Posters & Abstracts

Deadline: Abstracts and completed application 

February 12, 2021 – 12:00 PM (noon)

The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites you to submitabstracts for the Poster Session at CANDAC21.

Virtual Conference dates: April 14-24, 2021

Through research and education, we can put the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its members in a better position to serve the public and contribute to the knowledge that supports dietetics and the science of nutrition.  You can make an impact as a dietetic professional or pre-professional!

The focus of the poster session is to present to California Academy members updated, high quality research projects of varied and practical interest in the areas of Clinical Nutrition, Foodservice Management, Community Dietetics/Nutrition Education, Dietetics Education and Training, Dietetics in Business and Industry, and Innovation in nutrition and dietetics practice. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 12, 2021 – 12:00 PM (noon)

  1. Abstract Categories

  • Research abstracts contains research question/hypothesis, research methodology including design, analysis, results including major findings and conclusions.

  • Project or program report abstracts contains brief description of the project/program, information about the need or purpose for such a program or project development, the theory or previous research upon which it is based or setting for its use, if appropriate, originality of project/program, and synthesis of findings.

 

  • NEW following the successful inclusion of this area by AND for FNCE poster: Innovations in nutrition and dietetics practice or education abstracts constrains description of original or new idea, explanation of method or tool that satisfies a specific need or different approach that is relevant to practice, education or research, indicates originality of idea and outcomes-process data and/or participant feedback.

 

All members of California Academy, including students and interns,
are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE SUCCESS OF YOUR PROFESSION!

GUIDELINES FOR POSTER SESSION PARTICIPANTS  CALIFORNIA ACADEMY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

Deadline for ONLINE submission of abstracts and completed application form is: February 12, 2021 – 12:00PM. Application in this link

 

Abstracts are reviewed by a panel of peer reviewers.  

All applicants will be notified by email of the reviewers’ decision by March 5, 2021.

  • ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
    • Title of paper: All CAPITALS IN BOLD, no underline
    • Authors: List name of author and co-authors
    • First and middle initials should be followed by last name, degree(s) (RD should follow advanced degree), institution/organization where research was done, city and state
    • Font requirement: Arial 11 point minimum
    • Maximum 250 word limit for body of abstract
    • Submissions with grammatical and typographical errors that compromise educational content, overall value and/or understanding of the abstract may be rejected.
  • SUBMISSION RULES
    • Complete and submit all required fields in the online application form.
    • Students submitting abstracts must provide the name, e-mail and phone number of their faculty advisor/supervisor, AND LETTER: Students must submit a letter from faculty adviser/supervisor showing approval of the poster presentation. Please upload to online application.
    • Proofread your abstract carefully. Do NOT rely on computer spell check software only.
    • Submissions must be made by 12:00PM Friday February 12, 2021. NO e-mailed or faxed abstracts will be accepted.

Abstracts that do not comply with these instructions will not be reviewed.

  • NEW: There will be an opportunity for accepted abstracts to win first, second and third place based review scores.
  • Your presentation must not be altered from the submitted abstract. California Academy does not hold exclusive rights. You may display your poster at other meetings.
  • Session direction and poster presentation guidelines will be provided if abstract has been accepted. But please note that poster presenters are required and responsible for paying the appropriate meeting registration fee for the day they are scheduled to present plus all personal expenses.

THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY POSTER SESSION COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO FORBID THE DISPLAY OR HANDOUT OF ANY MATERIAL NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE GUIDELINES.

 ABSTRACT REVIEW SCORING GUIDELINE

Please review the criteria below and use this as a guide when preparing your abstract. The criteria and descriptions provide expectations of what is included in a high quality abstract.

Research Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following:

  • Research Question (focus, clarity, justification of the research question),
  • Methods (Adequacy of research design, appropriateness to the research objectives),
  • Analysis (Analytic procedures appropriate to the data collected and the research question),
  • Results (Scientifically sound, valid presentation and interpretation of the results, consistent with the research question),
  • Conclusions (Appropriate representation and synthesis of the findings, consistent with the research question) and
  • Overall scientific quality and merit (High quality, significant contribution to science and/or professional practice)

Project and/or Program Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following:

  • Project/Program Overview (Description of project/program or tool)
  • Relevance (Clear purpose of project/program, appropriateness, timeliness, audience, theory on which program/tool is based, or setting for its use, if appropriate)
  • Priority (Recognized precedent; cutting edge concern)
  • Originality (uniqueness of format)
  • Synthesis (How the project/program is evaluated, and importance/impact of findings if available) and
  • Overall scientific quality and merit (High quality, significant contribution to science and/or professional practice; uniqueness of project/program)

Innovations in Nutrition and Dietetics Practice and Education Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following:

  • Innovation Overview (Description of original or new idea)
  • Uniqueness (The potential to improve and enhance practice and education)
  • Relevance (Method or tool that satisfies a specific need or different approach that is relevant to practice, education, research)
  • Originality (Innovativeness and uniqueness of the proposed idea)
  • Synthesis (Demonstrates favorable outcomes-process data and/or participant feedback) and
  • Overall scientific quality and merit (High quality, significant contribution to science and/or professional practice)

Feel free to submit questions at ca_academy@dietitian.org 

Guidelines and Tips for Submitting an Abstract

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