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Peggi Guenter Excellence in Clinical Practice Award Lecture: From Curiosity and Eagerness to Passion: Moving the Malnutrition Needle (M30)

Monday, March 4 • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

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Most every new clinician practicing in nutrition support enters their practice environment with wide open eyes and a sense of curiosity as they encounter new patient and clinical experiences. As clinicians expand their expertise, they often identify challenges they are eager to address. Eagerness turns to passion as the desire to affect change grows. Malnutrition has sparked curiosity and interest in many. And in some, it has become a passion. As a result, many major achievements have occurred both in the United States and globally that have the capability of moving the needle favorably to achieve better outcomes for our patients. This session will highlight how curiosity, eagerness and passion have led to successes in addressing all aspects of malnutrition care now and in the future.


  1. Describe ASPEN’s historical efforts to address malnutrition in hospitalized patients.
  2. Outline outcome benefits when adequate malnutrition care is provided. 
  3. Detail recent successes in malnutrition care from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.


Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist; Nutrition Support Dietitian, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, New Albany, OH

Catherine Larson-Nath, MD, CNSC, Associate Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation Program; Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-056-L99-P

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Ainsley Malone, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN

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