American Society For Nutrition

Abstract Development

Abstract Development

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice


An abstract is a short, powerful summary of your research that serves as the first step in further dissemination of your work. It describes the objectives of the study, methods used, major results and interpretation and implications of the results. Abstracts often appear at the beginning of a full-length research paper or may be published as part of a professional meeting. Currently, the American Society for Nutrition has two major meetings where abstracts are presented: the ASN Scientific Sessions and EB and ASN's annual Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference.

Getting it Right: Tips for Writing a Scientific Abstract II

Join your ASN colleagues for a webinar Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 am ET, that will review general guidelines for developing a high quality abstract. The program will be led by ASN volunteer leaders who have years of experience preparing abstracts and reviewing them as well. Learn from a reviewer's perspective the steps you can take to best showcase your work.

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Getting it Right: The Role of the Abstract Reviewer 

Join your ASN colleagues for a webinar Thursday, October 29 at 1:00 pm ET, that will review general guidelines for reviewing abstracts using the ASN score system developed ASN volunteer leaders. Our speakers not only have experience reviewing abstracts but also helped develop the system ASN put in place. This webinar will discuss how to best use scoring system, frequently asked questions and will also give time to answer any questions you may have. 

Register today!

Webinar Leaders:

  • Christy C Tangney, PhD, CNS, Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Past Chair, Aging and Chronic Disease RIS
  • Nurgul Fitzgerald, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 

Additional Resources

EB 2016 Abstract Submission Information

EB 2016 Abstract Rules and Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Getting it Right: Tips for Writing a Scientific Abstract

How to Write an Abstract ( 2012 PDF)

PDF of Slides