Participants who are interested to present free papers or posters are invited to submit an abstract of their paper. It could be in areas of nutrition science, food service, community nutrition, clinical, quality improvement, education and other nutrition and dietetic-related areas.



  • Abstract should be submitted as either Research or Case-study.

  • Research Abstract should comprise of Objective, Methodology, Results and Discussion, and Conclusion.

  • Case study Abstract should be written in the Nutrition Care Process format including Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Diagnosis, Nutrition Intervention and Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • N&D Innovation Showcase Abstract should provide an executive summary of the invention in which it may describe what the invention is about, the problem you sought to address, the level of innovation involved, as well as the invention's significance to improving nutrition care.

  • Abstract must not be more than 300 words [excluding the title and author(s) name].

  • Graphs, tables and illustrations cannot be included in the abstract.

  • Abstract is to be submitted in English language only


Mode of Presentation

Student Case Study

Oral Presentation Only

Student Research Paper

Poster Presentation Only

Dietitian Case Study

Oral & Poster Presentation

Dietitians/Postgraduate Research Paper

Oral & Poster Presentation

Innovation Showcase

Product Showcase

The accuracy of the submitted abstract is the responsibility of the authors. Every effort will be made to publish the abstract exactly as submitted. Authors should prepare and proofread their abstracts carefully prior to submission. Errors made on your submitted abstract are likely to appear in print.

All PRESENTERS must register to attend this MDA conference. If an abstract is accepted and the PRESENTER does not register, the abstract may be withdrawn.

Register & Submit Your Abstract

Presentation Guideline

Poster Presentation Guideline:

  • The poster must be a standard size of A0. [841mm (Width) x 1189 mm (Height)]

  • The layout must be in Portrait.

  • Please do not produce a Landscape poster.

  • Posters should be designed, such that titles, legends, graphs and illustrations can be easily read from a distance of 1.5 meters.

  • It is always better to avoid preparing posters that are too heavy for mounting.

  • Kindly produce and affix a recent headshot (passport sized) of the Author/s at the top right-hand corner of the poster.

  • Please note in order to present your abstract, kindly register and fully paid before 3 August 2020.

Oral Presentation Guideline:

  • Oral presentation slot – 10 minutes (include Q & A)

  • The presentation must be presented in the English language.

  • You are advised to adhere strictly to the time allocated to avoid upsetting the scientific programme.

  • Please note in order to present your abstract, kindly register and fully paid before 3 August 2020.

N&D Innovation Showcase Guideline

  • Presenter will be given a standard size of table

  • There is no restriction in how the presenter should showcase their project/item/service so long as he or she presents what is being described in the abstract.

  • Please note that in order to present, kindly register and fully paid before 3 August 2020.