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F45 - Nutrition Research Discoveries Symposium: The Future of the Field (F45)

‐ Apr 21, 2023 6:00pm

ASPEN is pleased to present the inaugural nutrition research discoveries symposium during ASPEN 23 where recipients of the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation grants will present their cutting-edge Foundation funded research and highlight how Foundation grants can springboard one’s career.


  1. Describe innovative methodologies and recognize important limitations in conducting remote research on nutrition support
  2. Describe clinical-translational research examining a potential novel pathway for gastrointestinal dysfunction in pediatric critical illness
  3. Summarize research exploring high dose vitamin B12 in vasodilatory shock

Remote Research and Clinical Trials in Nutrition Support
Hassan Dashti, PhD, RD, Instructor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Research Staff, Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Critical Illness
Enid Martinez, MD, Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Is High-dose Intravenous B12 in Septic Shock the New Kid on the (Resuscitation) Block?
Jayshil Patel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Ajay Jain, MD, DNB, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD, FASPEN, Professor and Department Head, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Chicago, IL

This session includes pediatric content