PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT FOR
THE ISBNPA 2016 MEETING
Cape Town, South-Africa,
8-11 June, 2016
Abstract call & instructions for
open communications/free papers:
We invite you to showcase your research and ideas at ISBNPA 2016!
We welcome submissions of abstracts for oral and poster presentations in any area of behavioral nutrition
and/or physical activity research and practice, for the 2016 ISBNPA annual
meeting. The conference language is English. All abstracts for the ISBNPA 2016
meeting must be submitted online at:
The call for regular abstracts is open from November 2 to November 27, 2015. Abstracts can be submitted as either paper or poster presentations. After
this deadline, you can still submit your work as late-breaking abstracts
(deadline is March 4, 2016)
and late-breaking abstracts will only be accepted as poster presentations.
In order to give as many attendees as possible the chance to present their
work at the conference, the number of
submissions per presenting author is limited to two submissions in total (symposium,
oral presentation or poster): ?
maximum 1 free paper and 1 paper as part of a symposium
(not including role as discussant and chair)?
maximum 2 free papers
We welcome a wide range of research in behavioral nutrition and physical
activity. Below you can find the main thematic tracks that have been addressed
by ISBNPA and examples of topics for each track. You will be asked to choose
your topic(s) during submission, or suggest a new one!
A. Theory and
Determinants (PA/Exercise, Sedentary Behavior, or Diet/Eating)
- · Psychological (e.g.
social-cognition and motivation, self-regulation, emotional)
- · Social, cultural and economic
environment (e.g. inequalities, food insecurity)
- · Familial, parenting and home
- · Physical and built environment,
- · Biological (e.g. neurobiology,
appetite control, metabolomics), genetic and epigenetic
(PA/Exercise, Sedentary Behavior, or Diet/Eating)
- · Individual and clinical (e.g.
- · Parenting and family-based and
- · Preschool and school-based
- · Community-based
- · Environmental and natural
- · Worksite
- · Games, virtual realities, and
- · Technology-mediated interventions
(e.g. web, apps) and m/e-health
- · Public health and policy (e.g.
behavioural economics, incentives/taxes)
and Methodologies in Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
- · Intervention development and
- · Research methods and measurement
- · Statistical innovations (e.g. EMA,
D. Physical and Mental
· Chronic disease (e.g. obesity,
· Well-being, quality of Life
· Mental health and eating disorders
· Healthy aging
· Cognitive function
· Academic achievement
- · Research translation
- · Special populations (e.g. migrants,
- · Pregnancy and early motherhood,
developmental origins of health and disease.
- · Health professionals’ training
- · Education (e.g. Physical Education)
- · Ethical issues
- · Global/international health
If you have any questions about the submission process or have problems
entering your submission, please contact or [email protected]. For more information on the ISBNPA 2016 meeting, please visit the official
meeting website at http://www.isbnpa2016.org.
the online form carefully. Please note that incorrectly completed forms
will not be considered for review.
- The word
limit for the abstract, excluding title and author details, is 350
should adhere to the format
detailed below (including headings) as closely as possible.
of submissions to oral/short oral/posters will be made at the discretion
of the Abstract Review Committee.
Abstracts submitted for oral presentations may be assigned to poster
- To give
more attendants the chance to present their work orally, SHORT ORALS are programmed. Short
oral presentations are allocated 5 minutes presentation time and 2 minutes
discussion time. Allocation of the papers to long or short oral
presentation will be done by the scientific committee (so no choice has to
be made on submission of the abstract).
designate the corresponding author(s) after entering each author name (all
authors can be designated as corresponding authors). In addition, please
designate which author is presenting!
‘Presenting’ authors are those who will actually present the paper
or poster at the conference and MUST attend the conference. ‘Corresponding’
authors are those who will receive email notices about the
submission. If only one of the
co-authors is a ‘corresponding’ author, that author is responsible for
communicating abstract submission correspondence to the rest of the
co-authors on the paper.
- If there is
an unexpected change in the presenter, please contact or [email protected] by April 30, 2016.
the presenting author is not registered in the conference, and full
registration fee payment received by this date, the presentation will be
automatically removed from the program with no further notice.
submitting, you will be given the opportunity to review all of the
information you have provided.
- You will be
notified by email upon receipt of your abstract. Decisions regarding abstract acceptance will be sent to you by February
29, 2016, after completion of
the review process. No information regarding acceptance will be
available before that date.
- Once submitted,
your abstract will be assigned a unique tracking number. Please include this number in any
correspondence with ISBNPA regarding your submission.
Any requests to withdraw a
submission may be made in writing no later than April 30, 2016 to or [email protected].
All submissions must adhere to the
format given below (including headings) as closely as possible:
information should be included in the content of the abstract.
State the primary purpose of the
Quantitative studies should
Quantitative studies should
Some discussion of the possible
Please note: There is a 350 word limit for each individual abstract;
The abstract review committee will review abstracts according to the
- Importance for the field
- Quality of design
- Quality of measures
- Quality of analyses
- If intervention, quality of intervention
- Overall quality of presentation
Thank you for your
participation in ISBNPA 2016!