ISSN - Conference Call for Poster Presentations

Call for Abstracts (Poster Presentations) at  20th Annual ISSN Conference @ Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida USA. June 15-17 2023
Rules to Follow: 1) the Abstract must be original unpublished data. It can't be a rehash of already published data. 2) If this rule is violated, the PI will be banned from presenting an Abstract for at least one year. And please no posters showing fruits and vegetables telling us how healthy they are. Save that for the 6th grade science fair. 3) The version you submit is the version that will be published in JISSN. We will not accept any last minute changes etc. so that we can expedite the publication process.
All Abstracts will be published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 7 days or less after we receive your Abstract. We accept original investigations only. The topics of the original investigations may be related to sports nutrition, exercise training, PEDs, sports supplements, foods, beverages, muscle fatigue, hydration, body composition, diet, etc.
The version you submit to present at the ISSN is the version that will be published. We will NOT allow further edits once it is submitted. Otherwise, it will take 4 score and 7 years to get the abstracts published. And one last thing. Please write each authors full name (first and last). Do NOT use their initials for their first name.
Poster Size: 4 feet wide x 3 feet high or 1.2 meters wide x 0.9 meters high  (DO NOT EXCEED THIS SIZE). 
ISSN Fellow Sponsor: If you can get an ISSN Fellow to sponsor your Poster, the Abstract will be preferentially reviewed. The FISSN sponsor must be listed as an author on the Poster. 

Deadline: May 25,  2023

Please Note: You still need to pay the conference registration fee if you are presenting a poster; this includes individuals who are also exhibiting at the event. This fee is waived only for those who give tutorial (oral) presentations. Please follow the format for Abstracts. See the link below.

Example - Abstract format

Comparison of cellular nitric oxide production from various sports nutrition ingredients

Doug Kalman1, Sara Perez Ojalvo2, James Komorowski2 

1Metavantage Sciences, Inc, Weston, FL, USA

2Nutrition 21, LLC, Purchase, NY, USA

Corresponding author: [email protected]

Background: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the ability of various sports nutrition compounds, including inositol-stabilized arginine silicate (ASI; Nitrosigine®), to stimulate cellular production of nitric oxide (NO), a key factor in increasing vasodilation and the flow of blood and oxygen to skeletal muscles. Increasing NO is important for athletes, including bodybuilders and exercise enthusiasts who wish to improve their workouts and have faster recovery, as fueling NO production can lead to increased blood flow and delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles during and after a workout. Arginine is a NO precursor.  As arginine becomes depleted throughout a workout, arginine supplements and other sports nutrition compounds may help restore this process, resulting in increases in NO and blood flow and leading to fitness benefits. ASI has been previously shown to significantly enhance nitric oxide in a clinical study, as well as significantly increasing blood levels of arginine up to six hours post-dose while an equivalent dose of arginine, from Arginine HCl, did so for only one hour. This in vitro study was designed to compare the cellular production of NO of several sports nutrition ingredients including ASI, L-Arginine, L-Arginine AKG, L-Citrulline, L-Citrulline Malate and Agmatine Sulfate.  

Methods: To measure cellular production of nitric oxide, RAW 264.7 macrophage cells were cultured overnight in 96-well microplates followed by treatment with control, ASI, and the other sports nutrition test ingredients in a stepwise fashion. ASI was dosed at a concentration of 1.0 g/L.  Cell culture concentrations of the other compounds were dosed relative to a 1.5g dose of ASI using the following doses: L-Arginine 1.5g, L-Arginine AKG 4.0g, L-Citrulline 3.0g, L-Citrulline Malate 3.0g and Agmatine Sulfate 1.0g. As NO is unstable and rapidly converts to nitrites or nitrates, nitrite levels were measured using the Greiss Method and also analyzed by the Measure-iT Assay, after 24 hours of culture.

Results: At the doses used in this study, ASI significantly increased NO production over each of the five other compounds tested (p<0.01; Figure 1). There was a greater than 5X increase in NO production with ASI compared to the other tested sports nutrition ingredients. In addition, of the sports nutrition ingredients tested, only ASI significantly increased NO production versus control (p<0.01).

Conclusions: In this in vitro study to evaluate NO production of a number of sports nutrition ingredients using the established Greiss assay to detect cellular NO production, ASI significantly enhanced NO levels compared to the other compounds and also versus control. Increasing NO can lead to substantial benefits for training athletes and fitness enthusiasts as it can result in enhanced delivery of oxygen and nutrients to working muscles, positively affecting workouts and recovery. Further preclinical and clinical studies are recommended.

Acknowledgements: list any relevant conflicts, sponsors, etc. 

If you are unsure your abstract is formatted correctly, please contact Dr. Douglas Kalman (see below for his email) for quick expedient formatting review.

One of authors, preferably the lead author, must be present in front of their poster at the scheduled time (June 16 from 5:00pm-7:00pm).
All expenses are to be covered by the presenting author(s).
Please limit the word count to 400 words or less. This refers to the body of the text.
Poster must be written and presented in lucid English.
If you have any conflicts of interest, please denote that in the acknowledgements. See this page for details: 

Submit all abstracts to these email addresses: