2018 Annual Meeting – Call for Abstracts for Poster Session – April 18-22, 2018 Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley Idaho
Poster sessions are a way to communicate research or program findings to enhance practice and professionals’ knowledge. There are many benefits that come with presenting a poster:
- It demonstrates your initiative and commitment to dietetics practice.
- Poster sessions provide a learning experience for you and others. As you discuss your methods and findings with other professionals, knowledge is exchanged.
- Your poster presentation adds CPE hours to educational sessions.
- Posters that deal with unique practice settings or programs provide mentoring to students and professionals about employment opportunities.
- The poster displays your scholarly work and provides recognition of research efforts and experiences.
- Presenting gives you the opportunity to enhance your written and oral communication skills.
- The peer review process is a valuable tool for constructive learning.
- Presenting is a valuable addition to your curriculum vitae or resume.
- By participating in the poster session and attending the Idaho Academy Annual Meeting and Exhibits, you are afforded networking opportunities with other students and dietetic professionals at your poster session and throughout the meeting.
The Call for Poster Abstracts for the 2018 Annual Meeting closes Friday, March 2, 2018. We will notify the lead author no later than Friday, March 16th, 2018.
Posters will be on display Thursday, April 19th between 11:30am-1:30pm. We request your presence to discuss your abstract on research and project, or program reports with conference attendees from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Please note that travel and expenses associated with the poster (along with meeting registration) are the responsibility of the applicant.
Additional information as follows:
An abstract is a brief, written summary (no more than 250 words) of the specific ideas or concepts to be presented, and a statement of their relevance to practice or research. The following two types of abstracts are presented:
- Research abstracts include a brief description of the author’s original research methodology, including design, subject characteristics and procedures, major findings, and conclusions or implications for dietetics practice.
- Project or program report abstracts contain information about the need or purpose for such a program, project, or tool development; the theory or previous research upon which it is based, or setting for its use, if appropriate; the unique characteristics of the project, program, or tool; the characteristics of subjects or target audience involved; and the type of evaluation or proposed use for the tool or instrument development.
Review Process and Rules for Submission
All “blind” abstracts are peer-reviewed by a panel of dietetic professionals with specific experience in appropriate practice areas. Reviewers may not score/evaluate any abstract with which they have affiliation, prior knowledge, or personal commitment.
Basis for Review
Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following criteria.
An award will be given for the best poster in each of the following categories:
- 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
- Conclusions: Scientifically sound, valid interpretation of the results
Program or Project Report Abstracts
- Relevance: Clear purpose stated, appropriateness, timeliness, audience intrigue
- Priority: Recognized precedent; cutting-edge concern
- Originality: Uniqueness of topic or format
- Synthesis: Evaluation of report results, findings or applications
A committee will summarize peer review results and make all final abstract selection decisions. Only the person submitting the proposal will receive correspondence. This correspondence includes a final status notification on or before March 16, 2018. It is the presenting author’s responsibility to notify all co- authors of the abstract status.
Tips for Submission
Read all the following information before accessing the abstract submission site:
- Complete and submit all required fields in the online form including the funding source.
- Students submitting abstracts must provide the name, e-mail and phone number of their faculty advisor.
- Abstracts must be original material although they may have been previously published, printed or presented at another conference.
- Research results and/or conclusions must be completed at the time of submission.
- Proofread your abstract carefully. Do NOT rely on computer spellcheck software only. Any abstracts that have significant typographical or grammatical errors, particularly any in the title, may be disqualified.
- Submissions must be made via the online submission process by 11:59 p.m. (Mountain) on March 2, 2018. NO e-mailed or faxed abstracts will be accepted. Abstracts that do not comply with these instructions will not be reviewed.
Questions, please contact us.
Thank you for your sharing your research and practice posters.
Char Byington, MHE, RDN, LD (Annual Meeting 2018, Poster Session Chair)
Elaine Long, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND (Co-Chair)