Current Students

Research & Practice Symposium 2020

The Nutritional Sciences Program 2020 Research & Practice Symposium for graduate students is virtual. The event includes:

  • Presentations recorded on video available to view by the NSP community from Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 29 on a closed Canvas site.
  • Feedback to presenters will be gathered through Canvas discussions.


The symposium is designed to provide graduate students with experience organizing and giving a formal presentation for a critical audience. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn from and about our graduate students.

  • Second-year and beyond MPH, MS, and PhD students: You are required to present.
  • First-year MPH, MS students: You are required to offer feedback to 3-5 presenters.
  • Faculty: You are required to offer feedback to 2-3 presenters.

Submission Timeline & Procedures

  • Presentation titles and abstracts due Friday, May 8 – Upload the title of your presentation and abstract to the Canvas site no later than May 8. Please allow adequate time for your faculty adviser to review prior to submission.
  • Video presentations due Friday, May 15 – Upload your video file or presentation URL to the Canvas site no later than Friday, May 15.

Technical Specifications

  • Presentation Format: All presentations must be submitted as a video recording.
  • Video length (time): Presentations should be approximately 5 minutes in length.
  • File Format:
    a. Videos submitted as a file must be formatted as an MP4 file format.
    b. Videos submitted as a URL (i.e. self-published on YouTube, Vimeo or UW-provided Zoom) must be available to the general public and do not require a password to view.
    c. Videos may be created in Panapto and then shared with the symposium Canvas page.
  • File size: If you are uploading a video, there are limits to attaching files larger than 500MB. You may use compression software to zip larger-sized files if needed.


  • Presentations not in conformance to technical requirements outlined on this page will not be accepted. We will email you to let you know if there is an issue with your submission.
  • Presenters who choose to submit their presentation via a URL may not make any changes to the presentation after May 15.

Style & Formatting Suggestions

  • Utilize Zoom video conferencing to record yourself presenting your work. Zoom allows you to share a prepared presentation such as PowerPoint, or graphs or materials.
  • Most laptops, phones and tablets provide a video camera that can alternatively be used to record you presenting your materials.
  • Refer to these abstract writing guidelines and use the Capstone and Thesis Abstract Template to create your abstract.