BSAVA calls for GPs to submit clinical abstracts at Congress 2019

27 September 2018

BSAVA hopes to break the record for clinical abstract presentations at Congress 2019, and urges the whole profession to consider applying.

Clinical abstracts can be on any veterinary subject – such as announcing the preliminary results of a new study, describing interesting cases or discussing new techniques – and you could share your research with over 6,000 members of the profession at the four-day event in Birmingham in April 2019.

122 Abstracts were presented at Congress 2018 across a broad range of topics and interests, and they always provide great discussion potential within the profession.

Sue Murphy, BSAVA Congress Programme Chair, would like to see more clinical abstracts submitted by those working in general practice in particular:

‘’Clinical Abstracts are an integral part of an evolving programme of CPD, where researchers alongside vets, vet nurses and practice staff share the latest research, unusual case reports and novel procedures; they are a great opportunity to influence veterinary practice and presenting at BSAVA Congress means your research is open to a large and receptive audience which enhances its impact,” she said.

“There’s a huge variety of  topics that are presented, perhaps answering a question that they don’t feel is adequately answered or finding new information, ranging from interesting individual cases to controlled, randomized trials or treatments.”

BSAVA has produced a step-by-step step guide to presenting an abstract at Congress 2019, and submissions are open until 24th October. Click here to read more and see examples of abstracts from BSAVA Congress 2018.

The BSAVA Congress 2019 programme has recently been announced, including keynote speaker, ‘black box thinker’ and former Olympiad Matthew Syed. For more information please visit or follow @BSAVACONGRESS for the latest news.