Student Seminar Abstracts Due September 19

AASV has issued the call for abstracts for the 2019 Student Seminar and Poster Session, which is the starting point for scholarship competitions held at the AASV Annual Meeting. Substantial changes have been made to the procedure and requirements for submitting student abstracts.

Please see (and read carefully) the full abstract submission information at

What's new?

  • All abstracts will be submitted online at Do NOT email abstracts.
  • A free Ex Ordo account (name, email address, and password) is required for submission. Since email confirmation of the account is required prior to submission, set up the account well in advance of the abstract due date.
  • Abstracts are limited to 550 words of text, plus one table OR figure (png or jpg file only).
  • Abstracts should not contain references.
  • Abstracts should not include any identifiers (names, school, state, country, diagnostic lab name, farm name, etc).
  • Students provide information for two (and only two) authors - themselves and their mentor. (Additional authors may be added after the abstract is accepted.)
  • Both authors receive automatic email confirmation from Ex Ordo (including a copy of the abstract) when the abstract submission is complete.
  • Students may log into Ex Ordo to edit their submission any time up to the abstract due date.

What's the same?

  • The abstract due date is firm: September 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM CDT. Start early!
  • A panel of private practitioners, academicians, and industry veterinarians will score the abstracts to select the oral and poster presentations.
  • The review panel does not see the author information associated with each abstract.
  • The abstract scoring rubric is the same as before. See
  • The abstract submitted via Ex Ordo is used only for review and selection purposes.
  • Students whose abstracts are selected for presentation are required to submit a paper to the AASV office by November 15 for publication in the conference proceedings. The proceedings paper is expected to contain identifiers and a full roster of contributing authors.

For complete details, see Still have questions? Contact Dr. Andrew Bowman,