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Call for Abstracts

University of South Carolina Nutrition Consortium

2019 Nutrition Symposium


 UofSC Nutrition Research Day: Share, Discover, Connect


When: Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Where: USC Alumni Center


Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to University of South Carolina’s Nutrition Consortium Annual Symposium, "UofSC Nutrition Research Day: Share, Discover, Connect".

 Background & Purpose: The symposium seeks to encourage collaboration and generate and communicate knowledge across the spectrum of nutrition research.

 Call for Abstracts: University faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit an abstract of 250 words maximum to present at the symposium. Abstracts are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 8th.   We are looking to represent all the latest nutrition research being conducted at the University of South Carolina.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring food security
  • Understanding and influencing food choice for health promotion
  • Assessing dietary patterns in development, health, and disease
  • Promoting maternal, infant, and child nutrition
  • Preventing childhood obesity
  • Developing and using technology to measure and promote healthy dietary intake
  • Evaluating optimal nutrition for healthy aging, peak performance, and chronic disease prevention

Format: Each 250 words maximum abstract should be formatted using the following headings:

  • Objectives: State the objective the study was intended to address.
  • Methods: Provide a clear, concise description of specific methods, including research design. Describe interventions, if used.
  • Results: Report the most important findings, including results of analyses. Unless an abstract is focused on methods or protocols, all abstracts must include at least preliminary results.
  • Conclusions: Summarize in 1 or 2 sentences the primary outcomes of the study, including their potential importance (avoid generalizations).


Process: Abstracts will be peer reviewed and selected abstracts will be programmed for oral or poster presentation. Student abstracts will be reviewed separately. Selected abstracts will be programmed for a student oral or poster presentation and eligible for student presentation awards.  Abstracts presented within the last year from national and international meetings are welcome. As a submitting author, please certify that all co-authors agree to the submission of the abstract. You will be notified the week of March 4th if your submission has been accepted.


Submit your abstracts.

Abstracts are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8th.