Personalized Nutrition 2021 Oral Research Brief & Poster Presentation

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Submission Instructions & Deadline

The call for abstracts offers researchers, scientists, clinicians and students the opportunity to showcase the latest research in nutrition science in two formats, oral presentations and scientific posters. Submissions do not need to be specific to this year's theme but should be geared towards professionals in the field of nutrition science.

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 15, 2021. In fairness to all applicants, no proposals will be accepted after this date. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by August 27, 2021. NEW Update - Abstract submitters will be notified by Friday, September 10, 2021.

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.

Oral Presentation Guidelines & FAQs

Oral Research Brief Presentations – Accepted oral research briefs will be incorporated into the Summit agenda. One oral research brief will be accepted to present per Summit session:

  1. Session - Innovative Directions in Science & Practice – taking place Wed. Sept. 29
  2. Session - Omics in Practice – taking place Thur. Sept. 30
  3. Session - Beyond the Second Brain – taking place Fri. Oct. 1


Each accepted oral research brief will be allotted 15 minutes. Due to the very limited number of slots for oral presentations, please indicate in your submission form if you are willing to be considered for a poster presentation as an alternative. Oral presentations will not be eligible for CME credit.

With the Summit being a hybrid event, there will be an option to indicate, if accepted, whether you plan to present your oral presentation in-person or plan to present remotely by submitting a pre-recorded presentation in advance.

Do I need to also register for the conference?

Yes. All accepted oral presenters must also register for the Summit. If you do not register for the Summit, you will not be permitted to present during the Summit. All accepted oral research brief presenters (both in-person and/or virtual) are eligible to receive complimentary Summit registration and will be sent a discount code to register if accepted.

Does the ANA cover travel and hotel expenses of accepted oral presenters?

No. Presenters are responsible for all travel/lodging expenses associated with oral and/or poster presentation.

What A/V equipment will be available onsite for in-person oral presentations?

The below standard A/V will be provided in the lecture hall:

  • Projector/Laptop/Screen
  • Podium
  • Lavaliere microphone and podium microphone
  • Wireless mouse


If my oral presentation is accepted, what is the deadline to submit the final presentation?

  • If presenting your oral presentation in-person: All accepted oral presenters must submit an electronic copy of their final PowerPoint presentation to MTwohy@theANA.org by September 15, 2021. Please also bring a copy of the presentation with you to the Summit on a thumb drive.
  • If presenting your oral presentation virtually: All accepted oral presenters must submit an electronic copy of their final PowerPoint presentation to MTwohy@theANA.org by September 15, 2021. Please also include the MP4 video file of your presentation recording. The presentation recording should be 15 minutes in length. 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
Poster Presentation Guidelines & FAQs

Poster Presentations do not have a formal presentation time slot and are viewed during designated Summit break and lunch times. All accepted posters (both in-person and virtual) will be automatically entered into the poster competition that will take place during the Summit.

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 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:
    • Introduction
    • Objectives or Hypothesis
    • Methods/Materials
    • Results/Discussion
    • Summary or Conclusions
    • Literature Cited/References
    • Disclosure/Acknowledgements
  • 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:

ANA Poster Sample for Personalized Nutrition 2021

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

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 15, 2021. NEW Update - Electronic posters and pre-recorded videos ae due Monday, September 20, 2021.

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, September 29th from 7-8 a.m. If your travel allows, you may set up Tuesday, September 28th from 4-5 p.m. Posters must be dismantled following the conclusion of the conference on Friday, October 1, 2021. The ANA is not responsible for any lost or stolen posters.

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.