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Because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns and uncertainty around travel restrictions, the ASN Board of Directors has made the proactive decision to host NUTRITION 2021 as an interactive, engaging, and safe virtual event. With 30 000 attendees from 164 countries at last year's online event, the nutrition community has shown its faith in ASN to deliver, as well as its enthusiasm for learning and networking from anywhere in the world.


Join a truly global audience for NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, June 7-10, to experience groundbreaking research, connect with peers from all over the world, engage with presenters, and see the latest technologies, products, and services in the virtual exhibit hall. With everything that you loved from our live event, available at the click of a button and from the comfort of your own home!


We will build upon the overwhelming success and positive feedback from NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE. We will innovate, leverage the event industry's best practices, and learn from last year's online event to offer a supercharged NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.


Once again, the scientific program will feature the "From Research to Practice" clinical track providing updates on research advances and their clinical implications. The 2021 clinical track will focus on nutrition across the life span and cover topics such as preconception lifestyle interventions for optimal health, paternal diet and transgenerational effects, nutrition and the placenta, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in children, inflammatory bowel disease and the microbiome, the changing landscape of NASH, and much more. Stay up-to-date on the latest information on clinical nutrition and current controversies.


We plan to offer NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE at reasonable rates in continued consideration of challenges due to COVID-19 and to ensure accessibility for as many people as possible. As always, members will receive exclusive access to the lowest registration fees.


Stay tuned for more information about NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE. Visit to be the first to hear exciting announcements and be alerted when registration opens when you sign up to receive updates.



In this time of virtual teaching and learning, ASN staff gathered resources from ASN publications and past scientific meetings in the hopes that these will be useful to the global nutrition community.


Many are open access; some are available to members only; and others require a fee.


Visit for the following resources:


* Nutrient Information Articles: Access concise summaries of essential facts about nutrients from Advances in Nutrition. Food sources, clinical uses, recent findings and more!


* ASN On Demand: Browse ASN's library of webcasts from past meetings and get access to valuable content on demand. Stream selected content free of charge or purchase access to the full meeting content available.


* Scientific and Statistical Principles: Check out the "Best (but oft-forgotten) principles" series from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition offering tutorials on statistical design and analysis.


* ASN Webinars: ASN's webinars feature expert presentations and interactive "Q&A" sessions on a variety of subjects. View past webinars and look ahead at what's coming soon.




Many areas within nutrition science are sources of major controversy. Recently, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition launched a new section to provide a venue for vigorous, timely, scholarly, and collegial discourse on hot topics in nutrition, especially those with direct translation to clinical care and public health. Visit to review recently published debates:


* Public health guidelines should recommend reducing saturated fat consumption as much as possible (includes published articles and a recorded debate from NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE).


* Should children and adults avoid consuming animal products to reduce risk for chronic disease?



The next Great Debate in Nutrition will focus on the concept of food addiction.