NCAND Call for Abstracts for Virtual Lightning Research Presentations 

Submission Deadline - August 17, 2021
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 virtual lightning slide at the Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in September on September 17, 2021.
What is a virtual lightning slide?  
A virtual lightning slide is one standard PowerPoint slide with your research information presented on it, similar to what would be listed on a poster. The virtual lightning session presenter will generate a single lightning session slide as a 'business card' to describe their research. Your slide should include enough information to demonstrate the purpose, show the results, and summarize your work. Any font used needs to be 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 key details added by the presenter with the key details of 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 virtual lightning slides must be submitted in a standard PowerPoint file (please do not submit a PDF) to the NCAND office via email ([email protected]) by September 13, 2021.  
View the abstract evaluation form.
  • Abstracts will be accepted for review through August 17, 2021.
  • Feedback on abstracts selected to present sent to participants August 24, 2021.
  • Final digital lightning slides from selected abstracts due to the NCAND office via email by September 13, 2021. 
All participants presenting a virtual lightning slide are required to register and attend the Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in September to present their research.  
Abstract Submission Guidelines 
  • Complete the Abstract Submission Form (one form for each abstract)
  • Title: please keep the title short and informative (15 words or less)
  • Authors: Include each authors first and last name,
  • institution/organization, and credentials (if applicable)
  • Margins: one inch margins on all sides
  • Font: Arial font, size 11 for the entire abstract
  • Abstract body: no more than 250 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 and instruments used in the research.
  • 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 Virtual NCAND Regional Meeting in September 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 virtual lightning slide to the NCAND office by September 13, 2021.