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ASPEN21 Professional Development Grants

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021-2022 Parenteral Nutrition Early Career Professional Development Grant! 

Melissa Tropico Sy Pediatrics
Melissa Tropico Sy, R.M.T., M.D., DPPS, DPBCN
Metro Davao Medical and Research Center, Inc., Davao City, Philippines
Frances Gail M. Turalba Asia
Frances Gail M. Turalba, M.D., FPCP, DPBCN
UERM Hospital, Manila, Philippines
Hashan Amarathunga Indian Peninsula
Hashan Amarathunga, MBBS, MSc
National Hospital Kandy, Hingula, Sri Lanka
Lindsey Russell Canada/Australia/New Zealand
Lindsey Russell, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, M.D., FRCPC
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Canada
Yahiel Osorio-Alamillo Central/South America
Yahiel Osorio-Alamillo, M.D.
General Hospital of México. “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico

The International Parenteral Nutrition Early Career Professional Development Grants are designed to introduce physicians outside the United States to ASPEN, so they can discover the important role ASPEN plays in their career development. These medical education grants are funded by Baxter International Inc.

The grants are awarded to five (5) early career clinical nutrition physicians interested in enhancing their knowledge and expertise in parenteral nutrition. There will be one grant recipient from each of the following regions: Europe, Central/South America, Middle East/Africa, Asia and Canada/ Australia/New Zealand. At least one grant will go to a pediatric physician.

Grant Criteria:

  • Must be a physician under the age of 35 or within their first five years of clinical specialty; (whichever is later)
  • Must live outside of the United States
  • Completed grant application and provided current CV
  • Submission of a scientific abstract to ASPEN 2021 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference and ASPEN 2022 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (abstract submission is separate from grant application)
  • Statement of current clinical practice and use of parenteral nutrition (PN) in your practice
  • Statement of specific area of interest in PN and what you hope to learn and take back to your country
  • Letter of recommendation from an officer in your country or regional parenteral nutrition society
  • Agreement to provide an article for iPEN, the ASPEN ICNS newsletter on your learnings
  • Agreement to present on a PN topic at your local or national PEN society

The Grant includes:

  • ASPEN membership for two years
  • Registration to attend the ASPEN 2021 Nutrition Science & Practice Virtual Conference 
  • Funding up to US $5,665 to cover:
    • Travel, lodging and registration to attend the ASPEN 2022 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
    • Travel, lodging and registration to attend your local country’s parenteral and enteral association’s 2022 congress

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