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ASPEN20 Session Proposal Submission

**Submission site closes May 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET **


Education session proposals are now being accepted for the ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (ASPEN20) which will take place March 28 – 31, 2020 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida.

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 proposals that contain a thorough review of the scientific literature followed by applications to clinical practice as evidenced by the literature. 

Topics of Interest to the ASPEN20 Conference Program Committee:

The ASPEN20 Conference Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for preconference courses, education sessions, and roundtables for the ASPEN 2020 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. The following list has been compiled to provide some insight into topics for ASPEN20; however, the committee welcomes proposals on all topic areas.  

  • Critical Care, recent trials
  • Implementation of nutrition care – screening, assessment, use of supplements, best care practices, PN initiated in the home, etc.
  • Monitoring techniques in critical, acute and home care (CIJ – we don’t have consensus!)
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Body composition assessment updates
       - Assessment of patients in long-term care and home care environments 
  • Disease/condition specific nutrition care and targeted nutrition therapy
       - Oncology
       - Obesity
       - Metabolic Syndrome
       - Dysmotility (i.e. pseudo-obstruction, gastroparesis, EDS, etc.)
       - Geriatrics and aging
       - Hospice
       - Alzheimer’s disease and other mental illness
  • Nutrition care in geriatrics and aging
  • Lipids
       - Experiences in the US
       - Across the age spectrum 
  • Medical marijuana in the malnourished patient
       - Comparison to other therapies
       - Specific to nutrition support issues
  • Exercise and nutrition therapy
  • Ethics
  • Intestinal failure
  • Bariatric surgery – post surgery complications 
  • Pancreatic enzyme uses in various diseases/conditions
  • Dysphagia
  • Competency and knowledge in nutrition support
  • Telehealth – rules, licensure, monitoring, etc.  
  • Diet therapies (evidence-based)
      - What is an SBS diet, diet for Celiac, IBS, etc.
      - Other
  • Circadian rhythm and metabolic changes
  • Gut microbiome
  • Cardiac issues in pediatrics
  • Nutrient/microbiome testing – facts and myths
  • Fistulas
  • Nutrition related pharmacotherapy
  • Micronutrients
      - Iron
  • Clinical application of metabolomics research 
  • Hyperemesis gravidarium and nutrition support and hydration
  • Nutrition support in the home setting
       - Initiating and monitoring your first PN patient at home.   

Tips for Designing Your Education Session:

  • Design sessions to flow from basic science to translational to bedside implementation of the recommendations including cases and case-based recommendations. 
  • Integrate published standards and guidelines into the content to ensure consistent messages are given to clinicians. 
  • Include both domestic and international faculty, experts from a variety of facilities, and content targeting both adult and pediatric populations. 
  • Integrate active learning for improved learning outcomes. Include methods that increase interactivity, such as case presentations and demonstrations. Any opportunity for hands-on learning is desired.
  • Connect research presented in the session to current professional practice
  • Explain how information presented during the session impacts patient outcomes.

What You Will Need to Submit A Proposal

Please note, this is for submission of EDUCATION PROPOSALS only. Abstract submissions will open in summer 2019.

Submission site closes May 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET