ISDAM is pleased to announce the call for symposia submissions for its international conference on  April 27 – 30, 2025 in Toronto, Canada.

Key Dates:

Close call for 2025 symposia:  July 16, 2024
Acceptance notifications sent: August 2, 2024
Last day to confirm acceptance offer: August 16, 2024

Submission Guidelines

ICDAM 2025 welcomes proposals for symposia, which offer the opportunity to explore a common theme, emerging developments, and/or controversies. Symposia can take different formats, such as talks by multiple presenters followed by a discussant, or panel discussions. The inclusion of discussion time within all symposia is recommended.

Accepted symposia will be programmed for 90 minutes.

Symposia should be aligned with the ICDAM 2025 theme, 25 years on: Diet and activity methods for all and with one or more stream(s). Organizers are encouraged to consider equity, diversity, and inclusion with respect to the individuals included as presenters/facilitators and the symposium content and its applicability to diverse contexts.

NOTE: Symposia must integrate participants (including chairs/presenters/discussants) from multiple countries. Symposia that bridge the assessment of diet and activity are encouraged.

Please submit your proposal for a symposium by July 16, 2024 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time

Please prepare the following information before submitting your proposal:

  • Symposium title
  • Symposium description, including format (e.g., panel)
    (up to 5000 characters, including spaces)
  • 3-5 learning outcomes for participants (specify 3-5 S.M.A.R.T* objectives)
  • Rationale for inclusion in ICDAM 2025
  • Symposia chair
  • Symposia presenters/discussants and affiliations
  • Prior experience organizing workshops, symposia, or conferences

*S.M.A.R.T. objectives are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-oriented

Notifications of symposia acceptance are anticipated to be sent via email on August 2, 2024. All presenters taking part in accepted symposia will be required to submit abstracts by September 30, 2024.


Data collection methods, including development, adaptation, and validation

Data analysis methods, including data sciences/AI

Database development and resources

Biomarkers and metabolomics


Applications, including in surveillance, epidemiology, and intervention research

Integration of diet, activity, and/or sleep methods and data

Contextual factors, such as social and environmental modifiers

Capacity building efforts, incl. training the next generation, building capacity across contexts

Submission Portal

ICDAM submissions are now managed by Conference Manager 2.0, a management application that is also used by other organizations. Due to this shared system, you may have an existing account. Please review the instructions below so as not to create duplicate user accounts. If you have a membership with ISDAM, please use the same credentials to log in to Conference Manager 2.0.

  • On the landing page, locate the New User heading and select “create user profile”.
  • The email and password used to create your account will be required for ICDAM submissions and registration, as well as for your ISDAM membership.
    • Note: When you create an account on Conference Manager 2.0, you will be asked to create a profile, which includes optional information such as social media handles and name for conference badges. You only need to create a profile once and the information that you provide will be applied to your ICDAM submissions and registration and your ISDAM membership. You can edit your profile at any time from the account dashboard.
  • Once you have created your account, or logged in, you will be taken to your account dashboard.
  • Click “Submit Now” beside Symposium Proposals to submit a proposal.

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