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ASPEN22 Session Proposal Submission

Submission Proposal Deadline: May 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET

Education session proposals are now being accepted for the ASPEN 2022 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference (ASPEN22) which will take place March 26–29, 2022 in Seattle, WA. 

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. 

Additionally, the ASPEN22 Conference Program Committee has identified these topic areas as those of special interest for the 2022 conference.

  • Delivery of micronutrients via the sublingual route, patches, or other mechanisms. Cover micronutrient kinetics and absorption.  
    • Outpatient vitamin infusion clinics in the realm of PN shortages.
  • Dysmotility and functional disorders
    • Functional GI pain, what could be changed or modified to manage?
  • Laboratory assessments
    • Science behind the tests and lack of evidence
  • Ethics in nutrition support
  • Telemedicine, reimbursement, technology
  • Whole food-based formulas and blended diets.  
    • Across the lifespan, but especially in pediatrics
  • Top publications in nutrition
  • Nutrition in oncology
    • Nutrition in cancer therapies
  • Nutrition and clinical controversaries and the evidence behind them
  • Nutrition support and oral health care
    • Across the lifespan
  • Frailty and malnutrition in patients who have chronic diseases 

Instructions for Submitting Your Proposal

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.

Please note, this is for submission of EDUCATION PROPOSALS only. Abstract submissions will open in summer 2021.