ASPEN's Physician Community

As the leader of your healthcare team, you are expected to be up-to-date on the important nutrition-related research and developments that can drastically improve the quality of life for your patients while also being mindful of costs and readmission rates. ASPEN understands your need for nutrition knowledge and has the necessary resources for you and your team. 


Malnutrition Impacts Your Institution

Did you know that patients diagnosed with malnutrition may have hospital costs and lengths of stay three times higher than those without this diagnosis? Be on the forefront of change at your institution – provide better patient care and reduce costs by staying up-to-date on nutrition support developments.

Reimbursement Assistance

Reimbursement for nutrition services continues to be a hotly debated – and often misunderstood – topic for both physicians and administrators. ASPEN’s Practice Management Toolkit provides assistance regarding reimbursement for nutrition support services and procedures, as well as nutrition support practice management.

A Trusted Group of Peers

It is critical to have a group of fellow physicians on which you can depend on for insight, guidance, and advice. The Medical Practice Section puts you in touch with physician members from all over the world, and your colleagues are accessible 24/7 via LinkedIn Groups.

The Future of Clinical Nutrition

Our growing community of researchers and the presentation of cutting-edge research at CNW has established ASPEN as the leader in clinical nutrition and metabolism. The Society also funds exceptional, early-career investigators through the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation.

Standards for Nutrition Support Physicians

As the leader of your team, you need to be up-to-date on patient assessment, education, care plan development, implementation, clinical monitoring, evaluation, and professional issues. Access the Standards of Practice for Nutrition Support Physicians which addresses professional responsibilities as related to these important items.

Convenient Go-To Resources

ASPEN's Screening and Assessment Tools allow you to quickly access the latest articles, tools, educational opportunities, and websites to screen and assess the needs of your patients.

Physician Nutrition Education

Nutrition education for physicians in the United States is limited in scope, quality, and duration due to a variety of factors. As new data and quality improvement initiatives highlight the importance of nutrition and a generation of nutrition experts retire, there is a need for new physician educators and leaders in clinical nutrition...[continue reading]