2018 Meeting Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • New for this year for RACE CE credits
  • Your CV (1-2 page) must be submitted with your abstract. Please attache it as a separate file on the email with your abstract.  
  1. Deadline for submission: February 3rd, 2018
  2. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail (Word format) to Dr. J. Brad Case (jbcase1@me.com
  3. Email Subject line:  Abstract for VES 2018 and please designate (Resident or Non-Resident)
  4. Use formatting guidelines below 
  5. Make sure that you receive a reply to confirm your abstract has been received and can be opened.
  6. Acceptance of scientific abstracts will be determined by February 12, 2018 at which point a formal email will be sent to all applicants.

Resident Abstract Competition:

The VES is excited to continue the resident abstract competition at the upcoming annual meeting!  Resident project abstracts will be evaluated using common criteria by a committee of Diplomate attendees who do not have residents presenting in the competition.  Two awards will be offered; the first place award will go to the resident with the best abstract and presentation and will be for $500.00 and the second place award will go to the runner-up resident and will be for $250.00.      

Abstract Format 

Abstracts should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point font and single spaced, with one inch margins. In order to avoid endangerment of future publication abstracts are limited to 250 words (required for publication in the VES proceedings and Veterinary Surgery).   

Title: Times New Roman, Bold, Capitalized, 12 font

Authors: Author names should follow-on immediately from title and should be listed in order of contribution using Last name followed by initials only. Underline the name of the presenting author. Superscripted numbers should be used after each author’s initials to identify their affiliation if the project originates from multiple departments or institutions.

Affiliations/Addresses: Should follow-on immediately after author names. Name of department and institution followed by city and state or country if outside of the USA should be noted.  

Text of Abstract: The following outline is preferred: Objective, Study Design, Animals, Methods, Results and Conclusions. If these headings do not apply, flowing text is acceptable. Do not bold, underline or italicize within the text of the abstract. Do not insert blank lines between lines or headings in the abstract. 


Short Communication Abstracts: Due to the recent increase in volume of scientific abstracts submitted, the VES is now including a Short Communication session at the upcoming meeting. The main goal of the this session is to give as many members as possible the chance to present their work and experience while at the same time preserving time for scientific discussion during abstract presentations. A decision on which abstracts will be presented in traditional podium style and which will be assigned to the Short communication session will be made following abstract evaluation.  It is most likely that for the 2018 meeting those abstracts accepted for Short Communication presentation will be shown in a digital format during the meeting.

Case report submissions [6-minute maximum] will also be considered for presentation at the upcoming VES meeting: 

These presentations can be short case summaries about an interesting case or procedure, complications or creative use of an instrument or gizmo to perform a procedure. If you have a cool case or a lesion that you think is particularly interesting and would like to share it with the group, please consider a short video format. These presentations are great for generating discussion!  So, keep your eyes out for cool and interesting cases in your practice and save those images (endoscopy, laparoscopy, IR, or CT) for Lisbon, Portugal in 2018!

Abstract Example: