We invite practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in large and
small animal species, to submit abstracts of novel studies in practical and scientific topics related to veterinary orthopedics and traumatology. Preference will be given to abstracts that have clinical relevance. Papers addressing results of controlled retrospective and prospective clinical studies are strongly encouraged. Clinician investigators should also consider submitting innovative surgical techniques, or case reports describing unusual or difficult cases as these will be reviewed separate from the scientific abstracts; as will submissions for the Complications and Corrections session. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes
and followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Posters must fit within the 4’ (height) x 4’ (width) area provided.
Call for papers will open on August 15th 2015 and close on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 for both podium presentations and posters.
Submission categories are:
- Clinical/Scientific Studies
- Case reports:
a maximum of three novel or interesting cases
Complications and Corrections:
The goal of the session is to discuss cases with challenging complications, revision planning, execution and outcome. The intention is to learn from each other's missteps and/or mistakes, following the old surgical adage: "Good surgical judgment comes from experience, experience comes from poor surgical judgment." The best case submissions will be selected to be presented on the podium during this special session.
We are planning a separate equine stream this year with four dedicated sessions, and abstracts for these are particularly encouraged.
The Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award
was established to recognize outstanding abstracts submitted to the scientific program by residents. At least six awards will be conferred each year to provide funds (up to $1,500) to enable residents to attend and present their abstract at the annual meeting. To be eligible the applicant must be in a resident training program or within 2 years of completion of a formal residency program. The submission must reflect work conducted during the residency program. Resident status will be verified.