Join us for an immersive education and networking experience for basic, translational, clinical and population scientists and practitioners.

With both live and recorded content, you can catch groundbreaking lectures, scientific sessions, posters, and oral abstract presentations 24 hours a day. No matter what your daily schedule is or where you live in the world, you can access NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE’s great programming when it’s most convenient for you.

Be inspired by and learn from the most influential leaders and the greatest minds in nutrition science.

Program Features

  • Scientific symposia and educational sessions organized around the following themes:
    • Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/ Metabolism
    • Clinical and Translational Nutrition
    • Global and Public Health Nutrition
    • Population Science
    • Food Science and Systems
  • Original research studies presented in oral and poster sessions
  • From Research to Practice clinical track to review the latest science and practical applications – geared to health care providers
  • Connect with the Fed sessions to discover funding opportunities and resources from leaders in federal agencies
  • Special lectures and addresses delivered by some of the most recognized names in the field of nutrition
  • Featured session on late breaking/rapid science highlighting high impact and newsworthy research; and
  • Invaluable networking opportunities.


  • E.V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition to encourage sound advancements in nutritional science and their application for improving the health and well-being of people worldwide and to commemorate the life and contributions of EV McCollum.
  • George Bray Outstanding Scientific Achievements Award in Obesity Research (NEW FOR 2021) to recognize a physician, clinician or investigator who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of obesity research. The inaugural award and lecture will be given at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.
  • Gilbert A. Leveille Lectureship and Award to recognize outstanding research in nutrition science and food technology. This award was created in 2009, is sponsored by a group of ASN and IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) corporate partners, and is co-administered by ASN and IFT. Nominations for the 2021 award will be accepted by ASN.
  • The Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition to honor lifetime achievements in international nutrition research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries.
  • W.O. Atwater Memorial Lecture to recognize a scientist who has made unique contributions toward improving the diet and nutrition of people around the world in honor of Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844-1907), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first chief of nutrition investigations.

Late Breaking/Rapid Science Submissions

Submission opens: March 8, 2021

Submission deadline: April 1, 2021, 11:59 PM ET

NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE will feature an oral session highlighting scientific research that is high impact, groundbreaking, innovative, and newsworthy.

Presenting authors can submit Late Breaking/Rapid Science submissions to be considered for inclusion in this session. This category of submissions is for high-impact scientific research for which results were not available by the February 8, 2021 general abstract submission deadline.

Only a very small number (2 to 4) will be accepted. There will be no poster presentations for Late-Breaking/Rapid Science submissions.

Click here to download a PDF with complete details about Late Breaking/Rapid Science submissions.

Key Dates

Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission opensMarch 8, 2021
Submission deadlineApril 1, 2021, 11:59 PM ET
Notifications sentMay 1, 2021

Eligibility and Details

  1. Submissions must not have been presented, accepted for presentation or published at any other scientific meeting or journal at the time of submission.
  2. A submission is ineligible for consideration if preliminary data were available at the time of the February 8 general abstract submission deadline.
  3. Do not resubmit work already submitted during the general abstract submission period.
  4. If another abstract based on the late breaking trial/study discussed in the Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission was submitted during the general NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstract submission process, please contact
  5. Submissions will be evaluated on impact of research, novelty, rigor of design and innovation.
  6. Late Breaking/Rapid Science submissions will not be published along with NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE abstracts in Current Developments in Nutrition.
  7. Embargo Policy: All authors must read and comply with the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE embargo policy. Selected submissions are embargoed until the beginning of the first session in which they are presented, whichever happens first. An embargo means that information and data pertaining to the submission 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.
  8. Simultaneous Journal Publication: Simultaneous publication of trials is acceptable and encouraged as long as the embargo policies of NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE and the involved journals are coordinated. If a trial/study has been submitted to and accepted for publication, the presenter is responsible for ensuring that the journal editor respects ASN’s embargo policy. Publication of a trial/study in print or on a journal web site prior to presentation at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE will necessitate withdrawal of the trial/study from the program.
  9. Meeting Participation: Completion of a Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission constitutes a commitment by the presenting author to present it if selected. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of submissions for ASN conferences.
  10. Registration Fee: Presenting authors associated with Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission must register for the meeting. The registration fee is separate from the Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission fee. Click here for more information about NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE registration.
  11. Notifications: Notifications will be sent by email regarding if the submission has been selected as a Late Breaking/Rapid Science presentation by May 1, 2021.
  12. Withdrawal: To withdraw a submission, written notification must be sent to

Submission Instructions

The information listed below must be included in each Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission. While these submissions are not considered to be abstracts, Late Breaking/Rapid Science submissions must be submitted through the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE Abstract Submission website. Submission opens on March 8, 2021.

  1. Title: The submission title should be entered in Title Case and be short and specific. The submission title has a character limit of 150 characters not including spaces.
  2. Presenting Author Academic Level: The academic level of the presenting author must be indicated.
  3. Author Information: A presenting author must be added to a submission. Co-authors can also be added. Contact information (organization, address, email address, telephone number) and credentials (degree) must be provided. Please follow the directions provided to confirm and complete presenting author and co-author profiles.
  4. Late Breaking/Rapid Science Submission Information:
    • Submission Type: Submitters must indicate the type of trial/study discussed in the submission. Options include:
      • Clinical trial
      • Multicenter observational study or registry
      • Secondary analysis of major trial
      • Other
    • Submission Body: Submissions must include Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Funding Sources. The submission body has a character limit of 2000 characters not including spaces. When entering the submission body, please proof the information carefully to confirm that any special characters (such as α, β, etc.) are displaying properly
  1. Authors’ Statement and Embargo Policy Agreement: The presenting author must confirm that all authors are (1) authorized to submit this Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission on behalf of the presenting author and co-authors, (2) the presenting author and co-authors have read and agree to the NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE embargo policy, and (3) the presenting author has received permission from their collaborators to present this submission at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE if it is selected for presentation.
  2. Submission Fee: A non-refundable $125 processing fee is required for each Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission. An email will be sent to the submitter as documentation of the payment.
  3. Submission Completion: Once all tasks for the submission are complete, on the submission’s task list page submitters should click the ‘Next’ and ‘Submit’ to officially complete the submission. A confirmation email will be sent to the submitter. Submissions can be revised up until the April 1, 2021, 11:59 PM ET deadline.

Special Events

NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE offers opportunities to interact with scientists and practitioners from around the globe. Make connections with peers and colleagues across the field of nutrition. You can:

  • Join hot-topic discussion sessionsmentoring activities and other special events hosted by the ASN’s sixteen Research Interest Sections and  three Councils— vibrant scientific communities that are vital to advancing nutrition science.
  • Connect with fellow Students and Young Professionals at activities coordinated by ASN’s Student Interest Group and Early Career Nutrition Interest Group. Join in the Speed Mentoring, Students Meet the Fellows and other popular networking activities.

Other special events include:

  • Awards Recognition
  • and more!

Continuing Education / Accreditation

Learn from the best science, great thinkers, and innovative doers at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, where the global nutrition community comes together to learn and advance the science, education and practice of nutrition.

ASN is a leader in keeping nutrition professionals up to date on the latest science and trends, and we embrace new technologies to broaden knowledge in innovative ways. NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE offers enhanced learning through digital functionalities like live Q&A, panel discussions, and online chat in select sessions.

NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE will offer Continuing Education credit for select sessions.

Continuing Medical Education for Physicians

accme accredited

The American Society for Nutrition is proud to announce that it has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded provisional status as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ASN delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society for Nutrition is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

12 CME credits will be available for live attendance.

Continuing Professional Education for Dietitians/Dietetic Technicians

cdr accredited

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.

15 CPE credits will be available for live attendance.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)

The American Society for Nutrition has applied to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) to provide continuing education credits for Certified Health Education Specialist. We will share details as soon as more information is available.

Non-physician and Non-dietetic Healthcare Professionals

All Non-physician and non-dietetic participants at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE will be able to select a Certificate of Participation evaluation and certificate option. Completion of this evaluation option will result in a CME Certificate of Attendance which displays the activity certification for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM (CME) credits and can then be submitted to the appropriate accrediting bodies for continuing education credit. In this scenario, it is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their participating accrediting body or licensing board and ASN cannot guarantee its acceptance.



  • Sixtus Aguree, PhDIowa State University
  • John Apolzan, PhDPennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Cora Best, PhD, RDUniversity of Washington
  • Lars Bode, PhDUniversity of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Dallas Donohoe, PhDUniversity of Tennessee
  • Heather Eicher-Miller, PhD, RDPurdue University
  • Mary Evans, PhDNIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Mario Ferruzzi, PhDNorth Carolina State University Plants for Human Health Institute
  • Alyce Fly, PhDBall State University
  • Xiang Gao, MD, PhDThe Pennsylvania State University
  • Nana Gletsu Miller, PhDIndiana University
  • Ruth Grossman, PhD, RNUniversity of Iowa
  • Daniel Hoffman, PhDRutgers University
  • Heather Leidy, PhDUniversity of Texas at Austin
  • Danielle G. Lemay, PhDUSDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center
  • Sylvia Ley, PhD, RD – Tulane University
  • Christos Mantzoros, MD, PhD – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University
  • William Masters, PhD – Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University
  • Naima Moustaid-Moussa, PhD – Texas Tech University
  • Stefan Pasiakos, PhD – United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
  • Andrew Prentice, PhD – MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • David Sela, PhD – University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • John Sievenpiper, MD – University of Toronto
  • Kathryn Starr, PhD, RD – Duke University School of Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center
  • Christine Stewart, PhD, MPH – University of California, Davis
  • Maret Traber, PhD – Oregon State University
  • Keith West, PhD – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Janos Zempleni, PhD – University of Nebraska-Lincoln