Abstract Submission Guidelines

Conference Theme:

Nutrition in action for sustainable develop

Thematic topics

  •      Malnutrition; forms, trends, causalities, innovations and cost.

  •      Commitments, policies and strategies to eliminate malnutrition

  •      Multi-sectoral coordination of nutrition initiatives

  •       Sustainable financing of Nutrition

  •         Human Capital Development and Education

  •          Nutrition and NCDs

  •         Advocacy, communication and mobilization

  •          Data generation and Knowledge systems

  •          Nutrition policies, politics, and nutrition governance in Africa

  •          Nutrition and health implication of the current food system in Africa

  •          Stable isotopes and nutrition research

  •          Exploring the Potential of African foods in Nutrition and disease

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence.

Once the abstracts is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for and present at the conference.

Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the online abstract system (in the Conference Abstract Book) which will be accessible to all registered conference participants.

For revisions or queries regarding abstracts/papers already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact us at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one


Abstract submission

All abstracts submitted using the online submission form (or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before the deadline (30/04/ 2019) will be forwarded to the Scientific Committee (Abstract Review Committee) for review.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
Abstracts submitted by fax will not be accepted.
Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.
Please note, once submitted, your abstract cannot be amended. Please contact the Organizing Secretariat should you need to amend or cancel the abstract.

Confirmation of receipt & notification of decision

You will receive email confirmation that your abstract has been received, indicating the allocated abstract number. Please refer to this abstract number in all further correspondence regarding the abstract.
Please contact the Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you submit an abstract and do not receive confirmation that it has been received. Notifications regarding the status of your abstract will be sent once the review process is complete.

Writing & submitting your abstract

Please follow the guidelines below when writing and submitting your abstract.
The abstract should be as informative as possible, standard abbreviations may be used.
It should not contain diagrams/tables/images: these may be added when writing the paper. Before you send your abstract, please prepare your abstract according to the the following information:

  • Author’s contact details (email, phone number, postal address) referred to as the corresponding Author

  • Author's and co-Authors’ details (Full first and family name(s), email)

  • Not more than 5 co-authors are accepted

  • Affiliation details: institution / company/ University, city, state (if relevant), country

  • Abstract title

o    Each abstract should contain a short introduction; purpose of the study/program; methods/approach used; summary of results; and major conclusions/ recommendations.

  •  Abstract text: The abstract should not exceed 300 words

  • Abstract topic: Please choose from the list of topics

  • Keywords: up to 5 keywords may be provided (at least 1 keyword is required to go ahead with the submission)


Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to the corresponding Author by 31/05 2019. Only the corresponding Author will receive all information concerning the abstract and will be responsible for informing the other Authors of the status of the abstract.

Presentation at Congress

Instructions for preparation of oral or poster presentations will be sent together with acceptance notifications. For each accepted abstract, at least one Author is expected to attend the congress. Presenting Authors must pay the registration fees by 30/06/2019.
Accepted abstracts for which a presenting Author is registered and has paid the registration fee by the set deadline will be scheduled for presentation and included in the Conference Programme.  Accepted abstracts without an associated registered Author will only be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts.  




Given that the abstracts will be reproduced, exactly in the form they will be submitted, all authors are kindly requested to follow below guidelines, while submitting their abstract:



1. Abstract title: must be in UPPER CASE and is limited to 50 words.


2. Abstract thematic category: Please select the thematic topic related to your abstract.


3. Presentation type preference (poster presentation / oral presentation). Kindly note that the final type of presentation will be decided by the Scientific Committee President after evaluation by the Abstract Reviewing Committee.


4. Affiliation details of all authors: Affiliation should be inserted in the relevant fields in the online abstract submission form.


5. Author names: Authors’ names should be added in the relevant fields. Please underline the presenting author’s name. Only 1 author can be stated as presenting author.


6. Abstract text/length should be limited to 300 words including acknowledgements.


7. Abstract structure: Abstracts should be as informative as possible and must use the following structured format:

️ Background and objectives

️ Methods

️ Results

️ Conclusions, avoiding evasive statements like "the findings will be discussed".

️ Keywords


o   Use only standard abbreviations.

o   Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.

o    Use generic names of drugs.

o   Express numbers as numerals.

o   No tables or graphs are to be included in the abstract


9. The abstract can be saved (as a draft) and finalized at a later stage (till the submission deadline).


10. Your abstract can only be submitted online if the system check for correctness was successful.


11. Every abstract that has been finally submitted cannot be edited and re-submitted.


12. A submission confirmation will be sent to the submitting author after the successful submission of the abstract (you are advised to check the SPAM folder). If you haven’t received the submission confirmation email within ½ hour after submission, you are advised to contact the Abstracts Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


13. All information concerning the status of the abstract (acceptance/rejection), or/and any questions will be sent to the submitting author.


14. All abstracts must be submitted through the official conference website or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Abstracts submitted by fax will not be accepted

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