Petfood Forum 2015 content advisory board is seeking abstracts for noncommercial scientific research
posters, due via e-mail by
November 1, 2014.
Forum 2015 is scheduled for April 27-30 at the Kansas City Convention Center in
Kansas City, Missouri, USA. You do not have to be present at Petfood Forum to
have a poster displayed; however, we do offer a registration discount to poster
authors and the opportunity to briefly present on your research.
year, oral presentations and scientific posters will be handled as two separate
submission processes. For information on submitting an abstract for an oral
submission, please see http://petfoodforum.petfoodindustry.com/PetfoodForum/callforpapers.html.
abstracts/topics submitted should be exclusive to Petfood Forum 2015 and be
based on new and/or innovative research. Potential poster presenters are
invited to submit abstracts on research
related to petfood/pet treat topics including, but not limited, to:
advisory board of petfood experts will evaluate all submissions for:
No abstract will
be considered if it seems commercial or if it has been published or presented
prior to Petfood Forum 2015. Abstracts similar in title or
content to previously presented material should include significant new
your abstract by e-mail to email@example.com, with “Petfood Forum 2015 poster
presentation abstract” specified in the subject line of the email or
clearly in the email or abstract itself. Abstracts must be written in English
and should be sent as Microsoft Word documents.
to keep the abstract to no more than 300 words; however, the length of the
abstract is less important than the need for it to sufficiently explain the
research, especially how it is unique or new. The author’s expertise in or
knowledge of the topic should also be clear.
recommend organizing the body of the abstract as follows:
Abstracts must be received no later than November 1. After this deadline, any abstracts submitted will be
considered on a case-by-case basis. They may still be evaluated; or it may
simply be too late.
abstract is chosen for a poster presentation, you will receive a PDF template
and guidelines on types of files formats to use with the template. If
necessary, the Petfood Forum team can place your files in the template; in that
event, we will need your files much earlier (January 20, 2015) than if you
create the final PDF file yourself (March 2, 2015).
way, you will be responsible for the accuracy of the poster. The Petfood Forum
team will have the poster produced and posted for display at Petfood Forum
will be required to sign a copyright release to permit publication of the
abstract and poster.
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