Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation at the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Annual Conference.

Please read all of the information below before submission. 


NEW Encore Abstracts (those that have been submitted elsewhere or previously published) will be accepted for consideration and may only be submitted during the "Call for Late-Breaking abstracts" that will take place between mid-February with a deadline of mid-March.  Encore Abstracts will NOT be eligible for CNS abstract awards.



When submitting your abstract, you will be asked if you wish to be considered for a relevant abstract award. Before you submit your abstract, please review the list of Abstract Awards to determine your eligibility and to be aware of which Awards you will select for consideration.

IMPORTANT: Consideration for an award(s) must be indicated at the time of abstract submission which means that you must have all required materials (see bulleted list below) ready to upload to the abstract submission form when submitting your abstract. 

Each submitted abstract will undergo a blind review by at least two reviewers from the Awards Committee / Review sub-committee using established ranking criteria.  

For detailed information about the abstract competition process, please CLICK HERE.



Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register to attend the CNS Annual conference in person, and are required to participate in both the virtual Poster Expo and the on-site poster Expo. CNS will have poster display boards at the conference venue with dedicated viewing periods to allow authors to present their research to attendees. Authors must be available to delegates during poster viewing periods.

Additional FAQs for the CNS Annual Conference Poster Expo will be shared on this conference website by March 10, 2023. 

Virtual Poster Expo:

Authors will be asked to upload a .pdf of their Poster along with a 50-word summary by April 21, 2023. A short video explanation (maximum 3 minutes) of the poster research is strongly encouraged.   

On-site Poster Expo:

Authors are responsible for preparing and bringing their printed poster or poster(s) in large print format to be shared on poster boards at the venue. The set up period will take place on May 4, 2023.  The poster size must NOT exceed 3.5 ft (42 inches) x 3.5 ft (42 inches) - the poster may be smaller, but not larger. Posters that are larger will not be accommodated. 


* Session Presentations - Some abstracts may be selected for a presentation (~15 minutes) during a conference concurrent session. If you are interested in being considered for a presentation during a concurrent session, please indicate “yes” to the question: Would you be willing to give an oral presentation at the CNS Annual Conference? YES / NO.  The CNS Annual Conference Program Committee will make the final decisions regarding abstracts to be included as session presentations in the conference program. Presenting authors will be notified regarding presentation format and will have the right to accept or decline at that time.


Please note that abstracts that do not adhere to the required abstract format (as indicated below) may be subject to return to author or rejected.  The abstract fee will not be refunded.


Submit Abstract Online

To download a .pdf of the 2022 Scientific Abstracts: Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference that were published in "Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM), please click here
Published on the web 20 April 2022, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Volume 47, Number 4 (Suppl. 1), April 2022

Curious to know what reviewers consider when judging your abstract submission? Watch this recorded CNS webinar to learn strategies to make your abstract submission stand out. The recording covers key components of abstract writing and can be accessed by CNS members and non-members alike from the Education Portal, free of charge. Order from: