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Premier Paper Session and Vars Award Competition (M20)

Monday, March 4 • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

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ASPEN is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. This session features the best peer-reviewed research abstracts submitted for inclusion in the ASPEN24 conference. This is your opportunity to hear firsthand about the latest research that helps shape clinical practice in nutrition support.

All the individuals who give presentations during this session are vying for the prestigious Harry M. Vars Award. This award serves as a tribute to Dr. Vars and his pioneering developments in parenteral nutrition and is given annually for the best original research presentation by an early-career investigator at the ASPEN conference. The award recipient will be determined during the conference by votes submitted by ASPEN24 conference participants and by the ASPEN Research Committee’s thorough review of manuscripts submitted by qualified candidates as well as the candidates’ presentations during the conference. The award recipient will be announced at the Rhoads Research Lecture and Award Ceremony on Tuesday morning. Come cheer on the candidates and hear the best of the best research at ASPEN24!

Intestinal Barrier Function and Tight Junction Protein Differences in Human Milk vs Infant Formula-Fed Neonatal Piglets 
Megan Follett, MS, RD, PhD Student, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Changes in Free Fatty Acids and Metabolomics With a Fish Oil Fortified High Protein Peptide-Based Formula in Home Enterally Fed Patients: A Pilot Study
Osman Mohamed Elfadil, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Carbohydrate and Wound Healing in Critically Ill Burn Patients
Asia Nakakura, MS, RDN, CNSC, Deputy Chief of Nutrition, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Association Between Malnutrition and Post-Acute COVID-19 Sequelae: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Jana Ponce, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Propyl Acetate Inhibits Excessive Autophagy via AMPK/mTOR Signaling Pathway and Protects the Intestinal Barrier During Parenteral Nutrition in Mice and Caco-2 Cells
Jiwei Wang, PhD, Chief Physician, Department of General Surgery, Digestive Disease Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, Guizhou

April Church, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Manager of Clinical Nutrition Services, Asante Nutrition Services Department, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford, OR

Ajay Jain, MD, DNB, MHA, Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology; Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation; Director, Health First Program; Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SLUCare Group at SSM Health, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

CE Credit: 2 hours
Level: Advanced
UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-053-L99-P