ACN Policy on Speaker Submissions for CME Activities

I. Purpose
It is the policy of the American College of Nutrition (ACN) that all Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities include independent, balanced, objective and scientifically rigorous presentations that are free of commercial bias. This policy ensures ACCME compliance and that the ACN conference content is congruent with ACN mission of uncompromised science.

II. Policy
The ACN does not accept speaker submissions for any CME activity, including the ACN annual conference and the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) Nutrition Pro Symposium that does not adhere to the above. There are other non-CME opportunities available outlined below.

Non-CME Oral Research Brief Presentations
Oral research brief presentations take place during the ACN annual conference (specific time TBD).  Each presentation will be 10 minutes long followed by five minutes of audience questions. These presentations are not eligible for CME credit. The conference program organizers review all proposals for scientific content, objectivity and relevance of subject matter. The decision to accept or reject an abstract rests with the conference program organizers. To submit an oral research brief, visit AmericanCollegeofNutrition.org/Conference.  

Non-CME Poster Presentations
Poster presentations take place during the ACN annual conference. They do not have a formal presentation time and are viewed during designated break and lunch times. These poster presentations will not be eligible for CME credit. The conference program organizers review all proposals for scientific content, objectivity and relevance of subject matter. The decision to accept or reject an abstract rests with the conference program organizers. To submit a poster presentation, visit AmericanCollegeofNutrition.org/Conference.