BVOA Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts - BVOA Autumn 2019

All members of the profession are invited to submit clinical research abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2019 Autumn Meeting to be held on 22nd-24th November 2019 at The Cardiff Hilton Hotel, Cardiff.

Abstracts should be on a subject of interest to the members of the association. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words in length and should not have been previously presented as a clinical research abstract.

Abstracts should include the names of all the contributing authors, with the presenting author listed first, along with the affiliation/address of the presenting author. Abstracts should be submitted to the Chair of the Education Committee by e.mail (, as a Microsoft Word document with the presenting author’s surname in the document title, no later than 1st October 2019.

Successful authors will receive a discounted registration fee for the meeting.

 PLEASE NOTE: Presentation of abstracts at a BVOA meeting fulfils ECVS requirements for presentation of abstracts at a national or international meeting.

 Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Elvin Kulendra BVetMed MVetMed CertVDI DipECVS FHEA MRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Senior lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
Residency programme director for small animal surgery
Queen Mother Hospital for Animals
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms

Call for abstracts – general principles

All members of the profession are invited to submit clinical research abstracts to be considered for presentation at the BVOA Spring and Autumn Meetings. Deadlines 1st March and 1st October respectively.

Abstracts presented at the Spring Meeting of BVOA by a graduate of less than 12 years will be eligible for the Leslie Vaughan Prize. Undergraduates and non BVOA members are eligible for consideration. The Leslie Vaughan Prize was instigated to mark the contribution of Professor Vaughan to veterinary orthopaedics and to encourage and reward a young investigator for their contribution to the field of veterinary orthopaedics. Previously, the award was given to the first author of the best orthopaedic Clinical Research Abstract (CRA) presented (by a BVOA member qualified less than 12 years) at the previous BSAVA Congress.

Judgement of the eligible abstracts will involve balloting of the audience and the prize presented before the end of the meeting.

The Prize will include:

  •  Acting as caretaker for the sculpture by Hamish Denny that “embodies” the prize (to be returned the following year).
  • A certificate
  • Free registration and hotel accommodation for the BVOA Autumn meeting in that year OR a cheque for £500.