Abstract Submission

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand invites authors to submit abstracts for presentations for the 2021 Conference:
"Tūhono - Reconnecting”


Abstracts are welcome in any area of nutrition and those that complement nutrition, including those that incorporate the conference themes of Te Tiriti o Waitangi & Nutrition, women's health, food systems and environments, food security, gut health and future foods. 


Abstract Submission

The organisers strongly encourage participants to present their work at the meeting. Abstracts are invited for oral presentations or poster presentations. If you submit an abstract for consideration by the committee and it is accepted for presentation, you must register to attend the conference.

 When submitting you should indicate:

  • whether you are a student
  • whether you want your work considered for poster or oral presentation


Student Travel Scholarships

Travel Scholarships are available to apply for, by for those who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently a Student 
  • Student Member of NSNZ
  • Presenting an abstract

Complete and send the application form to the email address on the form.


Student Registration Grants

The Postgraduate and Early Career Nutrition Conference Committee have kindly donated ten student
registrations to the Nutrition Society of New Zealand to support students and new graduates (within 5
years of graduating) who would otherwise not attend the conference.

Application Form Here


Head the abstract with the title; authors; and affiliations.

Each of these should be on a separate line. No abstract should exceed 300 words.

Abstracts should contain a statement of the problem, methods, clear results and conclusion or significance of the findings.

Abstracts will be reviewed and may be returned to the authors for clarification/modification if they do not meet the specified format as detailed in the below documents.

Please use the  Abstract template format and example to guide your submission

Wednesday 22nd September is the last day for abstract submission. Late abstracts will be accepted up until Friday 22nd October, but will only be eligible for poster presentation, if accepted.

To submit, please email your abstract directly to the meeting organisers (see below). 

Meeting Organisers email: nsc_abstracts@auckland.ac.nz 


 Abstract Publication

If accepted, your conference abstract will be published in the journal Medical Sciences Forum.

Manuscript publication

Write a manuscript based on your conference presentation (oral or poster) and submit it for publication in our Special Edition of papers from the conference in Nutrients (impact factor 5.717), at a substantially reduced publishing fee (35% discount for Nutrition Society members). We will send out the link for this shortly after the conference. For more information contact our Editor, Rachel Brown rachel.brown@otago.ac.nz