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Call for Abstracts: AASV Student Seminar

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announces an opportunity for veterinary students to make a scientific presentation at the AASV Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Interested students are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a research paper, clinical case study, or literature review for consideration. The submitting student must be a current (2020-21) student member of the AASV at the time of submission and must not have graduated from veterinary school prior to February 28, 2021. Submissions are limited to one (1) abstract per student.

Abstract submission Abstracts and supporting information must be submitted online at (see for details). Submissions must be completed before 11:59pm Central Daylight Time on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (firm deadline). Late submissions will not be considered.

Students will receive an email from Ex Ordo confirming receipt of their submission. If they do not receive this confirmation email, they must contact Dr. Andrew Bowman ( by Friday, September 18, 2020 with supporting evidence that the submission was made in time; otherwise the abstract will not be considered for judging.

The abstracts will be reviewed by an unbiased, professional panel consisting of private practitioners, academicians, and industry veterinarians. Fifteen abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in the Student Seminar at the AASV Annual Meeting. Students will be notified by October 15, 2020, and those selected to participate will be expected to provide the complete paper or abstract, reformatted for publication, by November 12.

Student Seminar and Scholarships

As sponsor of the Student Seminar, Zoetis makes $26,250 available to fund travel stipends and the top student presenter scholarship. The student presenter of each paper selected for ORAL presentation receives a $750 stipend to help defray the costs of attending the AASV meeting. Veterinary students whose papers are selected for oral presentation also compete for one of several scholarships awarded through the AASV Foundation. The oral presentations will be judged to determine the amount of the scholarship awarded. Zoetis funds a $5000 scholarship for the student whose paper, oral presentation and supporting information are judged best overall. Elanco Animal Health provides $20,000 in additional funding enabling the AASV Foundation to award scholarships of $2500 each for 2nd through 5th place, $1500 each for 6th through 10th place, and $500 each for 11th through 15th place.

Student Poster Session

Abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation in the Student Seminar will be considered for presentation in a poster session at the annual meeting. Zoetis, sponsor of the Student Poster Session, provides a $250 stipend for each student poster presenter who attends the meeting to participate in the session. Those selected for poster presentation will be expected to supply a brief paper, formatted for publication in the conference proceedings, by November 12. The guidelines for preparing posters for the display are available at

Veterinary Student Poster Competition

The presenters of the top fifteen poster abstracts compete for scholarship awards ranging from $200 to $500 in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition, sponsored by United Animal Health. See for poster judging details.

Complete information for preparing and submitting abstracts is available on the AASV website at The rules for submission should be followed carefully. For more information, contact the AASV office: 515-465-5255,