Abstracts & Case Reports

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Deadline for SA & LA abstract submission is April 16, 2017.

The submission website includes complete instructions, deadlines and submission examples.  No changes in abstracts will be allowed after submission.

Abstracts should represent original research not yet published or presented elsewhere and not to be published or presented prior to the 2017 IVECCS.  Authors of successful abstracts will be notified via e-mail no later than July 1, 2017.  Abstracts may be presented as either oral or poster format.  Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care; therefore, close attention must be paid to the format instructions.  Failure to follow formatting instructions will result in rejection.   Oral presentations of accepted abstracts will be on Thursday, September 14, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m (non-resident SA Abstracts presented on Friday at 8:00 a.m.).  Presentations will be twelve minutes in length followed by a three-minute question period.  Authors of abstracts are reminded they must register for the meeting and that registration is not complimentary.

Abstracts not accepted for oral presentation may be given the option to be presented as posters.  Presenters may choose poster as the primary means of presentation if so desired by indicating preference on the submission website.  Specific instructions for poster presentations will be sent to poster presenters.  A designated time will be determined for all poster presenters to attend their posters to answer questions.

Small Animal Abstracts


ACVECC-approved residents will be eligible for an oral presentation award.  A resident submitter should indicate on the submission website that s/he is an ACVECC-approved resident only if s/he is a resident at the time of abstract submission (April 2017), or if s/he completed residency in 2016 and the work to be presented was completed during the residency. Authors may send questions to the Small Animal Abstract Coordinator, Dr. Tony Mann, at MannF@missouri.edu.

Large Animal Resident Abstracts


If you are an approved ACVECC, ACVIM, ACVS, or ACVAA resident or ACVECC fellow or enrolled in Large Animal/Equine specific internship, please indicate so on the submission form. House officer’s abstracts will be presented in the same session and special recognition will be given to the most outstanding paper by a resident. If you completed your training program after July 1, 2017, you may present in the Residents Forum if the research was conducted while you were a resident. Indicate the termination date of your residency in your cover e-mail and provide your mentor’s name and e-mail address.  Large Animal Abstract Questions? Contact: Jenifer R Gold DACVIM-LA, DACVECC; (509) 432-6764.


ACVAA Abstracts

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ONLINE.   Deadline for ACVAA abstract submission is April 10, 2017.

Abstracts should represent original material related to the science and practice of anesthesia and analgesia.  Abstracts of previously published or presented materials will not be considered.  For example, an abstract presented during the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) meeting must not be submitted.  Abstracts are limited to 250 OR 300 words.  Authors must indicate their word limit preference during the submission process, as well as take full responsibility for any consequences resulting from this choice.  Authors should be aware that for some journals, the publication of abstracts greater than 250 words constitutes prior publication.  Single case reports will not be accepted.  Authors may contact the ACVAA Abstract Program Coordinator, Dr. Odette O, at acva.abstracts@gmail.com with any questions during the submission process.



Veterinarian Case Reports

Deadline for Veterinarian Case Report submission is 11:59 p.m. (EST) May 15, 2017.

Have an interesting case to present?  Please submit one page or less summary of the case to elizabeth.rozanski@tufts.edu.  The goal of this session is to highlight unique and challenging cases managed by Emergency and Critical Care doctors!  The case should have been managed in at least in part by the presenter. Preference is given to ACVECC residents in training and those in ER practice for three years or less.  Residents are asked to include the name of a mentor who has been involved in evaluating the submission.  Small and Large animal cases are encouraged! The top 12 cases will be selected for presentation. Please name your file with your last name and then IVECCS case report; use a conventional word processing program. Eg rozanski IVECCS case report.doc. Please include your email and name on the document.

Technician Case Reports

Deadline for Technician Case Report submission is 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) July 1, 2017.

Unique and interesting case management scenarios are encouraged for submission.  There is no limitation to the species or specific scenario, except that the emphasis should be on the emergency and critical care nursing aspect of the case.  Small animal, large animal, exotic, toxicology, internal medicine, and surgery cases are welcome.  Case report presentations are limited to individuals that have NO prior lecturing experience in order to make this a learning experience for those individuals that might be considering lecturing in the future.  Candidates should be a credentialed veterinary technician (CVT, LVT, LVMT, or RVT) and members of VECCS.  All case reports must be initially assessed by a licensed DVM, or if applicable, a board certified specialist (ACVS, ACVAA, ACVIM ACVECC…).  The individual or assessor is required to initially ensure the quality of the case report being submitted.  On request, candidates who are selected to present at IVECCS will be assigned an AVECCT or VECCS member to mentor and to assist in the final preparation of the case for its presentation.

Please submit a brief synopsis of the case using the following outline:

  1. Introduction (including the unique or interesting aspect of the case).
  2. Synopsis of the case should follow a standard outline where applicable:
    • Signalment
    • Presenting complaint
    • Triage or Initial Assessment
    • Vital signs, Physical findings
    • Resuscitation, Stabilization or Intervention
    • Patient care, and recovery phase: therapeutics, monitoring
    • Final Outcome
  3. Discussion: Should center on specific nursing care and interventions pertaining to the case being presented.
  4. Conclusion: Should also include nursing key points learned from case, specials skills and/or specialized monitoring equipment utilized during the case management.

Presentation format should be similar to the synopsis submission.  Presentations are limited to a total of 15 minutes each: 10-12 minutes with 3-5 minutes permitted for questions from the audience.  Each presentation will be timed so that all case reports can be presented in the allotted time.

Presentations should be created using PowerPoint and brought on a USB drive.  IVECCS will have the basic equipment for computer generated presentations. Please plan in advance and evaluate the equipment prior to presentation.

Each case report presentation will be evaluated by independent individuals and an award will be given for the overall best presentation. Evaluation guidelines will include the unique qualities of the case, the actual presentation quality, ability to present within the allotted time frame and response to questions from the audience. This year’s best case report will receive a $300 prize awarded during the IVECCS general session.

Please submit your case synopses by e-mail to:
Kenichiro Yagi
E-mail Address: kenyagirvt@gmail.com
Be sure to put “case report submission” in the title.
Please include the primary author’s name, credentials, title, and contact information (phone number, e-mail address, mail address, practice)

DEADLINE for submission is July 1, 2017, however, a maximum of ten reports will be accepted. If more than ten acceptable reports are submitted, presenters will be selected based on the quality of the case, and early submission is encouraged for thorough evaluation.