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President’s Address: Our Time is Now! Creating a Path for the Future of the Nutrition Field (R10)

Mar 23 | 4:30PM - 5:45PM

President’s Address (M10)

Join ASPEN’s 43rd president, Nilesh Mehta, MD as he kicks off the ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. Dr. Mehta is currently Director, Critical Care Nutrition, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Quality and Outcomes in the Medical Surgical ICU, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is Associate Professor in Anesthesia (Critical Care) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mehta’s clinical and research focus is on metabolic and nutritional management of critically ill children and its impact on recovery. He has led large international studies, and clinical and translational research in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition. Dr. Mehta has over 100 publications and is the co-editor of the only textbook in this field. In 2015, Dr. Mehta received the ASPEN Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award which honors mid-career investigators who have demonstrated exceptional research productivity and the potential to continue to contribute to the field of nutrition therapy. 

As an active member for 10 years, Dr. Mehta’s contribution to ASPEN includes serving as Chair of the Pediatric  Malnutrition Definition Working Group, Chair of the Corporate Scientific Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the  Research Workshop, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and ASPEN, Director on the ASPEN Board of  Directors, Board Liaison to the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Section and Pediatric Section, and Chair of the SCCM/ ASPEN Working Group for Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Guidelines. 

Dr. Mehta received his medical degree from the T.N. Medical College, University of Bombay, India. He completed  his post-graduate training in pediatrics in the United Kingdom, and the Boston Combined Residency Program,  Boston MA. Dr. Mehta completed a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. 

In his presidential address, Dr. Mehta will take us on a trip down memory lane to remind us of the beginning of  ASPEN, review some of the milestones during its 40+ year history, describe the challenges and opportunities  that lie ahead, and provide a framework for the next 50 years. 

You will not want to miss Dr. Mehta’s dynamic and engaging president’s address!

Nilesh Mehta, MD, Director, Critical Care Nutrition, Associate Medical Director, MSICU, Director of Quality and  Outcomes, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

LEARNING LEVEL: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-007-L04-P
CE CREDIT: 1 hour

This session is part of the ASPEN19 Virtual Conference