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President's Address: Shaping the Trajectory of Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (HPEN) From 1970-2030 and Beyond (TH10)

Thursday, April 20 • 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM PT

In Person SessionVirtual Session

Join ASPEN’s 46th president, Ryan T. Hurt, MD, PhD, as he kicks off the ASPEN 2023 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. Dr. Hurt, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, is the director of the home parenteral and enteral nutrition program for the Mayo Clinic and serves as the vice chair of the Division of General Internal Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and serving his residency and chief residency in internal medicine there, Dr. Hurt pursued both an MS and PhD in physiology and biophysics. In 2012, he returned to his hometown of Rochester, MN, and joined the Mayo faculty. He recently completed his MBA and MA in leadership from Augsburg University. 

Seeing the value of the care delivered by Mayo’s home parenteral nutrition team, Dr. Hurt expanded the program to include home enteral nutrition patients to provide them with the same access to 24-hour care and support.

Dr. Hurt focuses his research on clinical nutrition, the pathophysiology of obesity, the effects of long-term PN and EN, and the use of telehealth in home nutrition support.

Dr. Hurt’s interdisciplinary leadership skills and expertise in the management of complex medical conditions are evident in his successful development and deployment of a home monitoring program for Mayo Clinic patients with COVID-19. This work, which required coordination with health departments in four states, has reached more than 50,000 patients. Dr. Hurt has also expanded his research to include the evaluation and management of patients with long-term consequences of COVID-19 which commonly referred to as Long COVID.

Dr. Hurt has devoted much of his career to education. Since 2013, he has been a program director for the Nestlé Nutrition Clinical Fellowship. Each year, he helps develop and implement the core nutrition curriculum to educate and engage fellows in nutrition. At Mayo, he lectures second year medical students on nutrition and all residents who rotate on the GI service. 

An ASPEN member since 2007, Dr. Hurt has served on the Board of Directors for the past three years, chaired and co-chaired the Conference Program Committee, and been a member of the Nutritional Education National Task Force and the Physician Engagement Committee. He is also active in the Kentucky chapter of ASPEN, and served as president for more than 6 years.

Dr. Hurt was co-editor of the third edition of the ASPEN Parenteral Nutrition Handbook and has contributed to numerous book chapters. In addition, he has served as section editor of the International Journal of Academic Medicine and contributing editor to Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

Dr. Hurt’s presidential address will focus on home parenteral and enteral nutrition from the early years through what may come in the near future.  Join ASPEN and Dr. Hurt as we kick off ASPEN23!


  1. Identify the origins of home parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN) 
  2. Describe how HPEN has changed the treatment of those patients with intestinal failure
  3. Identify common complications that can arise with HPEN
  4. Summarize innovations and changes for HPEN practice

    Ryan T. Hurt, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

    CE Credit: 1 hour 
    Level: Intermediate 
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-044-L99-P 

    Ryan T. Hurt, MD, PhD
    Ryan T. Hurt, MD, PhD
    ASPEN President