American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

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The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is a US-based professional organization. Its members include dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and scientists who are involved in providing clinical nutrition to patients.[1]

ASPEN was founded in 1976. It has over 6,000 members.[2] Its stated mission is, "to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism."

The society runs an annual conference, "Clinical Nutrition Week".[3]



  • A.S.P.E.N. Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition
  • A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum
  • Enteral Nutrition Handbook
  • Parenteral Nutrition Handbook
  • Pediatric Nutrition Support Handbook
  • A.S.P.E.N. Patient Education Manual

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  1. ^ A.S.P.E.N. A quarter century of commonality of purpose: presidential perspectives and insights.. Clinical Congress Syllabus 2001.. 2001.
  2. ^ ASPEN. History of A.S.P.E.N. [Retrieved 2 November 2014].
  3. ^ "A.S.P.E.N. to hold Clinical Nutrition Week 2015 in Long Beach, CA". News Medical. AZoNetwork. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.