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R10 - President's Address: Our Time is Now! Creating a Path for the Future of the Nutrition Field

‐ Mar 23, 2019 4:45pm

Credits: None available.

Join ASPEN’s 43rd president, Nilesh Mehta, MD as he kicks off the ASPEN 2019 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference. Dr. Mehta is currently Director, Critical Care Nutrition, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Quality and Outcomes in the Medical Surgical ICU, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is Associate Professor in Anesthesia (Critical Care) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mehta’s clinical and research focus is on metabolic and nutritional management of critically ill children and its impact on recovery. He has led large international studies, and clinical and translational research in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition. Dr. Mehta has over 100 publications and is the co-editor of the only textbook in this field. In 2015, Dr. Mehta received the ASPEN Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award which honors mid-career investigators who have demonstrated exceptional research productivity and the potential to continue to contribute to the field of nutrition therapy. In his presidential address, Dr. Mehta will take us on a trip down memory lane to remind us of the beginning of ASPEN, review some of the milestones during its 40+ year history, describe the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and provide a framework for the next 50 years.

Dietitian CE Credit Only: 

This program is approved for RDs, RDNs and DTRs under Activity Type 175 in accordance with CDR guidelines. RDs and RDNs may claim up to 30 CPEUs under this CPE Activity Type in a recertification cycle; DTRs may claim up to 20 CPEUS. For additional information, please click here.

The CE credit for this activity expires March 23, 2022.  All CE credit must be claimed by this date. 

Goal and Target Audience:

The ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference is designed for dietitians, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and others who practice the sciences of clinical nutrition and metabolism. The conference provides nutrition support professionals with current and cutting-edge information in the field of nutrition support, clinical nutrition, and metabolism.

Successful Completion:

To obtain documentation of earned CE credit, listen to the recording in full and complete the evaluation. 


Non-Commercialism: ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials. ASPEN does not endorse any products.

Computer Requirements and Technical Support:

Participants will need a computer with internet connection and it is recommended that end users' devices satisfy the following requirements:

  • OS: Windows, Mac
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Mobile support

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  • Ipad 2+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
  • Android Running 4.0+ - Chrome Browser

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Refund Policy: Refunds are not available.

Grievances: Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education and Research at ASPEN 8401 Colesville Road, Suite 510. Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship has been received for this continuing education activity.

Commercial Relationship Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest:

Disclosures of conference faculty and planners is available in the conference disclosure supplement or https://www.nutritioncare.org/uploadedFiles/Documents/ASPEN19/ASPEN19%20Disclosure%20Supplement%20FINAL.pdf.

Accreditation Statement: 

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ASPEN, Provider AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Dietitians may post comments on this program on the CDR website www.cdrnet.org.

Total amount of credit is specified with each individual recording. 


Credits Available