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A list of our committees is presented below:
A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 scientific individual membership organization. The Society is governed by a group of 11 volunteer members called the Board of Directors.
Abstract Review Committee
To review, rank and select scientific abstracts submitted for presentation at Clinical Nutrition Week.
Board of Advisors
Committee is comprised of A.S.P.E.N. Past Presidents and serves in an advisory role to the Society.
Chapter Affairs Subcommittee
Chapter Leaders Only
A.S.P.E.N. Chapter Leaders oversee and manage the facilitation of interdisciplinary efforts among members within the same geographical area, and ensures the opportunity for members to exchange information, network with local nutrition support practitionaers, and discuss the impact of issues that affect their communities and areas of practice. This Chapter Leaders Only site provides resources and the opportunity for sharing among leaders for the successful management of the Chapters Program.
Clinical Nutrition Week Monitoring Committee
The CNW Monitoring Committee is responsible for evaluating the entire CNW program and providing immediate feedback to the CNW Program Committee on the quality of each session and potential sessions for the following year's program. This committee’s work takes place at CNW in order to take advantage of immediate reactions to courses and faculty members, and to provide the CNW Program Committee information as quickly as possible.
Clinical Nutrition Week Program Committee
Responsible for planning and implementing interdisciplinary scientific and clinical programs for Clinical Nutrition Week. This conference serves as A.S.P.E.N.’s centerpiece, and should utilize expert faculty and an evidence-based approach to building knowledge and skills within the nutrition support community. Committee members are responsible for developing A.S.P.E.N.’s substantive program, including main and pre-conference courses.
Clinical Practice Awards TF
Clinical Practice Committee
To oversee the development and revision of clinical guidelines, standards, and position papers related to clinical issues, along with the developmentof consensus statements on clinical issues.
Clinical Trials Initiative Task Force
Purpose: To develop an RFP and develop strategies for funding a principal investigator, who will develop and seek funding for a grant proposal for an A.S.P.E.N.-convened clinical trials initiative.
Conflict of Interest Task Force
Purpose: To develop a comprehensive conflict of interest policy, and accompanying disclosure and enforcement mechanisms for A.S.P.E.N. leadership and staff. Issues to be examined include, but are not limited to: * Issues raised by Sarbanes-Oxley that may apply to non-profit organizations. * What are the possible conflicts of interest other than being employed by industry? * Should any defined conflicts of interests preclude members from serving on committees, in committee and section leadership, or on the Board of Directors?
Dietitians Standards TF
Purpose: To review and revise the Standards for Dietetics Practice
DNI Task Force
Education and Professional Development Committee
To oversee the planning and evaluation of education programs planned by the Society; provide input to planning Clinical Nutrition Week programs; approve all education offerings for CE credits and prepare documentation for maintenance of accreditation as a CE provider; monitor and assist in development of co-sponsored courses.
Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations Editors
Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations Revision Task Force Members
Environmental Scan Task Force
Purpose: To assist in identifying emerging trends and issues in that can effect A.S.P.E.N. members, their patients, and the association.
Governance Task Force
Purpose: To assess and evaluate the A.S.P.E.N. governance structure, including but limited to, the following issues: * Criteria for positions on the Board of Directors * The composition and size of the Board of Directors * Length of terms, and number of terms * When should the new A.S.P.E.N. program year start? Does it have to be tied into the Annual Meeting? Budget year? * What is the role of the Board of Directors vis-à-vis committee work? * Role and responsibilities of the Nominations Committee – should it serve a broader leadership development role? * How can the board become more competency based? * Should the directors continue to be responsible for specific areas? * Role of chapters & sections
Homecare Standards Task Force
Purpose: To review and revise the Standards for Homecare
JCAHO Consultant Panel
JPEN Associate Editors
JPEN Associate Editors
JPEN Chinese Translators
JPEN Editorial Board
Long Term Care Standards TF
Purpose: To review and revise the Standards for long term care.
The Membership Committee, working to support key goals and objectives in the A.S.P.E.N. Strategic Management Program, will be responsible for enhancing the member experience and assisting A.S.P.E.N. staff with membership recruitment and retention efforts.