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ASPEN19 Abstracts

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Contribute to the cutting-edge research initiatives presented at the ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference by submitting an abstract which demonstrates the latest innovations and practice implications.

There will be ONE abstract submission period for the 2019 conference. Late-breaking abstracts will not be accepted. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline of October 02,2018  to be considered for the conference.

Original and Encore Abstract Submissions
Opens – July 02, 2018
Closes – October 02, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET
Submission Fees: 
     - Early Bird: $50* through September 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET
     - Standard: $100* from September 19, 2018 – October 02, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

Learn more about abstract submission guidelines.
Original abstracts: Unpublished basic or clinical research and data, practice abstracts, retrospective studies, vignettes, or case studies.

Encore abstracts:
Abstracts previously presented at another conference or previously published in a peer-reviewed journal no more than six months prior to the ASPEN Nutrition Science and Practice Conference abstract submission deadline of October 02, 2018.

Original investigative abstracts will be reviewed for oral or poster presentations and may be eligible for Original Abstract Research Awards. All accepted abstracts and awarded abstracts are published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN).

Abstract Awards

Investigators who submit abstracts to the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference are eligible to apply for several prestigious abstract awards:

Abstract of Distinction: Honors first authors of 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

Harry M. Vars and Promising Investigator Awards: Honors early-career investigators with the best research presentations. (Original abstracts submitted by early career investigators are eligible)  

Research Trainee Awards: Honors investigators still in training who have submitted top-scoring abstracts. (Original abstracts submitted by trainees are eligible) 

International Abstract Research Awards: Honor international investigators who have submitted top-scoring abstracts. (Original abstracts submitted by investigators residing outside the US are eligible) 

Research Workshop Travel Awards: Honors early-career investigators who have submitted top-scoring abstracts that align with the 2019 Research Workshop, "The Relationship between the Intestinal Barrier and Chronic Disease."(Original abstracts submitted by early career investigators are eligible)   

Abstract Acceptance Criteria 
Frequently Asked Questions  
Poster Instructions  
*Abstract submission fees are administrative and not meant to be punitive in nature. Abstract submission fees are not refundable for any reason.

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Publication Update:

Vars Candidates, Trainee Awards, Best of ASPEN, International Awards, Abstract of Distinction, Posters of Distinction, and All other abstracts are now available in the February 2018, Volume 42, Issue 2 of JPEN in the online supplement through Wiley Online Library. 

Once on the page:
Please click on the PDF symbol in the upper left hand corner. Then click on "Supplements" in the top tool bar. Lastly, click on the abstracts in the supporting information pop-up window which should allow you to download the PDF Of all of the abstracts listed above.