The 2021 Arkansas Academy Annual Meeting & Exposition
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Dietetics professionals and students (at any level) are invited to submit an abstract for review and possible virtual poster presentation during the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting & Exposition in April 2021. The Poster Presentations will be provided as a virtual presentation with asynchronous discussion.
WHAT IS AN ABSTRACT?
An abstract is a brief, written summary (no more than 300 words) of the specific ideas or concepts to be presented, and a statement of their relevance to practice or research. Examples of appropriate work include traditional work such as primary research or secondary data analysis but may also include reports on wellness or nutrition promotion at the workplace or school, literature review, assessment instruments, management projects, or community outreach. We seek projects in foodservice, administration, clinical nutrition, nutrition education, community work, health promotion and wellness, or basic or clinical research. For additional information on abstract writing and poster session displays, refer to the following Journal of the American Dietetic Association articles: August 1993, A poster worth a thousand words; December 2001, Getting your abstract accepted.
The following two types of abstracts may be submitted:
RULES FOR SUBMISSION
Read all the following information carefully before submitting an abstract. Abstracts that do not comply with these instructions will not be reviewed.
Only abstracts uploaded (before midnight Central Time) on or before March 26, 2021 and that follow all submission instructions will be reviewed. The Arkansas Academy will ONLY accept abstracts that have been uploaded via the abstract upload system.
**Remember to title the abstract file as last name_first name_2021. When you upload your abstract submissions if you do not receive a confirmation email your abstract has not been uploaded properly.
All abstracts are peer-reviewed by dietetics professionals. Reviewers will evaluate abstracts based on the criteria below.
1. Research Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following: research outcome (focus, clarity, clear statement of purpose of research), methods (adequacy of research design and analysis to meet objectives), results (summary of data, results and evidence included and is consistent with research objectives), and conclusions (scientifically sound, valid interpretation of the results).
2. Program/Project Report Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following: relevance (clear purpose stated, appropriateness, timeliness, audience intrigue), priority (recognized precedent; cutting-edge concern), originality (uniqueness of topic or format), and synthesis (evaluation of report results, findings or applications).
The Arkansas Academy will summarize peer review results and make all final abstract selection decisions.
Only presenting authors receive correspondence. The presenting author is the contact when uploading your documentation. This correspondence includes a receipt of abstract and final status notification. It is the presenting author’s responsibility to notify all coauthors of the abstract status.
All accepted poster presenters are:
POSTER SESSION REQUIREMENTS- Virtual Session April 2021
ACADEMY COMMERCIALISM POLICY
Arkansas Academy maintains full control over the planning, content and implementation of all programs presented during Annual Meeting & Exhibition including the selection of speakers, moderators and faculty. The intent of the Arkansas Academy Annual Meeting & Exposition programs is to provide quality sessions focused on educational content, which is free from commercial influence or bias. Arkansas Academy prohibits presentations that constitute promotion and/or advertising. This specifically includes pervasive or inappropriate use of logos. Presentations that are sole descriptions of a program, publication, or product will not be accepted nor tolerated by the participants. To this end, program planners, session participants and sponsors are prohibited from engaging in scripting, targeting points for specific emphasis or other actions designed to influence the overall content of the program. Statements made should not be viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issue by Arkansas Academy.
Please direct questions about your abstract to Nina Roofe, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND and questions about the upload system to the Arkansas Academy at the following addresses:
Nina Roofe, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Chair, Poster Presentations
Annual Conference & Exhibition
Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics