due by October 1, 2014
Petfood Forum 2015 content advisory board is seeking abstracts for noncommercial oral presentations, due
via e-mail by October
Forum 2015 is scheduled for April 27-30 at the Kansas City Convention Center in
Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not
sure you will be able to attend Petfood Forum during those dates.
year, oral presentations and scientific posters will be handled as two separate
submission processes. For information on submitting an abstract for a poster,
please see www.petfoodindustry.com/50908.html.
abstracts/topics submitted should be exclusive to Petfood Forum 2015 and be
based on new and/or innovative research or information. Potential speakers are
invited to submit abstracts on petfood/pet treat topics including, but not
advisory board of petfood industry experts will evaluate all submissions for:
is evaluated on its own merits against these criteria but also in relation to other papers received—for example, it is
highly unlikely two papers on the same or a very similar subject would be
selected for presentations—and to how many sessions are scheduled for a given
topic area. We seek to present a balance of timely topics as well as ensure
particular areas of high industry importance and popularity are sufficiently
covered (examples include nutrition/ingredients and, currently, petfood
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 oral 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
topic, especially how it is unique or based on new information. The potential
speaker’s expertise in or knowledge of the topic should also be clear. Finally,
it is helpful to include a concise list of three to five useful “take-home
recommend organizing the body of the abstract as follows:
Abstracts must be received no later than October 1. After this deadline, any papers 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 an oral presentation, you will receive a PowerPoint
template to use to create your presentation, including a set range of
number of slides and recommended amount of information or bullet points to
include on each slide. Please use and
follow this template.
will be required to sign a copyright release to permit publication of the
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