The Petfood Forum 2019 content advisory board is seeking academic research abstracts for undergraduate and graduate oral presentations and research posters, due October 22, 2018.
Petfood Forum 2019 is scheduled for April 29–May 1 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., with the Student Program taking place April 30–May 1. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not sure you will be able to attend Petfood Forum during the relevant dates.
All abstracts selected will be published, and up to 10 abstracts will be chosen to be part of Petfood Forum’s oral competition for students (there is no cap at this time for the poster competition). One winner each will be selected by a panel of judges among the oral presentations and poster presentations and will receive cash prizes.
Potential student speakers are invited to submit academic research abstracts on topics including:
Relevance of topic and the presence of new or innovative information, concepts or research are key to a positive evaluation. It is crucial that the paper/presentation does not come across as a sales pitch, seeking to promote a specific organization or product(s). No abstract will be considered if it seems commercial or if it has been published or presented prior to Petfood Forum 2019.
Please visit the Petfood Forum Student Program abstract submissions site and follow the instructions to create a new account. Complete the submissions forms using the guidelines on the log-in page and on the forms themselves.
Abstracts must be received no later than October 22. After this deadline, the abstract submission system will no longer accept submissions. Any requests for late submissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Lindsay Beaton is the editor of Petfood Industry magazine and the host of "Trending: Pet Food," a biweekly pet food industry podcast (www.petfoodindustry.com/trending-pet-food-podcast). You may contact her at www.wattglobalmedia.com/contact-us by selecting "Editorial Team - Petfood Industry" from the drop-down menu.
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