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The Jonathan E. Rhoads Lectures


Rhoads_Jonathan the early yearsJonathan E. Rhoads, MD


The Rhoads Research Lecture is the highest and most prestigious of A.S.P.E.N.'s annual research honors. This tribute to Dr. Jonathan Rhoads recognizes his pivotal role in the field of specialized nutrition support. The lecturer is someone who is recognized internationally for major contributions to the field of nutrition and metabolic support, and who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to the improvement of the nutritional status of the patient.


A.S.P.E.N. Anthology of Jonathan E. Rhoads Lectures 1978-2008 is available for purchase.


Jonathan E. Rhoads Lectures at A.S.P.E.N. Annual Meetings 




2nd Clinical Congress—1978

Stanley M. Levenson, MD

The Influence of the Indigenous Microflora on Mammalian Metabolism and Nutrition

3rd Clinical Congress—1979

Sir David P. Cuthbertson

Metabolic Response to Injury and Its Nutritional Implications: Retrospect and Prospect

4th Clinical Congress—1980

Frances D. Moore, MD

Energy and the Maintenance of the Body Cell Mass

5th Clinical Congress—1981

George F. Cahill, MD


6th Clinical Congress—1982

Hamish N. Munro, MB, DSc

Metabolic Interaction Between Organs in Health and Disease

7th Clinical Congress—1983

Henry T. Randall, MD


Enteral nutrition: tube feeding in acute and chronic illness 

8th Clinical Congress—1984

John M. Kinney, MD


Ancient Man and Modern Medicine-an Uncertain Marriage

9th Clinical Congress—1985

Stanley J. Dudrick, MD


Reflections on the Basic & Clinical Background and Potential of Total Parenteral Nutrition

10th Clinical Congress—1986

Edward Copeland, MD


Intravenous Hyperalimentation and Cancer: A Historical Perspective

11th Clinical Congress—1987

Maurice Shils, MD, ScD

Trace Elements in Nutrition Support

12th Clinical Congress—1988

Khursheed Jeejeebhoy, MD

Bulk or Bounce: Objectives of Nutritional Support

13th Clinical Congress—1989

Douglas Wilmore, MD

The Practice of Clinical Nutrition: How to Prepare for the Future

14th Clinical Congress—1990

Nevin Scrimshaw, MD, PhD

The Effect of Infections on Nutrient Needs

15th Clinical Congress—1991

Anthony Cerami, PhD


The Role of Cachectin/TNF in Cachexia, Shock and Inflammation

16th Clinical Congress—1992

Graham L. Hill, MD

Body Composition Research: Implications for the Practice of Clinical Nutrition

17th Clinical Congress—1993

Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD

New Vitamins in Aging Bottles: The Role of Vitamins in Disease Prevention

18th Clinical Congress—1994

Eleanor Young, PhD, RD

A Panoramic View: Medicine, Nutrition, and Patient Care

19th Clinical Congress—1995

Joel Kopple, MD

Nutritional Management of Acute Renal Failure: Does it make a difference?

20th Clinical Congress—1996

JE Fischer

Mechanism, mechanism, mechanism 

21th Clinical Congress—1997

J Hirsch

Understanding obesity: the unfinished business 

22th Clinical Congress—1998

Jonathan L. Meakins, MD

Host Defense: Infection and Nutrition—Yesterday and Today

23th Clinical Congress—1999

VR Young

Isotopic metaprobes, nutrition, and the roads ahead 

24th Clinical Congress—2000

Peter Fürst, MD PhD

A Thirty year Odyssey in Nitrogen Metabolism: From Ammonium to Dipeptides

25th Clinical Congress—2001

Roland L. Weinsier, MD, DrPH

Etiology of Obesity: Metholological Examination of the Set-Point Theory

Nutrition Week 2002

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD

Heat and Life: The Ongoing Scientific Odyssey

Nutrition Week 2003

Bruce R. Bistrian, MD, PhD

Clinical aspects of essential fatty acid metabolism

Nutrition Week 2004

Stephen Lowry, MD

Surgical oncology and specialized nutrition support of surgical patients.

Clinical Nutrition Week 2005

Stanley J. Dudrick, MD

A 45-year obsession and passionate pursuit of optimal nutrition support: puppies, pediatrics, surgery, geriatrics, home TPN, A.S.P.E.N., et cetera.

Clinical Nutrition Week 2006

Samuel Klein, MD

Use of stable isotope tracers to study the regulation of substrate metabolism in humans in vivo.

Clinical Nutrition Week 2007

Ezra Steiger, MD, CNSP

Experiences and Observations in the Management of Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome

Clinical Nutrition Week 2008

Kenneth A. Kudsk, MD

The role of nutrition on intestinal and respiratory immune defenses and the inflammatory response to injury.

Clinical Nutrition Week 2009

John L. Rombeau, MD

Mentoring and Nutritional Care

Clinical Nutrition Week 2010

John C. Alverdy, MD

Nutrients, Microbes and the Intestinal Bioreactor

Clinical Nutrition Week 2011

Olle Ljungqvist, MD

The ERAS Bundle. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Optimizing return of GI function

Clinical Nutrition Week 2012

Roland N. Dickerson, PharmD, BCNSP

Improving Patient Care with Practice-Based Research

Clinical Nutrition Week 2013    

Dennis Bier, MD     Dragged Kicking and Screaming into the Evidence-based Century