Nutrition 2018 Abstract Submission Website
Presenting authors must select an abstract category with which the abstract should be associated. Only one abstract category can be selected. Please consider submitting your abstract even if you believe it does not fit precisely into one category. Abstracts will be reviewed and categories may be adjusted to group like abstracts together for presentation.
Click here to download the full list of Nutrition 2018 abstract categories.
Abstract Categories with Topical Area
Aging and Chronic Disease
001 – Nutrient Needs and Impact on Aging and Health
002 – Nutritional Assessment in Older Adults and Populations
003 – Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health
004 – Nutrition and Musculoskeletal Health
005 – Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Health
006 – Biomarkers of Nutrient Function and Disease
Carotenoids and Retinoids
007 – Carotenoids and Human Health
008 – Carotenoids and Retinoids: Molecular Mechanisms of Action
Chronobiology and Nutrition
009 – Chronobiology and Nutrition
Community and Public Health Nutrition
010 – Community and Public Health Nutrition Interventions
011 – Food Security and Its Connections to Nutrition and Health
012 – Health Disparities and Promoting Health in Diverse Populations (Co-sponsor: Minority and Diversity Affairs Committee)
013 – Food Environment
014 – Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches in Public Health Nutrition
015 – Community and Public Health Approaches to Obesity Prevention
Diet and Cancer
016 – Molecular Targets
017 – Diet and Cancer: Animal Studies
018 – Diet and Cancer: Clinical, Epidemiological and Translational Studies
Dietary Bioactive Components
019 – Bioavailability, Metabolism and Biomarkers of Dietary Bioactive Components
020 – Mechanisms of Action and Molecular Targets of Dietary Bioactive Components
021 – Effects of Dietary Bioactive Components in Experimental Models of Chronic Disease Risk
022 – Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Effects of Dietary Bioactive Components
023 – Cardiovascular Effects of Dietary Bioactive Components
024 – Dietary Bioactive Components of Medicinal, Functional, and Fermented Foods
Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
025 – Energy Balance, Macronutrients and Weight Management
026 – Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome (Co-sponsor: Obesity RIS)
027 – Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism
028 – Lipid and Fatty Acid Metabolism and Transport
029 – Metabolic Phenotyping, Metabolomics and Biomarkers
030 – Carbohydrate Metabolism
031 – Dietary Fatty Acids and Health
032 – Protein Intake and Health Implications
033 – Fiber Metabolism and Health
Experimental Animal Nutrition
034 – Animal Nutrition
035 – Animal Models of Fetal Nutrition, Programming and Neonatal Development
036 – Comparative Animal Nutrition and Physiology
Climate/Environment, Health, Agriculture and Improved Nutrition
037 – Food and Agricultural Sustainability
038 – Linear Growth and Growth Failure from Conception to Adulthood (Co-sponsors: Global Nutrition Council and Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition)
039 – Global Nutrition: Improving Diets and Food Choices of Vulnerable Populations
040 – Global Nutrition: Obesity, Non-communicable Diseases and the Nutrition Transition
041 – Global Nutrition: Measuring and Improving Micronutrient Status
042 – Global Nutrition: Nutrition, Infection and Inflammation
043 – Global Nutrition: Effectiveness of Nutrition-sensitive and Integrated Nutrition Programs
044 – Global Nutrition: Policies and Policy Processes
Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
045 – Relationships of Maternal Diet and Health to Infant Health
046 – Physiologic and Behavioral Determinants of Successful Lactation Initiation and Maintenance
047 – Biology of Lactation (includes bioactive components, milk composition, infant outcomes, etc.)
048 – Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition
049 – Feeding Behavior of the Mother, Infant and Other Caregivers on Health and Disease
050 – Nutrition and Physical Growth (includes determinants, predictors, assessment, etc.)
051 – Development and Nutrition (e.g., nutrient requirements, nutrient assessment, maternal/fetal exchange, nutritional needs of preterm infants)
052 – Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
053 – Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Nutrition-Related Diseases
054 – Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Liver Metabolism
055 – Hospital Nutrition
056 – Nutrition and the Brain (includes cognition and mood)
Nutrition Education and Behavior Science
057 – Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Behavior Change
058 – School, Out of School, and Community Childhood Nutrition Education and Behavioral Interventions
059 – Innovative Nutrition Education Programs, Evaluation Measures, and/or Technology
060 – Nutrigenomics
061 – Personalized Nutrition (includes variability in response to food/physical activity; genetic variations and nutrition requirements)
062 – Nutrition and the Epigenome
063 – Metabolic Inflammation: The Potential Role of Nutritional Constituents
064 – Innovation and Validation of Dietary Assessment Tools and Their Applications
065 – Epidemiological Research Addressing Diet and Health Outcomes
066 – Nutrition and Chronic Disease Epidemiology
067 – Research with Dietary Supplements and Bioactive Components
068 – Advancing Nutritional Epidemiology with Public Use and Commercial Data Sets
069 – Childhood Nutrition Epidemiology
070 – Big Data and Technology and Nutrition Research
Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation
071 – Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation
072 – Nutrition and Infection
073 – General Nutritional Influences on Human Microbiomes
074 – Nutritive Properties of Fermented Foods and Beverages
075 – Probiotic and Prebiotic Interventions to Modulate the Human Microbiomes
076 – Nutrition Policy and Regulations
077 – Food Science and Technology in Nutrition
078 – Translation of Nutrition Science for Public Policy, Practice and the Consumer
079 – Treatment of Obesity
080 – Gut Microbiome and Obesity
081 – Health Effects of Obesity
082 – Diet Composition and Obesity
083 – Body Composition
084 – Childhood Obesity: Causes, Correlations, and Treatment
085 – Beige Fat, Brown Fat and Obesity
086 – Ingestive and Physical Activity Behavior in Obesity
087 – Adipose Tissue and Muscle Metabolism
088 – Obesity Energetics
Vitamins & Minerals
089 – Minerals
090 – B Vitamins
091 – Fat Soluble Vitamins
092 – Antioxidants and Chronic Disease
093 – Micronutrient Interventions
094 – Micronutrient Bioavailability
095 – Nutrition, Dietary Supplements and Human Performance (Co-sponsor: Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association)
Education & Teaching
096 – Innovations in Undergraduate, Graduate and Medical Nutrition Education
Methods and Protocol
097 – Methods and Protocols
Submission Guidelines and Instructions
Requirements: Nutrition 2018 abstract submissions must include unpublished, original research and be submitted through the Nutrition 2018 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: Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who is expected to present the abstract at Nutrition 2018. Co-authors can be included on the abstract.
Abstract Submission Fee: Presenting authors are required to pay a non-refundable $55 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.
Award Competitions and Travel Funding Opportunities: Based on academic level, presenting authors may apply for award competitions and travel funding opportunities during abstract submission. Notifications will be sent to selected individuals in April 2018.
Revisions: Revisions can be made through the Nutrition 2018 abstract submission website through January 18, 2018. Please proofread abstract submissions carefully because edits will not be made by ASN staff.
Abstract Review: All abstracts will be peer-reviewed through a 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. Unless an abstract is focused on methods or protocols, all abstracts must include results. Results should include at least preliminary data. To say, “the results will be discussed at Nutrition 2018,” is insufficient. Abstracts without results will be rejected. Exceptions will only be made for abstracts focused on methods or protocols.
Acceptance and Programming Notification: Presenting authors will be notified of abstract acceptance and programming by e-mail on or before March 23, 2018. This notification will indicate if the abstract will be presented as a poster or oral session. Please make sure your e-mail settings will allow emails from support@ConferenceAbstracts.com to ensure important program information gets through your SPAM filters.
Withdrawals: Requests to withdraw an abstract must be sent to Michelle Crispino by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7, 2018. All accepted abstracts will be published unless the abstract is officially withdrawn by this date.
Publication: Accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open access journal.
Embargo Policy: No abstract may be announced, publicized or distributed before the embargo date, June 9, 2018.
Meeting Participation: Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present it if accepted. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts for ASN conferences.
Registration Fee/Travel Costs: Authors associated with an abstract must register for the meeting and are responsible for all travel expenses (airfare, food, hotel, etc.) associated with presenting at the meeting. The registration fee and travel costs are separate from the abstract submission fee.
Abstracts must be submitted through the Nutrition 2018 abstract submission website. The information listed below will be required during the abstract submission process.
Presentation Type: Presenting authors can indicate their preference for presentation type (Poster, Oral, or Indifferent).
Presenting Author: Contact information, ASN membership status and academic level must be provided.
Co-Authors: Contact information for all co-authors must be provided. Institutions where the work was performed should be listed for each co-author even if the individual is no longer there.
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.
Abstract Category: Presenting authors must select an abstract category with which the abstract should be associated. Only one abstract category can be selected. Click here to review the full abstract category list. Please consider submitting your abstract even if you believe it does not fit precisely into one category. Abstracts will be reviewed and categories may be adjusted to group like abstracts together for presentation.
Keywords: Presenting authors must provide at least two keywords associated with the content area of the abstract to assist with programming at Nutrition 2018.
Abstract: The abstract has a character limit of 2000 characters not including spaces. Each abstract should be formatted using the following 4 headings:
- 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. Unless an abstract is focused on methods or protocols, all abstracts must include results. Results should include at least preliminary data. To say, “the results will be discussed at Nutrition 2018,” is insufficient. Your abstract may be rejected if results are not included, unless your abstract is focused on methods or protocols.
- Conclusions: Summarize in 1 or 2 sentences the primary outcomes of the study, including their potential significance (avoid generalizations).
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, nomenclature and tables/figures 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.
Special Characters and Formatting: Please proof your abstract body carefully to confirm that any special characters (such as ≤, ≥, etc.) are displaying properly.
Supporting Images/Graphs: Supporting images and graphs can be uploaded (png, .jpg, .bmp, .gif).
Funding and Disclosures: Presenting authors will be asked to provide information regarding relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest within the past 12 months. Research funding sources should be noted in the specified text box.
Awards Competitions and Travel Funding Opportunities: Presenting authors can apply for ASN award competitions and travel funding opportunities depending on their academic level during abstract submission. Click here to review complete details including eligibility, requirements, and processes.
Payment Information: Presenting authors are required to pay a non-refundable $55 fee for each submitted abstract. A credit card 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.
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At Nutrition 2018, poster presentations offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science.
Oral sessions will highlight outstanding abstracts in an abstract category. During abstract submission, presenting authors can opt to have their abstract considered for oral sessions, however, selection is not guaranteed.
Award Competitions and Travel Funding Opportunities for Students and Young Investigators
Based on academic level, presenting authors may apply for award competitions and travel funding opportunities during abstract submission. Notifications will be sent to selected individuals in April 2018.
Click here for more information about abstract-based award competitions and travel funding opportunities for students and young investigators. These include:
- Clinical Emerging Leader Award Oral Competition
- Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition
- Global Nutrition Early Career Scholar Award
- Graduate Student Research Award Competition
- Mentored Poster/Platform Presenter (formerly called MARC) Travel Awards
- Postdoctoral Research Award Competition
- Student Interest Group (SIG) Travel Award
- Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition