Submission Instructions + Deadline
The call for abstracts offers researchers, scientists, clinicians and students the opportunity to showcase the latest research in nutrition science. Submissions do not need to be specific to this year's theme but should be geared towards professionals in the field of nutrition science. We especially encourage students, early-career clinicians, and early-career scientists to apply!
Proposals will be reviewed for scientific content, objectivity and relevance of subject matter. The decision to accept or reject an abstract rests with the conference program organizers.
All abstracts must be submitted online. Faxed, emailed, or mailed abstracts are not acceptable.
The submission deadline is August 2, 2022. In fairness to all applicants, no proposals will be accepted after this date. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by September 1, 2022.
Please review the submission FAQs prior to submitting a proposal so you are fully aware of the benefits, compensation, requirements, and other aspects of oral and poster presenting. For questions contact: Education@theANA.org.
- January 4, 2022: Call for abstracts opens
- August 2, 2022: Call for abstracts closes at 11:59pm PST
- August 3-31, 2022: Research Committee reviews submissions
- September 1, 2022: Submitters to be notified of the committee’s decision
- September 16, 2022: Confirm hybrid or virtual participation
- September 27, 2022: Virtual poster presentation + PDF due
- October 26-29, 2022: Personalized Nutrition Summit 2022 in San Diego, CA
Poster Presentation Guidelines + FAQs
Poster Presentations do not have a formal presentation time slot and are viewed during designated Summit break and lunch times. With the Summit being a hybrid event, accepted poster presenters will have the following opportunities to present their poster:
- Present poster in-person: Posters presented in-person will be displayed for the duration of the Summit Wednesday through Friday. Lunches and breaks will be the high flow times and we ask all poster presenters to be available for discussion during these times. In-person poster presenters are also highly encouraged to provide a 3-minute pre-recorded poster preview video and electronic copy of the poster that can be shared with the Summit’s virtual audience.
- Present poster virtually: Posters presented virtually will have a dedicated webpage that will include a 3-minute pre-recorded poster preview video and electronic copy of the poster. This webpage will be accessible to both the in-person and virtual Summit attendees.
Do I need to also register for the conference?
Yes. All accepted poster presenters (both in-person and/or virtual) must also register for the Summit. If you do not register for the Summit, you will not be permitted to present your poster during the Summit. All accepted poster presenters (both in-person and/or virtual) are eligible to receive a 25% discount on Summit registration and will be sent a discount code to register if accepted.
Does the ANA cover travel and hotel expenses of accepted poster presenters?
No. Presenters are responsible for all travel/lodging expenses associated with oral and/or poster presentation.
Do you have any tips and/or guidelines for preparing a poster?
- The Poster should focus on:
- Objectives or Hypothesis
- Summary or Conclusions
- Literature Cited/References
- Contact Information: Please clearly print 1 email address on your poster for attendees to refer to should they have any questions or comments. If you do not wish to print your own email address, please list another email address for an appropriate contact person for your abstract.
- Special Note on Use of Commercial Materials: The ANA is committed to minimizing commercial bias in poster presentations. Disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest (employer, research support, speaker’s bureau, etc.) is required and should be clearly indicated on the poster.
Below is a sample poster presented at a previous ANA conference:
While we don’t have a specific template, there are a number of companies that offer free templates to assist you in creating your Poster PDF.
Sample Poster Templates
- Free poster templates from MakeSigns
- Poster Templates from Microsoft Office
If accepted, what will I need to provide to present my poster virtually?
You will need to submit your electronic poster and 3-minute pre-recorded poster preview video to MTwohy@theANA.org by September 27, 2022.
Virtual posters will have a dedicated webpage that will feature an electronic poster and a 3-minute pre-recorded poster preview video presentation. The three-minute video must include a PowerPoint as accompaniment, which is ideally limited to no more than four slides.
Format & file type of electronic posters: All Posters should be in LANDSCAPE (horizontal) format and saved as a PDF, PPTX, PPT, JPEG or PNG file. There are no required dimensions or size limit due to the virtual nature of the poster.
Format & file type of pre-recorded poster preview presentation video: Please submit an MP4 video file of your poster presentation video recording. This is best accomplished by:
- Option 1 - Zoom (PREFERRED FORMAT): Record audio and video synced with a PowerPoint presentation
- Option 2 - Microsoft PowerPoint: Record audio to a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint
What are the set up and breakdown instructions for in-person poster presenters?
You may set up your poster on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 7-8 a.m. If your travel allows, you may set up Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 11am-1pm.
What equipment will be provided for in-person poster presentation?
Corkboards and tacks will be provided by the American Nutrition Association. The corkboards will be 4-ft tall x 8-ft wide and you will be able to utilize one side of the corkboard. There will be no additional tables, electrical outlets or equipment available for poster presentation.