2005 call for abstracts

2005 call for abstracts

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2005 Call for Abstracts INSTRUCTIONS You are invited to submit an abstract for review and possible presentation at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in St Louis, Missouri on October 22-25, 2005. DEADLINE Only abstracts RECEIVED on or before noon (central) on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 and that follow all submission and format guidelines described below will be reviewed. Read this information carefully and go to www. eatright.org/fnce to obtain a submission form. WHAT IS AN ABSTRACT? An abstract is a brief, written summary (approximately 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.

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES Qualifying abstract submissions in all Learning Need Codes are encouraged and will be peer reviewed for poster presentation at the 2005 FNCE. 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 ⫻ 8-ft wide cork-surface bulletin board on which to mount presentation information, and one 2-ft ⫻ 6-ft material table, provided by the Association. ADA’s Research Committee and the FNCE Program Planning Advisory Committee have chosen four selected categories for oral Original Contribution presentations at FNCE 2005. The concept of preselecting topics for the Original Contributions provides more cohesive oral ses-

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sions and enhanced interest from members due to directed topic content. Original Contribution sessions will include up to six 10-minute oral presentations during a 90-minute session. Four topics were selected based on their compatibility with ADA’s Strategic Plan and topics of interest in the ADA House of Delegates dialogue sessions. The 2005 topics for Original Contribution consideration include: (1) Effective Weight Management Interventions: ADA seeks data and results from successful preventive and treatment interventions focusing on weight management within all age categories. (2) Effective Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes: ADA seeks data and results from education and behavior change strategies for any disease management or health state. (This category excludes weight management.) This research may include identification of the characteristics of effective interventions, communication strategies, or tailoring disease management programs to different individuals, cultures, and age categories. (3) Food Supply: ADA seeks data and results focusing on access to the food supply; educational programs focusing on safety of the food supply (including biotechnology and bioterrorism); programs focused on functional foods; and food production, processing, and preparation. (4) Customer Satisfaction Across Settings: ADA seeks data and results showing validation of tools or questionnaires used to measure all aspects of customer satisfaction and service quality. These may include elements of service delivery, written materials, food product attributes, cost attributes, environmental factors, and interpersonal aspects. All accepted Poster presenters and Original Contributions presenters are: ● ● ●

Required to attend FNCE and be present throughout the assigned session. Responsible for expenses incurred for their presentation, such as production of handouts and shipping. Responsible for paying the appropriate meeting registration fee for the day they are scheduled to present, plus all personal expenses (eg, travel, hotel). Required to complete and sign a disclosure statement and the ADA Commercialism Policy statement prior to abstract acceptance.

ADA Commercialism Policy ADA maintains full control over the planning, content, and implementation of all programs presented during FNCE, including the selection of speakers, moderators,



CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and faculty. The intent of FNCE programs is to provide quality sessions focused on educational content, which is free from commercial influence or bias. ADA prohibits presentations that constitute promotion and/or advertising. This specifically includes pervasive or inappropriate use of logos. Presentations that are sole descriptions of a program, publication, or product will not be accepted nor tolerated by the participants. To this end, program planners, session participants, and sponsors are prohibited from engaging in scripting, targeting points for specific emphasis, or other actions designed to influence the overall content of the program. Statements made should not be viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal position taken on any product, subject, or issue by ADA. It is the responsibility of the program planner to ensure compliance from all speakers. REVIEW PROCESS All “blind” abstracts (see Rules for Submission) are peerreviewed by a panel of three dietetics professionals with specific experience in various practice areas. Reviewers may not score/evaluate any abstract with which they have affiliation, prior knowledge, or personal commitment. Research Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following: 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 is included and is consistent with research objectives), and conclusions (scientifically sound, valid interpretation of the results). Program/Project Report Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following: relevance (clear purpose stated, appropriateness, timeliness, audience intrigue), priority (recognized precedent; cutting-edge concern), originality (uniqueness of topic or format), and synthesis (evaluation of report results, findings, or applications). ADA will summarize peer review results and make all final abstract selection decisions. If you have any questions or require additional information, contact Eileen Joschko, Professional Development Team, at 312/8994895. Only presenting authors receive correspondence. This correspondence includes a receipt of abstract and final status notification. It is the presenting author’s responsibility to notify all coauthors of the abstract status. Critical dates are: April 8, 2005: Receipt of abstract submissions emailed; May 27, 2005: Notification of the abstract status sent. No telephone calls regarding abstract status will be accepted, or notification given, before the aforementioned date. (Please allow 5 business days for mailing.) RULES FOR SUBMISSION Read all of the following information before completing the Abstract Form: 1. Complete and return the submission in the following sequence: (a) One (1) diskette for each abstract submission. (Word document ’97 or later, PC compatible 3.5” diskette—no exceptions.) Affix a label to the dis-


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kette listing the abstract title and presenting author. Diskette must contain only the Abstract Submission Form page with TITLE, AUTHOR(S), LEARNING OUTCOME, TEXT, and FUNDING DISCLOSURE. (b) The FUNDING DISCLOSURE must be acknowledged. If there was no outside funding, list “none,” “not applicable,” “self-funded,” or some other appropriate language. Note: Abstracts that do not include a disclosure of funds— even if the disclosure is “none”—will be rejected. (c) Print and submit three (3) copies of the doublesided abstract form, including the Presenting Author Information and ALL signatures on the same form. (d) Print and submit four (4) blind copies of the abstract form side only. Blinding can and must be achieved by editing a copy of the full Abstract Form, eliminating all mention of author and coauthor names, facilities, and city/state references. To ensure an anonymous and fair selection process, three reviewers evaluate the blinded abstract. Students submitting abstracts must include a letter from their faculty advisor approving the abstract for consideration. Abstracts must be original material and may not have been previously published, printed, or presented before the ADA 2005 FNCE. Abstracts found to have been printed, published, or presented prior to October 2005 will be disqualified from presentation at FNCE. Research results and/or conclusions must be completed at the time of submission and cannot be in progress. Proofread your abstract carefully. Do NOT rely on computer spellcheck software only. Any abstracts that have typographical or grammatical errors, particularly in the title, will be disqualified. If accepted, the original Abstract Form as submitted on the diskette will be published as camera-ready artwork in the August 2005 Supplement to the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. All abstract authors will be listed in the Journal supplement. The Learning Need Codes and Type of abstract must be indicated on the Abstract Form. If your abstract fits one of the chosen categories for an Original Contribution, please check the appropriate numbered box. Do not include this information on the diskette. Submissions must be mailed (US Post Office, Fed Ex, etc.), include a diskette and the appropriate number of double-sided and blinded copies, and be RECEIVED on or before noon (central) on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. NO emailed or faxed abstracts will be accepted. Abstracts that do not comply with these instructions will not be reviewed.

For additional information on abstract writing and poster session displays, refer to the following Journal of the American Dietetic Association articles: August 1993, “A Poster Worth a Thousand Words;” December 2001, “Getting Your Abstract Accepted;” or see the SAMPLE abstract shown here.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Abstract forms are only available on ADA’s Web site at www.eatright.org/fnce or via email at cpd@ eatright.org. Mail diskette and appropriate copies to American Dietetic Association, Attn: Eileen Joschko, Professional Development, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. TITLE: IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA: FIELD ASSESSMENT OF THE WORLD’S MOST COMMON NUTRITIONAL DISORDER

AUTHOR(s): J.L. Weinstein, MS, MBA, RD; M.M. DeAngelo, RD; M. Copeland, RD; P.J. Petnicki, MS, RD, FADA; United States Air Force, David Grant Medical Center, Nutritional Medicine, Travis AFB, CA.



To understand the importance of clinical, physical, and dietary assessment as diagnostic techniques used to identify iron


deficiency in a humanitarian environment.


Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. The World Health Organization has estimated that nearly 5 billion people suffer from ID. In some regions, deployed military personnel interact with an indigenous population with a prevalence of ID as high as 70%. Recent military deployments to ID “high-risk” locations include Bosnia, Kosovo,


Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Marshall Islands, South Korea, and Honduras. Field assessment and treatment of ID is often a primary health objective for which defined diagnostic criteria are essential. Physical assessment is used to identify mid/late stages of ID but is a non-specific technique requiring significant training. Physical symptoms of ID include pale conjunctiva,


brittle nails, lethargy, and malaise. During recent humanitarian deployments, clinical assessment has been the primary

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method used for diagnosis of anemia and has proven simple and cost-effective. Hemoglobin analysis via hematofluorometry or filter paper serum spot are commonly used clinical field assays; however, even clinical tests are not specific for early stages of ID. Dietary assessment of the amount and type of iron consumed in conjunction with physical and clinical assessment can help to improve early detection of ID. Although complex diet analysis in the field environment is difficult, simple dietary assessment, to include iron rich foods (ie, meats, fortified grains, legumes), iron enhancing (ie, meats), and inhibiting agents (ie, phytates, polyphenols) may help to recognize likely ID. In order to employ effective treatment programs, nutrition experts working with “high-risk” ID populations must be able to effectively use dietary, clinical and functional assessment. FUNDING DISCLOSURE: None

Topics Using the listing below, please rank the primary (1) and secondary (2) learning needs codes of the abstract in the appropriate place on the Abstract Form. For those involved with the Professional Development Portfolio, the codes that precede the topics are the same as the codes from your Step 2: Learning Needs Assessment. You must use the learning needs codes from this worksheet when completing your Learning Plan and your Learning Activity Log. 1000 1010 1020 1030 1040 1050 1060 1070 1080 1090 1100 1110 1120 1130 1140

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Career planning, job search, goal setting Computer, electronic technology CPR Cultural sensitivity Ethics Foreign language, cultures Leadership, critical and strategic thinking Legislation, public policy Media skills Photography, video and graphic production Risk taking Time and stress management, life balance Verbal communication skills, presentations Written communication skills, publishing

2000 SCIENCE OF FOOD AND NUTRITION 2010 Botanicals, phytochemicals

4000 WELLNESS AND PUBLIC HEALTH 4010 Community intervention, monitoring, and evaluation 4020 Community program development 4030 Dietary guidelines, DRIs, Food Guide Pyramid, food labeling 4040 Disease prevention 4050 Epidemiology 4060 Exercise, fitness, and sports nutrition 4070 Food security and hunger 4080 Government-funded food & nutrition programs 4090 Health behaviors: smoking cessation, stress management 4100 Social marketing 4110 Vegetarianism 4120 Life cycle (stages of life cycle) 4130 Pregnancy (stages of life cycle) 4140 Lactation (stages of life cycle) 4150 Infancy & childhood (stages of life cycle) 4160 Adolescence (stages of life cycle) 4170 Men’s health (stages of life cycle) 4180 Women’s health (stages of life cycle) 4190 Elderly nutrition (stages of life cycle) 5000 5010 5020 5030 5040 5050 5060 5070 5080 5090 5100 5110 5120

MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY (MNT) Acute (care sites) Ambulatory (care sites) Home care (care sites) Long-term, intermediate, assisted living (care sites) Rehabilitation (care sites) Neonates (client population) Pediatrics (client population) Adolescents (client population) Adults (client population) Elderly (client population) Allergies, sensitivities (disease/disorder) Autoimmune diseases, arthritis, lupus (disease/disorder)

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Bone diseases, osteoporosis (disease/disorder) Burns (disease/disorder) Cancer (disease/disorder) Cardiovascular disease (disease/disorder) Critical care, trauma (disease/disorder) Developmental disorders (disease/disorder) Diabetes mellitus (disease/disorder) Disordered eating (disease/disorder) Dysphagia (disease/disorder) Gastrointestinal disorders (disease/disorder) Hematological disorders, anemia (disease/disorder) Hepatic disorders (disease/disorder) HIV/AIDS (disease/disorder) Hypertension (disease/disorder) Infectious diseases (disease/disorder) Nutrient deficiencies, failure to thrive (disease/disorder) Metabolic disorders, inborn errors (disease/disorder) Neurological: stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries (disease/disorder) Pregnancy complication (disease/disorder) Psychiatric disorders, anxiety (disease/disorder) Pulmonary diseases (disease/disorder) Renal diseases (disease/disorder) Substance abuse, alcoholism (disease/disorder) Transplantation (disease/disorder) Weight management, obesity (disease/disorder) Care planning, documentation, and evaluation (nutritional care) Case management (nutritional care) Client protocols, clinical guidelines (nutritional care) Complementary care, alternative therapies (nutritional care) End of life care (nutritional care) Enteral and parenteral nutrition support (nutritional care) Feeding equipment, tube placement, adaptive utensils (nutritional care) Self-care management (nutritional care) Wound care (disease/disorder) EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND COUNSEL-

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8000 FOOD SERVICE SYSTEMS AND CULINARY ARTS 8010 Child and adult care food program 8015 Cultural/ethnic food and culinary practice 8018 Environmental, agricultural and technological influences on food systems 8020 Equipment management 8030 Facilities layout, planning 8040 Food safety, HACCP, and sanitation 8050 Food distribution and service 8060 Food presentation 8070 Food production, purchasing 8080 Food styling 8090 Menu planning, nutrient analysis 8100 Recipe and food development 8110 School foodservice 8120 Sales, merchandising 8130 Sensory perception and evaluation of food and ingredients 9000 9010 9020 9030 9040 9050 9060 9070

RESEARCH AND GRANTS Data analysis, statistics Evaluation and application of research Outcomes research, cost-benefit analysis Proposal development, grant applications Publication, communications of research outcomes Research development and design Research instruments and techniques


AWARDS FOR 2005 FOOD & NUTRITION CONFERENCE & EXPO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS Award programs are available to members submitting abstracts for consideration at the ADA 2005 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). All submissions must be RECEIVED on or before noon (central) on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. MARGARET DULLEA SIMKO AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AT A CLINICAL POSTER SESSION Through an endowment established by friends, family, and associates of Margaret D. Simko, the ADA Foundation announces the Margaret Dullea Simko Award for Excellence at a Clinical Poster Session. This award recognizes quality poster sessions at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) and encourages high-quality poster session admissions in the future. The preselected top five clinical posters will be judged during the FNCE Poster Session. The winners will be determined during FNCE and announced at the ADA Foundation Gala. The first-place winner will receive $300, a complimentary ticket to the Foundation Gala, and display of his or her poster throughout the meeting. If funds allow, the first runner-up will be awarded $150 and a complimentary ticket to the Foundation Gala. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Elisabeth Puga at the ADA Foundation at 312/899-4803 or [email protected]. GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION The purpose of this award program for graduate students in nutrition and dietetics is to stimulate interest in research and to recognize outstanding research efforts by graduate students. Recipients will receive a certificate, a $75 cash award, and $200 for travel expenses incurred in attending the conference. Competition is limited to members of the Research Dietetic Practice Group or their students who are currently graduate students or who completed their graduate degrees in 2004. The recipient may not hold a rank above assistant professor at the time of presentation. All members who meet the eligibility requirements for the Graduate Student Award and plan to submit an abstract as part of the normal ADA FNCE submission process should request application materials from the American Dietetic Association, Research Team, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 800/877-1600, ext. 4805 or email [email protected]. THE ON DPG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ONCOLOGY NUTRITION RESEARCH The Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (ON DPG) honors scientific achievement in oncology nutrition research through this annual award, given each year for the top-rated abstract relating to oncology nutrition submitted for presentation at the American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). Award winners will receive a complimentary 1-year membership in the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. The awardee must be an ADA member. Additionally, an award recognizing his or her achievements will be presented at the ON DPG business meeting during the ADA FNCE in which the winner presents his or her research findings. Award winners are strongly encouraged to publish their research findings in a peer-reviewed journal. Assistance with manuscript preparation is available if requested. Abstracts submitted to the ADA for consideration for presentation at the annual meeting with code 5150 Cancer (disease/disorder) as either the primary or secondary topic area, or abstracts that contain the words cancer or oncology in the title, will be considered for this award. The report must meet the criteria for submission as a research abstract. Program/Project Report abstracts will not be considered for this award. For more information, please contact Susan DuPraw at the ADA office at 312/899-4814 or [email protected].

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