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 South Carolina Dietetic Association 2013

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations


SCAND 2013 will be April 5-6, 2013 at the in Marriott Hotel in downtown Columbia, SC. The topic of the conference is “i_Nutrition_Empowering_U”You are invited to submit an abstract. SCAND 2013 is an opportunity for nutrition/dietetics professionals and students to share their research about any topic related to nutrition/dietetics. An abstract is a brief, written summary of the ideas or concepts to be presented, and a statement of their relevance to practice or research. Each abstract accepted for presentation will be included (as it was submitted) in the printed notebook provided to each registered attendee at SCAND 2013. 

February 21, 2013: Deadline for abstract submissions 
Note: SCAND will confirm receipt (via email) within three (3) business days of submission

March 6, 2013: Notification (via email) of abstract acceptance / non-acceptance
Abstract Submission Guidelines:   (*Failure to comply may lead to non-acceptance.*)
Corresponding Author Form – Complete the form for each abstract and indicate presentation preference.
Margins – Use one-half inch margins on all sides (left, right, top, bottom) of the page.
Font – Use Times New Roman font size 11 for the entire abstract.
Title – Use all capital and bolded letters; limit the title to 20 words. (See the sample abstract.)
Authors – Include each author’s first name, middle initial, last name, and credentials (if applicable). Underline the presenting author’s name. List the institutional affiliation for each author and use superscript numbers as needed.  Skip a line between the title and authors. (See the sample abstract.)
Body – Limit the body to 250 words. Include the objective/purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. Do not include tables or graphs. Results and conclusions must be stated in the submitted abstract. Skip a line between the institutional affiliations and body of the abstract. (See the sample abstract.)
Faculty Advisor – If you are a student, indicate the full name of your faculty advisor or state not applicable.
Funding disclosure – Indicate the source of funding (and the Principal Investigator) or state none.
Submit each abstract (saved as a pdf) along with a Corresponding Author Form (saved as a pdf) as email attachments by February 21, 2013 to:    
Poster Presentations at SCAND 2013 will be on Friday, April 5, 2013 according to the following schedule:
Also, the time that authors stand by posters to answer questions needs to be free time - not conflict with a keynote or concurrent session. 

7:30 - 10:45 a.m.                     Sign-in, obtain poster assignment, set up poster
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.            Posters displayed

Presenting authors must stand by their posters for 30 minutes to talk with viewers. The time will be announced in your acceptance letter.
5:45 - 6:00 p.m.           Posters taken down
All accepted poster presenters are:
- Required to attend the SCAND meeting
- Responsible for mounting their poster (max width = 4 feet; max height = 4 feet) for table-top display
- Responsible for expenses incurred for preparing their poster presentation
- Responsible for paying the appropriate meeting registration fee
*** Discount *** There will be a $50 discount off of the SCAND 2013 full (two-day) meeting registration price for “non-student” attendees who have abstracts accepted for presentation (limited to one discount per abstract). This does not apply to students (who already receive a discounted registration rate).
Questions:   Direct any questions to Donald Wood at or 803-255-7223.
Sample abstract:

Caroline H. Guinn, RD, LD1, Suzanne D. Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA1, Alyssa J. Mackelprang, BS1,Julie A. Royer, MSPH1, James W. Hardin, PhD2
1Institute for Families in Society, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; 2Center for Health Services and Policy Research, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Direct meal observation is the gold standard by which dietary assessment tools are validated. When more than one person conducts observations for a study, interobserver reliability (IOR) should be assessed. This abstract describes IOR assessment and results for a study concerning fourth-grade children’s dietary recall accuracy validated with observations of school breakfast and school lunch. Observations were conducted by three, six, and three observers during the 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2006-07 school years, respectively. Assessment of IOR occurred for pairs of observers, with each observer involved in at least one IOR assessment per week. For an IOR assessment, a pair of observers simultaneously watched two randomly-selected children eating breakfast or lunch. Each observer independently completed an observation form to indicate items and amounts eaten in servings of standardized school portions. Amounts observed eaten for each item were recorded and coded as none=0, taste=0.1, little bit=0.25, half=0.5, most=0.75, all=1, or the actual number of servings if >1. For the 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2006-07 school years, for breakfast, IOR was assessed on 33, 79, and 18 children, respectively, and mean agreement between observers to within one-fourth serving on amounts eaten was 98%, 98%, and 100%, respectively; for lunch, IOR was assessed on 78, 83, and 18 children, respectively, and mean agreement between observers to within one-fourth serving on amounts eaten was 94%, 96%, and 97%, respectively. These levels are considered satisfactorily high and indicate that information collected was similar irrespective of which observer conducted an observation.
Faculty Advisor: not applicable 
Funding Disclosure: NIH grant R01HL74358 (Principal Investigator–SD Baxter)