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Abstracts at Nutrition 2023

Abstract submissions closed March 1, 2023. See below for more details on abstract presentations.

Abstract presentations offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science.

Accepted abstracts will be presented in poster and oral sessions from July 22-25, 2023 in Boston, MA. Submit your unpublished research to be considered for presentation at NUTRITION 2023 by March 1, 2023. We hope to see you and your science at NUTRITION 2023! 

Join your colleagues in Boston for the year’s biggest nutrition meeting!

Abstracts can include:

  • New research: Unpublished research and/or secondary analysis of data 
  • Methods: Newly established or characterized methods, or evaluations of existing methods 
  • Protocols: Descriptions of proposed studies, or recruitment and process results of newly started studies 
  • Case study vignette: A clinical vignette or case report is a means of disseminating new knowledge gained from clinical practice 

Key Dates

Abstract submission opens: December 5, 2022 
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2023, 11:59 PM ET 
Abstract acceptance notifications sent: April 3, 2023 
Abstract programming assignments sent: April 24, 2023 


Abstract Presentations

Share your research with colleagues from around the world. Abstracts will be presented in three ways at NUTRITION 2023: 

Oral Sessions

These sessions feature the presentation of multiple abstracts organized around a common theme and highlight outstanding research representing the abstract topical areas.

Poster Theater Flash Sessions

This oral presentation format will feature flash talks followed by discussion by a poster board. Each speaker will have up to 3 minutes (and 3 slides!) to highlight major findings and other noteworthy or interesting details. After the flash talk, presenters will stand by their poster for dialogue with NUTRITION 2023 attendees. 

Poster Sessions

NUTRITION 2023 will feature traditional poster sessions which offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science. 


Abstract Track and Topical Areas

Presenting authors must select a primary track and primary topical area with which the abstract should be associated. Only one track and topical area can be selected. Please consider submitting your abstract even if you believe it does not fit precisely into one of the options available. Abstracts will be reviewed and an abstract’s track and/or topical area may be adjusted to group like abstracts together for presentation.  

Click here to view/download the complete track and topical area list in PDF format. 

  • Cellular and Physiological Nutrition/Metabolism 
  • Climate and/or Food Systems 
  • Clinical and Translational Nutrition 
  • Global and Public Health Nutrition 
  • Population Science 
  • Career/Professional Development 
  • Aging and Chronic Disease 
  • Carotenoids and Retinoids 
  • Climate, Food Systems, Diet, Nutrition and Health 
  • Community and Public Health Nutrition 
  • COVID-19 and Nutrition 
  • Diet and Cancer 
  • Dietary Bioactive Components 
  • Dietary Patterns 
  • Eating Frequency and Chrononutrition 
  • Education and Teaching 
  • Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism 
  • Experimental Animal Nutrition 
  • Food Choice, Markets and Policy 
  • Food Science and Nutrition (includes food composition, formulation and processing)
  • Global Nutrition 
  • Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition 
  • Medical Nutrition/Case Study Vignettes 
  • Neuroscience/Nutrition and the Brain 
  • Nutrition Education and Behavioral Science 
  • Nutrition Translation and Communications 
  • Nutritional Epidemiology 
  • Nutritional Immunology and Inflammation/Immunometabolism 
  • Nutritional Microbiology/Microbiome 
  • Obesity 
  • Policies and Regulations 
  • Precision Nutrition/Nutrient-Gene Interactions 
  • Sports Nutrition and Physical Activity 
  • Vitamins and Minerals 
  • Methods 
  • Protocols 
  • Other 

Submission Guidelines and Instructions

NUTRITION 2023 abstract submission guidelines and instructions are provided below. 

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

Guidelines

NUTRITION 2023 abstract submissions must include unpublished research and be submitted through the NUTRITION 2023 Abstract Submission website. Multiple abstracts can be submitted by the same presenting author but must address different research. All abstracts must be submitted in English with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication. Authors are expected to comply with the NUTRITION 2023 Scientific Integrity Policy for Submission of Abstracts.

Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who is expected to present the abstract at NUTRITION 2023. Co-authors can be included on the abstract. 

Presenting authors are required to pay a non-refundable $75 fee for each submitted abstract. A credit card will be required for payment. No refunds will be provided if the abstract is withdrawn. The abstract submission fee is separate from the meeting registration fee.

To offset the NUTRITION 2023 abstract submission fee for individuals who have been financially impacted such that they are otherwise unable to submit, or the full submission fee would present a hardship, ASN has established an Abstract Submission Fee Waiver program. ASN members and non-members are eligible to apply. Applications are subject to approval and approved waivers are limited to available funding. For consideration, please complete and submit an application by February 20, 2023. Waiver recipients will be contacted no later than February 27, 2023. Please note the deadline to apply for an abstract submission fee waiver has passed.

Based on academic level and ASN membership status, presenting authors may apply for award competitions and abstract recognition awards during abstract submission. For more information, click here. Notifications will be sent to selected individuals in late April 2023.

Revisions can be made through the NUTRITION 2023 Abstract Submission website through March 1, 2023. Please proofread abstract submissions carefully because edits will not be made by ASN staff. Abstracts will be published verbatim using the text and author information provided during abstract submission. 

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed through a double-blind review process for quality assurance. Reviewers will consider the following when rating abstracts:  abstract components (objective, methods, results and conclusions), significance and writing quality. Results should include at least preliminary data. To say, “the results will be discussed a NUTRITION 2023,” is insufficient. Abstracts without results will be rejected. Exceptions will only be made for study protocol abstracts, which must be denoted as a study protocol in the abstract title.

Presenting authors will be notified by email regarding abstract acceptance on April 3, 2023 and abstract programming details (abstract presentation number, presentation type/date/time/location) on April 24, 2023. Please make sure your e-mail settings will allow emails from mcrispino@nutrition.org, education@nutrition.org and support@GoCadmium.com to insure important program information gets through your SPAM filters. 

Accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open access journal. Abstracts will be published verbatim using the text and information provided during abstract submission. Abstract authors will be listed in the same order as they are included in the abstract submission. 

While accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, accepted abstracts will be indexed in PubMed Central but PubMed is not expected to index the abstract. 

 Authors are free to develop their work into full article submissions without any permission or approval by the Current Developments in Nutrition editors. All authors are encouraged to submit their full articles to one of ASN’s journals:  The Journal of Nutrition, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Advances in Nutrition or Current Developments in Nutrition. When submitting your work to an ASN or other journal, publication of the meeting abstract should be mentioned in the cover letter to the submitting journal. When submitting outside the ASN family of journals, authors are encouraged to read the journal’s Instructions for Authors or contact the editorial office for further guidelines on disclosing abstract publication.  

Full abstract citation information will be available once the abstracts are published in Current Developments in Nutrition.   

Accepted abstracts are embargoed until either their publication in CDN, the meeting 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 abstract 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.

Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the presenting author to present it if accepted. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts for ASN conferences.

Presenting authors associated with an abstract 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. Registration information and rates will be available in late January. Please bookmark and visit https://nutrition.org/N23/ for the ongoing updates.

Instructions

During submission, presenting authors will be asked to: 

  1. Select a Primary Track that best correlates with their work. We recognize that often research crosses several tracks, and that is okay. We will use this information to assess the overall distribution of program content and to assist with the recruitment of abstract reviewers. 
  1. Identify a Primary Topical Area related to the subject of your research. Again, we recognize that abstracts could cross multiple areas, and that is okay. 
  1. Identify two Keywords to assist with abstract programming. Suggested keywords have been provided by volunteer leaders from ASN member groups including Research Interest Sections (RIS) and Councils. You may choose any keywords from the list provided or you may choose to insert your own. 

Supporting images, tables and graphs will not be accepted with abstracts.  

 Accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open access journal. Accepted abstracts will be indexed in PubMed Central but PubMed is not expected to index the abstract. 

NUTRITION 2023 abstracts must be submitted through the NUTRITION 2023 Abstract Submission website. All presenting authors must create a new user account to submit an abstract. To do so, click the ‘Join Now’ button at the bottom of the NUTRITION 2023 Abstract Submission website login page. 

Technical Support can be reached 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST, Monday to Friday, by toll-free phone at 877-426-6323 or by e-mail at support@GoCadmium.com.

The following information will be required during the abstract submission process. Presenting authors will be required to complete a series of tasks which are described below.  

Detailed Instructions

Once logged into the NUTRITION 2023 Abstract Submission website, presenting authors should click the green ‘Click here to begin a new abstract’ link to begin.

The abstract title should be entered in Title Case and be short and specific. The abstract title has a character limit of 150 characters not including spaces.

Presenting authors can indicate their interest in a preferred presentation type for the abstract. These include:

    • Poster (Poster Session): NUTRITION 2023 will feature traditional Poster Sessions on July 22 through July 24, 2023. Poster presentations offer attendees the ideal opportunity to present their own research and learn more about their peers’ science.

    • Oral (Oral Session or Poster Theater Flash Session): At NUTRITION 2023, Oral Sessions and Poster Theater Flash Sessions will highlight outstanding abstracts in a topical area. Presenting authors can opt to have their abstract considered for oral presentations, however, selection is not guaranteed. If an accepted abstract is not selected for oral presentation, it will be programmed as a poster presentation.

    • Indifferent

The academic level of the presenting author must be indicated during abstract submission. Academic levels include:

    • Investigator (more than 10 years past receiving a doctoral or terminal degree)
    • Early Career II Investigator (within 6-10 years of receiving a doctoral or terminal degree)
    • Early Career I Investigator (within 5 years of receiving a doctoral or terminal degree)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Medical Trainee (intern/resident/fellow)
    • Graduate Student
    • Medical Student
    • Undergraduate Student
    • High School Student
    • None of the above

✓ When the above information is provided, click the blue ‘Submit’ button to create the abstract. Once an abstract is created, a Task List page will be displayed. 

The presenting author’s contact information and ASN membership status must be provided when a user profile is created on the NUTRITION 2023 Abstract Submission website. Once logged in and a new abstract submission is started, the presenting author’s information will automatically be included in the Presenting Author Task. Follow the directions provided to complete the presenting author information.

The following information must be confirmed for the presenting author:

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Contact Details – Email Address, Phone, Mailing Address
    • Professional Information – Institution, Credentials (degree)

Additional fields are included but are optional to be provided.

Accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open access journal. When published, abstract authors will be listed with the presenting author first, followed by the co-authors as listed in the Co-Authors(s) Task.

✓ When the the presenting author information is completed, click the blue ‘Save Presenting Author’ button to complete the task.

The abstract submission should identify all co-authors who have substantially contributed to the concept, data collection and analysis, or preparation of the abstract and therefore may have intellectual property claims to the content.

The following information must be added for all co-authors to be included on the abstract:

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email Address
    • Institution

Additional fields are included but are optional to be provided.

Accepted abstracts will be published in Current Developments in Nutrition, ASN’s open access journal. When published, abstract authors will be listed with the presenting author first, followed by the co-authors as listed in the Co-Authors(s) Task.

✓ When all co-author information is added or if you do not wish to include any co-authors, click ‘Continue’ to complete the task.

Due to the amount of information required, ASN recommends that presenting authors develop and save their abstract in a Word document. Abstract text can then be copied and pasted into the abstract heading sections described below.

The Abstract Task cannot be saved unless all required fields are completed. Required fields include:

    • Primary Track

    • Primary Topical Area

    • Objectives

    • Methods

    • Results

    • Conclusions

    • Funding Sources

 

Presenting authors must select a primary track and primary topical area with which the abstract should be associated. Only one track and topical area can be selected. Please consider submitting your abstract even if you believe it does not fit precisely into one of the options available. Abstracts will be reviewed and an abstract’s track and/or topical area may be adjusted to group like abstracts together for presentation.

Leaders from ASN’s Research Interest Sections and Councils will use the topical areas and keywords (more information below) to program abstracts. Click here to view/download the complete track and topical area list.

Below, please find more information about specific topical areas for clarification:

    • Case Study Vignette Abstracts: Special instructions regarding Case Study Vignette abstract submission are included on page 8.

    • Methods Abstracts: Abstracts should address newly established or characterized methods, or evaluations of existing methods.

    • Protocols Abstracts: Abstracts should include descriptions of proposed studies, or recruitment and process results of newly started studies. Abstracts including preliminary results from ongoing studies should not be submitted to the Protocols topical area and should be submitted to the appropriate topical area for the abstract’s content.

The abstract has a character limit of 2000 characters not including spaces. Each abstract should be formatted using the headings Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Funding Sources. The abstract’s current total character count not including spaces can be found in the gray bar at the bottom of the page.

    • Objectives: State the precise objective, the specific hypothesis to be tested, or both.

    • Methods: Provide a clear, concise description of specific methods, including research design. Describe interventions, if used.

    • Results: Report the most important findings, including results of statistical analyses. Results should include at least preliminary data. To say, “the results will be discussed at NUTRITION 2023,” is insufficient. Abstracts without results will be rejected. Exceptions will only be made for study protocol abstracts, which must be denoted as a study protocol in the abstract title.

    • Conclusions: Summarize in 1 or 2 sentences the primary outcomes of the study, including their potential significance (avoid generalizations).

    • Funding Sources: Funding sources (organizations, institutions, agencies) for the research included in the abstract should be listed. Grant numbers should not be included in the abstract as this could impact the efficacy of a blinded abstract review process.

Supporting images, tables and graphs will not be accepted with abstracts.

When using abbreviations for compounds, the full name should be spelled out for the first mention. The Current Developments in Nutrition instructions for abbreviations, units of measure and nomenclature should be followed. Do not begin sentences with numerals.

Names and institutions of the presenting author or co-authors should not be included in the abstract body as this could impact the efficacy of a blinded abstract review process.

When entering abstract information on the NUTRITION 2023 Abstract Submission website, do not use the options to insert/edit video, insert/edit link, or create a table. Any such elements will be removed.

Special Characters and Formatting: Please proof the abstract carefully to confirm that any special characters (such as α, β, ≤, ≥, etc.) are displaying properly.

✓ When all abstract information is added, click the blue ‘Continue’ button to complete the task. 

Presenting authors must provide at least two keywords associated with the content area of the abstract to assist with programming at NUTRITION 2023.

ASN groups (e.g., Research Interest Sections, Councils) will use topical areas and keywords to program abstracts. These groups have provided suggested keyword lists, though, presenting authors are not limited to these keywords. Click here to view/download the list of suggested keywords.

✓ When all keyword information is added, click the blue ‘Continue’ button to complete the task. 

Presenting authors are required to complete the Authors’ Statement and Publication Agreement. Please note that submission of an electronic signature is the legal equivalent of a manual signature on this Agreement. Click here to review the agreement.

✓ When the form is completed by checking the box at the bottom of the page and the electronic signature is typed in, click the blue ‘Submit Agreement’ button to complete the task. 

During abstract submission, presenting authors can apply for ASN award competitions and abstract recognition awards depending on their academic level and ASN membership status. ASN membership is required to be considered for these opportunities. Click here to view/download complete details including eligibility, requirements, and processes.

✓ When the required information is added, click the blue ‘Continue’ button to complete the task. 

Presenting authors are required to pay a non-refundable $75 fee for each submitted abstract. A credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) will be required to submit payment. No refunds will be provided if the abstract is withdrawn. The abstract submission fee is separate from the meeting registration fee and travel costs.

To offset the NUTRITION 2023 abstract submission fee for individuals who have been financially impacted such that they are otherwise unable to submit, or the full submission fee would present a hardship, ASN has established an Abstract Submission Fee Waiver program. ASN members and non-members are eligible to apply. Applications are subject to approval and approved waivers are limited to available funding. For consideration, please complete and submit an application by February 20, 2023. Waiver recipients will be contacted no later than February 27, 2023.   For more information and to apply for a waiver, please click here. 

✓ When the payment information is completed, click the blue ‘Submit Payment’ button to complete the task. A confirmation email for the payment will be sent to the e-mail address included in the abstract submission fee task. 

✓ When all tasks have been completed, on the Task List page, click the blue ‘Next’ button and then the blue ‘Submit’ button to officially submit the abstract. A confirmation email for the abstract’s submission will be sent to the presenting author.  


Abstract Notifications

Presenting authors will be sent an email from education@nutrition.org regarding abstract acceptance on April 3, 2023

  • If an abstract has been accepted, abstract programming assignments (including the date/time/location of the assigned abstract presentation) will be sent by email from education@nutrition.org to presenting authors on April 24, 2023

Abstract Presentation Guidelines 

Click here for complete guidelines and instructions for NUTRITION 2023 abstract presentations. Please contact education@nutrition.org with any questions.


Abstract-based Award Competitions & Abstract Recognition Awards 

Earn honors to boost your CV and compete for cash prizes by submitting your research to NUTRITION 2023! 

Below are descriptions, eligibility details, and processes for award competitions and abstract recognition programs which will be held as part of NUTRITION 2023. 

Applications for award competitions and abstract recognition awards are accepted during the NUTRITION 2023 abstract submission process. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023, 11:59 PM EST 

Click here to view/download complete information about abstract-based award competitions and abstract recognition awards in PDF format. 

Thank you for submitting your research!

Submission site closed March 1, 2023.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be ASN members. 
  • Applicants must be a presenting author of a submitted abstract.  
  • All undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, medical trainees, and postdoctoral fellows will be considered for the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition. 
  • Descriptions and additional requirements are listed below. 
  • If selected for an award competition, finalists will be required to participate in a live award competition at NUTRITION 2023. Award competitions are anticipated to be held on July 22, 2023. 

Eligibility Based on Academic Level

Undergrad Student Graduate  
Student
 
May apply to one only amongst CELA, GSRA and YMIOC 
Medical 
Student
 
May apply to one only amongst CELA, GSRA and YMIOC 
Medical  
Trainee  
(interns/ residents/fellows) 

May apply to one only 
Postdoctoral  
Fellow 

May apply to any or all 
Early Career I 
Investigator 
(within 5 years of receiving a doctoral or terminal degree)
 
May apply to any or all 
Early Career II 
Investigator 
(6-10 years of receiving a doctoral or terminal degree)
 
Clinical Emerging Leaders Award Competition
DJPJ (Douglas J. Paddon-Jones) Trainee Achievement Awards 
Early Career Research Award Competition 
(pending funding) 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree to participate 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree to participate 
George Bray Obesity Research Student Awards 
Global Nutrition Early Career Scholar Award 
Graduate Student Research Award Competition  
Nutrition Translation Award Competition 
Postdoctoral Research Award Competition
Applicants must have a doctoral degree to participate 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree to participate 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree to participate 
Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Student Awards 
Student Interest Group (SIG) Three- Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 
Young Investigators Underrepresented in Nutrition Award Competition 

Organized by the Medical Nutrition Council  

Purpose:  

Promotes interest in clinical and human nutrition among those in postgraduate programs. 

Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to graduate students, medical students, and medical trainees who have not received a doctoral research degree prior to the abstract deadline.  

Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • Five individuals will be chosen to participate in an award competition at NUTRITION 2023. 
  • Finalists will provide a brief statement confirming their intention to compete and describing their involvement and responsibilities in their study.  
  • Finalists will provide a 13-minute presentation, consisting of a 10-minute talk followed by 3 minutes of questions and answers. 
  • Pending external funding, finalists will each receive a modest monetary award and certificate. One overall winner will be determined. 

In honor of Dr. Douglas J. Paddon-Jones’ commitment to young investigator research in the areas of dietary protein, muscle metabolism, & healthy aging.  

Purpose:  

Recognize one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow for outstanding research related to dietary protein, muscle metabolism, and/or healthy aging. 

Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows.  
  • May only receive the award once as a graduate student and once as a postdoctoral fellow 

Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • A review committee will review and rate abstracts, and identify two winners (one graduate or medical student and one postdoctoral fellow) deemed to be outstanding. 
  • Two winners will each receive a $500 award and certificate. 

This award competition is pending funding. Should funding be confirmed, this award competition will be held. 

Purpose:  

Challenges early career faculty, scientists and clinicians, in nutrition by providing a juried abstract review and special oral session in which they compete in presenting their research findings.  

Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to early career investigators within 10 years of a doctoral degree working a career in nutrition science or practices (e.g., junior faculty, staff, assistant scientists).  
  • Postdoctoral fellows, medical interns, residents or fellows, or trainees are not eligible to participate. 

Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • During abstract submission, a brief statement must be provided that addresses the applicant’s role in the research contained in the abstract; how the research has potential implications for policy, public health or future research directions; and a brief summary of the applicant’s career objectives in nutrition science or practice.  
  • Six finalists will be selected to participate in an award competition at NUTRITION 2023. 
  • All oral presentations will be evaluated using standard criteria and indicators of success. Presenters’ work is evaluated at these five levels: 
  • Hypothesis / Problem Statement 
  • Design, Methods & Controls 
  • Results 
  • Conclusion, Predicting Impacts, Future Work 
  • Presentation & Professional Competence 
  • Judges for the oral competition include ASN members in various career stages as well as a peer young professional evaluator. 
  • Pending external funding, finalists will each receive a modest monetary award and certificate. One overall winner will be determined. 

Organized by ASN’s Research Interest Sections, the Global Nutrition Council and the Medical Nutrition Council  

 Purpose: 

Recognizes the highest quality research presented by students, medical trainees, and postdoctoral fellows to ASN’s topical areas. 

Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, medical trainees, and postdoctoral fellows.  

Process:  

  • Each of ASN’s Research Interest Sections as well as the Global Nutrition Council and the Medical Nutrition Council identify the highest scoring abstracts submitted by students, medical trainees and postdoctoral fellows.  
  • Finalists are invited to participate in a poster competition at NUTRITION 2023.  
  • Finalists will receive a certificate. Pending external funding, selected winners will receive a modest monetary award. 

Endowed by Dr. George A. Bray and Marilyn M. Bray 

Purpose:  

Recognizes two students for outstanding research related to the causes, treatment or prevention of obesity.  

Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.  

Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • A review committee will review and rate abstracts, and identify two winners deemed to be outstanding. 
  • Two winners will each receive a $500 award and certificate. 

Organized by the Global Nutrition Council and supported by Mondelēz International 

 Purpose:  

Provide travel funding to a researcher from a low or middle income country.  

 Additional Requirements:  

  • Member of ASN’s Global Nutrition Council  
  • Junior faculty member within 5 years of receiving a masters or doctoral degree and based at a university or research institution in a low or middle income country.  

 Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • Finalists will be identified based on abstract ratings.  
  • Finalists will provide a brief statement confirming their intention to compete and describing their involvement and responsibilities in their study.  
  • Pending funding, one awardee will receive a travel grant. (Target grant: $2,000)  

Purpose:  

Tasks graduate students or medical students to hone their research presentation skills.  

 Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to graduate students and medical students who have not received a doctoral research degree prior to the abstract deadline.  

 Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • During abstract submission, a brief statement must be provided that addresses the applicant’s role in the research contained in the abstract; how the research has potential implications for policy, public health or future research directions; and a brief summary of the application’s applicant’s career objectives in nutrition science or practice.  
  • A review committee will review and rate abstracts based on the following criteria: study objectives/aim/hypothesis; experimental design/methods; selection of critical data and elimination of nonessential data; organization/clarity of figures and tables; explanation of results; and interpretation of data and quality of conclusions drawn.  
  • Nine finalists will be chosen to participate in an award competition at NUTRITION 2023.  
  • Finalists will provide a brief statement confirming their intention to compete and describing their involvement and responsibilities in their study.  
  • Pending external funding, finalists will each receive a modest monetary award and certificate. Up to three overall winners will be identified.

Organized by the Nutrition Translation RIS in partnership with the Public Information Committee 

Purpose:  

Provides an opportunity for early-career scientists and clinicians to demonstrate how their research can be translated to a defined audience to improve public health and/or health outcomes. 

 Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to postdoctoral fellows, medical trainees, and other early career I investigators pursuing a career in nutrition science or practice (e.g., junior faculty, staff, assistant scientists).  
  • Fellows and other young professionals must have obtained their doctoral degree within the past 5 years.  

Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • During abstract submission, a brief statement must be provided statement (no more than 300 words) that presents a clear connection between the preclinical or clinical research and clinical practice, consumer or community applications; describes practical applications for policy, health and/or wellness and long-term potential impact; and explains how findings could be communicated to an audience beyond nutrition scientists.  
  • Four finalists will be selected to participate in an award competition at NUTRITION 2023. 
  • Finalists will provide a fifteen-minute presentation, consisting of a 12-minute talk followed by 3 minutes of questions and answers. Judges will rate each scientist’s ability to communicate the following:  
  • A brief review (limited to 3 minutes) of the foundational research that was the subject of the abstract submitted. 
  • Example(s) of how the research findings could be translated to a particular audience. Communication tools or representations of such tools such as handouts, brochures, podcasts, or videos should be highlighted.  
  • Translation messages that are suitable for the target audience, creatively applied, aligned with the study results, and provide practical, evidence-based recommendations.  
  • Pending external funding, finalists will each receive a modest monetary award and certificate. One overall winner will be determined.  

Organized by the Early Career Nutrition Interest Group and endowed by IFF 

 Purpose:  

Challenges early career scientists and clinicians in nutrition by providing a juried abstract review and special oral session in which they compete in presenting their research findings.  

 Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to postdoctoral fellows, medical trainees and other early career I investigators holding a doctoral degree pursuing a career in nutrition science or practices (e.g., junior faculty, staff, assistant scientists).  
  • Fellows and other early career professionals must have obtained their doctoral degree within the past 5 years. 

 Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • During abstract submission, a brief statement must be provided that addresses the applicant’s role in the research contained in the abstract; how the research has potential implications for policy, public health or future research directions; and a brief summary of the applicant’s career objectives in nutrition science or practice.  
  • Six finalists will be selected to participate in an award competition at NUTRITION 2023. 
  • All oral presentations will be evaluated using standard criteria and indicators of success. Presenters’ work is evaluated at these five levels: 
  • Hypothesis / Problem Statement 
  • Design, Methods & Controls 
  • Results 
  • Conclusion, Predicting Impacts, Future Work 
  • Presentation & Professional Competence 
  • Judges for the oral competition include ASN members in various career stages as well as a peer young professional evaluator. 
  • Finalists will each receive a $200 award and certificate. One overall winner will receive an additional $200 award.  

Endowed by Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind  

Purpose:  

Recognizes students for outstanding research related to pediatric nutrition. 

Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. 

Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • A review committee will review and rate abstracts, and identify two winners deemed to be outstanding. 
  • Two winners will each receive a $500 monetary award and certificate. 

Organized by the Student Interest Group (SIG) 

Purpose:  

Recognizes students for outstanding abstracts and presentation skills. 

 Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. 
  • One entry per person. 

 Process: 

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • Individuals who have submitted an abstract to be presented at an oral session at NUTRITION 2023 are also eligible to compete for this award but must put together a 3-minute oral presentation. 
  • During abstract submission, a brief statement must be provided that addresses the applicant’s role in the research contained in the abstract; how the research has potential implications for policy, public health or future research directions; and a brief summary of the applicant’s career objectives in nutrition science or practice.  
  • Six finalists will be chosen based on abstract quality.  Top abstracts will be of high scientific merit and clearly articulate the research objective(s), experimental design and methodology, results, and conclusions (i.e. significance and/or implication of research findings). 
  • Six finalists will be selected to participate in an award competition at NUTRITION 2023. 
  • Finalists will provide a 3-minute oral presentation. Oral presentations will be judged on organization and clarity, ability of finalists to communicate the research to the judges in an accurate but succinct manner, and ability of finalists to field questions from the judges. 
  • Pending external funding, three top finalists will each receive a modest monetary award and certificate. 

Organized by the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee (IDEA) 

Purpose:  

This competition provides an opportunity for young investigators from underrepresented communities within the biomedical and life sciences to participate in the annual meeting by discussing their research findings. Finalists will strengthen presentation and professional skills associated with a career in the sciences.  

Additional Requirements:  

  • Open to graduate students, medical students, and or medical trainees who have not received a doctoral research degree prior to the abstract deadline. 
  • Applicants must identify as an individual from an underrepresented group in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.  Individuals from the following racial and ethnic categories; Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino American, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and women from the aforementioned backgrounds are shown to be underrepresented at many career stages in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. 

1 https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf21321/report/about-this-report 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html  

https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/diversity-matters/underrepresented-groups 

 Process:  

  • Applicant indicates desire to be considered for this award in the designated section during abstract submission. 
  • During abstract submission, a brief statement must be provided that addresses the applicant’s role in the research contained in the abstract and how the research connects to applicant’s career objectives in nutrition science or practice. 
  • Six finalists will be selected to participate in an award competition at NUTRITION 2023. 
  • Pending external funding, finalists will each receive a modest monetary award and certificate. First through third place winners will be determined.