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 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 (February 2018) of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Vars candidates are ineligible for these awards.

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Best of CNW Winners

 

BEST OF ASPEN-CRITICAL CARE TOPICS
2830699 - Association Between Calorie and Protein Intake on Change in Lean Body Mass Measured by Bedside Ultrasound in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients.

Christan Bury, MS, RD, LD, CNSC1; Robert DeChicco, MS, RD, CNSD1; Diane L. Nowak, RD, LD, CNSC1; Desiree Gordillo, MS, RD, LD, CNSC1; Nadeem Rahman, MD1; Donald F. Kirby, MD, FACP, FACN, FACG, AGAF, FASPEN, CNSC, CPNS1; Lulu He, DO1,2; Sandhya Jacob, MD1; Gail Cresci, PhD, RD1
1Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland , OH; 2Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


BEST OF ASPEN-ENTERAL TOPICS
2824943 - Enteral Nutrition May be Delivered Safely without Bowel Ischemia in Septic Trauma Patients with Ongoing Fluid Resuscitation and Vasopressor Requirements

Megan Post, MD2; Karen Safcsak, RN1; Kojo Agyabeng-Dadzie, MD1; Indermeet Bhullar, MD, FACS1
1Surgery, ORMC, ORLANDO, FL; 2Surgery, ORMC, Orlando, FL

 

BEST OF ASPEN-GI AND OTHER METABOLIC TOPICS
W58 - Clinical impact of preoperative sarcopenia to postoperative outcomes after pancreatoduodenectomy in patients with pancreas cancer

In Woong Han, MD, PhD; Young Joo Ryu, MD; Yong Beom Cho, MD, PhD; Jin Seok Heo, MD, PhD; Sung Ho Choi, MD, PhD; Dong Wook Choi, MD, PhD
Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of)

 

BEST OF ASPEN-MALNUTRITION, OBESITY, AND PRACTICE CONCEPTS
2821521 - Sarcopenia Supersedes Subjective Global Assessment as a Predictor of Survival in Colorectal Cancer.

Pankaj Vashi, MD; Kim Gorsuch , BSN, RN; Danielle Hill, RD, LDN; Amie Nader, RT; Digant Gupta, MD, MPH
Gastroenterology/Nutrition, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL


BEST OF ASPEN-PARENTERAL TOPICS
2834841 - Towards Therapeutic Strategies to Improve Patient Outcome with Total Parenteral Nutrition: Clues from Cell Signaling Networks

Katherine D. Walton, PhD2; Deepa Chandhrasekhar, BS 2; Julia J. Patton, undergraduate student2; Daniel Teitelbaum, MD1; Deborah L. Gumucio, PhD2
1Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 2Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

 

BEST OF ASPEN-PEDIATRIC AND NEONATAL TOPICS
T64 - An observational Study of a Composite Lipid Emulsion versus Soy-based Lipid Emulsion on the evolution of parenteral nutrition associated liver disease in neonates with intestinal failure

Christina Belza, NP, RN2; John C. Wales, NA1; Glenda Courtney-Martin, PhD, RD2; Nicole de Silva, NP, RN3; Yaron Avitzur, MD2; Paul W. Wales, MD1
1Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; 2Transplant Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; 3Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

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 no later than December 21, 2018. 
  • 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. The 2019 Abstract Submission site will open July 02, 2018.