Nutrition 2020 Policies
Nutrition 2020 is family friendly! Everyone who attends Nutrition 2020 must be registered and have a badge. Badges for children are free and available onsite at the registration desk. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Guardians are asked to help maintain a professional, disturbance-free exhibition environment. Children under 18 are not allowed in the exhibition area during exhibition move-in and move-out for their own safety.
Scientific Integrity Policy for Submission of Abstracts
The Nutrition 2020 Scientific Integrity Policy for Submission of Abstracts is based on recommendations from the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, the Council of Science Editors White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, and the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity.
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) expects all authors to comply with generally accepted standards to avoid scientific misconduct.
Abstract Review – All abstracts submitted to ASN for possible publication and presentation at the conference will undergo a review process prior to publication in Current Developments in Nutrition. (Please note: The ASN Journal editors and editorial board play no role in the review of ASN abstracts, and the review of ASN abstracts is the responsibility of the ASN Scientific Program Committee.) The goal of abstract review is to be inclusive of quality science without compromising scientific integrity. ASN has a procedure for reviewing abstracts and has the general authority to reject an abstract as part of the review process. Both authors and reviewers are expected to take their roles seriously, as detailed below.
Author Conduct – General Authorship Guidelines. Authorship is defined as 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the abstract or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3. Submission of an abstract to ASN constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to scientifically defend their work in the format (poster, oral presentation, or both) assigned by the host society. Failure to do so, if not justified, may result in a notice of retraction in Current Developments in Nutrition or may jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts.
Code of Conduct
The American Society for Nutrition is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment at Nutrition 2020 for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or other protected characteristics. We expect all attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, guests, and exhibitors to help us ensure a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.
We expect all participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all venues, including ancillary events and all social gatherings.
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert ASN Show Management if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct.
Unacceptable Behaviors Include:
- Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant and at all related events
- Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or other personal characteristics
- Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides)
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography
- Photographing slides of oral presentations and posters without the express permission of the presenter/author
- Recording of scientific and other sessions without the express permission of the participants
- Sustained disruption of scientific sessions or other events
- Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact
- Physical assault (including unwelcome touch or groping)
- Real or implied threat of physical harm
- Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm
What To Do If You Witness or Experience Conduct That Violates the Code:
ASN staff will assist participants in contacting convention center/hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment, to enable them to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance, and want to make your experience as productive and professionally stimulating as possible.
Need to file a complaint? Please contact the ASN Show Management Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports will be confidential.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any participant, including attendees, sponsors , exhibitors, contractors, volunteer leaders, vendors, venue staff, and anyone with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, ASN staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including removal from the meeting, without refund, and/or future ASN meetings. Egregious violations will result in more severe sanctions, including the possibility of reporting to local law enforcement.