Best of ASPEN Awards

For each of the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference primary abstract categories: Parenteral Nutrition; Enteral Nutrition; Malnutrition/Obesity/Nutrition Practice Concepts and Issues; Critical Care; GI and Other Nutrition and Metabolic-Related Topics; and Pediatric/Neonatal/Pregnancy/Lactation, the presenting author of the top-scoring abstract will be acknowledged with a certificate and the abstract will be published in the ASPEN conference issue of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Vars candidates are ineligible for these awards. 

Congratulations to the 2024 Best of the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference Awardees

Best of ASPEN – Parenteral Nutrition Topics

Sierra D. Chichester, RD, LDN, CNSC
Associations Between Composition of Home Parenteral Nutrition and Sleep Patterns

Best of ASPEN – Enteral Nutrition Topics

Brittney Patterson, MS, RD-AP, CNSC
A Novel Nutrition Support-Specific Order Validation in the Electronic Medical Record for Safer Tube Feeding Regimen Selection in Critically Ill Patients

Julie M. Geyer, RD-AP, CNSC
Victory for Volume-Based Enteral Nutrition

Best of ASPEN – Malnutrition Topics 

Carla Prado, PhD, RD
Accuracy of a Novel Portable Indirect Calorimetry Device in Women With Breast Cancer

Best of ASPEN – Critical Care Topics

Lu Ke, PhD
Early Protein Delivery in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Kidney Injury: A Post-Hoc Analysis of a Multicenter Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Chin Han Charles Lew, APD, PhD
The Association Between Malnutrition and Higher Protein Delivery on Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients: A Post-Hoc Analysis of the EFFORT Protein Randomized Trial

Best of ASPEN – GI Topics

Astrid Verbiest, MSc
The Long-Acting GLP-2 Analog Apraglutide Reduces Parenteral Support Needs in Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome With Intestinal Failure and Colon in Continuity: 1-Year Results of a Multicenter, Open-Label, Phase 2 Trial

Best of ASPEN – Pediatric and Neonatal Topics

Charles Vanderpool, MD
Association of Malnutrition Diagnosis With Clinical Outcomes in Hospitalized Children

Requirements & Eligibility:

  • Awards are selected by ASPEN’s Abstract Review Committee, there is no requirement to apply for these awards.
  • All submitted abstracts are eligible, including Encore submissions. Authors of winning encore abstracts must obtain re-print permission from the copyright holder. 
  • Top scoring presenting authors are eligible regardless of preferred presentation type (oral vs. poster)
  • All presenting authors are eligible, regardless of career stage.
  • Abstract may receive Best of ASPEN and additionally designation as Abstract of Distinction. 
  • Vars candidates are ineligible for this award.
To be considered, submit your abstracts here.