CRWAD ABSTRACT CHECKLIST

For those who need a US Visa in order to attend the CRWAD meeting please start your application process early.

Presenters must be registered for the meeting and are required to wear their name badges during their oral or poster presentations.

* Poster Presentation Instructions below

REQUIRED:  Complete the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program before midnight, August 22, 2014.

  • Before submitting your abstract to the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program, please compare your abstract format with the checklist listed below. Be sure that all the pertinent points from the checklist have been followed to properly format your abstract before you submit the abstract to the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program. The abstract must meet all of the "Checklist Requirements" listed below.
  • The same presenting author for more than one abstract may submit more than one abstract through the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program.
  • The following 10 Section Preferences will be available for you to select when completing the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program.  While completing the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program you will choose both a first section preference and a second section preference, and whether each abstract is for Oral or Poster presentation.
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
    Biosafety and Biosecurity
    Companion Animal Epidemiology
    Ecology and Management of Foodborne Agents
    Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics
    Immunology
    Pathobiology of Enteric and Foodborne Pathogens
    Respiratory Diseases
    Vector-Borne and Parasitic Diseases
    Viral Pathogenesis

  • Students who wish to enter the student competition will select the Graduate Student Competition Entry category while submitting their abstract to the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program.  Please note:

    *Student presenters must be registered for the CRWAD meeting.  No meeting registration will eliminate your abstract from competition.  Registration Form
    *Student presenters must be present with their competition entry posters during the poster sessions for judges' interviews.
    *All presenters will be required to wear their name badges during their presentations.

  • The following competition categories will be available at the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program.
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS may enter ONLY ONE ABSTRACT (one oral OR one poster) for competition in one of the following categories.
    American Association of Veterinary Immunologists - AAVI
    American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists - AAVP
    American College of Veterinary Microbiologists - ACVM
    Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine - AVEPM
    Biosafety and Biosecurity - BB
    Enteric Disease Research - EDR

  • Please do not fax or send a hard copy of your abstract.
  • A presenter is required to register for the meeting and wear their name badge during their presentation.

CHECKLIST REQUIREMENTS

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Follow these instructions to complete your abstract before you submit your abstract to the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program.

  1. Abstract is formatted with single spacing document.
  2. Abstract body length should not exceed 1890 characters.  The title and the authors / affiliations are entered in a separate step and should not be entered with the abstract body.  Spaces are not included in the abstract body character count.  Do not put a border around the text area. Do not type abstract in a "text box".
  3. The title can be 150 characters maximum. Spaces are not included in the title character count. The authors and the author affiliations are entered in an "author block" and there is no maximum number of authors.
  4. The person who is submitting the abstract through the OASIS On–line Abstract Submission Program will be designated as the presenting author through the OASIS program.
  5. Your abstract should be informative, containing: a) a short statement of the study's specific objective, b) a brief statement of methods, c) a summary of the results, and d) a statement of the conclusions.
  6. Abstract will be downloaded from the OASIS Program to compile the "Proceedings".
  7. The title is not underlined, bold, italic, nor entirely in upper case. Use upper case for proper nouns.
  8. Italicize only scientific words.  Do not italicize the entire title or author names.
  9. Below is an example of a properly formatted title..
  10. Do not fax or send a hard copy of your abstract.
  11. The abstracts submitted by the deadline of August 22, will be allowed a four day editing window by the submitting author. The editing window will close at midnight, August 26, 2014.
  12. Authors will be notified of the section, day, and time of their presentations by reading the Annual Meeting Program which will be published on our web site by the end of October.  Printed programs will be available at the meeting. Proceedings including the abstracts will be available for purchase.
  13. Oral presentations are 15 minutes in length, including discussion/questions.
  14. All oral presentations will be PowerPoint presentations.  Each section leader will be responsible for loading the PowerPoint files on the computer, and setting up the computer/LCD for the section.  Authors will be contacted by section leaders.  PowerPoint presentations must be received by the section leader prior to the conference. Quality presentations and schedule must be maintained.  If a presentation fails or is not completed in the allotted amount of time the presentation will not be allowed to continue.
  15. Poster boards will be provided for the Poster Sessions. The boards will be approximately 4'H by 8'W.  CRWAD does not specify a poster presentation format. Each poster presentation may use one full side of the 4'H by 8'W board. Tacks are not provided. There will be two poster sessions. Please follow the above abstract checklist for your poster abstract format.
  16. Notice: *Student Poster presenters must be with their competition entry posters during the poster sessions for possible judges' interviews.
    *Presenters must wear their name badge during their presentation.
    *Student presenters must be registered for the CRWAD meeting.
    *No meeting registration will eliminate your abstract from competition.
    *GRADUATE STUDENTS may enter ONLY ONE ABSTRACT (one oral OR one poster) for competition in the CRWAD meeting.
  17. The Graduate Student Competition Awards will be presented during the Tuesday Business Meeting. All students entered in the competition are invited to attend the Business Meeting.

Example of a Properly Formatted Title:
Multiple toxin types of Clostridium perfringens detected by multiplex PCR from the same clinical specimen. R. P. Ellis1*, J. G. Songer2. 1Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.2 Dept. of Veterinary Science & Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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