due by November 1, 2014
Petfood Forum Europe 2015 content advisory board is seeking abstracts for noncommercial oral presentations, due
via e-mail by November
Forum Europe 2015 is scheduled for 10 June at the Koelnmesse in Cologne,
Germany, in conjunction with Victam International 2015. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not sure you will be able
to attend Petfood Forum Europe then.
abstracts/topics submitted should be exclusive to Petfood Forum Europe 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. This is a one-day conference with only about seven
presentations; within those, 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,
No abstract will
be considered if it seems commercial or if it has been published or presented
prior to Petfood Forum Europe 2015. Abstracts similar in title or
content to previously presented material should include significant new
your abstract by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Petfood Forum Europe 2015 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 November 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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