Abstracts of Distinction

Congratulations to the 2018 Abstract of Distinction Winners 

Christan Bury, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Cameron Casson, BA
Joy W. Douglas, PhD, RD, CSG, LD
Ranna Modir, MS, RD, CNSC, CDE
Megan Post, MD
Shu Lu, MD
Tiffany Otero, MD
Vijay Srinivasan, MD
Pankaj Vashi, MD
Katherine D. Walton, PhD

Congratulations to the 2018 Poster of Distinction Winners

Margaret Cinibulk, BS
Silvia Figueiroa, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Chanelle Hager, RN
Palle B. Jeppesen, MD, PhD, MS
David Keeler, BSN, RN
Cynthia A. Reddick, RD, CNSC
Ann M. Richards, RD, CNSC
Julia C. Ventura, RD, MSc


  • 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 or Oral Paper Sessions
  • Acknowledgement in JPEN’s publication of conference abstracts