Message from the President:

Hello everyone! I am so excited to serve as your CASPEN president for the year of 2019! I was honored to attend the ASPEN conference this March and meet with numerous board members from various chapters across the nation. It was a great experience to discuss different way we can improve our chapters!

Thank you all for your continued interest and involvement in CASPEN! We are so lucky to have such devoted members. Our members drive our organization and we are proud to be one of the largest chapters of ASPEN.

Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering and being on one of our many committees. We are always looking for more people to expand our network. Getting involved is a great way to meet people, stay up to date, and contribute to the field of nutrition support.

We wrapped up last year with a half day seminar entitled “Nutritional Management of the Gastrointestinal Patient.” We were lucky to have speakers from multiple disciplines give us their take on managing complicated nutrition support patients. We were honored to have Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN, former ASPEN president, speak to us about her experience with nutrition support!

We have some great events planned for you this upcoming year. Our spring dinner meeting was held in the northern suburbs and featured two dietitians who specialize in the field of trauma and burns. We are working on planning a great winter seminar for you! We look forward to seeing you at this event!


Kristen Nowak, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
CASPEN President 2019

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