Canine and Feline Medicine Research Abstracts Science Week 2019

Canine and Feline Medicine Research Abstracts

The Small Animal Medicine and Feline Chapters invite postgraduate students, residents, interns, clinicians, and researchers to submit abstracts of practical and scientific topics related to canine and feline medicine. Abstracts can be focused on applied or clinical research. Case series describing unusual or difficult cases and outstanding single case reports will additionally be considered.

Submission deadline- 11:59pm AEST 9 April 2019.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to Mary Thompson at They will be reviewed by a panel and selected on merit. Authors will be notified via email of acceptance on or before April 23rd 2019. Successful authors must be able to submit their PowerPoint presentation to convenors via Dropbox by 5pm AEST on July 4th and attend the abstract session in its entirety on the morning of July 6th (1.30 - 4.50pm).

Abstracts presented by postgraduate students, small animal or feline medicine residents (including those who have completed a residency within the last 6 months but have not yet completed certifying examinations), and interns may be eligible for prizes. Abstracts that have been presented at other conferences are welcome but this must be disclosed and these abstracts will not be eligible for prizes. No abstract should be entered that will have been submitted as a full-length publication before the abstract submission deadline. Please provide contact details including your mobile phone number with your submission. The Small Animal Medicine Chapter prizes include a first prize of $1000, second prize of $750, and a third prize of $500. The Feline Chapter Abstract prize for the best feline presentation is $1000. Successful feline abstracts will additionally be published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

To view a sample abstract please click here

To view a guide to oral presentation for presenters please click here

Any enquires to Mary Thompson at

Nominations sought for College Awards 2019

The College Prize is awarded to a veterinarian who has made an outstanding practical contribution to veterinary science or practice in Australia or New Zealand without the support of an academic environment. The Awards Committee will consider the applicability of the contribution in the broad field of veterinary science.

The Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Award recognises high academic and/or research accomplishment. It is awarded to an Australian or New Zealand veterinarian making an outstanding contribution to veterinary science in the preceding five years.

The Fellowship Training Scholarship (value $8,810) is awarded to a Member of the College who has successfully applied for the fellowship examination and seeks financial assistance to undertake or complete the approved training program.

A Fellowship Research Grant of $3,000 will be awarded to a person performing research as part of a Fellowship training program approved by the College. The aim of the grant is to support either the research itself or analysis of results (e.g. statistical consultation).

The Meritorious Service Award is presented to reward a member or fellow of the College, who has consistently and tirelessly contributed to the College through voluntary service at chapter or higher level.

The Most Commendable Paper in an International Journal is awarded to highlight the scientific contribution members of the College make to the veterinary community internationally. This award will be specifically aimed at journal articles that provide insight to
the pathogenesis of a disease condition, or substantially alter the treatment or prevention of disease.

The Membership Travel Grant is to reward an active member of the College, who is not in training in a fellowship program, attend an international veterinary event that will be of benefit to the individual professionally, as well as be of benefit to the chapter to which they

The closing date for all Awards is 31 March 2019. Nominations should comply with the relevant criteria available on the College website, and should be forwarded to the College office either by email or mail. For assistance please contact Dr Zoe Lenard, Chair of the College Awards Committee, by directing your enquiry through the College office.