NCAND Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations

Submission Deadline - January 31, 2020

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 poster at the NCAND Regional Meeting on March 6, 2020, in Gastonia, NC. Abstracts will be accepted for review through January 31, 2020.
Acceptance notifications will be sent via email by February 7, 2020.

This year all judging for the poster competition will take place prior to the Regional Meeting. A PDF of each poster selected to be presented will be due by February 21, 2020 in order to be entered in the competition. All participants presenting posters are required to register and attend the Regional Meeting to present their poster, and the winner will be announced at the meeting!
No research on hand but interested in participating? We are looking for 3 individuals with a background in academia and/or research to be a part of our judge panel! Please email [email protected] by February 7th if interested! It is preferred that judges have no affiliation to any research being presented.

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 NCAND Regional Meeting and be present throughout the poster session.
  • Responsible for expenses incurred for their presentation, such as production and shipping (Note: we will provide an easel for your poster to be displayed).
  • Responsible for paying the appropriate meeting registration fee plus all personal expenses, travel and hotel, etc.
  • It is the presenting author's responsibility to inform coauthors that the abstract has been accepted.
  • Poster size should be no larger than 4 foot high by 8 foot wide
  • Please dismantle and remove all of your materials after the close of the session. Any posters remaining after the close of the presentation will be removed and discarded.