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Promote and advance your research at ASPEN20! It is the premier venue for sharing groundbreaking research, complex patient cases, and best practices with researchers and interdisciplinary clinical nutrition professionals!

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Abstracts-Poster-1-ASPEN19Submission Guidelines:

Download and read the submission guidelines carefully before submitting an abstract for ASPEN20.

Submission Dates and Fees:

Submission opens – July 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM ET
Submission closes – October 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET
Early bird submission fee: $50; July 2 – September 18, 11:59 PM ET
Standard submission fee: $100; September 19 – October 2, 11:59 PM ET

Abstract Submission Site:
To submit an abstract, please visit the ASPEN20 submission site or type the following URL directly into your browser: Then follow the instructions provided on the webpage.

Acceptance Criteria:

  • Abstract submitted in English, including tables/charts and figure 
  • Relevance and uniqueness of the study or presentation to the field of nutrition therapy and metabolic support
  • Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts that: address unique or emerging nutritional issues; contribute new information to the field; show strong applicability to or improvement of nutrition therapy practice or metabolic support
  • Clarity of the introduction, hypothesis, or purpose for the study or presentation
  • Quality of the research design and methodology
  • If relevant, the hypothesis is clearly stated
  • Methods are clear and appropriate
  • Sufficient sample size to validate conclusions
  • Investigators took measures to control for threats to validity and reliability
  • Validity and sufficiency of the data
  • Enough data or findings to form conclusions
  • If relevant, statistical analysis of the data is appropriate
  • Study was completed
  • Relevance of the conclusions to the data
  • Case studies and vignettes are exempt from the requirement for extensive data; however, must be unique, providing learning points or unusual clinical presentations
  • Abstract carefully reviewed for spelling, grammar and formatting
  • Abstract is free of promotional material, and it is not commercial in nature
  • Brand names for products or services are not mentioned in the title, but may be mentioned once in the methodology section
Review Process:
The ASPEN Abstract Review Committee conducts a rigorous peer review of all abstracts submitted. There will be no reconsideration of non-accepted abstracts. Abstracts are selected for poster presentations or oral presentations, and may additionally be selected for poster presentations at the Research Workshop. There is no refund of the submission fee if the abstract is not accepted.
Abstract Awards:

Investigators who submit abstracts to the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference 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.

Research Workshop Travel Awards:
 Honor early-career investigators who have submitted top-scoring abstracts that align with the 2020 Research Workshop, "Novel Nutritional Status Biomarkers"

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.

ASPEN19 Abstracts:

Vars Candidates, Trainee Awards, Best of ASPEN, International Awards, Abstract of Distinction, Posters of Distinction, and all other abstracts are now available in the March 2019 issue of JPEN in the online supplement through Wiley Online Library.

Once on the page:  
Scroll down to the blue Supporting Information section and click on the down arrow. Then click on the filename, jpen1511-sup-0001-ASPEN19-ABSTRACTS.pdf. Once the file opens 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.
How to Cite: 
(2019), ASPEN NUTRITION SCIENCE AND PRACTICE CONFERENCE: Phoenix, Arizona, March 23 – 26, 2019. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 43: 445-445. doi:10.1002/jpen.1511. 
Abstract Acceptance Criteria 
Frequently Asked Questions  
Poster Instructions  
Abstract Reprint/Distribution Permission Request Instructions 
Abstract PowerPoint Template 
*Abstract submission fees are administrative and not meant to be punitive in nature. Abstract submission fees are not refundable for any reason.