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ASPEN19 Session Proposal Submission

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ASPEN19 Session Proposal Submission

Education session proposals are now being accepted for the ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (ASPEN19) which will take place March 23 – 26, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ.

The ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference is the annual conference of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). The conference is designed to showcase the collective expertise of the practitioners and researchers who gather each year to share knowledge and advance the field of clinical nutrition.

The conference features a comprehensive scientific and educational program focusing on the latest research, clinical practice, and technological advances in clinical nutrition. Join attendees including physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, researchers, educators, and others involved in nutrition support therapy at this landmark conference.

ASPEN gladly welcomes program proposals on all topics in nutrition support. Program developers should submit program proposals which contain a thorough review of the scientific literature followed by applications to clinical practice as evidenced by the literature. 

Topics of interest to the ASPEN19 Conference Program Committee include:

  • AI and technology
  • Billing and coding for nutrition support and home patient care
  • Career development
  • Central lines
  • Economics of nutrition support (Emphasizing that adequate nutrition support improves outcomes)
  • ED and what to do with patient on nutrition support
  • Ethics
  • 'Fad' diets - do they help?
  • Growth and development (pediatrics)
  • How to position prehab and rehab in nutrition for cost savings
  • ICU weakness and rehabilitation     
         - Includes functional outcomes 
  • Impact of EN/PN on gut barrier function, GI motility.  Mechanisms are good here.
  • Implementation of competency assessment
  • Macronutrient metabolism
  • Malnutrition and food security
  • Mechanisms of PN injury and ameliorative strategies
  • Micronutrient metabolism     
         - Micronutrient evaluation and management 
  • Nutrition and epigenetics
  • Nutrition in various disease states
         - Cancer
         - IBD
         - Pancreatitis and/or pancreatic surgery and/or chronic pancreatic insufficiency 
  • Objective assessment of activity trackers and outcomes
  • Optimal use of lipid emulsions to mitigate PN associated complications
  • Parenteral nutrition compounding
  • Patient safety with a legal aspect
  • Pediatric nutrition support passages (includes school age children on nutrition support)
  • Pediatric surgery and nutrition support
  • Proteomics in critical care
  • Renal failure and nutrition
  • Role of microbiota in influencing PN associated pathology
  • Sarcopenic obesity
         - Bariatric sarcopenic obesity
  • Shortages and patient management
         - Practical solutions
  • SIBO
  • Tips for making sense of endoscopy and operative reports, understanding post-surgical anatomy and how this impacts provision of nutrition support (especially EN)
  • Turning QI projects into research
  • Using data to inform practice
         - Big data -> hospital data -> personal device
         - Critical minimal data set

Tips for Designing Your Education Session:

  • Ideal education sessions will be designed to flow from basic science to translational to bedside implementation of the recommendations including cases and case-based recommendations. 
  • Education sessions should also integrate published standards and guidelines into the content to ensure consistent messages are given to clinicians. 
  • An ideal education session will include faculty experts from a variety of facilities both domestically and internationally. Additionally, the inclusion of talks within a session to target adult and pediatric populations is desirable. 
  • Education sessions will also integrate active learning for improved learning outcomes. One possible approach is the inclusion of more case presentations with lectures to increase interactivity. Additionally, any opportunity for hands-on learning is desired.

What You Will Need to Submit Your Proposal

Please note, this is for submission of EDUCATION PROPOSALS only. Abstract submissions will open in summer 2018.

Submission site closes March 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET