Abstracts

Clinical Posters

The Voorjaarsdagen Poster Presentation session allows veterinarians, researchers and veterinary students from all over the world to communicate clinical cases and research findings in farm animal veterinary medicine to the public of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. The abstracts for the Poster Presentation will be reviewed by an independent scientific committee. Accepted posters will be displayed in the exhibition area of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. All selected first authors of Poster Presentations receive a complimentary registration to the Voorjaarsdagen Conference.

 

Acceptance of the abstract or poster will grant you free access to the general programme of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. We hope to welcome colleagues from your faculty to help us to maintain the high quality of the scientific programme!

Clinical Cases Award

De Voorjaarsdagen Clinical Cases Award is open for companion animal practioners, interns, residents, and specialists. Aim of the award is to offer a stage to present one or a series of interesting clinical cases with relevance to the companion animal veterinary practitioner.

 

The abstracts for the Voorjaarsdagen Clinical Cases Award will be reviewed by an independent scientific committee. The authors of accepted abstracts will present their studies in 12-minute presentations with an additional 3 minutes dedicated to discussion. The accepted presentations of the Voorjaarsdagen Clinical Cases Award will be embedded in the invited speaker’s sessions related to the topic of expertise. In this way the Voorjaarsdagen Clinical Cases Award presentations will be attractive for the clinically orientated audience and will evoke a lively discussion.

 

All selected Voorjaarsdagen Clinical Cases Award presentations receive a complimentary registration to the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. The abstracts and oral presentations will be evaluated by a jury consisting of Prof. dr. Herman Hazewinkel, dr. Martine Carrière-Bothof and dr. Astrid van Dongen. The jury will select a winner and a runner-up. The official announcement of the winners will take place prior to the closing ceremony of the Voorjaarsdagen. The winners receive an award and a cash prize.

Research Award

The VJD Research Award is a platform for all researchers to present their scientific endeavours in companion animal veterinary medicine. The abstracts for the VJD Research Award will be reviewed by an independent scientific committee.

 

The authors of accepted abstracts will present their studies in 12-minute presentations with an additional 3 minutes dedicated to discussion. All accepted presentations receive a complimentary registration to the EVC Voorjaarsdagen.

The jury will select a winner and a runner-up. The official announcement of the winners will take place during the Voorjaarsdagen closing ceremony. The winners receive an award and a cash prize.

Poster Presentations

The Voorjaarsdagen Poster Presentation session allows veterinarians, researchers and veterinary students from all over the world to communicate clinical cases and research findings in companion animal veterinary medicine to the public of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. The abstracts for the Poster Presentation will be reviewed by an independent scientific committee. Accepted posters will be displayed in the exhibition area of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. All selected first authors of Poster Presentations receive a complimentary registration to the Voorjaarsdagen Conference.

 

Acceptance of the abstract or poster will grant you free access to the general programme of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. We hope to welcome colleagues from your faculty to help us to maintain the high quality of the scientific programme!

Clinical Research Sessions

The Voorjaarsdagen Equine Clinical Research Sessions are open for all researchers, practitioners, veterinary students, residents and interns working in the field of equine medicine. An independent scientific committee will review submitted abstracts for the Voorjaarsdagen Equine Clinical Research Sessions. The authors of accepted abstracts will present their studies in 12-minute presentations with an additional 3 minutes dedicated to discussion. All selected Voorjaarsdagen Clinical Research presentations receive a complimentary registration to the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. A jury will evaluate the oral presentations and will select a winner for two different awards: the BEVA Award and the Xcellent Horse Insurance Award. The official announcement of the winners will take place prior to the closing ceremony of the Voorjaarsdagen.

Poster Presentations

The Voorjaarsdagen Poster Presentation session allows veterinarians, researchers and veterinary students from all over the world to communicate clinical cases and research findings in equine veterinary medicine to the public of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. The abstracts for the Poster Presentation will be reviewed by an independent scientific committee. Accepted posters will be displayed in the exhibition area of the Voorjaarsdagen Conference. All selected first authors of Poster Presentations receive a complimentary registration to the Voorjaarsdagen Conference.

Rules & Guidelines submisisons

Abstract Submission

 

All abstracts should be submitted through our website by login using your username and password. Create an account if you’re new to Voorjaarsdagen. After logging in, you will be able to upload your abstracts for the Awards Sessions and/or Poster Presentations.

 

At the European Veterinary Conference Voorjaarsdagen, all papers must be presented in English. Twelve minutes will be allotted for presentation of each paper, with a further 3 minute discussion period. Presenters should have reasonable understanding of the English language and should be able to answer questions. Please note that a passport photo is necessary to complete your submission!

 

FORMAT AND TYPING INSTRUCTIONS
Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the online submission. Failure to comply may eliminate your paper from the evaluation process. Please complete all requested fields and tick the relevant boxes. The abstract must not exceed a maximum of 300 words (excluding Title, Authors & References). Tables, figures and charts are accepted. It has to be submitted online and the text typed in the respective form provided.

 

General typing instructions:
Format: Use A4 (21cm x 29.5cm) size with standard margins.
The abstracts must be typed in Arial Western type font size 10. Use single spaced type and uniform spacing between the lines. Do not squeeze lines together. The use of standard abbreviations without definition is acceptable. Other abbreviations should be defined by placing them in parentheses after the full word is used in the text for the first time. Use numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3) to indicate numbers except when beginning sentences, which must commence with the written number (e.g. One, Two, Three). Use special font for Greek / mathematical symbols.

• Abstracts must be written in English and must be checked for grammatical and spelling errors BEFORE submission. The editors reserve the right to refuse abstracts that have not been properly checked and which require extensive editing.

TITLE: the title of the abstract should be brief and accurately reflect the content of the abstract. Abbreviations should not be used.
AUTHORS: list last name and initials of each author. Authors should be listed in the order preferred for publication, should your abstract be accepted. It will not be possible to change this order following submission.
Line one: Title of Abstract
Line two: Name of the authors (first name, middle initial, last name of each author, qualifications)
Line three: Affiliation (name and address of Department of author responsible for correspondence only)
Line four: Country
Line five: E-mail address

ABSTRACT BODY: must include the subtitles Introduction (stating the aim of the study), Material and Methods, Results and Discussion/Conclusion (including practical significance). Vague statements such as “the results will be discussed” will not be acceptable. For Case reports, Case Description must be used in place of Material and Methods. Use single space typing with no space between titles, body or paragraphs.
TABLES, ILLUSTRATIONS AND LEGENDS need to be submitted each on a separate page in clearly drawn or typewritten form. The position of the tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Each table or figure should be labelled, including the name of the author(s). Authors are encouraged to include illustrations.
REFERENCES: Vancouver reference style (max 3 references)
Preferred Word processing programme is Microsoft Word (for Windows). Do not use special functions like tabulations, italics, underline, etc. Just type in your text and only use a carriage return (“enter key”) for a new paragraph.

 

Vancouver style Instructions to authors
Manuscripts should be written in English (except for DANS/Technicians programme, these manuscripts should be written in Dutch).
1. Title page (see also “Outline of the text”): title; first name, middle initial, last name of each author; name and address of Department of author responsible for correspondence only.
2. Text: reviews should have headings that indicate the subjects that are dealt with in the paper. Use only metric units (SI units) and approved abbreviations (see O’Connor M.. Writing scientific papers in English: an ELSE-Ciba foundation guide for authors. Amsterdam; Elsevier-Excerpta Medica 1975). The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
3. References: identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals (in parentheses). List references according to appearance in the text. Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Unpublished observations or personal communications cannot be used as references, but may be inserted (in parentheses) in the text. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style in Index Medicus. Examples of correct forms of references are given below.
4. The editors will omit reference lists that are not formatted according to the Vancouver style.
1. Standard Journal article:
Yousoupov CH, Lee KYL, Chey W, Menguy R. Study of patients with unexplained nausea and vomiting. Br Med J 1981;283:628-9
2. Books and other monographs:
Weinstein L, Scwartz MN. Pathogenic properties of microorganisms. In: Sodaman WA, Janssen W. eds. Pathologic physiology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1975; 457-89.

Poster Instructions

 

All poster presenters should display their posters using the poster boards in the Exhibition Hall before 10.30 a.m. on the first day of the EVC Voorjaarsdagen. The following guidelines will be of help when you prepare your poster presentation. Please remember that it is very important that you finish your poster BEFORE you travel to the The Hague Fokker Terminal Conference Centre, and that you bring it yourself. DO NOT mail your poster. One poster board will be allocated for each poster.

 

Size of poster board: 100 cm wide x 150 cm high
Size of useable area: 90 cm wide x 140 cm high
Poster should be oriented as “Portrait”.
Each piece of paper, graph, photograph etcetera that you pin onto your poster board is defined as a poster unit. Your poster presentation may be made up of one large poster unit (maximum size 140 x 90 cm), or several smaller poster units. In our experience, the most successful poster presentations are the ones made up of one poster unit.

 

PREPARING YOUR POSTER

 

General

There are two important points to remember when preparing your poster presentation:
• Your audience should be able to see your material from a distance of 2 – 3 metres. This means that all lettering should be at least 8 mm high.
• Plan your poster so that delegates can grasp the significance of your work quickly. Number your separate poster units in the order you wish them to be viewed.

 

Title Banner
If possible prepare a title banner to go across the top of your presentation. The title banner should be at least 100 mm wide and should state:
• The title of the presentation
• The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
Lettering on the banner should be at least 20 mm high.

 

Text on poster units
Use a clear typeface such as Helvetica or Times Roman and, if possible, a laser printer. Keep text to a minimum – ideally, no more than 15 lines of type on a regular A4 sheet.

 

Graphs and diagrams
Graphs and diagrams often convey more than just words, as long as they are clear and simple. Graphs and figures should be drawn with a minimum line width of 1 mm.

 

Colour
Colour can greatly enhance your presentation. Some suggestions:
• Use colour within diagrams
• Paste your individual poster units onto coloured card using different colours to guide your audience through your presentation – introduction, results, conclusions, etc.

 

Handouts
‘Handouts’, photo copies of either your individual poster or the whole presentation reduced to A3 format, are generally well appreciated by delegates. If you wish to distribute handouts, you should prepare them beforehand and bring them with you.
Good luck with the preparation of your poster.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

 

All abstracts should be submitted through our website.

 

 

Please choose in which category you need to submit your manuscript to:

Companion Animal
Equine
Farm Animal
DANS (technicians)
Note that a passport photo (.jpg or .jpeg) and short resume are necessary to complete your submission! Please follow the instructions on the page.

 

Outline of the text
Preferred Word processing programme is Microsoft Word (for Windows). Do not use special functions like tabulations, italics, underline, etc. Just type in your text and only use a carriage return (“enter key”) for a new paragraph.

 

Tables, illustrations and legends need to be submitted each on a separate page in clearly drawn or typewritten form. The position of the tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Each table or figure should have a label pasted on its back indicating the number of the figure, the name of the author(s) and the top of the figure. Authors are encouraged to include illustrations.

 

Format: Use A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) size with standard margins. Use 10 pt Arial Western type and single line spacing. Maximum word count: 1000 per abstract.
Multiple hours of lecture may also be condensed to one manuscript.
Line one: Title of Abstract
Line two: Name of the authors
Line three: Qualifications
Line four: Organisation
Line five: Country
Line six: E-mail address