Online registration and abstract submission

To register, please click the following link:

Online registration will close on May 18th, 2017, Midnight CEST*

After this date, please contact the conference organisers by e-mail ( if you wish to attend the conference.

The abstract submission deadline has expired

Call for abstracts

IZW and EAZWV announce an open call for abstracts. Submissions on all topics related to zoo and wildlife medicine as well as papers on the four plenary topics “Surgery”, “How can zoo and wildlife vets help wildlife”, “Pathology of emerging infectious diseases” and “Managing infectious diseases in the light of the new EU animal health legislation” are welcome.

Participants are encouraged to contribute oral or poster presentations. Oral presentations consist of 12 min followed by 3 min of discussion. Posters should be in portrait format; 84 cm (width) x 120 cm (height).

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.

Abstract submission

Abstracts must be submitted online by upload during your registration for the conference.

You can also upload your abstract after your registration for the conference through our online system
(access information will be sent to you in the e-mail confirming your registration for the conference).

Submissions by fax, post or e-mail will not be considered.

Abstract guidelines

Submitted abstracts must be written in British English and comply with our abstract guidelines.

Abstract guidelines for download 
(149 KB)
Manuscript sample = template for download (1094 kB)

Abstracts/manuscripts not in accordance with the guidelines cannot be accepted.
Please consider the correct formatting etc. of your abstract BEFORE submitting it. Many thanks.

Submitted abstracts will be accepted and published in the conference proceedings only
on receipt of full payment for conferences fees.

Review and acceptance of abstracts

The selection process for the 2017 abstracts will be different than in the past. To further involve members of our community and to draw on their expertise, session chairs/co-chairs and trainee chairs will be chosen to represent all areas of our field and diverse nationalities. The chairs will act as reviewers in a double-blinded selection process.

Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by at least two session co-chairs for relevance, sound scientific methods, available results, and conclusions. The abstract should make a meaningful contribution to the scientific program and continuing education for our members and attendees, and should not already be well represented in the literature. Submissions regarding the management of single cases (case studies) should provide substantive and significant clinical, pathological, or research information, such as the use of novel therapeutics or diagnostics. Abstracts will be given a low score and recommended for rejection if only an outline is provided; abstract states "data will be presented” or "subject will be discussed”.

The highest-ranking abstracts will be the basis for building sessions around common themes. Additional details on this process will follow once the highest-ranking abstracts are determined.

Please follow the abstract guidelines very carefully. We strongly recommend using the template provided. When pasting your text into the template, please make sure that the original formatting of the template is maintained. After the deadline for abstract submission, abstracts that are not correctly formatted will be returned to the author for correction. Those not returned within 72 hours will not be considered further.

Authors will receive an e-mail informing them whether their paper has been accepted, and whether it has been selected for a poster or for an oral presentation.