ASPEN Physician Community

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Updated March 9, 2020. This page is updated monthly.


Interviews of Senior Leaders, Young Rising Stars and International Colleagues in nutrition will be posted monthly. Co-chairs: Dave Evans, Matt Bechtold


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Use directory to find qualified physicians for speaking engagements, publications, research collaborations, etc. Co-chairs: John DiBaise, Martin Rosenthal 

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Encourage and coordinate physician authorship on nutrition related topics in ASPEN journals, books, and other publications. Interested in posting an opportunity? Download our template.
Chair: Sara Bonnes 

Title: Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 6th edition (textbook)
Chapter title: Nutrition Support in Acute Respiratory Failure
Description of request: Dr. David Seres, the author of the chapter in the prior edition, seeks a junior co-author to update the chapter, and to provide ongoing annual revisions under his mentorship. The new co-author should have a  strong familiarity with the practice and science of nutrition support in the ICU, and good writing skills.
Proposed Senior Author (mentor): David S Seres, MD, ScM, PNS, FASPEN
Due date: Author chosen by 4/1/2020, Chapter completed 10/1/2020

Please submit your proposal to:    
Pat Anthony, MS, RD, FASPEN
ASPEN/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 920-9140


Key publications are brief reviews of high-impact/important nutrition studies. If you are interested in contributing a review, please contact Pat Anthony at [email protected].

This month's publication: Dietary Guidance for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease from the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 

Why is this paper important? In the absence of clear data about solid foods beneficial for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), patients are often faced with the need to explore and experiment with tenuous recommendations about foods prudent to consume or avoid. This endeavor is further complicated by the myriad and often conflicting sources of information available in the clinic, in print, and online. This study comprises a systematic effort by the International Organization of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IOIBD) to evaluate existing data and provide consensus-based recommendations on different food components for patients with IBD. Read the review.

Article Reviewer:   
               Berkeley Limketkai                                                               
Berkeley N. Limketkai, MD, PhD         

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Podcast Icon Yellow_SpaceThe Value of Nutrition Support Therapy: Impact on Clinical and Economic Outcomes in the US: JPEN March 2020  Listen

Dispelling Myths and Unfounded Practices About Enteral Nutrition: NCP April. 2020  Listen

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JPEN’s Journal Club

Every issue of ASPEN’s Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), features an article specifically written for journal clubs and to help the participants understand the study design, statistics and analysis of scientific studies. These articles, written by ASPEN member, Ronald L. Koretz, MD, includes questions and talking points to spark discussion and provide a foundation for interesting and engaging meetings.

JPEN Journal Club Articles          Tips for Starting a Journal Club


ASPEN20 Logo_SpaceThe 2020 Physician Course, Comprehensive Nutritional Medicine: Tactical Approaches in 2020, has been canceled. We look forward to bringing the excellent program to ASPEN21 in Denver, CO March 19, 2021. 



For more information on the ASPEN Physician Community, contact Pat Anthony at [email protected] or 301.920.9140.