Poster Session

Poster Session

A reception and poster session exhibiting research from young investigators will be held at The Joseph B. Martin Center on Wednesday, October 10 directly following the Symposium at 5:15pm. Posters will also be available for viewing during breaks and meals.

Abstract Guidelines

All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Please review the guidelines before submitting an abstract.

General Guidelines:
Research abstracts should include a brief description of the author’s objective or hypothesis, research methodology, including design, participant characteristics and procedures, major findings, and conclusions or implications. Innovations in nutrition and dietetics practice or education abstracts should describe an original or new idea, method or tool that satisfies a specific need or different approach that is replicable, and relevant to practice, education or research. Preference will be given to abstracts on the effects of diet on the microbiota, but all abstracts will be considered.

Submission Deadline:

Abstracts will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 or until space is filled. Please use the online submission portal. NO e-mailed or faxed abstracts will be accepted.

Abstract Format:

  • Size: The size of the abstract is limited to 2500 characters including spaces (or approximately 400 words), not including learning objectives.
  • Title: The title should clearly define the topic and contain no abbreviations. There is a limit of 200 characters.
  • Authors: Take care to list ALL authors in the relevant section of the submission site. Spell out completely the names of all authors using full first and last names. Maintain consistency in author names on multiple abstracts to avoid duplication.
  • Learning Objectives: Draft at least 3 learning objectives that describe what the attendees will learn.
  • References: Do not include references in the abstract. These should be included in the poster.
  • It is NOT acceptable to state, “The results will be discussed.” Inclusion of specific data is necessary for reviewers. Indicate the major new findings of the study.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used as follows: on first use, spell out the full term and follow with abbreviation in parentheses.
  • Topic: Authors must submit an abstract topic that is related to the symposium theme.

Abstract Submission Form:
All submissions must be made using the online submission form.

Abstract Notification:
Notifications will be made as proposals are submitted. All authors will be notified via email of abstract status. Please make sure your email address is correct and up-to-date.

Please email or call (703) 841-1600.