1 - GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
The organisers of the 15thENAM –5thENACS – 3rdWBC – 1stWCFC invite those who wish to present abstracts at these events to submit them by 10 de may de 2019, 8 pm (Brasilia time).
To submit an abstract for presentation, you must be registered for the event. If you are not registered yet, go to the events website and click on the REGISTRATION tab to complete the registration form. Do include your email address, as all communication concerning your abstract will be done by email.
- The system will notify you by email that you have been registered successfully and will display a "Click here" button to access the RESTRICTED area where you click on “My Abstracts” and follow the instructions.
- Once you are registered you can access your information and your abstracts any time by using the login and password that you entered in the system when you registered. Only you can access your restricted area.
- Submission of abstracts will be exclusively through the event site and you must provide all the information requested. Abstracts sent by other means will not be accepted.
- Number of abstracts per participant:
For each registration a participant may submit up to two abstracts (as author responsible for the presentation of the abstract). An abstract may have up to 8 authors (one principal author and seven co-authors). The author of a summary can be co-author in any number of abstracts registered by other participants. That means a registered author can only be responsible for the submission of two abstracts but may be registered as one of the authors in various abstracts submitted by other participants.
If the author responsible for presentation of the abstract does not register for the event, the responsibility for the abstract can be transferred to a co-author whose registration fee has been paid.This must be done by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the person presenting the abstract is not the author, she/he must pay for her/his registration not later than31 July 2019.
- Payment of the registration fee:
No payment is necessary at the time of registration or of submission of abstracts. When the abstract is approved, however, the author who will present the abstract (main author or co-author) must pay for her/his registration not later than31 July 2019, so as to guarantee its inclusion in the program.
The lower registration fees are for a limited time! Please read the REGISTRATON section carefully.
- Conflicts of interest:
It is a principle of the organizers not to accept sponsorship of any kind from any source that is in conflict with our aims and purposes, such as manufacturers of infant foods and equipment for infant feeding. All participants are requested to follow this policy when seeking funding or sponsorship for their participation.
2 - RULES FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
- Handling of abstracts
The whole abstract submission process will be online. You may paste documents from different files into the submission area on the website. Unfortunately, we cannot keep the original formatting (fonts, bold, italics, etc.)
Check your abstract carefully before submitting it for evaluation. If you see any errors after sending, you may edit the abstract until 10 May2019. Just access your restricted area, and in the SUBMISSIONS section, click on the title of the abstract.
- Types of abstracts:
Two types of abstracts can be presented, namely:
- Report of experiences: This covers activities in the areas of breastfeeding and complementary feeding in health services, communities, nursery schools, schools, media, mothers’ groups, etc. They can be physical or virtual experiences and, in principle,do not respond to academic questions.
- Research report: This includes original abstracts about breastfeeding and complementary feeding, responding to a question or hypothesis, following a scientific method explained and describing the results. In the case of literature reviews, only systematic or integrative reviews will be accepted(with or without meta-analysis).
- Modes of presentation:
In order to spend more time in open discussions and dialog between participants, abstracts will be presented mostly in Oral Communication Sessions. Exceptionally, the work may be presented as an electronic poster.
The subject of your of abstract should be linked to one of the following areas:
• Global strategies, actions, funding and approaches to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding, healthy complementary feeding and in the fight against malnutrition and obesity;
• The World Breastfeeding Week as a tool for social mobilization in favour of breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Breastfeeding / healthy complementary feeding and environmental issues: the impact of artificial feeding on the environment; ultra-processed foods and food packaging; issues related to climate change;
• Commercial agriculture and global trade policies; pressure on traditional food production systems and policies to protect from such pressures;
• The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent World Health Assembly resolutions: implementation, recent changes and monitoring (NetCode);
• Corporate policies and practices that impact breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Conflicts of interest. Impact of transnational corporations on formulating and reviewing global policies for the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding, the use of ultra-processed products to the detriment of healthy complementary feeding and the fight against malnutrition (SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition Strategy) and WHO- case study);
• Codex Alimentarius and industrial / commercial pressures;
• The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTI) and other global indicators; and monitoring of violations of the International Code and subsequent WHA resolutions;
• Breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding on the global agenda in different countries, regions, ethnic groups, religions, parenting systems;
• Sustainable Development Goals, breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Infant feeding in emergencies and major migrations, refugees;
• Universal declarations and other United Nations decisions on breastfeeding, infant feeding and their implementation (Innocenti Declaration, Global Strategy, ILO Conventions, FAO and food distribution programs, etc.).
• Culture and education in breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding; breastfeeding in the globalized context;
• Culinary skills and food culture;
• Breastfeeding and complementary feeding cultures and practices in families with different configurations; non-traditional parenting and breastfeeding and complementary feeding; breastfeeding and sexuality; babies of adolescent parents;
• Food and nutrition security policies and their relationship to breastfeeding and healthy infant feeding;
• Child obesity and malnutrition, obesogenic environments, food insecurity and inadequate infant feeding;
• Status and trends of breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
• Marketing practices that compete with breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• New communication technologies (apps, games, social media, etc.) in breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
• Innovative strategies, including communication, to strengthen enforcement of the International Code and WHA resolutions, as well as national standards, such as the NBCAL;
• The influence of social networks on breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
• Multiple and interdisciplinary approaches to breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
• Epidemic of caesarean sections and obstetric violence - relationship with the practice of breastfeeding;
• Critical mapping of scientific gaps in breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
• New frontiers of discoveries about breast milk: microbiomes, oligosaccharides and epigenetics
• The human right to breastfeeding and to adequate and healthy food;
• The relationship of breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding with food sovereignty and nutritional security;
• Ethics and conflicts of interest;
• Development models inequity;
• Globalization and inequity;
• Social, gender and ethnic inequalities in breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
• Protection of peoples' right to their food culture;
• Breastfeeding in situations of vulnerability (e.g. women who are deprived of their freedom, who live on the streets, or are subject to violence);
• Breastfeeding for women with special needs;
• Student mothers who breastfeed;
• Protection of a mother’s right to accompany her child when it is hospitalized;
• Gender and food; feminism and breastfeeding; empowerment, autonomy and emancipation;
• Women's work, maternity leave, other legal protection measures and imaginative ways to protect breastfeeding.
4.1 - Policies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding
• Analysis of advances, challenges and shortcomings of public policies for the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding, in the legal, health, education, social and other areas;
• Cost-effectiveness analyses of policies for the promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding and healthy complementary nutrition;
• Analysis of income transfer policies (Bolsa Família Program, etc.) and repercussions on infant feeding;
• Studies and actions to promote favourable environments for the promotion of healthy eating and the prevention of childhood obesity, such as: nutrition labeling, advertising regulation, taxing of ultra-processed foods, as well as actions in organizational settings such as school canteens, kindergartens, schools and women's workplaces;
• Labor legislation and policies to protect maternity and paternity through the extension of maternity leave, paternity leave, policies for the creation of nursing rooms; policies to protect pregnant and nursing students; policies to protect informal working mothers;
• Monitoring, evaluation and strengthening of the International Code and national standards, such as NBCAL;
• Regulatory measures with a bearing on breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Policies and / or actions to promote and support breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding for women deprived of their freedom;
• Promotion, protection and support to breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding in primary health care;
• Analysis and experience with food guides for young children in different contexts;
• Humanization of delivery and childbirth;
• Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative - BFHI: experiences, advances, challenges, gaps and outlook;
• Human milk banks: experiences, challenges and future;
• Kangaroo method: experiences, challenges and outlook;
• Breastfeeding and complementary feeding and links to health policies for men and women;
• World Breastfeeding Week;
• Other policies to promote breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding.
4.2 - Breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding in practice
• Counselling on breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Clinical practices in breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Phono-odontological approach to the clinical management of lactation and complementary feeding;
• Iatrogenic behaviour in the clinical management of lactation;
• Feeding and child development;
• Breastfeeding and complementary feeding in situations of vulnerability (preterm new born, breastfeeding in emergencies);
• Breastfeeding and complementary feeding in special situations (obesity, malnutrition, infectious diseases and arboviroses(HIV, HTLV, Zika);
• Breastfeeding and humanized birth and birth care practices;
• The mother’s mental health during breastfeeding (postpartum depression; woman satisfaction with breastfeeding, mother-child bonding);
• Breastfeeding and medicines;
• Breastfeeding for women with special needs;
• Controversies in breastfeeding: laser therapy, ankyloglossia, cavities, mammoplasty, cross-breastfeeding, use of accessories - pumps, food supplement, silicone nipples, shells, "prolonged" breastfeeding, maternal diet and allergy in children etc.;
• Controversies in complementary feeding: moment of introduction of complementary foods, use of ultra-processed foods, etc.;
• Consultants in breastfeeding: standardization, regulation: international experience, national challenges;
• Mother-to-mother support, groups of mothers, virtual support for infant feeding;
Civil society groups and community support networks;
• Culinary skills; cooking autonomy; the potential of cooking in the promotion of healthy complementary feeding;
• Complementary feeding and household food environment; parenting practices;
• Other activities to promote breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding.
• Breastfeeding and complementary feeding in professional education and undergraduate curricula;
• Training for breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding habits on the job;
• Contribution of different disciplines towards professional training for breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Ongoing education: staff management for the qualification of professionals and of health services;
• Training and culture in breastfeeding and complementary feeding;
• Teaching about infant feeding in children and adolescents’ curricula; the culture of breastfeeding in kindergartens and pre-schools; breastfeeding in primary education; primary education as a means to promote, protect and support breastfeeding, adequate and healthy feeding;
• Art, culture and languages in training and education for breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding;
• Training and education for breastfeeding and complementary feeding through different media;
• Child feeding throughout the ages;
• Food as an expression of family and regional culture; children and creating culture and eating habits;
• Infant nutrition in didactic and literary materials;
• Inclusive training and education for breastfeeding and complementary feeding for groups with reduced functionalities;
• Breastfeeding, complementary feeding and popular education: chats, cultural groups, dialogues, formation of community groups, among others;
• Methodological approaches to the teaching of breastfeeding and healthy complementary feeding as part of vocational training; distance teaching; active methodologies, telehealth and other teaching platforms;
• Advocacy training for healthy infant feeding.
- Main theme:
Author(s) should indicate whether the abstract deals predominantly with:
- Complementary feeding
- Designation of your abstract
- Title: It should be descriptive and concise. Fill out the title field in UPPERCASE LETTERS with maximum 170 characters, including spaces.
- Authors: Give the full names of authors and their institutional affiliation, as well as the names as you wish them to appear in References. List the principal author first, followed by co-authors if any. Maximum of 8 (eight) authors.
- Sponsors: List sources of financing and support, if applicable.
- Keywords or descriptors: List up to three keywords
- Summary of your abstract
- Your abstract may be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. The summary cannot contain graphics, tables, images and bibliographic references, because of space limitation.
- The summary should be structured, in accordance with the category (report of experience or research) and have no more than 2400 characters (including spaces).
- Report of experience summaries should be objective and concise, listing: the purpose of the experience (within the last three years), its context, how it was carried out (date and duration, place, people involved, techniques used), critical analysis of the results, the lessons learned and the contributions to breastfeeding and/or to complementary feeding.
- Report of research summaries should be objective and concise, listing: presentation, introduction, aims, methodology, results, conclusions, final considerations.
- All abstracts, in any category, must be accompanied by a declaration on conflict of interests, listing sources of funding or support of the abstracts submitted, any personal benefits or funds received, and those that may have been received by the institution(s) where the author(s) work. On this basis, the Evaluation Committee will assess potential conflicts of interest.
- General remarks:
- Any summaries which do not comply with the requirements described will not be accepted.
- Abstracts that end with statements such as “results will be presented” and or “data will be analyzed” will not be considered.
- Authors may suggest the preferred mode of presentation of their abstracts. However, it will be up to the Scientific Committee to decide on this, in accordance with the evaluation criteria.
- The Organizing Committee shall inform authors of the date, time and venue for presentation of approved abstracts.
- The Scientific Committee will decide how many abstracts are approved for presentation, taking into account the time and space available during the event.
- Abstracts received and approved will be published, as they are, unedited in the Annals of the event.We stress it is important for you to check spelling and grammar and follow the guidelines for the title, name(s) of the author(s) and of the abstract.
- Important deadlines:
Deadline for sending abstracts: 10 de may de 2019
Announcement of evaluation result: as of 19 June 2019.
Deadline for payment of registration fee for authors and presenters: 31 July 2019.
Two reviewers will assess abstracts, using a blind assessment system. The Scientific Committee will judge the abstracts exclusively on the basis of the average ranking obtained from the reviewers’ assessment. The evaluation process shall follow these criteria:
3 - EVALUATION CRITERIA:
- Suitability for the themes of the event;
- Relevance, up-to-date and innovative nature (new application/contribution to existing knowledge);
- Conceptual and methodological suitability to attain the aims and results;
- Characteristics of the abstract in terms of organization, synthesis and clarity of exposition;
- Suitability of the title;
- Approach to products, results or arguments and their contribution to breastfeeding and/or to complementary feeding.
4 - PRESENTATION:
- Oral communication sessions:
- They will last 90 minutes. Each author has 5 minutes maximum to present her/his abstract. At the end of all the presentations, there will be debate lasting 15 minutes.
- There will be no simultaneous interpretation.
- Abstracts may be presented in PowerPoint (or equivalent) in Portuguese, English or Spanish with at most 10 slides.
- Electronic posters:
- Posters can be shown on a touch-sensitive screen or interactive TV projector available at the venue for a specified period.
- E-posters must be sent in PowerPoint or PDF format. The specifications for their preparation will be published beforehand.
5 - CERTIFICATES AND PUBLICATION IN THE ANNALS
One certificate for each approved abstract will be made available online in the restricted area of the author responsible for the abstract. It will show the names of all authors and co-authors.
Certificates of participation will be made available online in the restricted area within 10 days after the event.
Certificates of presentation of an abstract in the different modes will be made available online in the restricted area within 10 days after the event.