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BVBA Study Day 20th March 2024

Challenging Behaviour in Veterinary Practice


Calling anyone who would like to share their research!

Send us your abstract by 15th February 2024


If you are a student, staff or any other interested folk who have recently participated in a research project and would like to share their findings with us; we would love to hear from you. We are the British Veterinary Behaviour Association and we exist to facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and ideas of science-based clinical animal behaviour between behaviourists, vets and those interested in behavioural science. We are an affiliate of the BSAVA and are involved in producing educational material and lectures for the veterinary and related professions.


We have the BVBA study day in Manchester on 20th March 2024 preceding the annual BSAVA Congress and would like to take this opportunity to allow a few chosen speakers to present their research.


If you have recently undertaken a research project, pilot study, final project, dissertation or any other scientific project relating to animal behaviour and/or medicine; please send us your abstract.


Content can be designed for BVBA novices, for those with an intermediate understanding, or those on the cutting edge of research and methodology. Speakers do not need to shy away from contentious issues but are encouraged to suggest ways forward.


Instructions for abstracts:

• Abstract topics DO NOT need to be related to the study day theme

• There are two format options for presenters:


Option 1: Spoken presentation The format will be a 10 minute spoken presentation followed by questions.


Option 2: Poster presentation Two formats of the same poster will be prepared, one in electronic format (e.g. a powerpoint slide) and a hard copy.

- Electronic posters will be projected in the auditorium, where presenters will have 3 minutes to talk around the subject.

- Hard copies of the poster will be displayed at the study day venue (please print posters no larger than A2 (594mm x 420 mm) portrait; please note, there are no printing facilities on site).


Please indicate on your abstract submission whether it is to be considered for a spoken or poster presentation, or if you don’t mind.


• Abstracts should be no more than 250 words (either free prose or subdivided into sections such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion). The following are not counted in the word count: study title, authors’ names and affiliation, up to 5 keywords and any references.


• The presenter should be indicated and provide their name and email address.


• Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a panel composed of BVBA members. Abstracts will be 'blinded' before review, to ensure a fair and transparent process.


• Presenters of chosen abstracts will be given free conference registration, and in addition can choose to either attend the conference dinner on the evening of 19th March 2024, or receive up to £50 towards transport costs.


• Chosen abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.


• Please submit abstracts to: by midnight 15th February 2024

The study day is kindly sponsored by:


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