Best Practices for Human Nutrition RCTs 

An Online Course from the American Society for Nutrition 

July 13, 2021 and July 20, 2021 

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET 

*CPE Available  (Live Event Only)

If you sought Continuing Professional Education credit and have feedback about this activity, please send comments to

Learning Objectives 
At the end of this activity, attendees will be able to: 
– Use core principles to design and conduct human randomized controlled trials. 
– Prepare documentation and reporting requirements for clinical trial management. 
– Apply best practices for data analysis and reporting of results. 

Course Format 
The course will be conducted virtually through two half-day events.  Each day will consist of two plenary sessions with lectures and panel discussions. Programming will end each day with an interactive breakout session where practical aspects can be reviewed and discussed in smaller group forums. Participation in breakout sessions will be limited to the first 150 registrants. 

A certificate of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the training.   Presentations and course resources will be archived for on-demand viewing. 

Access the Course Reading Materials: Click Here

For general questions about the webinar, please contact us by email at

Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS, UC San Diego 
Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University 
Kathryn Barger, PhD, Tufts University 
Brenda Davy, PhD, RD, Virginia Tech  
Rick Mattes, PhD, MPH, RD, Purdue University 
Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, Pennsylvania State University 
Johanna Lampe, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Alice Lichtenstein, DSc, Tufts University 
George McCabe, PhD, Purdue University  
Joshua Miller, PhD, Rutgers University 
Kevin Maki, PhD, Indiana University 
Kristina Petersen, PhD, Texas Tech University 
DeAnn Liska, PhD, Texas A&M AgriLife 
Sue Shapses, PhD, RD, Rutgers University   
Linda Snetselaar, PhD, RD, University of Iowa 
Connie Weaver, PhD,  Weaver & Associates, LLC. 

ASN Meeting Policies

General Registration Policies: 
•     All participants must be officially registered.  
•     Registered attendees may only utilize their assigned meeting credentials. The sharing of digital log-in credentials is strictly prohibited.  

Cancellation and Substitution Policy:
Due to the virtual nature of the meeting, there will be no cancellation or substitutions for registrations.  

Code of Conduct:
The American Society for Nutrition is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or other protected characteristics.  Click here to review ASN’s Code of Conduct.

Terms and Conditions:
All attendees accept and agree to abide by ASN’s Terms and Conditions.  Click here to review ASN’s Terms and Conditions

Continuing Professional Education

ASN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8.25 CPEUs. Dietitians and dietetic technicians registered should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE credit will be available for the live event only.

ASN (Provider #NS010) is accredited and approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs for Registered Dietitians.

CPE Level 2

Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives

  • 6.2.3 Interprets data to make recommendations and to inform decisions.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 6.3.8 Interprets, analyzes, synthesizes and critically appraises research findings.

If you are seeking Continuing Professional Education credit and have feedback about this activity, please send comments to

Live Event:

Activity Type:  171 Live Webinars and Teleseminars

Activity Number: 164579