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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Biennial meeting of the Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Group Inc.

Guidelines for Research Presentations and Case Report Submissions

Submission Deadline: 5:00 PM (CDT), USA, Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Submission Process: Email PDF of Abstract to research@ECIRhorse.org

The organizers of the 3rd biennial NO Laminitis! Conference invite veterinarians, researchers, students, nutritionists and hoof care professionals to submit abstracts describing relevant original research material or descriptions of unique clinical cases for consideration for presentation. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and will be made available through the International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS). The official conference language is English. Abstract submissions must adhere to the following format:

For research abstracts, the word count of the abstract body with the following headings in BOLD (Introduction, Materials, Results, Conclusions) with a hard return between each section. The abstract should not exceed (1) single 8.5 x 11 inch page. Graphs and photos are permitted as long as abstracts do not exceed 1 page. Abstracts should be written with enough detail that conclusions can be made. Any abstract with “Results to be presented” will not be accepted or reviewed. See examples on next page.

  • Page margins of , Arial 11 font, single spacing
  • Title: Bold, capitalized and centered at the top of the page
  • List authors with terminal degree on a new line (ex: B.J. Smith, DVM) and underline presenting author (do not include titles or institutional appointments)
  • On a new line, list the academic affiliation (if any) or practice name with city, state or province and country of each author. Use superscript numbers to link each author with their affiliation
  • Submissions should be saved as a PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word document, PC compatible.

At least one author must be registered for the conference and available to present the work at the assigned time. Each prospective presenter may submit a maximum of 3 abstracts for consideration. Submissions will be selected for the program on the basis of the quality of the work and the suitability of submissions to fit the scheduled sessions. An impartial panel of qualified reviewers will evaluate the content of the abstracts and cases after identifying information is removed from the submission.

Poster presentation format. Posters typically allow for greater audience interaction and allow for more graphical presentation. Posters will be available for viewing on Friday, November 6th and should be attended by one or more authors to answer specific content questions during the afternoon poster session from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Posters should be hung by 9:00 Friday morning. Poster boards are 4 x 8 feet. (Presenters are not required to fill the entire space of the poster board.)

Example Research Abstract

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE IN BOLD AND ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

B.J. Smith, DVM1, L.C. Jones, PhD2

1University of Tennessee, Department of Large Animal Clinical Science, Knoxville, TN, USA 2University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Department of Pathology, Columbia, MO, USA

Introduction: State the objective or aim of the experimental study and the relevance to Equine Cushing’s, Insulin Resistance and/or laminitis.

Materials and Methods: State the number of animals, breed, sex and age used in the study. List in detail any therapeutic interventions and research study design.

Results: Detail results along with statistical tests used to determine significance and p-values (ex: P = 05).

Conclusions: Interpret the study findings including the knowledge gained, research gaps that were filled and study limitations.

Declarations: Use this space to detail institutional animal care and use policies, funding details and conflict of interest. If no conflict of interest, simply state “None.”

Example Case Report Abstract

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE IN BOLD AND ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

B.J. Smith, DVM1, L.C. Jones, PhD2

1University of Tennessee, Department of Large Animal Clinical Science, Knoxville, TN, USA 2University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Department of Pathology, Columbia, MO, USA

Signalment: Age, breed, and sex of the animal

History: Detail the case history

Physical Examination Findings: List in detail the initial findings. Photos are permitted if space allows.

Diagnosis or Condition: List the diagnosis

Medical, Surgical or Rehabilitative Treatment: Detail the treatment protocol with dates (ex: 15Feb2014)

Follow-up and Assessment of Outcome: Detail the outcome. Photographs, graphs, or illustrations are permitted as long as abstracts do not exceed 1 page.

The mission of the ECIR Group Inc. is to improve the welfare of equines with metabolic disorders via a unique interface between basic research and real-life clinical experience. Prevention of laminitis is the ultimate goal. The ECIR Group serves the scientific community, practicing clinicians and owners by focusing on investigations most likely to quickly, immediately and significantly benefit the welfare of the horse. The Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation, is an approved 501(c)3 public charity. EIN: 45-3839561

Your tax deductible contributions support ongoing education and awareness of Equine Cushing's Disease and Insulin Resistance.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT