Call for Abstracts

The deadline for submitting abstracts was 31st August 2018. Currently, the submitted abstracts are being evaluated are reviewed and selected by the Executive Committee with authors’ names and affiliations removed. A final selection will be made at the meeting of the Executive Committee, to be held on 26th September 2018. All authors will be contacted within two weeks of the meeting and informed whether they have been selected to give an oral presentation at the 2019 conference. If selected, you will be required to submit a full proceedings paper by 15th December 2018 for inclusion in the Society’s Annual Conference Proceedings.

For the 2019 conference, SVEPM will again be looking to publish a proportion of presented papers in a special edition of Preventive Veterinary Medicine. In order to ensure prompt publication of the PVM special edition (i.e. before the next conference in March 2020) we need to receive a parallel manuscript shortly after submission of the proceedings papers (by 15th January 2019). Papers intended for the PVM special edition will be subjected to full peer-review and should be formatted according to that journal’s instructions to authors and should not be identical in content or title to the proceedings papers. Full details of required formats for both SVEPM proceedings and PVM papers will be forwarded to authors of invited papers when the Junior Vice-President notifies them in October 2018.

  1. Please note the following important dates:
      The final deadline for those papers accepted for presentation to be submitted in full (a paper of 8 – 11 pages) to the Junior Vice President, is on or before 15th DECEMBER 2018.
      15th JANUARY 2019
      Parallel papers for submission to the Preventive Veterinary Medicine special edition should be submitted one month after the proceedings paper (instructions for submission will be communicated to successful authors). No papers can be accepted after this date, and manuscripts in short communication format are not acceptable.

There will also be a poster session at the conference, further details of which will be available in December 2018. Requests for poster space should be made when registering for the conference. Please note that submitting an abstract in August 2018 does not preclude having to request poster space at registration.

If you have questions about any other aspect of the conference at this time, or other issues relating to the Society, please contact: Philip Robinson, e-mail: