Abstract Submission

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION

  1. Important dates & Deadlines
    Call for Abstract: 15th June 2022
    Abstract Deadline: 1st August 2022 (23:59 GMT)                                              Author notification: 31st August 2022
  2. Technical Information
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General

Abstracts have to be submitted online using the link that is provided only after registration.

Submission Process

  • Delegates, who would like to present their work at the AICNU, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.
  • Abstract submission is only possible after registration for the conference.
  • All registered participants will be notified with the conference ID number and the link for abstract submission will be enabled.
  • Only Research Abstracts are invited this year and Case Vignettes will not be accepted.
  • Abstract submission can be done under three categories:

    1. Practising Dietitians / Nutritionists

    2. PhD Scholars

    3. Postgraduate students

  • Please read all the instructions carefully about the online abstract submission system before preparing your abstract.
  • Abstracts can be saved in “Draft status” to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (1st August 2022 (23:59 GMT)). Abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline.
  • Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be considered for review by the scientific committee.
  • Once submitted, an email confirmation with an abstract number will be sent.
  • Abstracts are accepted on a wide range of topics in clinical nutrition.

The acceptable length of the abstract should not be more than 350 words (headers, title, authors details etc. excluded). This includes non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks. 

Please refer to the word count of the system as slight differences may occur when counting with Microsoft office WORD or similar programmes.

The abstract needs to be structured as follows:

  • Rationale: this section should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
  • Methods: this section should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study.
  • Results: this section should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
  • Conclusions: this section should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and over-generalisation.
  • Please avoid tables in abstract.

Rules

Failure to follow the above guidelines for preparing the abstracts may result in disqualification.

Presentation of abstracts

  • Abstracts for oral and E-poster presentation will be selected by the Scientific Committee.
  • Authors of selected abstracts will be notified about presentation format and guidelines.

Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the AICNU website.

General Remarks

  • Abstract submission is only possible after registration for the conference.
  • Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.
  • Abbreviations should be defined.
  • Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
  • Please ensure your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar, or scientific mistakes, as it will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee exactly as submitted. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. No proof reading will be done.
  • No changes can be made to the abstract after the submission deadline 1st August 2022 (23:59 GMT) 
  • The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the relevance to objectivity of statements, description of what was done, suitability of methods to aims, conclusions and confirmed by objective results, ethics, scientific value, potential clinical value, originality of work, standard of English, and overall impression.
  • Submitting authors will be notified by 31st August 2022 whether their abstract has been accepted for oral / E-poster presentation. All notifications will be sent to the e-mail address given on the registration form.
  • If you want to withdraw your abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to the Conference Secretariat at support@aicnu.org no later than 15th August 2022.