When will the call for abstracts open and when will it close?


Call for abstracts
The deadline for the Call for Abstracts for the Research Conference was January 13. The call for submission of abstracts is now closed. More information about the abstract submission themes can be found below.
Selection process
The ANH Academy Week Research Conference receives more abstracts than it can accept for oral or poster presentations. Therefore, abstracts will be reviewed by the ANH Academy Week 2019 Scientific Committee and selected on the basis of their scientific quality, originality and relevance to the themes and methods encouraged above. The panel will make a decision on whether an abstract is selected for an oral presentation or a poster session. All poster presenters will have the opportunity to present a one-minute summary of their poster during a Conference plenary session. 
To encourage diverse styles of research communication, to accommodate different disciplines and to break up long conference sessions, this year’s oral presenters will be encouraged to use different formats. Those invited for oral presentations will be consulted on potential options.
What we were looking for
Preference was given to studies that address truly interdisciplinary questions, capture emerging debates, and contain substantive innovative analytical content relating to nutrition/health pathways in agriculture and food systems. Presentations were prioritised that had a strong cross-cutting focus along the research themes outlined in the Call for Abstracts:
  • Results and lessons learned from scientific research, and not research plans
  • Studies that use innovative methods or metrics
  • Studies that investigate equity concerns 
  • Studies that did not work (‘lessons from failure’)
Scientific research from any discipline using a variety of methodological approaches – qualitative, mixed-methods or quantitative methodological approaches were welcomed.