Call for Abstracts

ACVP, ASVCP, and ISACP Call for Abstracts

The dates for the virtual Annual Meeting have been announced --October 30-November 1, 2020. This year we will be setting forth on a new venture that will offer the key components of our Annual Meeting, but provide a safe environment to interact.

Please reach out to Jane Shepard at the ACVP Office if you have any questions.


ACVP Veterinary Student Poster Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract here . 
Submission Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:59 PDT


1) The student must:

  • Be first author of the presentation;
  • Have performed the major portion of the work;
  • Be currently enrolled as a veterinary student; and
  • Submit a quality poster of pathology-related research or case-related material.

2) The poster must present original work of the competitor or group completed during the period of student training.

3) Two awards of $250 will be presented:

  • One for the best experimental disease poster
  • One for the best clinical case report/series poster
  • An additional award of $250 will go to the ACVP-recognized student chapter.
Review suggestions for preparing your abstract.


ACVP Late-Breaking Call for Abstracts

Submission System Open: August 25, 2020
Submission Deadline: September 25, 2020
Submission Fee: $50

ACVP is accepting late-breaking abstracts for presentation as virtual posters. The fee for submission is $50 per abstract.


Call for Abstracts

The 2020 ACVP, ASVCP, and ISACP Call for Abstracts portal is now closed. The abstract deadline was Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Authors will be notified as to the status of their submission in early September.


Focused Scientific Sessions

The Focused Scientific Sessions (FSS) provide an opportunity for individuals to present novel findings at the ACVP, ASVCP, and ISACP Annual Meeting in six categories. These categories are designed to allow for abstract submission in broad areas that represent the diversity in Veterinary Pathology. They are listed below:

Clinical Pathology
Diagnostic Pathology
Experimental Disease
Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology
Natural Disease 

Clinical Pathology
Abstracts in the Clinical Pathology session are focused on clinical pathology diagnostics and clinicopathologic aspects of natural or experimental disease.

Diagnostic Pathology
Abstracts in the Diagnostic Pathology session are intended to be an opportunity for presentation of brief pathology case reports. Abstracts submitted to this category are typically reports of classic disease entities, common diseases in an unusual species, or an atypical disease in any one animal. This session also includes brief descriptions of new/contemporary diagnostic tests/methods. The emphasis in this category should be on descriptive, not mechanistic, pathology.

Abstracts in the Education session are focused on information related to education in veterinary pathology, veterinary medicine or training tools utilized in education in general.

Experimental Disease
Abstracts in the Experimental Disease session include in-depth investigations into the pathophysiology or pathogenesis of experimentally induced disease processes in relevant animal species or in animal models. Submission in this category may include mechanistic pathology of experimentally induced diseases or descriptions of new animal model systems and the comparative pathology of those models.

Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology
Abstracts in the Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology session include descriptions and in-depth investigations into the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of toxins, chemicals, environmental pollutants and xenobiotic agents. Topics can include investigative studies, case reports, regulatory study summaries or studies with laboratory animal models that are relevant to industrial pathology.

Natural Disease
Abstracts in the Natural Disease session include in-depth investigations into the pathology or pathophysiology of naturally occurring or emerging disease processes, detailed case series of a particular process, or naturally occurring disease spectrum in a given population. This session also includes in-depth descriptions of new/contemporary diagnostic testing that would include details on method, validation and optimization in a case series and thus not be suitable for the brief format of the Diagnostic Pathology session.



2019 Annual Meeting (San Antonio): Abstracts

2018 Annual Meeting (Washington DC): Abstracts

2017 Annual Meeting (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada): Abstracts

2016 Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA): Abstracts

2015 Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN): Abstracts

2014 Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA): Abstracts

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