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ASPEN24 Justification Toolkit

Convince Your Supervisor That You Should Attend the Conference!

So, you’d like to attend the ASPEN 2024 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference—where nutrition professionals and researchers gather to explore and tackle challenges; connect with nutrition experts, thought leaders, and peers; learn about evidence-based best practices and cutting-edge research; and earn continuing education credits—but you aren’t sure how to ask for support and approval.

This ASPEN24 Justification Toolkit will help you prepare the best proposal to attend and—most importantly—help you focus on what you will bring back to the organization as a return on their investment. There’s a conference schedule that lists the sessions, a worksheet where you can outline the conference offerings most relevant to your organization/institution and expected expenses, and a sample email to use in your request to attend the conference.
Benefits of Attending ASPEN24
Feel free to add a few of these benefits to your email requesting approval from your supervisor.

The ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference is four days of nutrition-focused education, cutting-edge research, and networking. Exchanging ideas and inspiring and learning from one another as a community is essential to advancing the field of nutrition support.

The Conference Program Committee—made up of members from every discipline—plans the conference with you and your pressing issues in mind and creates an unparalleled interdisciplinary education curriculum.

It’s a once-a-year opportunity to have so many experts under one the same roof—researchers, educators, prescribers, and industry and thought leaders—so you can have your questions answered in one place.

The ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference provides many opportunities to network and collaborate with fellow physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses or to seek advice from other professionals in your specialty.

Conference participants gain valuable knowledge from the education and research sessions, small workshops, skills labs, roundtables, and poster presentations. There’s also the chance to meet with vendors at the product expo. You’ll return to your institution with new evidence-based research, best practices, tools, and resources to share with your team and colleagues.

By attending ASPEN24, you are investing in yourself and your team—nutrition support professionals working alongside researchers, advocates, and other nutrition experts—to help improve patient care and outcomes.

    Tips to Save Up to $500 on Registration

    Become an ASPEN member and pay the member rate for registration. An ASPEN membership also includes access to clinical nutrition experts, mentors, and peers; subscriptions to the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Nutrition in Clinical Practice; discounts on education resources and events; growth opportunities through volunteer projects; research grants; awards and recognitions; and more!

    Register early for the lowest rate and chances to win additional conference perks. Early registration ends December 12, however, anyone who registers before November 14 will be entered in weekly drawings for additional conference perks!