Research Summary Abstract Submission Form


Research projects having direct application to the health, welfare and productivity of cattle or small ruminants are being solicited for presentation at the Research Summaries (oral presentations) and Scientific Poster Sessions for the 2021 Annual Conference of the AABP. The conference will be held October 7-9, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Ut. Project summaries focused on all areas of bovine or small ruminant health, welfare and production are welcome including pharmacology, epidemiology, medicine, surgery, economic analysis, pathology, pre-harvest food safety, diagnostics and health monitoring.  Projects should have relevance to practitioners and may be broadly applicable or more specifically applicable.

Abstracts which provide results and conclusion of completed work will receive more favorable consideration than those which report work in progress that is to be completed in the near future but prior to the Annual Conference. In those situations with work in progress at the time of abstract submission, the authors should provide as much information as possible and any credible assurances about expectations of final results and conclusions. All abstracts must be submitted by April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST to be considered for the AABP Research Summaries. Notification of acceptance or not-acceptance will be sent to all submitters after June 1st. All submissions must be made online; no hard copy abstract submissions will be considered.


The following are the guidelines for abstract submission:

Abstracts should have four distinct sections:

1. Introduction. Appropriate description of the problem or rationale for the study (including pertinent literature review).
2. Materials and methods. Pertinent methodological conditions, such as: population, sample selection, study design, instrumentation, methodology used, assessment of methodology, data collection, and data analysis.
3. Results. Should be compiled, condensed, and clearly presented. Only data relating to the objectives should be reported. Statistical inferences shall be sufficiently detailed to authenticate interpretation of the data.
4. Conclusion/significance. A clearly stated conclusion which provides a general interpretation of the significance of the results is essential.

An abstract is unacceptable if it:

1. Does not state a clear objective.
2. Includes no data or statements related to the objectives.
3. Presents data without appropriate statistical analyses or measurements of data variability.
4. Contains grammatical or typing errors.
5. Fails to comply with submission requirements.

Please follow this link for an example abstract.

All abstracts accepted for the oral presentation should prepare a 12 minute presentation, leaving 3 minutes for questions or discussion.

If you are selected to present an abstract in the oral or poster presentations, you must register for the conference and pay any associated registration fees. Any presenter who has not registered for the conference by August 31, 2021 will be withdrawn from the program.

The 12 Graduate student abstracts that receive the highest score in the written abstract evaluation will advance to the Grad Student oral presentation competition. Please note that only 12 graduate student presentations will be selected for the grad student competition. The grad student competition presentations will be scored at the conference. Winners will be announced at the Annual Business Lunch and Awards Presentation on Saturday October 9, 2021. First place prize is $1500, 2nd place is $1000 and 3rd place award is $500.

The scoring rubric to evaluate written abstract submissions and the grad student competition oral presentation is as follows:

GENERAL:
Clear and concise methods (1 to 10 points)

MATERIAL AND METHODS:
Sufficient detail and clarity to describe materials and methods (1 to 10 points)
Study design and statistical analysis are appropriate (1 to 10 points)

RESULTS:
Results summarized and clearly stated (1 to 10 points)

SIGNIFICANCE/CONCLUSION;
Appropriate conclusions drawn from results (1 to 10 points)

TOTAL POSSIBLE SCORE = 50 POINTS

Additionally, evaluators will determine if the research is relevant to the AABP audience. If yes, the abstract will be considered for oral and/or graduate student competition. If no, then the abstract will only be considered for a poster.

Abstracts accepted for a poster should follow the guidelines for preparing their poster.

Instructions for completing the abstract submission form:

  • Please enter the appropriate information in the fields below.
  • Use the TAB key to move between fields. 
  • To start over, click on the "Clear Form" button at the bottom.
  • When the form is completed, click on the "Preview Abstract" button to preview what your abstract will look like, and if satisfied, Click the Submit button to enter it in the AABP database.
  • All fields identified with an asterisk (*) are required as a part of the submission process.
  • You will be notified by email about the status of your presentation.
  • Capitalize the first letter of the first word of the title, proper names, and genus. Place genus and species in italics

 

You can edit prior submissions only if you have logged onto the AABP web site.




Contact Information:  This is the person who AABP will correspond with concerning details of the abstract and presentation.
 
First Name*:
     Middle Initial:
Last Name*:
E-mail*:
AABP Member Number: (needed if you wish to edit later the abstract later)
University or Business*:
Street Address*:
City*:
 State/Province*:
Zip/Postal Code*:
Country: 
Telephone*:

Presenting Author  This is the person who will be presenting at AABP and will be listed in the program.

Title:
First Name*:
Middle Initial:
Last Name*:
University or Business*:
Presenting Author Email*:


Presentation Type*:
 
Which species:*
  My presentation is primarily Beef related.
  My presentation is primarily Dairy related.
  My presentation is Small Ruminant (AASRP) related.
Type of presentation preferred:*
  I would like to present my research summary in the oral session.
  I would like to present my research summary in the poster session.
If your presentation is not selected for an oral presentation, I would like to:*
  Present my research summary as a poster.
  Withdraw my presentation:.


Oral presentations made by graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or PhD programs) in the Research Summary sessions are eligible for consideration in the graduate student presentation competition. The 12 Graduate student abstracts that receive the highest score in the written abstract evaluation will advance to the oral presentation competition.


Should this presentation be considered for a graduate student award?*:

  No.
  Yes.
Was this research funded/partially funded by the AABP Foundation?*:
  No.
  Yes.


Abstract Information:  The abstract must contain an introduction, materials and methods, results and significance. Enter each segment in the appropriate boxes below. Tables and figures cannot be included. You can cut and paste from a word processing document into the appropriate boxes
 
Title*: Enter the title for your abstract; maximum of 200 characters, including spaces. Capitalize the first letter of the first word of the title, proper names, and genus. Place genus and species in italics. (ex. Quantification of lactation curves for diagnosis)


Authors*:
Enter all authors including presenting author listed above.

Please include all degrees and the institutional affiliations for each author.

Institutional Affiliations

 
Institution Name and Address(max 150 characters, including spaces)
(Practice Name/Department, University, City, State, Zip or postal code, and country if other than U.S.)
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Author Name (50 char max, including spaces)
(ex. D.L. Grooms, J.G. Floyd)

Degrees (50 char max, including spaces)
(ex. DVM, PhD, DACPVM, BS)
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Institutional Affiliation
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The maximum number of authors allowed is eight (8). There will be no exceptions.

Total length of abstract (Introduction + Materials and Methods + Results + Significance) must be less than 4000 characters, including spaces (approximately 1 page in length).

Please note: It is requested that you minimize the use of subscripts or superscripts. If your abstract contains any, please point it out to the reviewers in the "Special Notes Section" at the bottom of this form to insure proper formatting of your final publication.

Introduction*:  Appropriate description of the problem or rationale for the study (including pertinent literature review). Conclude with a clearly and concisely stated objective.

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Materials and Methods*:
Pertinent methodological conditions, such as: population, sample selection, study design, instrumentation, methodology used, assessment of methodology, data collection, and data analysis methods.

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Results*:
Should be compiled, condensed, and clearly presented. Only data relating to the objectives should be reported. Statistical inferences shall be sufficiently detailed to authenticate interpretation of the data.

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Conclusion/significance*:
A clearly stated conclusion which provides a general interpretation of the significance of the results is essential.

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Special Notes:
Any specific notes or messages to the reviewers. (Anything included here is not part of the abstract)

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When you have successfully submitted your abstract, you will be taken to a webpage that confirms your submission and you should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes. If you do not receive the confirmation email please contact the AABP Office at fred@aabp.org..


 
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