Nutrition 2020 Program

Join us in Seattle for Nutrition 2020, an immersive education and networking experience for basic, translational, clinical and population scientists and practitioners.

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

Program Features

  • Featured sessions on today’s hottest topics in nutrition:
    • Great Debates in Nutrition: Should Public Health Guidelines Recommend Reducing Saturated Fat Consumption as Much as Possible?
    • Precision Nutrition
    • Microbiome Research: Progress, Policy, and Promise
    • Nutritional Omics
    • Infant Feeding 2020 and Beyond
    • Middle Childhood
    • Improving Intake of Seafood in a Changing Environment
    • Food Pantry Interventions to Improve Diet and Health among Low-Income Populations
    • The Role of Economics to Support Nutrition Policies and Programs
    • And more!
  • A two day From Research to Practice Clinical Track: Nutrition Across the Lifespan from Preconception to Healthy Aging
  • Original research studies presented in oral and poster sessions
  • 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; and
  • Invaluable networking opportunities.

Nutrition 2020 Schedule Planner

Explore the Nutrition 2020 scientific program and schedule on the Nutrition 2020 Schedule Planner. New events are added as they are confirmed!

Create an account on the Schedule Planner and you can:

  • Add events to your itinerary or favorite exhibitors by clicking on the ★ next to the title/company name.
  • From the Full Schedule, use the dropdown boxes at the top of the page to filter by track or session type.
  • Add personal appointments.
  • Export your personal schedule to your calendar, as a PDF, Word or Excel document or Print.
  • PLUS, if you customize your schedule on the schedule planner it will automatically sync with the Nutrition 2020 Mobile App once it launches!

Click here to create an account.

We look forward to seeing you at Nutrition 2020!

Award Lectures

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.

  • Award Lecturer: Edward A. Frongillo, PhD – University of South Carolina
  • Sunday, May 31, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition to honor lifetime achievements in international nutrition research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries.

  • Award Lecturer: Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD – Yale University
  • Monday, June 1, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture to recognize a physician, clinician or investigator who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of pediatric nutrition.

  • Award Lecturer: Virginia A. Stallings, MD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sunday, May 31, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

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.

  • Award Lecturer: Richard Mattes, PhD, MPH, RD – Purdue University
  • Monday, June 1, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Late Breaking/Rapid Science Submissions (Pilot for Nutrition 2020)

Submission opens: February 14, 2020

Submission deadline: March 13, 2020

This year, the American Society for Nutrition will pilot Late Breaking/Rapid Science submissions for Nutrition 2020. This category of submissions is for high-impact scientific research for which results were not available by the January 31, 2020 general abstract submission deadline.

These submissions should present data that are high impact, groundbreaking, innovative and newsworthy. This category is not a mechanism to update data submitted during the general abstract submission period.

ONLY A VERY SMALL NUMBER (2 to 4) LATE BREAKING/RAPID SCIENCE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATION AT NUTRITION 2020. There will be no poster presentations for Late-Breaking/Rapid Science submissions.

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

Questions? Please contact

Key Dates

Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission opens: February 14, 2020
Submission deadline: March 13, 2020, 11:59 PM ET
Notifications sent: March  31, 2020

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 January 31 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 2020 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 2020 abstracts in Current Developments in Nutrition.
  7. Embargo Policy: All authors must read and comply with the Nutrition 2020 embargo policy. Selected submissions are embargoed until either their publication in the meeting schedule planner/mobile app, or 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 2020 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 2020 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.
  1. Registration Fee/Travel Costs: Presenting authors associated with Late Breaking/Rapid Science submission 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. Click here for more information about Nutrition 2020 registration and housing.
  2. Notifications: Notifications will be sent by email regarding if the submission has been selected as a Late Breaking/Rapid Science presentation by March 31, 2020.
  3. 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 2020 Abstract Submission website.

  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 2020 embargo policy, and (3) the presenting author has received permission from their collaborators to present this submission at Nutrition 2020 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 March 13, 11:59 PM ET deadline.

Special Events

Nutrition 2020 offers opportunities to meet and network with scientists and practitioners from around the globe. Make new friends and connections in an intimate environment you don’t get at any other event. You can:

  • Join hot-topic discussion sessions, mentoring 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 Graduate Students Breakfast, Speed Mentoring, Students Meet the Fellows and other popular networking activities.
  • Network with faculty from nutrition, food science and other related biomedical sciences to share successes, challenges and innovations in undergraduate and graduate education. The annual Department Heads Breakfast is a popular event!

Other special events include:

  • Opening Reception
  • Emerging Leaders Poster Competition
  • Meet the ASN Journal Editors
  • Fellows, 50-Year Members and Past Presidents Luncheon
  • and more!

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.