The 2013 Call for Abstracts is Now Closed.
Poster Presentations offer content using charts, graphs, illustrations, and/or photographs. Posters allow for informal, one-on-one or small group discussions with the presenter about the issue, problem, project or research addressed in the poster. The poster area will consist of one 4-ft. high x 8-ft. wide cork-surface bulletin board to mount presentation information, and one 2-ft. x 6-ft. material table, provided by the Academy.
Research and Practice Innovations (RPIs — formerly called Original Contributions) are 10-minute oral presentations grouped by similar topic in 90 minute educational sessions. Each session will include up to seven abstract presenters. The Academy's Research Committee and the Committee for Professional Development have chosen five categories for oral RPI presentations at the 2013 FNCE. RPI sessions may include both research and program/project abstracts. The topics were selected based on their compatibility with the Academy's Strategic Plan and topics of interest in the House of Delegates dialogue sessions. Due to limits on session times and space, not all abstracts submitted as an RPI which are accepted by the peer review process, will be designated as an RPI. Some will be selected as poster presentations. The 2013 topics for RPI consideration are tentatively scheduled to include:
- Strategies for Lifestyle Changes
The Academy seeks data and results showing effectiveness of behaviorally-based strategies, messages and/or communication strategies targeted to lifestyle changes aimed at health promotion or management of any disease. This may include data and results from program evaluations related to, but not limited to, weight management interventions. The research may include epidemiological research looking at nutrition and chronic diseases across the life span as well as identification of characteristics of the strategies, messages and communication strategies tailored to individuals, cultures and age categories.
- Implementation of Nutrition Care Process and Health Outcome Measures
The Academy seeks data reflecting successes and challenges in implementing the Nutrition Care Process and Standardized Language, with an emphasis on the benefits of nutrition intervention and methods for measuring effectiveness. This may include presentation of data that demonstrate tailoring of intervention or prevention approaches to specific cultural issues. Examples of implementing the Nutrition Care Process in Electronic Health Records are especially timely.
- Dietetics Management, Leadership and Education
The Academy seeks data and results highlighting effective management and leadership initiatives affecting the delivery of dietetic services in a variety of settings, cost effectiveness of systems and technology supporting the delivery of quality products and services, effect(s) of changes within the workforce on food and nutrition delivery systems, customer satisfaction models, and career professional development and progression. Research on the effects of implementing the Nutrition Care Process and standardized language in dietetics education curricula and supervised practice experiences is especially timely.
- Nutrition Research, Biosciences and Bioinformatics/Nutritional Informatics
The Academy seeks research (basic, clinical, applied) examining: (1) nutrient-gene/diet-gene interactions; (2) effective strategies for responsibly integrating nutritional genomics and epigenomic research findings into dietetic practice; (3) use of biomarkers and gene expression profiles for monitoring response to nutrition therapy; (4) genotypes/epigenotypes that are associated with increased risk for disease; (5) genotype/epigenotype profile identification for which nutritional interventions have a positive impact on health; (6) bioinformatics/nutritional informatics utilization to understand biological processes and to demonstrate effective applications.
- Translating Research into Dietetics Practice
The Academy seeks data on implementing Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines and other relevant research findings to practice settings. Identification of barriers, drivers, and models that affect the effectiveness of translating and implementing research findings tailored to specific areas of practice, ethnic groups and cultures, or communities would be of great interest.
- Food, Eating and Environmental Initiatives
The Academy seeks research that would include innovative ideas, programs, and activities which are being lead by interdisciplinary teams to improve dietary intake and health. Research included in this category could pertain to recent movements that have placed emphasis on diets and foods that are sustainable, wholesome and affordable. Research could also pertain to built or physical environments relating to food and nutrition, food access and various vehicles utilized for communicating to the consumer, e.g. radio programs in podcast format, books and forums.