ASPEN Physician Community

The Physician Engagement Committee is charged with growing the ASPEN physician community, both nationally and internationally. View Committee goals and list of members.

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


PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHTS

Interviews of Senior Leaders, Young Rising Stars and International Colleagues in nutrition will be posted monthly.

Co-chairs: Dave Evans, Matt Bechtold

JUNE 2019 SPOTLIGHT: JEFFREY MECHANICK, MD

 

PHYSICIAN DIRECTORY

Determine the feasibility and interest in a physician directory on the ASPEN website. The directory would allow members to find qualified physicians for speaking engagements, publications, research collaborations, etc. Please add your profile to the directory at: nutritioncare.org/PhysicianForm.
 
Co-chairs: John DiBaise, Martin Rosenthal


MANUSCRIPT WRITING MENTORSHIP

Encourage and coordinate physician authorship on nutrition related topics in ASPEN journals (NCP JPEN) and other nutrition related journals.

Co-chairs: Manpreet Mundi and Jill Cherry


KEY PUBLICATION

Energy-Dense versus Routine Enteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill. The TARGET Trial.

Why is the paper important: While study results indicate that an energy-dense formula is a successful strategy for meeting caloric requirements in critical illness, no outcome benefits were realized. The study suggests that feeding less calories is safe and better tolerated than full feeds and leads to a strategy that may pose less risk to the patient in the early phases of critical illness. Read the review.

Article Reviewer:  
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Stephen A. McClave, MD  


PRE-CONFERENCE PHYSICIAN COURSE

The 2020 Physician Course, Comprehensive Nutritional Medicine: Tactical Approaches in 2020, will be held Friday, March 27 at Tampa General Hospital, MacInnes Auditorium, prior to the start of the ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. Details to come in the months ahead. The 2019 Pre-Conference Physician Course, "Clinical Nutrition: Practice Pearls for the Physician" was held on Friday, March 22, 2019. See photos from the event.


MEDICAL PRACTICE SECTION

The Medical Practice Section met on Sunday, March 24, 2019 during ASPEN19.  See photos from the event.


Page last updated: June 11, 2019