Guidelines for Abstract Submission 2023

Important Dates & Deadlines
Call for Abstract: 24th May 2023
Abstract Deadline: 1st August 2023 (23:59 GMT)                                                                              Author notification: 1st September 2023

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  • Abstracts have to be submitted online using the link that will be provided only after AICNU 2023 conference registration.
  • Failure to follow the abstract submission guidelines may result in disqualification.

Submission Process
Please read all the online abstract submission guidelines carefully before preparing your abstract.

  • Delegates who would like to present their work at the AICNU, are invited to submit research abstracts for consideration by the scientific committee.
  • Abstract submission will be possible only 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.
  • Abstracts will be accepted on a wide range of topics in clinical nutrition.
  • Case Vignettes and review articles will not be accepted.
  • Abstract submission can be done under three categories:                                                            1. Practising Dietitians / Nutritionists                                                                                                    2. PhD Scholars                                                                                                                                          3. Postgraduate students
  • The length of the abstract should not be more than 350 words (headers, title, author details, etc. excluded). This includes invisible characters, such as spaces and line breaks. 
  • Please refer to the word count of the AICNU online abstract submission portal as slight differences may occur when counting with Microsoft office WORD or similar programs.
  • Abstracts must contain research 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.
  • The abstract needs to be structured as follows:

     Structure of the Abstract
    Structure Remarks
     Rationale 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance.
     Methods Sufficient information to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques, and the statistics used in the study.
     Results Objective data to answer the scientific question(s). 
     Conclusions Only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and over-generalization.  
      Please avoid tables in the abstract. 
  •  Abstracts can be saved in the “Draft status” to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (1st August 2023 (23:59 GMT)). Abstracts cannot be edited after final submission.
  • Abstracts fulfilling all criteria must be saved in “Final Submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final Submission” status will be considered for review by the scientific committee.
  • Once submitted, an abstract number will be generated, and the author will be notified.

Presentation of abstracts

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


  • Accepted abstracts will be published on the AICNU website.

Additional Information

  • Abstract submission is only possible after registration for the conference.
  • Please review your abstract for spelling, grammar, or scientific mistakes, as it will be assessed by the scientific committee exactly as submitted. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. No proofreading will be done.
  • No changes can be made to the abstract after the “Final Submission”. 
  • The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the relevance to the 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, the standard of English, and overall impression.
  • Submitting authors of abstracts accepted for oral / E-poster presentation will be notified by 1st September 2023. 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 quoting the reasons for this decision must be sent to the Conference Secretariat at  before 15th August 2023.