The 12th International Equine Colic Research Symposium will be hosted by AAEP Foundation and will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on July 18-20, 2017 immediately following the AAEP Focus on Colic and Focus on Dentistry meetings, July 16-18, 2017. The deadline for submission of abstracts for the meeting is February 8, 2017 5:00 PM EST. The meeting format and guidelines for abstracts are listed below. Registration for both meetings will be open to all and more information will be posted on the BEVA Website soon.

Meeting Format 

The meeting format will be similar to previous Colic Research Symposia. Twelve minute oral presentations followed by 3 minutes for questions and discussion will take place in sessions throughout the two-and-ahalf days of the meeting. Posters will be available for attendees to view throughout each day. Poster sessions on the 18th and 19th will expand beyond the oral presentations by giving attendees the opportunity to review and discuss with poster presenters.  Scientists and clinicians are invited to submit abstracts of recent work that they wish to present at this meeting. The scientific committee will consider abstracts on all aspects of equine gastroenterology, including basic science research and reports of clinical cases or novel approaches to treatment.   Recently submitted or work published within the last six months will also be considered.  

Topics areas will include but are not limited to: 

Surgical techniques 
Diagnostics Treatment 
Parasitology 
Gastric ulceration 
Endotoxemia 
Pharmacology of intestinal motility 
Complications: Post-operative ileus, laminitis, adhesions etc. 
Epidemiology 
Physiology of digestion 
Microbiology, Microbiome  


Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 8 February 2017 5:00 PM EST.  

The abstract should be submitted as a Word document, less than 250 words in length, single spacing, in 12 pt, Times New Roman font. All abstracts should be written in English. All authors should be listed together with their addresses in full. The presenter’s name should be underlined. Authors must indicate if the presentation is for oral presentation only, poster presentation only or suitable for either oral or poster presentation. Authors must also indicate if the abstract has been previously published.  See the attached example abstract.     
Authors considering submission of research papers to refereed journals based on the same information in a submitted abstract should be aware of the allowable length of abstracts by each journal to prevent a conflict with the abstract and future planned manuscript publication.

Authors must include the following information: 

Name (s):
Institution or Practice: 
Address: 
Telephone No.: of the presenting author
Fax No.: of the presenting author
Email Address: of the presenting author

Abstracts must be saved as a ‘Microsoft Word Document (.doc or docx)’ in a PC-compatible format and should be submitted by email to: cross@aaep.org.  The file name should include the presenting author’s first name initial and last name.  

Abstracts must be received in the AAEP office by 5:00 pm (EST) on 8 February 2017 for full consideration. Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee and authors notified by email of acceptance as either oral or poster presentation within 8-10 weeks.    
 
Sample Abstract  

Abdominal adhesions: Retrospective evaluation of repeat celiotomy in 99 horses with acute gastrointestinal disease 

D. A. Gorvy, G. B. Edwards and C. J. Proudman 

Equine Division, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Animal Husbandry, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE, UK. Tel: (+44) 0151 794 6041 Fax: (+44) 0151 794 6034 Email: dylan.gorvy@liv.ac.uk 

Abstracts should include background, objective(s), methods, results and a conclusion. Body of the abstract should not exceed 250 words. The abstract should be written in English, 12 point Times New Roman font and single spaced.

To be considered for poster presentation only.
This abstract has not been previously published.  

Submit as a word doc or docx file by February 8th, 2017 5 pm EST.  Email to cross@AAEP.org.  The file name should contain the presenting author’s first name initial and last name.  If more than one abstract is submitted by the same author, number accordingly.   

Example    DGorvy1.doc,  DGorvy2.doc