AASV news

IPVS 2002 announces call for papers

The organizing committee of the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) has announced a call for the submission of scientific papers for presentation during the IPVS 2002 Congress. The 17th IPVS Congress is scheduled for June 2-5, 2002, in Ames, Iowa, USA.

All papers must be submitted electronically through the IPVS 2002 website (http://www.ipvs2002.vetmed.iastate.edu) and must conform to the format and content guidelines provided online. Accepted papers will be printed in the proceedings exactly as submitted, so careful adherence to the guidelines is important.

Papers may be submitted through December 31, 2001. Submitting authors can expectto be notified by March 1, 2002, whether their paper has been accepted for oral or poster presentation. The committee anticipates selecting 175 papers for oral presentation at the congress. Each presentation will be 20 minutes in length, including the question and answer period. Those papers not selected for oral presentation will be eligible for poster presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the meeting.

Details for submission, including examples, are available at the IPVS 2002 website (http://www.ipvs2002.vetmed.iastate.edu). For more information, contact IPVS 2002, 902 1st Avenue, Perry, Iowa 50220 USA; Tel: 515-465-5255; Fax: 515-465-3832;
E-mail: ipvs2002@aasv.org.

Call for papers - AASV Student Seminar

Veterinary student scholarships

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announces an opportunity for up to 15 veterinary students to make scientific presentations at the Student Seminar during the AASV annual meeting on Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Kansas City, Missouri. Interested students are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a research paper, clinical case study, or literature review for consideration by September 24, 2001 (firm deadline). The abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of private practitioners, academicians, and industry veterinarians. Students whose papers are selected for presentation at the meeting will be notified by October 15, 2001, and will be expected to provide the complete paper or an abstract for publication by November 16, 2001.

To help defray the costs of attending the AASV meeting, ALPHARMA Animal Health is generously providing a $500 honorarium to the student presenter of each paper selected for the seminar.

Veterinary students whose papers are selected for presentation at the meeting will be eligible to compete for one of eight veterinary student scholarships awarded through the AASV Foundation. The oral presentations will be judged to determine the scholarship winners. ALPHARMA will provide a $5000 scholarship to the student whose paper, oral presentation, and supporting information are judged best overall. The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, on behalf of Elanco Animal Health, has increased their funding of the Elanco Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, enabling the AASV Foundation to provide seven additional awards of $2000 each. The awards will be presented at the AASV annual meeting awards banquet on Monday, March 4, 2002.

Students interested in competing for the ALPHARMA and Elanco Veterinary Student Scholarships must also submit the following supporting information along with their abstract (all supporting information must also be received by September 24, 2001):

  1. A brief biography and explanation of the student's interest in swine medicine,
  2. An explanation of the student's intended use of the funds, and
  3. A letter of recommendation from a veterinarian or veterinary school faculty member attesting to the character and interest of the applicant.

For complete details, including abstract content, formatting, and submission information, students should contact their swine faculty advisor or the AASV office (Tel: 515-465-5255; Fax: 515-465-3832; E-mail: aasv@aasv.org).

Call for abstracts - Industrial Partners

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announces the call for abstracts for the Industrial Partners session of the 33rd AASV Annual Meeting, to be held March 2-5, 2002, in Kansas City, Missouri. This is an opportunity for commercial companies to make brief presentations of a technical, educational nature to members of the AASV. As in previous years, each presentation is limited to 15 minutes. The session will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2002.

Topic titles, a brief description of the presentation content, and presenter information (name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address) must be received in the AASV office by October 1, 2001. Send to: Commercial Sessions, AASV, 902 1st Ave, Perry, Iowa 50220.
Fax: 515-465-3832;
E-mail: aasv@aasv.org.

There will be a review of the abstracts to assure technical merit of the presentations. Restricted program space necessitates a limit on the number of presentations per company. Authors will be notified of their selection by October 15, 2001, and must be prepared to submit the complete manuscript for publication in the AASV proceedings by November 16, 2001.