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Research Abstracts

Abstract Submission Period for ASPEN22 Opens July 1

ASPEN will be accepting research abstracts for the ASPEN 2022 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference on July 1 – September 29, 2021.


Congratulations to our ASPEN21 Abstract Winners

Investigators who submit abstracts to the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference during the regular submission period are eligible to apply for several prestigious abstract awards. Please confirm your eligibility for awards using the submission guidelines document above.

Harry M. Vars and Promising Investigator Awards: Honor early-career investigators with the best research presentations.

Research Trainee Awards: Honor investigators still in training who have submitted top-scoring abstracts.


Best of ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Abstracts:
Awarded to the top-scoring abstracts in each of the primary categories presented at the conference.

  • Parenteral Nutrition Therapy
  • Enteral Nutrition Therapy
  • Malnutrition, Obesity, Nutrition Practice Concepts and Issues
  • Critical Care and Critical Health Issues
  • GI and Other Nutrition and Metabolic Related Topics
  • Pediatric, Neonatal, Pregnancy, and Lactation

Abstract of Distinction: Honor first authors of top-scoring abstracts.

International Abstract Research Awards
: Honor international investigators who have submitted top-scoring abstracts.

JPEN Abstracts CoverView ASPEN21 Conference Abstracts in JPEN
Available abstracts (included previous years) of Vars Candidates, Trainee Awards, Best of ASPEN, International Awards, Abstract of Distinction, Posters of Distinction, and all other abstracts can be accessed here in Wiley Online Library


Once on the page:
  1. On the conference abstracts page, you should see a header of "ASPEN Abstracts by Year". From here you can scroll down and click on the blue, linked conference/abstract year you would like to view. This will take you directly to the journal volume including the published abstracts as "Supporting Information"
  2. On the linked abstract page, scroll down to the blue “Supporting Information” section to check for additional abstract files by clicking on the down arrow.
  3. Once you have identified the file, click on the filename and the file should open.
  4. From there you may download and save the file to your personal electronic device.

    Please Note: Adobe Acrobat or another similar PDF file opener will be necessary to open this file. If you experience difficulty downloading the PDF, please access the webpage from another internet browser and try the download again. Some years may require member log in to view the full content.

Example of How to Cite:

Bellissimo M, Jones DP, Martin GS, Alvarez J, Ziegler TR. 944668 ‐ Plasma High‐Resolution Metabolomic Phenotyping of Lean Mass in Working Adults. Abstracts. ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference: March 20–23, 2021 (Virtual). JPEN J Parenter EnteralNutr. 2021 Mar;45(S1):S39-S40.