Harry M. Vars and Promising Investigator Awards

The Harry M. Vars Award serves as a tribute to Dr. Vars and his pioneering developments in parenteral nutrition.  This award honors an Early Career Investigator who has submitted a top-scoring, original abstract to the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference and who has demonstrated excellence via a manuscript and oral presentation at ASPEN's Premier Paper Session.  ASPEN will award the Promising Investigator Award to the runner-up in the competition.

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Research Trainee Awards

The Research Trainee Awards honor investigators still in training, who have submitted top-scoring abstracts to the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference.

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International Abstract Research Awards

The International Abstract Research Awards honor international investigators who have submitted top-scoring abstracts to the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference. 

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Research Workshop Travel Awards

The Research Workshop Travel Awards honor Early Career investigators who have submitted top-scoring abstracts to the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference that aligns with the year’s Research Workshop topic. 

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Abstracts of Distinction

These awards are given to the first authors of top-scoring, Original Abstracts accepted for presentation at the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference.

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Best of ASPEN Awards

Awarded to the top-scoring abstracts in each of the primary categories presented at the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference.

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