Late-breaking Abstracts

Call for Late-breaking Abstracts: March 1 - 15, 2018

You are invited to submit late-breaking abstracts for poster or oral presentation at the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Annual Conference taking place May 3-5, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, dependent on program timing and content.

Please read carefully the IMPORTANT INFORMATION and REQUIRED ABSTRACT FORMAT below before accessing our abstract submission form.


  • Only CNS Members in good standing, or those who have applied for membership, are eligible to submit abstracts. Note: Memberships, when purchased via the CNS Online Membership Portal, will be effective immediately upon payment.  This will allow you to proceed to abstract submission.
  • The abstract must NOT be submitted if it has already been submitted elsewhere*
  • The abstract must NOT be submitted if it has been previously published*
  • There is a $50 non-refundable fee for each abstract submission (online credit card payment by Visa or MasterCard only).
  • Abstracts must be submitted using the online abstract submission form
  • The CNS Annual Conference Abstract Committee will make the final decision regarding the presentation format (i.e. poster or oral) for each abstract submitted. Presenting authors will be notified regarding presentation format and will have the right to accept or decline at that time.
  • All abstracts must reflect original data (not previously published). 
  • Late-breaking Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:59 PM EST. Note: This deadline is FIRM
  • PLEASE NOTE: Late-breaking abstracts are NOT eligible for publication in the Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism (APNM) or for awards

* Abstract may be submitted if it has been previously presented but NOT published. E.g. You may submit an abstract that has been previously presented at an institutional or local conference, as long as the abstract has not been published in a journal.


  • Late-breaking Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 15 2018 – 11:59PM EST.  Note: This deadline is FIRM 
  • Initial Notification of Abstract Acceptance will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  Notification of presentation format will be after this date. 


Please note that abstracts that do not adhere to the required abstract format (as indicated below) may be subject to return to author and require resubmission (an additional fee). 

  • All abstracts must be submitted in the required APNM format.
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author ONLY.
  • Titles: Only capitalize the first word in the abstract title (other than proper names, cities, countries, etc.)
  • Authors: Presenting authors must be listed FIRST in the list of authors. Authors' first and last names must be spelled out in full.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 350 words (excluding the abstract heading) and must be written in English
  • Use standard abbreviation.  Place special or unusual abbreviations in parenthesis after the full word when it appears for the first time.
  • Financial support should be indicated in brackets at the end of the abstract.
  • DO NOT include charts or tables in your abstract.  This level of detail is not used to evaluate the merit of your abstract. 
  • Errors, misspellings and incorrect abbreviations will NOT be corrected. 



  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the CNS online abstract submission form.  
  • When submitting your abstract, you will be asked if you are interested in being considered for an award. Please note that this is NOT an option for late-breaking abstracts.
  • Abstracts by mail or fax will not be accepted.  In case of problems, please contact the CNS office via email at



  • A small number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at the CNS Annual Conference; when submitting your abstract, you will be asked if you are interested in being considered for an oral presentation. The CNS Annual Conference Program Committee will make the final decisions regarding abstracts to be included as oral presentations in the conference program.
  • More details for poster and oral presenters will follow by email once final decisions on abstract acceptance have been made.

Submit Abstract Online


To view the 2018 CNS Annual Conference abstracts that were published in "Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM), please click here

To download a PDF of Scientific Abstracts from the 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, please click here