Poster Presentations

The National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) is pleased to announce a call for poster presentations for HEALCon, the annual NANP conference and Expo on April 8 – 11, 2021! Now is your chance to share and shine, as well as educate and lead by participating in this event.

If you are a clinician, researcher, educator, or student who is passionate about the work you are doing in the fields of holistic nutrition, health, and wellness, this is an opportunity for you to get your ideas published and take your work to a whole new level of success!

Posters that are selected will be displayed at the 16th Annual NANP Conference.

What is a poster and a poster session?

  • A poster is a summary of your research or creative project in a visually engaging way. It will highlight the content and context of your academic or professional work.
  • The poster will consist of reasoning for the project, methods, results, and conclusions, which will be displayed using text, graphs, charts, photographs, images, and more on a poster board of approximately 3’ 8” high by 5’ 6” wide.
  • A poster session is a specific time frame that is allocated at a conference for posters to be displayed for the conference attendees and the authors are available to discuss.
  • The poster should be able to stand on its own as a clear, logical presentation of your work, requiring no explanation.
  • Poster presentation topics include, but are not limited to, research, exceptional clinical cases protocols and educational programs (see below).

View an Example of a Poster

We invite you to participate!

Benefits of presenting a poster:

  • Your poster abstract will provide you with greater confidence and your work with increased visibility by being published in the NANP conference program as well as on the website.
  • Prospective employers view posters as resume boosters and can potentially lead to employment opportunities for the presenter.
  • Prospective publishers may regard your poster as a potential new book title and explore bringing you on as a new author for them.
  • Your poster can perform double-duty! In addition to all the above, your poster may serve as the foundation for your final school project, with their approval, of course.

If your poster is selected, you will be given a specified time at the 2021 NANP Conference to display, explain, discuss and interact with your colleagues about your presentation.

The categories for submission are:

  • Experimental
    • Research- A planned study performed in a laboratory (in vitro or lab animals)
  • Clinical
    • Case studies- An interesting or difficult experience with a client or patient
    • Clinical studies- Planned intervention studies with humans
    • Standardized clinical protocols- An innovative clinical protocol
    • Use of clinical tools and tests- Newly recognized uses or methods
    • Development of a new product- Supplements, methods of fermenting, cooking, techniques (relaxation, pain relief)
  • Academic/Educational
    • Literature reviews- A rigorous/academic review of the literature on a topic to solve a healthcare problem. A capstone project in your education may be appropriate.
    • Educational program- A healthcare program to be given to an individual or group

Review & Selection Process of Proposals:

  1. All proposals will be peer-reviewed.
  2. Additional information may be requested by the review committee before selection.
  3. Those proposals selected for presentation will be notified of acceptance by e-mail.
  4. Once you have been selected for presentation for the 2021 conference you should begin putting together your poster.

Attendee Poster Information

Typically, poster boards measure 3’ 8” high by 5’ 6” wide but may vary depending on location. NANP staff will communicate any changes to presenters if poster boards are not the standard size. Pushpins will be provided onsite.

Review & Selection Process of Proposals:

  1. First, review what a poster session is at
  2. Second, start thinking about a possible topic that you’d like to present. If you’re a student, find out whether your school will accept a poster as your final project.
  3. Next, begin outlining your thoughts and do some internet research on poster sessions and possible topics you might like to present. Here is a website on “how to put a poster session together” at
  4. Finally, be on the lookout for more info and details on submitting a poster application for next year’s conference.

How to Learn More

  • Click here to participate in the Discussion Board Forum on NANP member website. (only NANP members can access this forum)
  • A FAQ’s notice to be posted on NANP website
  • Contact Janet Ludwig, Ph.D. at

Submission Process:

Everyone is welcome to submit a proposal. Proposals must include the following:

  1. Title
  2. Authors (Include the organization you are affiliated with and contact information)
  3. Abstract not to exceed 300 words

Please note: To present a poster at the conference you must be an active member of the NANP.