Petfood Forum 2024, scheduled for April 29-May 1, has announced a call for papers for non-commercial oral presentation and research poster topics. The deadline to submit has been extended to November 3, 2023.
Taking place at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, the conference will feature sessions on the pet food market, including marketing concepts; new pet food ingredient and nutrition research; new processing technologies; pet food safety; the supply chain and labor issues; sustainability; and more.
Petfood Forum abstract review process
An advisory board of pet food industry experts will evaluate all submissions for relevance of topic; presence of new or innovative information, concepts or research (originality is key, so please be sure your abstract gives a clear idea of how your topic is unique and/or based on new research findings or work not found elsewhere); proposed speaker’s experience or background with the topic; lack of commercialization or promotion (it is crucial that the paper/presentation does not come across as a sales pitch, seeking to promote your organization or products); and evidence of previous speaking experience.
Each submission 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.
No abstract will be considered if it seems commercial or if it has been published or presented prior to Petfood Forum 2024. Abstracts similar in title or content to previously presented material should include significant new information.
About Petfood Forum 2024
Besides conference sessions, Petfood Forum will feature a large exhibit hall of displays from leading suppliers, Tech Talk sessions in the exhibit hall, student research presentations, partnerships with animal charities and humane organizations, and plenty of networking opportunities. Registration will open in October 2023.