NCAND Call for Abstracts for Lightning & Poster Research Presentations 

Regional meeting due dates and deadlines:

NCAND Educational Meeting in April 2024 - April 19, 2024

  • Abstracts due - March 15, 2024
  • Reviewers comment by - March 29, 2024
  • Revisions due by - April 5, 2024
  • Final slides (if selected) due to [email protected] by - April 12, 2024
  • Final posters (if selected) to be brought on site - April 19, 2024

Have you conducted research in nutrition and/or dietetics? Do you have a unique program, project or case study you would like to feature? Consider presenting a lightning slide at an NCAND regional meeting. 

What is a lightning slide?

A lightning slide is one standard PowerPoint slide with your research information presented on it. The lightning session presenter will generate a single lightning session slide as a 'business card' to describe their research. Your slide should include the purpose or research question(s), methods, results, and the implications of your findings. While the content should be similar to what is included in a traditional poster presentation, please make sure any font used is large and clear enough that it will be legible for audience members who are watching the presentation possibly from their home/work laptop (smaller screens). The slide should be as simple and clear as possible with supportive details added by the presenter (i.e., what you did, what you found, and what it means).

Each presenter will have 2-3 minutes (actual presentation time to be determined based on number of submissions received) to present their slide to the attendees of the meeting. 

All participants selected to present a lighting slide, are required to register and attend the meeting they will present at.

Abstract Submission Checklist: 

Ο Complete the Abstract Submission Form (one form for each abstract)
Ο Title: please keep the title short and informative (15 words or less)
Ο Authors: Include each author’s first and last name, institution/organization, and credentials (if applicable)
Ο Margins: one-inch margins on all sides
Ο Font: Arial font, size 11 for the entire abstract
Ο Abstract body: no more than 300 words (this does not include title and author/institution)

Preferred Abstract Format:

  • Introduction: provide objectives and the purpose of the research.

  • Materials and methods: describe the design, instruments, and statistical analyses (if used).

  • Results and discussion: present data and describe the key findings from the study; data presented should support the key findings.

  • Discussion and conclusions: summarize the research being presented and the implications of the findings.

  • Tables and Images: a maximum of 2 tables and 2 images is preferred.

  • Conflict of interest / funding disclosure must be noted.

  • Any abstracts that contain significant typographical or grammatical errors may be disqualified.

Presenter Responsibilities:

  • Required to attend the NCAND Regional Meeting in April and be present throughout the lightning slide/research presentation session.

  • It is the presenting author's responsibility to inform coauthors that the abstract has been accepted.

  • Submit the final lightning slide to the NCAND office by due date.


Lightning Slide Abstract Submission

Lighting Slide Final Slide Submission