Research Initiatives

By supporting many research initiatives and programs, A.S.P.E.N. promotes the field of metabolism and nutrition support therapy. A.S.P.E.N. showcases and awards the latest research at Clinical Nutrition Week, funds exceptional, early-career investigators through the A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation, and offers professional networking opportunities for researchers.

Abstracts
ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference Abstracts

ASPEN’s annual education and research conference – the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference - issues a Call for Abstracts each summer. Investigators from around the world present cutting edge research or best practice abstracts in poster exchanges, oral paper sessions, symposia, and workshops.

Research Awards and Achievements

A.S.P.E.N. believes that recognition through awards stimulates research and fosters improvement in the quality of published professional articles. Since 1978, A.S.P.E.N. has been recognizing excellence in research and encouraging investigators through our research awards program.

Research Workshop

Since 1985, ASPEN’s Nutrition Science and Practice Conference Research Workshop has been a mainstay within the nutrition research community that highlights important and controversial topics in clinical nutrition.

The goals of the Research Workshop are to foster communication and collaboration among investigators throughout the world, explore potential applications to clinical practice, and target promising areas for future investigation.

A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation Grants

Since 1994, the A.S.P.E.N. Rhoads Research Foundation has provided preliminary funding for promising new research in the fields of nutrition, metabolic support, and related areas of clinical nutrition. The Foundation is named in honor of Jonathan Rhoads, MD for his pivotal role in the field of specialized nutrition support.

Research Toolkit

A.S.P.E.N. offers a Research Toolkit to its members.  This resource assists emerging researchers and clinicians who are interested in advancing the science of clinical nutrition and metabolic support and who wish to contribute to the body of evidence used to improve patient outcomes.

Research Section
A.S.P.E.N. Member Research Community

The Research Section serves the needs of today’s research professionals by providing a forum for networking and collaboration.  Members may contribute to the advancement of clinical nutrition and metabolic research and/or use resources available from A.S.P.E.N. or developed by the Section.