Student Poster Presentations


Congratulations to our 2019 poster competition award winners!

Research Abstracts:

First Place: Determining Type II Diabetes Risk Factors and Assessment of Intake of Vitamin D in College-Aged Population

Authors: Erin O’Connell, Bryn, Manning, Emily Donovan, Michael Kirtsos, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Affiliation: University of Maryland Eastern Shore Dietetic Internship


Second Place:  Implications of Maternal Age on Breastfeeding of African-American Infants

Authors: Dahlia Lindsay, Chiamaka Nwachukwu, Ta Nae Harrod, Linah Alqurashi, MS, Katherine Manuel, PH.D., RD, LD

Affiliation: Howard University


Case Study Category:

First Place: Incorporating Features of a Bariatric Roux-En Y Gastric Bypass Diet into Nutrition Education Post Total Gastrectomy as a Treatment for Gastric Cancer 

Author: Jayne Kress-Bobak, Dietetic Intern

Affiliation: Clinical Nutrition Department, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland


Second Place: Congestive Heart Failure

Author: Yu-Hsin (Rosie) Wang, Dietetic Intern

Affiliation: Clinical Nutrition Department, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland


Students as well as professionals are invited to submit an abstract for poster presentation at the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Martin’s West, Baltimore, MD, on Monday April 1, 2019. All abstract submissions are expected to present a poster at the Annual Meeting on Monday, April 1.


An abstract is a brief, written summary (no more than 250 words in body) of the specific ideas or concepts to be presented, and a statement of their relevance to practice or research. The following three types of abstracts are presented:

  • Research abstracts include a brief description of the author’s original research methodology, including design, subject characteristics and procedures, major findings, and conclusions or implications for dietetics practice.
  • Case report abstracts include detailed analysis of a person or group with a particular disease or condition, noting characteristics of the disease or condition.

Research abstracts and case reports in all Learning Need Codes are encouraged.


  1. Provide your name, affiliation, and phone number the day of the meeting.
  2. The body (text) of the abstract should be no greater than 250 words in length. Abstracts should be formatted as follows:


Authors(s):  first and last name of each author


Learning Outcome:


  • For research abstract, include introduction, methods, results and conclusions.
  • For case report abstract, include introduction, case presentation, management and outcome, and discussion.

Funding Disclosure:

  1. Abstracts may be accepted from MAND members and non-members. More than one abstract submission per author is permitted. Abstracts may be posted on the MAND Web site following the annual meeting. Submission of abstract assumes permission to post on the MAND website.
  2. Indicate the type of abstract: research abstract or case study abstract.
  3. Submit electronically using this form:
  4. Abstract deadline is Friday, March 8, 2019.


Poster presentations offer content using charts, graphs, illustrations, and/or photographs. Posters allow for informal, one-on-one or small-group discussions with the presenter about the issue, problem, project, or research addressed in the poster.


  1. Posters must be mounted to a flat or trifold poster board. Presenters must provide their own freestanding foam board that will fit on a 3’x6’ table, or a flat foam board that can rest on an easel, provided by presenter.
  2. Presenters are expected to give a 2-3 minute presentation of poster to those showing interest in poster.
  3. Presenters are required to attend the Annual Meeting and be present throughout the assigned session. Poster layout:
    1. Title and Authors with their affiliations should be mounted at the top of the poster.
    2. Sections should be arranged to lead the eye from top to bottom and then left to right, with the most important material at eye level.
    3. Use charts, graphs, illustrations, and photographs to portray data as appropriate.
    4. Use color to provide visual interest. However, red and green on the same poster should be avoided, since about 5% of the population is red/green colorblind. Also, be sure color selections enhance readability.
    5. Text should be easily read from 2 feet away.
  4. Handouts may be distributed at the meeting.
  5. Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred for their presentation, for paying the appropriate meeting registration fee for the day they are scheduled to present, plus all personal expenses, travel, etc.
  6. The first place winners will have 3-5 minutes at the end of the annual meeting to present their research and/or case study.  Winners will be notified at the meeting after the luncheon.



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