Abstracts

The American Society for Nutrition welcomes the submission of original research in the form of abstracts for presentation at Nutrition 2019.

  • 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 travel awards and scholarships

Abstract submission opens October 2018
Abstract submission deadline January 18, 2019
Abstract-based award competitions and travel funding opportunities for students and young investigators application deadline January 18, 2019
Abstract acceptance notifications sent March 1, 2019
Abstract programming assignments sent March 29, 2019

Nutrition 2019 Abstract Submission

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) welcomes the submission of original research in the form of abstracts for presentation at Nutrition 2019.

Abstracts must be submitted through the Nutrition 2019 Abstract Submission website. The deadline for abstract submissions is January 18, 2019.

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

Abstract Categories

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. Abstract categories are sponsored by ASN groups which assist with abstract programming.

Click here to view the complete abstract category list in PDF format.

Abstract Categories

Number Abstract Category Sponsoring ASN Group(s)
001 Nutrient Needs and Assessment:  Impact on Aging Aging and Chronic Disease
002 Aging and Cardiometabolic Health Aging and Chronic Disease
003 Aging and Musculoskeletal Health Aging and Chronic Disease
004 Aging and Gastrointestinal Health Aging and Chronic Disease
005 Neuroscience, Cognitive Function and Chronobiology Aging and Chronic Disease
Nutrition Translation RIS
Nutrient-Gene Interactions
Carotenoids and Retinoids (CARIG)
006 Carotenoids and Retinoids in Human Health Carotenoids and Retinoids (CARIG)
007 Carotenoids and Retinoids:  Molecular Mechanisms of Action Carotenoids and Retinoids (CARIG)
008 Community and Public Health Nutrition Interventions Community and Public Health Nutrition
009 Food Security and its Connections to Nutrition and Health Community and Public Health Nutrition
Aging and Chronic Disease
Obesity
010 Health Disparities and Promoting Health in Diverse Populations Community and Public Health Nutrition
Minority and Diversity Affairs
011 Current Food Environment Community and Public Health Nutrition
Obesity
012 Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches in Public Health Community and Public Health Nutrition
013 Community and Public Health Approaches to Obesity Prevention Community and Public Health Nutrition
Aging and Chronic Disease
014 US Nutrition Monitoring and Food Assistance Programs Community and Public Health Nutrition
015 Diet and Cancer:  Molecular Targets Diet and Cancer
016 Diet and Cancer:  Pre-clinical and Animal Studies Diet and Cancer
017 Diet and Cancer:  Clinical, Epidemiological, and Translational Studies Diet and Cancer
Nutrition Translation
018 Dietary Bioactive Components:  Bioavailability, Metabolism, and Biomarkers Dietary Bioactive Components
019 Dietary Bioactive Components:  Mechanisms of Action and Molecular Targets Dietary Bioactive Components
020 Dietary Bioactive Components:  Experimental Models of Chronic Disease Risk Dietary Bioactive Components
021 Dietary Bioactive Components:  Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Effects Dietary Bioactive Components
022 Dietary Bioactive Components:  Human Health Dietary Bioactive Components
023 Macronutrients:  Energy Balance, Ingestive Behavior, and Weight Management Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
Obesity
024 Influence of Diet Composition on Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
Obesity
025 Protein and Amino Acids:  Metabolism, Mechanisms of Action, and Health Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
026 Carbohydrates and Fiber:  Metabolism, Mechanisms of Action, and Health Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
027 Lipid and Fatty Acid:  Metabolism, Mechanisms of Action, and Health Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
028 Metabolic Phenotyping, Metabolomics and Biomarkers for Energy and Macronutrients Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
029 Emerging Concepts in Macronutrients Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
030 Animal Nutrition and Physiology Experimental Animal Nutrition
031 Animal Models of Fetal Nutrition, Programming, and Neonatal Development Experimental Animal Nutrition
032 Food and Agricultural Sustainability Climate/Environment, Health, Agriculture and Improved Nutrition
033 Linear Growth and Growth Failure from Conception to Adulthood Global Nutrition

Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition

034 Global Nutrition:  Improving Diets and Food Choices of Vulnerable Populations Global Nutrition
035 Global Nutrition:  Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases Global Nutrition
036 Global Nutrition:  Measuring and Improving Micronutrient Status Global Nutrition
037 Global Nutrition:  Infection and Inflammation Global Nutrition
038 Global Nutrition:  Effectiveness of Nutrition-sensitive and Integrated Nutrition Programs Global Nutrition
039 Nutrition Policies and Regulations Global Nutrition
Policy
040 Maternal Diet and Health:  Relationship to Infant Health Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
041 Lactation:  Biology, Physiology, and Behavioral Determinants Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
042 Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
043 Child Feeding Behaviors and Health Outcomes Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
044 Physical Growth:  Determinants, Predictors, and Assessments Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
045 Development, Nutrition Requirements, and Maternal/Fetal Exchange Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
046 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
047 Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Nutrition-related Diseases Medical Nutrition
Nutrition Translation
048 Hospital and Clinical Nutrition Medical Nutrition
049 Ethics in Clinical Nutrition Medical Nutrition
050 Case Studies and Vignettes Medical Nutrition
051 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Behavior Change Nutrition Education and Behavioral Sciences
Obesity
052 School, Family, and Community-based Childhood Nutrition Education and Behavioral Interventions Nutrition Education and Behavioral Sciences
053 Innovative Nutrition Education Programs, Evaluation Measures, and/or Technology Nutrition Education and Behavioral Sciences
054 Nutrigenomics Nutrient-Gene Interactions
055 Personalized Nutrition:  Food/Physical Activity, Genetic Variations, and Nutrition Requirements Nutrient-Gene Interactions
056 Integrated Omics (genome/epigenome/metabolome) in Nutrition Nutrient-Gene Interactions
057 Epidemiological Research Addressing Diet and Health Outcomes Nutritional Epidemiology
058 Nutrition and Chronic Disease Epidemiology Nutritional Epidemiology
Aging and Chronic Disease
059 Childhood Nutrition Epidemiology Nutritional Epidemiology
060 Advancing the Research of Diet and Supplements with Public Use and Commercial Data Sets Nutritional Epidemiology
Nutrition Translation
061 Nutritional Biomarkers and Big Data in Nutrition Research Nutritional Epidemiology
062 Nutritional Immunology, Inflammation, and Infection Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation
Aging and Chronic Disease
063 Nutrition and Cancer Immunotherapy Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation
Diet and Cancer
064 General Nutritional Influences on Human Microbiomes Nutritional Microbiology
065 Nutritive Properties of Fermented Foods and Beverages Nutritional Microbiology
Dietary Bioactive Components
066 Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Fermented Foods/Beverages:  Interventions to Modulate Human Microbiomes Nutritional Microbiology
Dietary Bioactive Components
067 Nutritional Regulation of the Host-Microbiome Interaction Nutritional Microbiology
Nutrient-Gene Interactions
068 Food Science and Technology in Nutrition Nutrition Translation
069 Translation and Communication of Nutrition Science for Public Policy, Practice and the Consumer Nutrition Translation
070 Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Obesity
Aging and Chronic Disease
071 Gut Microbiome and Obesity Obesity
Nutritional Microbiology
072 Health Effects of Obesity Obesity
073 Obesity and Body Composition Obesity
Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism
074 Childhood Obesity:  Causes, Correlations, Treatment and Prevention Obesity
Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
075 Adipose Physiology and Energetics (including Beige and Brown Fat) in Obesity Obesity
076 Adipose Tissue and Muscle Metabolism Obesity
077 Water and Fat Soluble Vitamins and Chronic Disease Vitamins and Minerals
078 Micronutrient Bioavailability and Antioxidant Function Vitamins and Minerals
079 Zinc Vitamins and Minerals
080 Selenium Vitamins and Minerals
081 B Vitamins and One-carbon Metabolism Vitamins and Minerals
082 Micronutrient Interventions Vitamins and Minerals
083 Trace Element Transport and Homeostasis in Health and Disease Vitamins and Minerals
084 Nutrition, Dietary Supplements and Human Performance Sports Nutrition
Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association
085 Innovations in Undergraduate, Graduate, and Medical Nutrition Education Education and Teaching
086 Methods and Protocols Methods and Protocols

Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Nutrition 2019 abstract submission guidelines and instructions are provided below.

Click here to view the guidelines and instructions in PDF format.

Guidelines

Requirements: Nutrition 2019 abstract submissions must include unpublished, original research and be submitted through the Nutrition 2019 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 2019 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 2019. Co-authors can be included on the abstract.

Abstract Submission Fee: Presenting authors are required to pay a non-refundable $65 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 and ASN membership status, presenting authors may apply for award competitions and travel funding opportunities during abstract submission. Notifications will be sent to selected individuals in April 2019.

Revisions: Revisions can be made through the Nutrition 2019 Abstract Submission website through January 18, 2019. Please proofread abstract submissions carefully because edits will not be made by ASN staff. Abstracts will be published verbatim using the text and information provided during abstract submission.

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 2019,” 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 on March 1, 2019 and of abstract programming details (presentation type/date/time/location) on March 29, 2019. Please make sure your e-mail settings will allow emails from mcrispino@nutrition.org and support@conferenceabstracts.com to insure important program information gets through your SPAM filters.

Withdrawals: Requests to withdraw an abstract must be sent to ASN by e-mail at mcrispino@nutrition.org by March 15, 2019. 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. Abstracts will be published verbatim using the text and information provided during abstract submission.

Embargo Policy: Accepted abstracts are embargoed until the beginning of the first session in which they are presented. 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 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.

Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted through the Nutrition 2019 Abstract Submission website. The information listed below will be required during the abstract submission process.

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 (Poster Session)
  • Oral (Oral Session or Poster Theater Flash Session)
  • Indifferent

Please note that inclusion in an oral presentation is not guaranteed if selected as the preferred presentation type by the presenting author during abstract submission.

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 Category: 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. Abstract categories are sponsored by ASN groups which assist with abstract programming. Click here to review the full abstract category list.

Case Studies and Vignettes Abstracts (Abstract Category 050): For abstracts submitted in the ‘050 – Case Studies and Vignettes’ abstract category, 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 under 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: 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. 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 2019,” is insufficient. Abstracts without results will be rejected.
  • 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 body as this could impact the efficacy of a blinded abstract review process.

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 2019 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 from the abstract.

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

Keywords: Presenting authors must provide at least two keywords associated with the content area of the abstract to assist with programming at Nutrition 2019.

Supporting Tables, Images, and/or Graphs: Supporting tables, images and/or graphs can be uploaded. Files must be uploaded in one of the following formats: .png, .jpg, .bmp, .gif.

Authors’ Statement and Publication Agreement: Presenting authors are required to complete the Authors’ Statement and Publication Agreement. Click here to review the agreement.

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 $65 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.

Technical Support: Technical Support can be reached 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST, Monday to Friday by toll-free phone at 877-426-6323 or by e-mail at help@conferenceabstracts.com.

Abstract Notifications

Abstract acceptance letters will be sent on March 1, 2019. Abstract presenters will be notified of dates and times of their assigned presentations by March 29, 2019.

Abstract Presentations

Share your research with nutrition scientists from around the world. Abstracts will be presented in three ways:

  • Oral Sessions: Typically 120 minutes, these sessions feature the presentation of multiple abstracts organized around a common theme and highlight outstanding research representing the abstract topical areas.
  • Poster Theater Flash Sessions: This new format will feature flash talks followed by discussion time by a poster board. Each speaker will have up to 3 minutes (and 3 slides!) to highlight major findings and other noteworthy or interesting details.  After the flash talks, presenters will stand by their poster for dialogue with Nutrition 2019 attendees.
  • Poster Presentations: Nutrition 2019 will feature traditional poster sessions on designated days. Poster presentations offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science.

Award Competitions and Travel Funding Opportunities for Students and Young Investigators

Based on academic level and ASN membership status, presenting authors can apply for award competitions and travel funding opportunities during abstract submission.

Click here for more detailed information.

Resources

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Michelle Crispino, Manager, Education and Development

mcrispino@nutrition.org