Call for Late-breaking Abstracts

You are invited to submit late-breaking abstracts for poster presentation at the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Annual Conference. A small number of abstracts may also be selected for a session presentation* (~15 minutes) during a conference session.

Encore Abstracts can be submitted as a late-breaking abstract.    Encore abstracts are any study submitted more than once to different journals under the same abstract. The abstract includes reproduced data of an original abstract with or without minor changes and which communicates the same clinical data.    

NOTE: Late-breaking abstracts will NOT be eligible for CNS abstract awards, nor will they be published in the journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism (APNM).

Please read all of the information below before submission. 



Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register to attend the CNS Annual conference, and are required to participate in 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. Participation in the virtual poster Expo is optional, but encouraged.

Additional FAQs for the CNS Annual Conference Poster Expo can be found at Poster Expo – FAQs and will be updated frequently. Please bookmark this page for future reference.

On-site Poster Expo (participation mandatory):

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 2, 2024.  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. 

Virtual Poster Expo (participation optional):

Authors who wish to participate in the optional virtual poster expo in conjunction with the mandatory on-site poster expo will be asked to upload a .pdf of their poster along with a 50-word summary by April 22, 2024. A short video explanation (maximum 3 minutes) of the poster research is strongly encouraged. The virtual poster expo will be launched on April 25, 2024 to allow advanced viewing of conference posters. 


* Session Presentations - Some abstracts may be selected for a presentation (~15 minutes) during a conference concurrent session. This opportunity may be offered to trainees, as well as postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers. 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 2023 Scientific Abstracts: Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference that were published in "Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM), please click here
Published on the web 21 April 2023, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Volume 48, Number 4 (Suppl. 1)

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: