This guide seeks to provide contributors with the required steps to successfully submit a scientific abstract for evaluation by the Scientific Committee (SC) / Student Award Committee (SAwC) of the 69th WDA / 14th EWDA 2021 Joint Conference.
Dates to consider
Scope for abstracts
All abstracts on topics related to Wildlife Health are welcome. We encourage the submission of abstracts that adder to any of the non-exclusive thematic areas of the main topic of the conference “Managing Wildlife Diseases for Sustainable Ecosystems” that are displayed in the website and in the abstract submission template.
Presentation of scientific contributions
The preferred mode of presentation of abstracts shall be clearly identified by the author during the abstract submission process. The Scientific and Student Award Committees hold the right of the final allocation of the contributions to the scientific sessions in the Conference as well as of the presentation type. The authors will be notified on due time of the decision of the Committees for agreement. The scientific contributions can be presented in any of the following categories:
How to submit an abstract
All the scientific contributions must be submitted through the abstract submission system in the Conference website after an account has been created. Use your account user and password to submit your abstract(s) through the submission system. Submission is accepted prior to registration to the Conference but any accepted abstract will not be included in the final programme if the presenter is not register before the deadline of the early bird registration period. The abstracts shall be submitted exclusively through the online portal. Fax, e-mail or other ways of abstract submission WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The number of abstracts is not limited for presenters, so you are encouraged to send as many abstracts as you want to contribute to the Conference.
Please, read carefully the following abstract guidelines before preparing your abstract. Click here to download the abstract submission template for guidance.
Please follow the template for abstracts.
A confirmation email will be sent to you once the abstract has been successfully submitted. Check your email (including spam and/or not desired mail) for confirmation. For any query or question regarding the submission system, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Presentation Award Competition
Abstracts submitted by students, who are current WDA members, are eligible to participate in the WDA Student Presentation Award Competition. Students that are not WDA members are encouraged to join WDA prior to submitting an abstract to ensure they are eligible for the competition. Students, who are WDA members, and who would like to be considered for the WDA Student Presentation Award Competition must follow the abstract guidelines and criteria outlined here: https://www.wildlifedisease.org/wda/STUDENTS/StudentAwards.aspx
WDA Student Definition:
enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate student programme at least half-time,
be participating full-time in an internship or residency program which is approved for credit towards board certification or graduate degree.
This definition is on the WDA website:
Abstracts which select YES to the following three questions in the abstract submission template will be scored by the SAwC. All other abstracts will be scored by the SC.
Terms and Conditions
The SC and SAwC will carefully check that the studies presented in the abstracts have been undertaken in accordance with international rules on animal experimentation and that an Institutional Ethics Committee approved the use of animals in case these have been essential in the study.
It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that all co-authors have approved the submission of the abstract in the submitted form.
The Organizing Committee of the 69th WDA – 14th EWDA Joint Conference would not be responsible for the consent of co-authors and their institutions in the publication of the abstracts. The submitting author must ensure that the consent has been obtained from all of them; it signs for and accepts the responsibility for releasing this material on behalf all co-authors.
The accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts of the Conference along with author names and affiliations, but this will not incur in copyright issues.