Abstract submission

Acceptance of abstracts

All abstracts have been reviewed by independent experts and authors have received notification whether their abstract(s) has/have been accepted for poster or oral presentation.

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will consist of a ten minutes talk followed by three minutes of discussion. Two minutes will be reserved to allow a smooth change between successive speakers. Please find some tips on preparing a talk here.

PowerPoint presentations require a USB-stick containing all necessary files. Speakers are asked to hand in their USB flash drive at the registration desk to receive their registration documents.

For technical reasons, individual laptops will only be hooked up to the projector in rare exceptions after prior agreement with the organisers.

Poster presentations

Posters must have portrait format and should not exceed 84 cm (width) x 118.9 cm (height) (A0). They will be fixed on poster boards. Participants should place their poster(s) on their allotted poster board(s) at the beginning of the conference, immediately after registration.

Posters are displayed in the conference centre and can be viewed at all times. They are arranged alphabetically. Contributors of posters are requested to present their posters in person during the poster sessions (Thursday and Friday afternoon during the coffee break). Poster mounting starts on Wednesday, 24th May, at 13:00. Posters should be on site until Saturday, 27th May, at 13:00.

Only one submission per person will be considered for an oral presentation slot. This does not exclude multiple submissions from a research group but restricts the number of talks any one individual may give to a single talk. Additional abstracts may be submitted for consideration as poster presentations.

Contributions, either oral or poster, must be presented by a conference participant. If none of the authors is attending the conference, the contribution will not be accepted.


Ethics statement

The EAZWV and IZW support the humane care and treatment of all animals. Any experimentation in which animals are subjected to painful or harmful conditions must be justified and approved by an Animal Care and Use Committee. Authors must demonstrate in their abstracts and papers that the knowledge gained was of sufficient value to warrant such treatment. Questionable abstracts and papers will not be accepted for presentation. Authors must be aware of, and adhere to, all laws, treaties and regulations currently applying to their work.