Abstracts

The American Society for Nutrition welcomes the presentation of original research at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.

Almost 1,900 abstracts were presented at NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE!

Nutrition 2019 was a very resourceful platform for early career investigators. It provided an opportunity to present my research, network with senior scientists and plan next steps for a career in nutrition science.

Arashdeep SinghPostdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida
  • SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH THE GREATEST MINDS IN NUTRITION SCIENCE

  • NETWORK WITH PEERS IN ACADEMIA, INDUSTRY, AND GOVERNMENT

  • PUBLISH YOUR WORK IN AN ASN JOURNAL

  • BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR ABSTRACT-BASED AWARD COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission Opens

    December 2020

  • Abstract submission deadline, including abstract-based award competitions and awards for students and young investigators application deadline

    February 8, 2021, 11:59 PM ET

  • Abstract acceptance notifications sent

    March 8, 2021

  • Abstract programming assignments sent

    April 5, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Separate from abstracts, beginning on March 8, 2021 ASN will welcome Late Breaking/Rapid Science Submissions featuring high-impact research nearing final publication. These submissions should present data that are high impact, groundbreaking, innovative and newsworthy for which results were not available by the February 8, 2021 abstract submission deadline. For more information, click here.

NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) welcomes the submission of original research in the form of abstracts for presentation at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.

Abstracts can include:

New research Unpublished, original research and/or secondary analysis of data
Methods Newly established or characterized methods, or evaluations of existing methods
Protocols Descriptions of proposed studies, or recruitment and process results of newly started studies
Case study vignette A clinical vignette or case report is a means of disseminating new knowledge gained from clinical practice

The NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstract submission website will open in December 2020. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 8, 2021, 11:59 PM ET.

Click here to visit the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website.

There will not be a late-breaking round for abstract submissions.

PLEASE NOTE: Separate from abstracts, beginning on March 8, 2021 ASN will welcome Late Breaking/Rapid Science Submissions featuring high-impact research nearing final publication. These submissions should present data that are high impact, groundbreaking, innovative and newsworthy for which results were not available by the February 8, 2021 abstract submission deadline. For more information, click here.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions

For more information about NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstract submission guidelines and instructions, see below.

Abstracts must be submitted through the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website.

Click here to download a PDF of the abstract submission guidelines and instructions.

Guidelines

Requirements: NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstract submissions must be submitted through the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website. Multiple abstracts can be submitted by the same presenting author but must address different research. All abstracts must be submitted in English with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication. Authors are expected to comply with the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Scientific Integrity Policy for Submission of Abstracts.

Authors: Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who is expected to present the abstract at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE. Co-authors can be included on the abstract.

Abstract Submission Fee: Presenting authors are required to pay a non-refundable $70 fee for each submitted abstract. A credit card will be required for payment. No refunds will be provided if the abstract is withdrawn. The abstract submission fee is separate from the meeting registration fee.

If you are experiencing financial hardships due to the current public health crisis, you may qualify for a fee waiver.  Please submit a brief note describing your situation to education@nutrition.org to be considered for a fee waiver.

Award Competitions and Abstract Recognition Awards: Based on academic level and ASN membership status, presenting authors may apply for award competitions and abstract recognition awards during abstract submission. For more information about these programs, please click here. Notifications will be sent to selected individuals in April 2021.

Revisions: Revisions can be made through the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website through February 8, 2021. Please proofread abstract submissions carefully because edits will not be made by ASN staff. Abstracts will be published verbatim using the text and author information provided during abstract submission.

Abstract Review: All abstracts will be peer-reviewed through a double-blind review process for quality assurance. Reviewers will consider the following when rating abstracts:  abstract components (objective, methods, results and conclusions), significance and writing quality. Results should include at least preliminary data. To say, “the results will be discussed at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE,” is insufficient. Abstracts without results will be rejected. Exceptions will only be made for study protocol abstracts, which must be denoted as a study protocol in the abstract title.

Acceptance and Programming Notification: Presenting authors will be notified by email regarding abstract acceptance on March 8, 2021 and abstract programming details (abstract presentation number, presentation type) on April 5, 2021. Please make sure your e-mail settings will allow emails from mcrispino@nutrition.org, education@nutrition.org and support@cadmiumcd.com to insure important program information gets through your SPAM filters.

Publication: Accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open access journal. Abstracts will be published verbatim using the text and information provided during abstract submission. Abstract authors will be listed in the same order as they are included in the abstract submission.

While abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, abstracts will not be indexed in PubMed this year.

Authors are free to develop their work into full article submissions without any permission or approval by the Current Developments in Nutrition editors. All authors are encouraged to submit their full articles to one of ASN’s journals:  The Journal of Nutrition, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Advances in Nutrition or Current Developments in Nutrition. When submitting your work to an ASN or other journal, publication of the meeting abstract should be mentioned in the cover letter to the submitting journal. When submitting outside the ASN family of journals, authors are encouraged to read the journal’s Instructions for Authors or contact the editorial office for further guidelines on disclosing abstract publication.

Full abstract citation information will be available once the abstracts are published in Current Developments in Nutrition. Please note that all citations should include the text (abstr) and the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstract presentation number at the end.

Citation Example:

[Author Names]. [Abstract Title]. Current Developments in Nutrition, [Volume]; [Issue]:[DOI] [DOI link], (abstr [NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstract presentation number]).

Embargo Policy: Accepted abstracts are embargoed until either their publication in CDN or the beginning of the first session in which they are presented, whichever happens first. An embargo means that information and data pertaining to the abstract may not be announced, publicized or distributed before the embargo date and time. Promotion of general topics, speakers or presentation times is allowed and encouraged as long as specific findings are not included in the announcement.

Meeting Participation: Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the presenting author to present it if accepted. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts for ASN conferences.

Registration Fees: Presenting authors associated with an abstract must register for the meeting and are responsible for any expenses associated with presenting at the meeting. The registration fee is separate from the abstract submission fee. Click here for more information about NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE registration.

Instructions

Abstract Submission Website: NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstracts must be submitted through the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website. All presenting authors must create a new user account to submit an abstract. To do so, click the ‘Join Now’ button at the bottom of the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website login page.

Technical Support: Technical Support can be reached 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM ET, Monday to Friday, by toll-free phone at 877-426-6323 or by e-mail at support@cadmiumcd.com.

The following information will be required during the abstract submission process. Presenting authors will be required to complete a series of tasks which are described below.

ABSTRACT INFORMATION:

Once logged into the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website, presenting authors should click the green ‘Click here to begin a new abstract’ link to begin.

Abstract Title: The abstract title should be entered in Title Case and be short and specific. The abstract title has a character limit of 150 characters not including spaces.

Preferred Presentation Type: Presenting authors can indicate their interest in a preferred presentation type for the abstract. These include:

  • Poster: NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE will feature virtual poster presentations throughout the meeting. Poster presentations offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science. Virtual poster presentations will include the abstract text and the opportunity for presenting authors to discuss their work with attendees through online questions and answers. ePosters (PDF) can be uploaded and audio recorded to enhance each poster presentation.
  • Oral: At NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, virtual oral presentations will feature outstanding research representing the abstract topical areas. Oral sessions will be programmed to include abstracts organized around a common theme. Virtual oral presentations will include the abstract text and the opportunity for presenting authors to discuss their work with attendees through questions and answers. Presenting authors will deliver oral presentations using Power Point slides.
    • Presenting authors can opt to have their abstract considered for oral presentation, however, selection is not guaranteed. If your accepted abstract is not selected for oral presentation, it will be programmed as a virtual poster presentation.
  • Indifferent

Presenting Author Academic Level: The academic level of the presenting author must be indicated during abstract submission. Academic levels include:

  • Investigator (more than 5 years past receiving a doctoral or terminal degree)
  • Young Investigator (within 5 years of receiving a doctoral or terminal degree)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Medical Trainee (intern/resident/fellow)
  • Graduate Student
  • Medical Student
  • Undergraduate Student
  • High School Student
  • None of the above
  • When the above information is provided, click the blue ‘Submit’ button to create the abstract. Once an abstract is created, a Task List page will be displayed.

AUTHOR(S) TASK:

Presenting Author: The presenting author’s contact information and ASN membership status must be provided when a user profile is created on the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website. Once logged in and a new abstract submission is started, the presenting author’s information will automatically be included in the Author(s) Task. Follow the directions provided to confirm/complete the presenting author’s profile.

Co-Author(s): Contact information (organization, address, email address, telephone number) and credentials (degree) for all co-authors must be provided. Follow the directions provided to confirm/complete co-author profiles.

Accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open access journal. Abstract authors will be listed in the same order as they are included in the abstract submission.

  • When all authors are added and their profiles are completed, click the blue ‘Save Authors’ button to complete the task.

ABSTRACT TASK:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Due to the amount of information required, ASN recommends that presenting authors develop and save their abstract in a Word document. Abstract text can then be copied and pasted into the abstract heading sections described below.
  • The Abstract Task cannot be saved unless all required fields are completed. Required fields include:
    • Primary Track
    • Primary Topical Area
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • Funding Sources

Primary Track and Primary Topical Area: Presenting authors must select a primary track and primary topical area with which the abstract should be associated. Only one track and topical area can be selected. Please consider submitting your abstract even if you believe it does not fit precisely into one of the options available. Abstracts will be reviewed and an abstract’s track and/or topical area may be adjusted to group like abstracts together for presentation.

Leaders from ASN’s Research Interest Sections and Councils will use the topical areas and keywords (more information below) to program abstracts. Click here to view/download the complete track and topical area list.

Below, please find more information about specific topical areas for clarification:

  • Case Study Vignette Abstracts: Special instructions regarding Case Study Vignette abstract submission are included below.
  • Methods Abstracts: Abstracts should address newly established or characterized methods, or evaluations of existing methods.
  • Protocols Abstracts: Abstracts should include descriptions of proposed studies, or recruitment and process results of newly started studies. Abstracts including preliminary results from ongoing studies should not be submitted to the Protocols topical area and should be submitted to the appropriate topical area for the abstract’s content.

Abstract: The abstract has a character limit of 2000 characters not including spaces. Each abstract should be formatted using the headings Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Funding Sources. The abstract’s current total character count not including spaces can be found in the gray bar at the bottom of the page.

  • Objectives: State the precise objective, the specific hypothesis to be tested, or both.
  • Methods: Provide a clear, concise description of specific methods, including research design. Describe interventions, if used.
  • Results: Report the most important findings, including results of statistical analyses. Results should include at least preliminary data. To say, “the results will be discussed at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE,” is insufficient. Abstracts without results will be rejected. Exceptions will only be made for study protocol abstracts, which must be denoted as a study protocol in the abstract title.
  • Conclusions: Summarize in 1 or 2 sentences the primary outcomes of the study, including their potential significance (avoid generalizations).
  • Funding Sources: Funding sources (organizations, institutions, agencies) for the research included in the abstract should be listed. Grant numbers should not be included in the abstract as this could impact the efficacy of a blinded abstract review process.

This year, supporting images, tables and graphs will not be accepted with abstracts.

When using abbreviations for compounds, the full name should be spelled out for the first mention. The Current Developments in Nutrition instructions for abbreviations, units of measure and nomenclature should be followed. Do not begin sentences with numerals.

Names and institutions of the presenting author or co-authors should not be included in the abstract body as this could impact the efficacy of a blinded abstract review process.

When entering abstract information on the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website, do not use the options to insert/edit video, insert/edit link, or create a table. Any such elements will be removed.

Special Characters and Formatting: Please proof the abstract carefully to confirm that any special characters (such as α, β, ³, £, etc.) are displaying properly.

  • When all abstract information is added, click the blue ‘Continue’ button to complete the task.

KEYWORDS TASK:

Keywords: Presenting authors must provide at least two keywords associated with the content area of the abstract to assist with programming at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.

ASN member groups (e.g., Research Interest Sections, Councils) will use topical areas and keywords to program abstracts. These groups have provided suggested keyword lists, though, presenting authors are not limited to these keywords. Click here to view/download the list of suggested keywords.

  • When all keyword information is added, click the blue ‘Continue’ button to complete the task.

AUTHORS’ STATEMENT AND PUBLICATION AGREEMENT TASK:

Authors’ Statement and Publication Agreement: Presenting authors are required to complete the Authors’ Statement and Publication Agreement. Please note that submission of an electronic signature is the legal equivalent of a manual signature on this Agreement. Click here to review the agreement.

  • When the form is completed by checking the box at the bottom of the page and the electronic signature is typed in, click the blue ‘Submit Agreement’ button to complete the task.

AWARD COMPETITIONS AND ABSTRACT RECOGNITION AWARDS TASK:

Award Competitions and Abstract Recognition Awards: During abstract submission, presenting authors can apply for ASN award competitions and abstract recognition awards depending on their academic level and ASN membership status. ASN membership is required to be considered for these opportunities. Click here to view/download complete details including eligibility, requirements and processes.

  • When the required information is added, click the blue ‘Continue’ button to complete the task.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FEE TASK:

Abstract Submission Fee: Presenting authors are required to pay a non-refundable $70 fee for each submitted abstract. A credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) will be required to submit payment. No refunds will be provided if the abstract is withdrawn. The abstract submission fee is separate from the meeting registration fee and travel costs.

  • When the payment information is completed, click the blue ‘Submit Payment’ button to complete the task. A confirmation email for the payment will be sent to the e-mail address included in the payment task.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

  • When all tasks have been completed, on the Task List page, click the blue ‘Next’ button and then the blue ‘Submit’ button to officially submit the abstract. A confirmation email for the abstract’s submission will be sent to the presenting author.

Case Study Vignette Instructions:

For abstracts submitted as a Case Study Vignette within the topical area Medical Nutrition/Case Study Vignettes, a clinical vignette or case report is a means of disseminating new knowledge gained from clinical practice. It can address an unusual condition; a complication of a known disease; an unusual side effect or adverse response to a mode of treatment; or a new approach to a condition. Maintaining patient anonymity is essential. Case reports should follow a similar format and length of scientific abstracts.

Authors should submit case study and vignette information in the specified abstract section listed below during abstract submission:

Case study and vignette

information to be submitted:

Abstract Submission website abstract section where it should be submitted:
Introduction Objectives
Case Description Methods
Discussion Results
Conclusions

(key learning points and implications for clinical practice)

Conclusions

Abstract Track, Topical Area and Keywords

Presenting authors must select a primary track and primary topical area with which the abstract should be associated. Only one track and topical area can be selected. Please consider submitting your abstract even if you believe it does not fit precisely into one of the options available. Abstracts will be reviewed and an abstract’s track and/or topical area may be adjusted to group like abstracts together for presentation.

Two keywords must also be provided to assist with abstract programming. Suggested keywords have been provided by volunteer leaders from ASN member groups including Research Interest Sections (RIS) and Councils. You may choose any keywords from the list provided or you may choose to insert your own.

Leaders from ASN’s Research Interest Sections and Councils will use the track, topical area and keywords provided by the abstract submitter to program abstracts. Primary tracks and primary topical areas are listed below.

Click here to download a PDF of the primary tracks and topical areas.

Click here to download a PDF of the suggested keywords.

Primary Track

  • Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism
  • Clinical and Translational Nutrition
  • Global and Public Health Nutrition
  • Population Science
  • Food Systems
  • Career/Professional Development

Primary Topical Area

  • Aging and Chronic Disease
  • Carotenoids and Retinoids
  • Climate/Environment, Agriculture and Food Supply
  • Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • COVID-19 and Nutrition (new for Nutrition 2021)
  • Diet and Cancer
  • Dietary Bioactive Components
  • Dietary Patterns
  • Eating Frequency and Chrononutrition
  • Education and Teaching
  • Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Experimental Animal Nutrition
  • Food Choice, Markets and Policy
  • Food Science and Nutrition (includes food composition, formulation and processing)
  • Global Nutrition
  • Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition/Case Study Vignettes
  • Neuroscience/Nutrition and the Brain
  • Nutrient-Gene Interactions
  • Nutrition Education and Behavioral Science
  • Nutrition Translation and Communications
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation/Immunometabolism
  • Nutritional Microbiology/Microbiome
  • Obesity
  • Policies and Regulations
  • Sports Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Methods
  • Protocols
  • Other

Keywords

Click here to download a PDF of the suggested keywords.

Abstract Notifications

Abstract acceptance letters will be sent on March 8, 2021.

Abstract presenters will be notified of their abstract presentation details (presentation type, date, time) by April 5, 2021.

Abstract Presentations

At NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, abstract presentations offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science. Abstracts will be presented in two ways:

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

At NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, virtual oral presentations will feature outstanding research representing the abstract topical areas. Oral sessions will be programmed to include abstracts organized around a common theme. Virtual oral presentations will include the abstract text and the opportunity for presenting authors to discuss their work with attendees through questions and answers. NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE oral sessions will feature the presentation of multiple abstracts organized around a common theme and highlight outstanding research representing the abstract topical areas.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE will feature virtual poster presentations throughout the meeting. Poster presentations offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science. Virtual poster presentations will include the abstract text and the opportunity for presenting authors to discuss their work with attendees through online questions and answers. ePosters (PDF) can be uploaded and audio recorded to enhance each poster presentation.

Award Competitions and Abstract Recognition Awards for Students and Young Investigators

Earn honors to boost your CV and compete for cash prizes by submitting your research to NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE!

Applications for NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE award competitions and abstract recognition awards must be submitted during abstract submission. Based on academic level and ASN membership status, presenting authors can apply for the following:

  • Clinical Emerging Leaders Award Competition
  • Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition Awards
  • George Bray Obesity Research Student Awards
  • Global Nutrition Early Career Scholar Award
  • Graduate Student Research Award Competition
  • Nutrition Translation Award Competition
  • Postdoctoral Research Award Competition
  • Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Student Awards
  • Student Interest Group (SIG) Student Awards
  • Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition

Click here to download a PDF with complete details including eligibility, requirements and processes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Michelle Crispino, Director of Knowledge Initiatives

education@nutrition.org