World Veterinary Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Meeting – Abstract

2021 Abstract submission


June 28 – 30, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 6-8 p.m. – Registration and opening ceremony
Tuesday, June 29 – Dinner reception


The C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute
2350 Gillette Drive
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523

Abstract submission is open from January 1 until March 31, 2021. Submit abstracts to Geri Baker with the subject line: “Abstract for World Veterinary Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Meeting”. An email confirmation of receipt will be sent within 72 hours of sending the abstract. A committee will review all the abstracts. The reviewing committee includes the chair of each session plus the presidents of all of the different societies. Other members will be added as needed for review. Abstracts will be reviewed by April 15, 2021. An email of acceptance or rejection will be sent by April 30, 2021. If the abstract is rejected or if too many abstracts are submitted, then there will be an option to have it as a poster. After the abstract is accepted, if the author is not a member of a college, a short CV will be requested by Geri Baker.

Long Abstract

The long abstract is divided into five sections. Abstracts that exceed 1000 words in total will not be reviewed. This should expand the text to more completely describe the material. Redundancy between sections should be avoided (e.g. do not repeat results in the Discussion). Each section needs to be entered separately as follows:

  1. Reasons for performing the study: Brief background on general topic and previous work. Should concisely convey the need, significance/impact of the work presented in the abstract. Avoid making broad statements that should be assumed knowledge (points will be deducted for such statements).
  2. Hypothesis/Objective(s): Clearly state the objective(s) of the study and the hypothesis (if applicable).
  3. Methods: Briefly describe the methodology of research or technique used in this study. Methods should be appropriate to answer the hypothesis or problem that generated the work. Statistical methods used for data analysis, if applicable, should also be included. Statistical methods must also be appropriate for evaluating the data/testing the hypothesis.
  4. Results: Briefly describe the key results of the study.
  5. Discussion: Include a brief interpretation of the results and how the hypotheses/objectives have been addressed. Do not repeat information that is provided in the results.
  6. Study Limitations: All studies have limitations. Briefly, outline some of the key limitations of the study. Failure to discuss key/relevant limitations will result in rejection of the abstract.
  7. Scientific or Clinical Relevance: Why are the results of this study important? How can the information derived from this study or technique be applied to the specialty of veterinary surgery? How is this information innovative?
  8. Graphics: Only one file may be uploaded. Please include all figures, photos and graphs in a single PDF in the order they are referenced in the text and label accordingly. No names, institutions or sources of support should appear within the text of the long abstract. Graphics must be relevant to understanding the information in the abstract/ methods/results of the study.
  9. References: Only relevant references should be included, and they will count towards the total word count.

Short Abstracts: Must be properly formatted and the following outline is preferred: objective, study design, animals, methods, results, and conclusions. For case reports or case series, the following headlines still apply: objectives, study design (case report or short case series), animals, methods (history, diagnosis, treatment), results (outcomes), and conclusion (new knowledge, unique aspects of the report). Do not bold, underline or italicize within the text of the abstract. Do not insert blank lines between lines or headings in the abstract. 

  1. Abstracts should be typed in Times New Roman, 11 point font, and single spaced, with one inch margins. The title should be bolded and capitalized.
  2. Abstracts should include a scientific hypothesis in the objectives section, and implications for research, policy or practice in the conclusions section, when applicable.
  3. Affiliations and institutions should follow immediately after author names. Name of department and institution, followed by city and state or country if outside the USA should be noted.
  4. The abstract cannot contain illustrations, images or graphs. If the abstract is accepted, presenters may include these items in their on-site presentations.
  5. The maximum word limit, including the title and body of the abstract, is 250 words. This is to prevent endangerment of future publication of the manuscript.
  6. Authorship credit should only be given if all three of the following criteria are met. Each author must have made substantial contributions to:
    • Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data
    • Drafting the abstract or revising it critically for important intellectual content 
    • Final approval of the version to be submitted/published