ASN Nutrition Notes
Monthly Member

June 2018
In This Issue: (scroll below for details)
  • Nutrition 2018 – A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words 
  • Nutrition 2018 Official Photos
  • New Increased Impact Factors Released for ASN Journals
  • Invent the Future – ASN’s VISION 2028 Needs YOUR Input
  • ASN Virtual Business Meeting & Telephone Town Hall
  • International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) News
  • Catch Up on the Latest Science from Meetings You Missed!
  • ASN Journal Highlights & Highlights from other journals
Nutrition 2018 –  One
for the Record Books

Over 3,500 nutrition scientists, clinicians, global health specialists, population scientists, and public policy experts gathered June 9-12 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA for Nutrition 2018 – surpassing our past attendance record by 20% for ASN’s inaugural flagship meeting. As in the past, ASN’s international reach was in full force, with over a quarter of the attendance from outside the U.S. We look forward to sharing more specific demographic information on the first-ever Nutrition 2018 attendees, once the final audit of registration data is complete.
To see Nutrition 2018 for yourself, check out the official photos. Thousands of images are available for you to review, save and share. Please credit the American Society for Nutrition/EPNAC and include #Nutrition2018 when you share. While you are reliving Nutrition 2018 or catching up on what you may have missed, be sure to search hashtag #Nutrition2018 to see over 2,000 posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. ASN is grateful to the media – both traditional and social – for widely sharing and providing necessary context around the science presented in Boston.

Nutrition 2018 received press coverage from major news outlets such as Associated Press, Fortune , U.S. News & World Report , The Washington Post , and National Public Radio among many others. In addition, ASN provided custom coverage to attendees and those back at home with the Nutrition 2018 Daily ( Saturday , Sunday and Monday editions). 

The Nutrition 2018 Scientific Program Committee put together a strong program featuring symposia, oral sessions, poster sessions. In addition, 19 Satellite Programs were sponsored and organized by third party groups.  ASN meeting veterans reconnected with colleagues and mingled with students and a record 42% first-time at tendees and exhibitors to kick off Nutrition 2018 at the Opening Reception in The Hub, where lunch was also served on the next two days. ASN introduced some new educational elements at the new ASN flagship meeting which added some excitement to The Hub.

Throughout the meeting, special achievements and accomplishments in nutrition science were honored and celebrated through awards, competitions and other tributes. The 2018 Class of ASN Fellows was introduced at the Opening Session and honored at the Fellows/50 Year Member Luncheon on Sunday. 

Watch for surveys soon for bo th those at Nutrition 2018 and those members who chose not to attend. The feedback will be essential for refining and continuing to raise the bar on for Nutrition 2019 , June 8-11 in Baltimore, MD. Don’t forget to complete session evaluations, claim your CE/CME credit and download a certificate of attendance.
Mark your calendar now and save the date
for Nutrition 2019 – June 8-11, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland!
Save the Date for Nutrition 2019
06/08/19 6:00am - 06/11/19 12:00pm

I plan to be there!
ASN Journals See Increases in 2017 Journal Impact Factors

The 2017 Journal Citation Reports® by Clarivate Analytics have been released, and ASN Journals continue to lead in the Nutrition & Dietetics journal category with over 100,000 citations!

Both Advances in Nutrition and The Journal of Nutrition   earned the highest Impact Factor ever, increasing to  6.853 and 4.398 respectively, keeping their place alongside AJCN as the top-ranked journals in nutrition and dietetics.

We look forward to announcing an Impact Factor for ASN's newest journal,   Current Developments in Nutrition , in the summer of 2019. Please contact if you have any questions.
Invent the Future – ASN’s VISION 2028 Needs YOUR Input
Although ASN itself is only a little over a decade old, we trace our direct antecedents back to 1928 and will hence celebrate our centenary in 2028; just 10 years from now. How will nutritional sciences have evolved by 2028, and how can ASN best serve its members to meet these new challenges? Many businesses, civil organisations and governments adopt a 10-year horizon for visioning purposes as they aspire to become, and remain, fit for the future.

In 2015 Past-President Stover proposed that ASN should undertake a radical visioning to prepare for the future, which has ultimately emerged over the past few years as VISION 2028 . The Board of Directors tasked the Strategic Oversight Committee (SOC) to lead, with broad participation of the membership, a horizon scanning exercise to answer some of the big questions of our time to prepare ASN for the future.

All ASN Members are invited and encouraged to review the Vision 2028 Green Paper and provide input via the website. The deadline for comment is August 15, 2018, after which time the SOC will consolidate input and provide the VISION 2028 White Paper to the ASN Board of Directors for review and adoption by year-end.

FYI, the full details of ASN’s history are available on the ASN website .
ASN Virtual Business Meeting & Telephone Town Hall
ASN President Mary Ann Johnson, PhD, Treasurer Paul M. Coates, PhD, Secretary Susan Percival, PhD, and Vice President Catherine J. Field, PhD, Rd hosted ASN’s first virtual ASN Business Meeting & Telephone Town Hall in May 2018. The new format not only provided more convenience and opportunity for the full ASN membership to participate in this annual business meeting, it also freed up time for more science at Nutrition 2018. The important society business reports and opportunity to submit feedback remain available to the entire ASN membership on the Virtual Business Meeting page. We encourage you to stay involved in your society from the comfort of your own home or office!
International Union of Nutritional Sciences
(IUNS) News

The May 2018 IUNS Newsletter features updates from the 21st IUNS International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the recent IUNS Council meeting. Visit the IUNS page on ASN’s website to download or read the newsletter and get other updates from IUNS.
  Catch Up on the Latest Science from Meetings You Missed!
Did you miss the ASN Scientific Sessions, or saw something you’d like to see again? You're in luck! - ASN meeting content is available on ASN on Demand . Some presentations are available at no charge. Additional content can be purchased on demand.
If you purchased ASN on Demand, access instructions were sent via e-mail. To view the presentations, add access to your account on using the access code sent to you. For assistance email .
Visit ASN NutriLink today

ASN NutriLink is an online community forum for members. Post discussions, browse resource files, and search for a mentor or mentee - all in one place! It is also home to over a dozen RIS and Council communities . ASN NutriLink is the new way for RIS leaders to communicate deadlines, plan events and share other information specific to the group. Use this guide to adjust your email frequency. Contact the ASN NutriLink Community Administrator  for any questions.
ASN Journal Highlights
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN)
June 2018, 107(6)
Featured Articles:
The Journal of Nutrition (JN)
June 2018, 148(6)
Editor's Choice:
Featured Articles:
Advances in Nutrition (AN)
May/June 2018, 9(3)
Featured Articles:
  • Protein RDA for adults is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight per day. Daniel A. Traylor et al., however, challenge whether this is sufficient for older adults. In addition to their recommendation to increase protein intake, the authors note that a more even protein distribution throughout the day for older adults may increase the potential for long-term maintenance of muscle mass.
  • Melisa A. Bailey et al. find that "research on the mechanisms by which a Mediterranean diet pattern improves health, including modulation of the gastrointestinal microbiota, endotoxemia, and inflammation, is minimal.” They call for large-scale clinical trials to help tweak the Mediterranean diet or isolate particular beneficial components of the diet to improve human health.
Current Developments in Nutrition (CDN)
June 2018, 2(6)
Featured Article:
  • Fortified blended foods, particularly corn-soybean blend, are distributed in developing countries to help improve nutritional intake. Kavitha Penugonda et al. conducted a study to determine bioavailable iron and vitamin A levels from newly developed extruded corn, soybean, sorghum, and cowpea fortified blended foods and then compare them to the non-extruded traditional fortified blended foods, corn-soy blend 13 and corn-soy blend plus. Their results support the consumption of the newly developed fortified blended foods.
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