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Abstract submission for posters

Abstract submission for posters
The 36th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) Scientific Program Committee welcomes your abstract submissions for research and clinical case posters to be displayed and presented during the Congress (6-8 April 2020 | Auckland, New Zealand).

There have been a number of submissions received, however there is still room for more. Therefore the submission period has been extended until 1 November 2019. All abstracts must be submitted via the online submission form.

Poster presentation guidelines
Presenting a poster at WVAC 2020 is an effective way for participants to communicate their research or clinical findings to interested colleagues. Poster presentations allow for one-on-one discussion and opens doors for future collaboration. Posters are often the "presentation format of choice" for many scientists and veterinarians.

To be considered for a poster presentation by the WVAC 2020 Scientific Program Committee, you must submit an abstract no more than 500 words excluding author’s details and title.

The submission must contain author’s details, title and summary and authors must agree to the terms and conditions and the design and content guidelines.

Research or clinical case posters in the following areas will be considered:

  • Aquatic medicine
  • Companion animal
  • Dairy cattle
  • Equine
  • Public health, food safety and animal welfare
  • Sheep, beef cattle and deer
  • Veterinary education

Abstract submission deadline: 5pm Friday 1 November 2019 (NZT)
Abstract decisions communicated: By 5pm Friday 6 December 2019 (NZT)

Poster presentation schedule

  • Posters will be displayed for the duration of WVAC 2020 during non-presentation time(s) in the exhibition room.
  • Poster presentations sessions are scheduled for Tuesday 7 April and Wednesday 8 April.
  • Posters will be presented as printed media. NO DIGITAL POSTERS
  • Presenters must be stationed at their poster to discuss their poster content with attendees during their scheduled poster presentation session.

Attendance requirements for poster presenters
All presenters must be registered as full-conference attendees in order to present at WVAC 2020. If the primary author is not available during the scheduled presentation time, a co-author may present the poster.

Poster Awards

All posters will be eligible for awards in the following categories:

  • Clinical case posters
  • Scientific research posters

The winners of each category will be announced during the closing ceremony. Information on how the posters will be scored can be found here.

The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association (NZEVA) have two awards available for posters relating to equine clinical practice or research. The two categories are:

  • Best poster presentation by a New Zealand new or recent graduate (less than 5 years in practice)
  • Best overall poster presentation (no restrictions on nationality or experience)