Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submissions now closed

 The theme for this year’s Conference is Vitamins & Well-being – From Womb to Tomb. 


Abstract authors are requested to submit their abstract under one of the following themes:

  • Role of vitamins in pregnancy and the first 1000 days
  • Vitamins for optimal health through all life stages
  • Impact of vitamin deficiencies on chronic disease
  • Vitamins to promote healthy aging
  • Emerging knowledge on less explored vitamins
  • Food vitamin methodology
  • Economic impact of inadequacy in the diet, fortification of foods and use/abuse supplements


There are two presentation formats at to choose from:

  • Oral Presentation (now closed) – Oral presentations will be delivered in the plenary room. The Organising Committee has provisionally allocated 15 minutes for each oral presentation. We ask presenters to speak for a maximum of 12 minutes to allow for at least 3 minutes discussion time.
  • Poster Presentation – Posters will be hard copy and displayed throughout the Conference in the Albert Room & Foyer. In addition, ePresenter (electronic posters) may also be displayed in the exhibition area.  All poster presentations will be presented during a concurrent poster presentation session. We ask poster presenters to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes and allow 2 minutes for discussion time.


Abstract Submission Deadline Closed
Author Notification Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Author Registration Deadline Saturday 30 June 2018


Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:

Step 1: Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts. 
Step 2: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format Guidelines
Step 3: Download the correct abstract template for your presentation type and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc file to your computer.



  • Abstracts must not exceed a 250 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions or the summary.
  • Submissions will allow a title of up to 100 characters in length to be submitted.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.


  • All abstracts must be original work.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract on the Conference website post-Conference.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. Deadline for presenting author registration is Friday 1 June 2018.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.



Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by Tuesday 15 May 2018. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for a place in the electronic poster category.

Accepted abstracts will be published online and in the Conference proceedings. The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.