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Category: Nutrition and Sustainable Development 

Category: Nutrition Education 

Category: Food & Nutrition

Category: Nutrition Across Lifespan

Category: The thematic areas

Category: Clinical Nutrition

Category: Precision Nutrition 

Category: Basic Nutrition& Research

Category: Public Nutrition & Health

The Asian Congress of Nutrition welcomes the submission of unpublished, original research and/or secondary analysis of data in the form of abstracts for presentation at ACN 2023 which will be held September 14th-17th, 2023 in Chengdu, China.


  • Oral abstract presentation: For oral abstract presenters, please click here for complete guidelines and instructions. 
  • Poster presentation: For e-poster presenters, click here for complete guidelines and instructions. 
    *Candidates for the Best Poster Competition will need to bring a printed poster for display. Instructions will be sent separately in the email. 
Please contact with any questions.

Key Dates

Abstract submission opens: September 1st, 2022

Abstract submission closes: July 1st, 2023

Abstract acceptance notification: Aug 1st, 2023

Please note: the deadline for submitting abstracts for the ACN 2023 conference, originally scheduled for 28th Feburary 2023, has been extended and the new deadline is 1st July 2023.


1. Abstract Book: All abstracts will be published in the abstract book unless otherwise indicated during the abstract submission process.

2. Abstract Publication:

3. Full Manuscript Publication: (If you have any question, please visit Nutrients or Food Innovation and Advances)

  • Abstract submitters and 14th ACN presenters, both oral and poster, are invited to submit their full manuscripts to Nutrients, an Open Access Journal from MDPI. As a special benefit, all conference attendees will enjoy a 15% discount on the submission fee to Nutrients. Please note that the publication process in Nutrients is separate, and authors will need to pay the applicable fees directly to Nutrients for the manuscript submission and potential publication. Please visit to submit your paper.
  • Alternatively, abstract submitters and 14th ACN presenters (oral and poster) may choose to submit the full manuscript to Food Innovation and Advances. The journal will provide rapid double-blind review and free publication. Please visit to submit your paper.  

Research Tracks

Below you can find an overview of the research tracks that will be used to structure the program of ACN 2023. Click here to view/download the complete track and topical area list in PDF format.

Research on sustainable food systems;

Health and nutrition in the global environment;

Food insecurity and food safety;

Technology and the future of nutrition.

Research on nutrition policies, regulations

and standards; 

Nutritional epidemiology;

Community nutrition; 

Nutrition and health management.

Research on the function and metabolism of

macronutrients and micronutrients; dietary

reference intakes (DRIs); nutrition and

immunology; nutrition and the microbiome;

nutritional assessment and technology; 

nutrients and sensory analysis.

Research on food composition and analysis;

Healthy diet patterns;phytochemicals;

Food cultures and behavior;

Food and nutrition big data.

Research on nutrient requirements during

pregnancy and lactation;

Nutrition for infants, toddlers, children, and


Nutrition and healthy aging;

Sports nutrition; 

Vegan and vegetarian nutrition.

Research on the transfer of nutrition

information; factors that affect dietary 

behaviors;effects of nutrition knowledge on behavior change;behavioral interventions to improve health;the development and testing of effective and efficient nutrition education materials; nutrition counseling; nutrition and dietetics education; and

professional development for nutrition professionals.

Research on nutrition and diabetes,

obesity,oncology,and other chronic diseases; 

Medical nutrition therapy;

Nutrition assessment, diagnosis, and treatment;

Enteral and parenteral nutrition.

Research on nutrient-gene interactions;

Nutrition and metabolomics;


Nutrition and translational medicine;


General Guidelines

1. Abstract submissions must include unpublished, original research and be submitted through the ACN 2023 Abstract Submission website.

    Please note: abstracts sent by fax, email, or post will not be accepted.

2. All abstracts must be submitted in English with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication.

3. To give as many attendees as possible the chance to present their work at ACN 2023, the number of submissions per presenting author is limited to one submission in total. The presenting authors are those who will present the abstract in oral or poster form at ACN 2023 and must register for the conference. The number of co-authors is limited to 10 per abstract.

4. The word limit for the abstract, excluding title and author details, is 300 words. Submissions should adhere to the format detailed below (including headings) as closely as possible.

5. The presenting author will be notified by email regarding abstract acceptance on Aug 1st, 2023 and abstract programming details (abstract presentation number, presentation type, date, time, location) will be provided by July 30th.

6. Registration Fee/travel costs: Presenting authors must register for the conference and are responsible for all travel expenses (airfare, food, hotel, etc.) associated with presenting at the conference. No abstract submission fee is required.

7. If there is an unexpected change in the abstract presenter, please contact

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

Click here to view/download the complete abstract formatting guideline in PDF format.

Title: The abstract title should be short and specific. The abstract title has a 20-word limit.

Preferred presentation type: Presenting authors can indicate their interest in a preferred presentation type for the abstract. These include:

  • Poster
  • Oral

Headings required for abstract submission

Background and objectives

State the primary purpose of the study, including the main research questions or hypotheses being addressed, emphasizing what is innovative about this research.


Provide a clear, concise description of specific methods. Quantitative studies should include the design, participants, measures, and analyses. Qualitative studies should include a reference to the approach being adopted (e.g., discourse analysis, grounded theory) and describe the method of data generation, (e.g., interviews, transcripts of conversations, written accounts). Reviews should include details of the procedures adopted (e.g., literature search, inclusion/exclusion criteria, and methods of analysis). Please be aware that we prioritize meta-analyses over systematic and umbrella reviews. All studies should include details of the measures and analyses used.


Report the most important findings, including the results of statistical analyses. Quantitative studies should include a summary of the results, which should contain numerical data. Qualitative studies should include an indication of the main results of the analysis (e.g., examples of themes, categories, responses, and discourses to be reported). Reviews should include a summary of the main findings.


Summarize in 1 or 2 sentences the primary contribution of the study, including the potential significance to the field.


Up to 5 keywords may be selected.

Conflict of interest

Please declare any potential or direct conflict of interest if there is any.

IMPORTANT: There is a 300-word limit for each individual abstract.

Technical support

Technical support can be reached 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Beijing CST, Monday to Friday by email at