ASPEN Physician Community

Welcome! This section of the website is created by the Physician Engagement Committee to highlight activities and resources of value to physicians. Please bookmark this page and return often for new content.

Updated February 19, 2021. This page is updated monthly.

Nutrition Support and Reimbursement Survey
The ASPEN Physician Engagement Committee is conducting a survey on Nutrition support and reimbursement. This survey hopes to better understand the state of nutrition support and capture the key elements that have led to or could lead to a decline in nutrition expertise at your institution. It should take no longer than 5-10 mins to complete. As an approved project of the ASPEN Board, there will be a forthcoming publication. Complete the survey here.


Physician Pre-conference Course: Comprehensive Nutritional Therapy: Tactical Approaches in 2021
Designed to stimulate interest of nutrition in young physicians and demonstrate its importance to patient outcomes. Sessions start with a case presentation and end with a case discussion by the expert faculty followed by Q&A session. Student/trainee attendance is free with proof of training. Please share with your colleagues! March 19, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM and March 20, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  Details 

Medical Practice Section Forum
The ASPEN Medical Practice Section is excited to present their symposium: “From the ICU Bed back to the Office Chair: How Nutrition Supports Disease Recovery in the Critically Ill” as part of the ASPEN21 virtual conference. This program will be an interactive case-based presentation highlighting current treatment algorithms and continued clinical conundrums within the critical care nutrition space. Friday, March 19, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM. Details


Interviews of Senior Leaders, Young Rising Stars and International Colleagues in nutrition will be posted monthly. If you are a physician who works in clinical nutrition and would like to be considered for an interview please contact: Pat Anthony at [email protected]. Co-chairs: Carolyn Newberry, Martin Rosenthal 

Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, KY 

Listen to the interview on SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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Monthly Key Publication Review
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]. Chair: Berkeley Limketkai

This month's publication: Joint association of physical activity and body mass index with cardiovascular risk: a nationwide population-based cross-sectional study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Article Reviewer: Michael Mueller, MD.  Read the review.   

If you would like to write a Key Publications review, please contact Sara Bonnes. For more information see the review guidelines.    

Quarterly Key Publication in
The Physician Engagement Committee in partnership with Nutrition in Clinical Practice will publish thought-provoking and educational nutrition articles spearheaded by physician nutrition specialists. The publication may be a pivotal paper, systematic/narrative review, clinical controversy or clinical dilemma. Proposed article topics will be vetted prior to manuscript preparation. If interested, please contact Jay Patel or Berkeley Limketkai. We are currently seeking authors for September and December 2021.                     



Use this directory to find physicians with expertise in the field of clinical nutrition for research partnerships, speaking engagements, author collaborations, and other academic pursuits. Make sure you are included in the directory. Click here to join. Co-chairs: Steve McClave, Manpreet Mundi 

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Podcast Icon Yellow_SpaceClinical Nutrition Research and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review of the ASPEN COVID-19 Nutrition Taskforce on Nutrition Research: JPEN January 2021. Listen

The Use of Visceral Proteins as Nutrition Markers: An ASPEN Position Paper: NCP February 2021. Listen

Medicare’s Changing Coverage Criteria for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 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


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