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

Join your ASN colleagues for a webinar Tuesday, August 26 at 2:00 pm 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.

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, Past Chair, Public Health & Community Nutrition RIS
  • Doug Burrin, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, USDA-ARS, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, ASN's Scientific Sessions at EB Program Subcommittee, Past Chair

View recording, here

A PDF of the slides can be found, here

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ASN strives to be the authoritative, global leader in Nutrition through science. One way of achieving this is to create and disseminate educational resources such as this webinar.

Additional Resources

Submit to ASN's Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition, 2014. Deadline: Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET

EB 2015 Abstract Submission Instructions

EB 2015 Abstract Rules and Guidelines for Abstract Submission

How to Write an Abstract ( 2012 PDF)

Play recording of webinar. (2012 recording) PDF of Slides