The Petfood Forum 2016 content advisory board is seeking abstracts for noncommercial scientific research posters, due via e-mail by November 1, 2015.
Petfood Forum 2016 is scheduled for April 18-20 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.
Oral presentations and scientific posters will be handled as two separate submission processes. For information on submitting an abstract for an oral submission, please visit our Petfood Forum events website.
All abstracts/topics submitted should be exclusive to Petfood Forum 2016 and be based on new and/or innovative research. Potential poster presenters are invited to submit noncommercial abstracts on research related to pet food/pet treat topics including, but not limited, to:
An advisory board of pet food 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 2016. Abstracts similar in title or content to previously presented material should include significant new information.
Please submit your abstract by e-mail to email@example.com, with “Petfood Forum 2016 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.
Try 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.
We 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.
If your 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 15, 2016) than if you create the final PDF file yourself (February 15, 2016).
Either 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 2016.
Authors will be required to sign a copyright release to permit publication of the abstract and poster.
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