Abstracts of Distinction

Congratulations to the 2020 Abstract of Distinction Winners 

Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, MD
Lindsay Dowhan, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
Amy Gates, RDN, CSP, LD
Mark Hartney, MD
Erika Johnson, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Heather Lazarow, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Emily Nagel, PhD, RD, LD
Mohamed Tausif Siddiqui, MD
Katri Typpo, MD, MPH
Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN

Congratulations to the 2020 Poster of Distinction Winners

Quintin Broussard, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCNSP
Adrian Lawrence, PharmD, BCPS
Joseph Runde, DO
Kristina Stodola, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC


  • Original abstracts submitted to the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference
  • Encore abstracts and Harry M. Vars Award candidates are not eligible

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts to the ASPEN conference abstract submission site to be considered.
  • All Original Abstracts are automatically eligible. It is unnecessary to opt-in to this competition.
  • ASPEN’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts based on excellence and innovation. 

The Award Includes  

  • Acknowledgement at the Poster Exchanges, Oral Paper Sessions, or Rapid Fire Research Presentations
  • Acknowledgement in JPEN’s publication of conference abstracts