The Petfood Forum 2021 content advisory board is seeking academic research abstracts for undergraduate and graduate oral presentations and posters, due March 31, 2021.
Petfood Forum 2021 is scheduled for September 22–24 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Further agenda details will be released in March.
All abstracts selected will be published, and both oral (up to ten selected abstracts) and poster (no limit) research will be presented on the trade show floor as part of the regular Petfood Forum schedule of events. Participants will receive industry exposure as well as the opportunity to experience Petfood Forum’s many industry-focused benefits, including networking, educational sessions and a chance to walk the trade show halls.
Please keep in mind that due to ongoing world events, we understand that determining your ability to attend in person in September might be difficult right now — you are encouraged to submit an abstract regardless of that uncertainty.
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 2021.
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 March 31. 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.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lindsay Beaton, Student Program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsay Beaton is the editor of Petfood Industry magazine and the author of "Trending: Pet Food," a weekly pet food industry blog. 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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