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Schweizerische Tierrztliche Vereinigung fr Verhaltensmedizin Association Vtrinaire Suisse pour la Mdecine Comportementale

JOINT CALL FOR PAPERS


20th Annual Meeting of the STVV Swiss Veterinary Society of Behavioural Medicine 18th Annual Meeting of the ESVCE European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology 2nd Annual Meeting of the ECAWBM (formerly ECVBM-CA) European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine

7th to 9th September 2012


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Martigny, Switzerland Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15th April 2012

Schweizerische Tierrztliche Vereinigung fr Verhaltensmedizin Association Vtrinaire Suisse pour la Mdecine Comportementale

18th Annual Meeting of the ESVCE European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology

When Science and Daily Practice meet


The ESVCE congress is an international meeting of clinicians, educators, students and researchers with diverse yet common interests in applied behavioural medicine of companion animals as well as livestock species. Topics: State of the art lectures; free communications on clinical cases and reviews of practical solutions for them in applied behaviour and animal welfare.

2nd Annual Meeting of the ECAWBM (formerly ECVBM-CA) European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine
The ECAWBM congress is an international meeting of researchers with clinicians, educators and students with diverse yet common interests in applied behavioural medicine and welfare of companion animals as well as livestock species. Topics: Free communications about research in applied behaviour, behavioural medicine and animal welfare Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law conference stream: Friday 7th September In association with the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association (AWSELVA) the ECAWBM invites abstracts on the theme of: 'Animal Welfare Improvement- How Far Can We Go, how far ought we to go?' We welcome contributions relating to bioethical and legislative aspects of welfare improvement, as well as welfare science research on this theme.

Abstract submission instructions


Please send the abstract to

congressmartigny2012@gmail.com

Authors are asked to indicate clearly whether their oral/poster contribution is intended for ESVCE or ECAWBM. The secretary of ESVCE or ECAWBM scientific committees will contact the authors about whether their abstract has been accepted. Responsibility for the programme lies with the scientific committees, the organising committee and their decisions are final. A maximum of two (2) abstracts may be accepted from each presenting (or first) author (e.g., 1 spoken and 1 poster presentation, or 2 posters). Poster presenters must be present on all days. Unattended posters are not allowed, although a presenting author may delegate a co-author to present a poster on behalf, if she/he cannot attend in person. For any questions regarding a submission for ESVCE: please contact For any questions regarding a submission for bs@ethologin.de please contact

ECAWBM:

infocollegemartigny@gmail.com

There will be 3 categories for abstract submission:

Finished scientific research or reviews ready for publication. Short communications about ongoing research (e.g. part of a Phd) or clinical case studies Commercial presentations: in this congress the opportunity will be given to commercial organisations to present studies associated with their products

All presentations will be labelled in each category so that attendees understand the origin and content of each presentation. There are 3 categories to select from for your presentation:

Long spoken presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion) these should be data based, original finished scientific research or reviews ready for publication Short spoken presentations (10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion) these may be case reports, treatment regimes, data based or other material about ongoing research (e.g. part of a PhD)

Poster presentations these may be case reports, treatment regimes, data based or other material

Abstracts should be in English, no longer than 300 words and should be concise, informative and explicit. Providing a list of topics to be covered, or using statements such as results will be discussed or a new theory will be developed are not appropriate. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three independent referees, according to the pre-set criteria including: abstracts having the components required (as listed below), the quality of each component, overall clarity of the abstract, and importance of the research to the field. Research abstracts must include the following components:

an introduction (a few sentences introducing the study and its objectives) methodology including a description of the participants (both human and animal), such as number (n), type, age, gender, and species, and a description of the study design, data collection, data analysis and apparatus used

main results, including, when appropriate, statistical test, significance level and actual test value (e.g., F(df) = ?, p < 0.05) principal conclusions and implications for the field

Critical review abstracts must include the following components:

an introduction (a clear statement of the purpose of the review) key literature references to theory, concepts, evidence or methodology that have been reviewed or re-evaluated main findings principal conclusions and implications for the field

Case reports abstracts must include the following components:

an introduction (anamnesis, etiology, background information regarding the case) key literature references to theory, concepts, evidence or methodology that have been used diagnosis and therapy principal conclusions and implications for the field, if appropriate

Commercial papers

an introduction (a few sentences introducing the objectives) methodology if necessary main results, including, when appropriate, statistical test, significance level and actual test value (e.g., F(df) = ?, p < 0.05) principal conclusions and implications for the field

Abstract formatting instructions

1. All abstracts must be typed, single-line spaced and must fit on one page. 2. Font should be Times New Roman 12 throughout. 3. First line: indicate intention in capital letters LONG OR SHORT SPOKEN PRESENTATION,
COMMERCIAL PRESENTATION, DAY of PREFERENCE, OR POSTER

4. Second line: descriptive, concise, meaningful title in bold 5. Third line: names of all authors. Underline the presenting author. 6. Fourth line: addresses of authors (institution, city, country) and e-mail address of
presenting author.

7. Then leave two blank lines. 8. On the next line, the text of the abstract no longer than 300 words. 9. Do not indent for paragraphs but leave a one-line gap between paragraphs. 10. When using uncommon abbreviations, spell out in full when first mentioned, followed by
the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not abbreviate in the title of the abstract

11. Tables are not permitted in the abstract. 12. For critical reviews, key references (if appropriate) should be listed in abbreviated form,
e.g., Dutton, D. and Williams, C. 2004.

nthro oos 17(1): 210224.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically (MS Word attachment). Two copies of the abstract must be submitted, one with the authors names and affiliations removed. All abstracts that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected. Since the abstracts are going to be published as such, the author is responsible for the quality of the translation in English. It is suggested that all abstracts are checked by a native English speaking person.