BSAVA Congress is built on a foundation of community and learning. An integral part of the 4-day event is the diverse programme of clinical abstracts where researchers alongside vets, VN’s and practice staff share the latest research, unusual case reports and novel procedures.
The Clinical abstract can be on any veterinary subject, such as announcing the preliminary results of a new study, describing interesting cases or discussing new techniques - submissions from those in general practice are especially encouraged.
Clinical Abstracts are part of an ever-expanding programme of CPD, showcasing concepts and the latest thinking from around the globe and across the veterinary spectrum. At Congress 2017, 127 submissions from 14 different countries including Brazil and Iran were successfully accepted, with topics ranging from neurology to soft tissue surgery and practice management.
Submit an Abstract for BSAVA Congress 2018
The Clinical Abstract application is now open. Submit yours by 23 October and you could inspire the profession with your interesting cases, research or new techniques at BSAVA Congress 2018.
Your guide to applying this year in 5 simple steps
Download the the submission guidelines and abstract template. Allow plenty of time to understand the submission rules and process, paying particular attention to the ethical guidelines. Sample abstracts from the 2017 award winners can be downloaded below along with copies of the poster presentations from Congress 2017.
Prepare a 250 word abstract using the following separate headings:
■ A brief (2 sentence) statement; explain the impact of the work on small animal primary care or referral clinical practice. Only include standard abbreviations or acronyms.
Abstracts can be submitted online here - remember to complete before the closing date of 23 October 2017. During the submission process you will have the option of selecting your preference of poster or oral presentation.
Each abstract will be peer reviewed by a panel of experts. Authors of the selected clinical abstracts will be notified by January 2018 and invited to present their work in person at Congress 2018 as either a 15-minute talk or a poster, including a short Q&A session. Each successful submission is granted complimentary full Congress registration.
Successful submissions will be included in the 2018 programme with the opportunity of showcasing and discussing your work with the global veterinary profession at Congress from 5–8 April. Abstracts will also be published as a supplement to JSAP.