Veterinary Student Scholarship Competition: Abstracts Due Sept 22

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announces an opportunity for veterinary students to make a scientific presentation during the Student Seminar at the AASV annual meeting in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, March 1, 2015. 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 (2014-15) student member of the AASV at the time of submission, and must not have graduated from veterinary school prior to March 1, 2015. Submissions are limited to one (1) abstract per student. Abstracts and supplementary materials (Student Seminar Application and Co-Author Form) must be received by Dr. Alex Ramirez (alex@aasv.org) by 11:59pm Central Daylight Time on Monday, September 22, 2014 (firm deadline).

All material must be submitted electronically. Late abstracts will not be considered. You should receive an email confirming the receipt of your submission. If you do not receive this confirmation email, you must contact Dr. Alex Ramirez (alex@aasv.org) by Wednesday September 24, 2014 with supporting evidence that the submission was made in time; otherwise your submission will not be considered for judging. The abstracts will be reviewed by an unbiased, professional panel consisting of a private practitioner, an academician, and an industry veterinarian. Fifteen abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in the Student Seminar at the AASV annual meeting. Students whose papers are selected will be notified by October 15, 2014 and will be expected to provide the complete paper or abstract, reformatted for publication, by November 17, 2014.

To help defray the costs of attending the AASV meeting, Zoetis provides a $750 honorarium to the student presenter of each paper selected for oral presentation during the Student Seminar.

Veterinary students whose papers are selected for oral presentation also compete for one of several veterinary student 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 $2500 each for 2nd through 5th place, $1500 each for 6th through 10th place, and $500 each for 11th through 15th place.

Abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation in the Student Seminar will be considered for participation in the Student Poster Session. Zoetis and the AASV fund a stipend of $250 for each student who is selected and participates in the poster presentation. In addition, the presenters of the top fifteen poster abstracts compete for awards ranging from $200 to $500 in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition.

Complete information for preparing and submitting abstracts is available on the AASV Web site at https://www.aasv.org/annmtg/2015/studentseminar.htm. Please note: the rules for submission should be followed carefully. For more information, contact the AASV office (Tel: 515-465-5255; Fax: 515-465-3832; E-mail: aasv@aasv.org).