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M32 - Perspectives on Nutrition Advocacy and Public Policy (M32)

‐ Mar 28, 2022 3:00pm


  1. Improve the quality and safety of all patients/consumers receiving nutrition support
  2. Advocate for fair reimbursement to ensure that beneficiaries of government funded health programs receive the highest quality nutrition support care
  3. Sponsor the concept of a fair marketplace that does not jeopardize the provision of safe and quality nutrition support


A Patient’s Journey with Advocacy – The Importance of Having a Voice

Bettiemarie Bond, OTR/L, Consumer/Patient Advocate; Oley Ambassador; ASPEN Public Policy Committee Member, Levittown, PA

Working to Overcome Obstacles to Care – Advocacy and Public Policy for the Practicing Clinician
Penny Allen, RD, CNSC, FASPEN, Chair, ASPEN Public Policy and Advocacy Committee; Director, Nutrition Support, Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Lenexa, KS

What Can You Do? ASPEN Advocacy and Public Policy Program and Ways to Become Involved
Jay Mirtallo, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, FASPEN, Clinical Practice Specialist, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; Professor Emeritus, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Allison Blackmer, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, FCCP, FASPEN, Director, Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, MD