ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference Brings Technology, Patient Safety and Drug Shortages into Focus

ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is holding its ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (ASPEN19) on March 23-26, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ. The annual conference brings together physicians, nurses, researchers, dietitians, pharmacists and other experts who recognize the impact nutrition science has on patient outcomes. In addition to spotlighting advancements in technology, research and best practices, ASPEN19 will include a focus on patient safety and practical ways of dealing with drug shortages.

Knowledge and Advice That Matter  
“ASPEN19 will provide that necessary link between research and practice and care for patients of all ages,” said Conference Program Committee Chair Leah Gramlich, MD. “The Conference also provides invaluable opportunities to participate in roundtable discussions and meet with colleagues from around the world.” 

The following sample of a handful of the conference sessions denote the breadth and depth of the research, best practices and clinical standards that will be presented throughout all four days of ASPEN19:

Evolution and Elevation of Nutritional Care  
ASPEN’s 43rd President, Nilesh Mehta, MD, will kick off the Conference reviewing how the importance of nutritional care has grown over the past 40 years. He will then discuss how “Our Time Is Now” and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

Moving Knowledge Not Patients  
In the ASPEN19 keynote address, Sanjeev Arora, MD, will detail how he is bringing specialty care to rural and underserved populations through Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). 

“Nutrition intervention has been shown to improve clinical outcomes and help reduce complication rates, length and cost of hospital stays, readmission rates, and, in some studies, mortality,” said ASPEN President, Nilesh Mehta, MD. “This annual conference is a mainstay in ASPEN’s work in fostering the research and the interdisciplinary collaboration required for effective clinical nutrition.”

Gain a Professional Advantage  
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ASPEN, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 6,500 members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education. For more information about ASPEN, please visit