General Information

Join us in Seattle, Washington, May 30 – June 2 for Nutrition 2020, ASN’s annual flagship meeting.

At Nutrition 2020 over 3,500 of the top scientific researchers, practitioners, global and public health professionals, policy makers and advocacy leaders, industry, media and other related professionals will gather to advance nutrition science and its practical application.

Nutrition offers the latest and best nutrition research, the opportunity to present research, network with peers, and touch and see the latest products and technology in the exhibit hall.

Nutrition is an immersive nutrition experience offering the greatest minds in nutrition science, superior research, interactive exhibits, new technology, and boundless opportunities for networking in a welcoming environment.

Attendee Resources

Charging Stations

Charging stations will be available to attendees at specified locations in the Convention Center.

First Aid

First Aid Services will be available on-site during show hours at the Convention Center.  First aid is located on Level 4 outside of the Exhibit Hall.

Lactation Room

Nursing mothers will have access to private, comfortable areas, equipped with furniture, lockable doors and power outlets.  For access, please visit ASN’s Show Management Office on-site at the Convention Center.

Luggage Storage

Luggage storage will be available on Saturday, May 30th and Tuesday, June 2nd at the Convention Center for a small fee.

Prayer and Reflection Room

A prayer and reflection room will be available during official show hours to all attendees in the Convention Center.

Wi-Fi Access

Complimentary wireless internet access will be accessible for all attendees throughout the public areas at the Convention Center.

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Seattle


For additional information on Seattle attractions, dining, cultural and sports activities please visit our City Information page.

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Continuing Education / Accreditation

Nutrition 2020 will provide continuing education credits for physicians, dietitians and certified health education specialists. More details coming soon.

ASN (Provider #NS010) is accredited and approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs for Registered Dietitians.

International Participants

For information on travel to the United States, please visit the International Participants page.

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Meeting Venues

All official Nutrition 2020 Events will be held at Washington State Convention Center or the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Newsroom

ASN encourages press/media participation at Nutrition 2020.  Visit the ASN Newsroom for additional information and instructions for obtaining newsroom credentials.

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Reasons to Attend

Nutrition 2020 is where the Best in Health and Science Meet.

Why should you attend?

  • Access to THE greatest minds in nutrition science and be inspired by and learn from the most influential leaders
  • Discover the best and latest science selected for presentation through a comprehensive review process
  • Craft your own learning experience! Nutrition’s flexible, customizable format allows the freedom to choose the sessions that matter most to you
  • Learn and play in a whole new way with hands-on displays at our interactive exhibits
  • Discover and utilize the latest, cutting-edge technologies
  • Network and make connections in an intimate environment you won’t get at any other event

Travel Resources

Visit the Travel Resources page for information on getting to and around Baltimore.

For more information about ASN Hotels, visit Registration and Housing page.

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Policies

Nutrition 2020 Policies

 Child Policy

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 meetings@nutrition.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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Felicia Price, CMP-HC, Senior Director of Meetings

meetings@nutrition.org