ASPEN's International Member Community

Welcome to ASPEN's international member community. Here is where you can find all resources pertaining to your international membership. As an ASPEN member you can take advantage of the resources you need to make sure your patients receive the best possible care. Whether it's keeping up-to-date on the latest developments in clinical nutrition, earning continuing education (CE) credit through our professional development programs, or connecting with peers, ASPEN has what you need to excel in the field of nutrition support.

Ryan Hurt-Vienna Declaration Signing

Vienna Declaration

ASPEN is pleased to sign on to this important declaration on the Human Right to Nutritional Care. It is a global call to policymakers, medical organizations and civil society organizations for urgent action against disease related malnutrition. See press release. Click the image on the right to view a larger version.

Clinical Nutrition and Human Rights: International Position Paper

The International Working Group for Patients’ Rights to Nutritional Care, of which ASPEN is a member, presented its position paper on nutritional care as a human right that is intrinsically linked to the right to food and the right to health. The paper discusses the importance of a human rights-based approach to clinical nutrition and to developing a moral, political, and legal focus for nutrition care. Watch the short video on the right to learn more.

Download a PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the position paper. (English presentation; Spanish presentation)

Childhood Obesity Prevention Videos

FELANPE has just released a 2-part video series on the Prevention of Childhood Obesity.  The short videos are in Spanish and available here

Cartagena Declaration Video

FELANPE has released a short video explaining the Cartagena Declaration, an international declaration on the right to nutritional care and the fight against malnutrition. The declaration was signed by all FELANPE presidents on May 3, 2019. Watch the video here.  

Specialty Sections 

Ibero-Latin American Section (ILAS) 

The purpose of the ILAS is to disseminate information on nutrition support therapy with the intent of empowering providers with the necessary knowledge to provide better quality patient care for those individuals requiring nutritional support, particularly for Spanish/Portuguese speaking professionals. 

International Clinical Ethics Section (I.C. Ethics) 

The purpose of the ICES is to achieve a patient-centered focus in the management of nutrition support (artificial nutrition and hydration), including options not to provide the therapy for patient.

International Clinical Nutrition Section (ICNS)

The purpose of the ICNS is to support and encourage international healthcare professional's involvement in ASPEN and establish a forum for the exchange of ideas and practices worldwide. 

Join a section and connect with your peers through Member Connect

Global Nutrition Partnership Program (GNP)

The Global Nutrition Partnership Program (GNP) allows international sister societies from countries classified by the World Bank as low or middle income economies to have a group of their members join ASPEN for a reduced membership fee.

Continuing Education

ASPEN has collaborated with the Scientific Investigations and Global Network of Scientists (SIGNS) to offer ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course virtually to healthcare professionals. SIGNS, a global leader in virtual health training and research, focuses on improving skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals in resource-poor countries.

ASPEN's first ever Spanish Bundle. Learn more about recent scientific advances and practice recommendations in clinical nutrition by immersing yourself in the best sessions from ASPEN’s annual conference and earn your Certificate of Completion for each topic area.

Primero Bundle jamás Española de ASPEN. Más información sobre los últimos avances científicos y recomendaciones prácticas en nutrición clínica por sumergirse en las mejores sesiones de la conferencia anual de ASPEN y ganar su Certificado de Cumplimiento para cada área temática.

ASPEN Membership Dues

Member Type Dues

Physician Members 


Professional Members


Trainee/New Practitioner* 




Physician members include MD, DO and DVM.

Professional members include dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, PhDs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. 

Non-Health professionals please pay the Physician rate.

* Trainee/New Practitioner membership is available to those who are within two years of graduation or receiving licensure to practice in the field. All those completing paid internships, fellowships, or residencies may apply as trainees. Copy of licensure information or letter from program director is required with application. Trainees and New Practitioners receive ASPEN journals in electronic format only via Sage Journals Online. View Eligibility Chart  

** Student membership is available to undergraduate and graduate students taking a minimum of 12 credit hours and all those completing unpaid internships, capstone experiences, or any form of prerequisite training for graduation from a degree-granting institution. Students must include a letter from your school’s dean or department chair confirming your status and will receive ASPEN’s journals in electronic format only via Wiley Online Library. View Eligibility Chart  

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ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference Attendees

Connect with clinicians from all over the world at the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. Join multidisciplinary peers for the premier conference dedicated to clinical nutrition and metabolism research, best practices, and trends. 

International Nutrition Support Societies

Learn about clinical nutrition practices practices around the globe. Below are links to organizations throughout the world that are dedicated to clinical nutrition support research and practice.

Asociación Argentina de Nutrición Enteral y Parenteral (AANEP)
Asociación Chilena de Nutrición Clínica, Obesidad y Metabolismo (Chile)
Asociacion Colombiana de Nutricion Clinica (ACNC) 
Asociación Salvadoreña de Nutrición Enteral y Parenteral (ASANPEN)
Canadian Nutrition Society - Societe canadienne de nutrition (CNS)
Colegio de Mexicano de Nutrición Clínica y Terapia Nutricional A.C. (Mexico)
European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)
Federación Latinoamericana de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral (FELANPE) 
India Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN) 

Indian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ISPEN)
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA)
Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (Pakistan)
Philippine Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (PhilSPEN)
Sociedade Brasileira de Nutrição Parenteral e Enteral (SBNPE)

Sociedad Cubana de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo (Cuba)
Sociedad Dominicana de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo (SODONUCLIM)
Sociedad Dominicana de Nutricion Enteral Y Parenteral (SODONEP)
Turkish Society of Clinical Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition (KEPAN)