BVOA Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts – BVOA Autumn 2022

All members of the profession are invited to submit clinical research abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2022 Autumn Meeting to be held from 24-26th November, normal meeting format.

Abstracts should be on a subject of interest to the members of the association. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words in length and should not have been previously presented as a clinical research abstract.

Abstracts should include the names of all the contributing authors, with the presenting author listed first, along with the affiliation/address of the presenting author. Abstracts should be submitted to the chairs of the education committee or directly to one of the joint Chairs of the Education Committee by e.mail ( or ), as a Microsoft Word document with the presenting author’s surname in the document title, no later than 1st October 2022.

Successful authors will receive a discounted registration fee for the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: Presentation of abstracts at a BVOA meeting fulfils ECVS requirements for presentation of abstracts at a national or international meeting.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Mark Morton, Ben Walton ( Joint Education chair)

ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists, Units E & F, Telford Court, Gates Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6LT

Call for Abstracts – General Principles

All members of the profession are invited to submit clinical research abstracts to be considered for presentation at the BVOA Spring and Autumn Meetings. Deadlines 1st March and 1st October respectively.

Abstracts presented at the Spring Meeting of BVOA by a graduate of less than 12 years will be eligible for the Leslie Vaughan Prize. Undergraduates and non BVOA members are eligible for consideration. The Leslie Vaughan Prize was instigated to mark the contribution of Professor Vaughan to veterinary orthopaedics and to encourage and reward a young investigator for their contribution to the field of veterinary orthopaedics. Previously, the award was given to the first author of the best orthopaedic Clinical Research Abstract (CRA) presented (by a BVOA member qualified less than 12 years) at the previous BSAVA Congress.

Judgement of the eligible abstracts will involve balloting of the audience and the prize presented before the end of the meeting.

The Prize will include:

  •  Acting as caretaker for the sculpture by Hamish Denny that “embodies” the prize (to be returned the following year).
  • A certificate
  • Free registration and hotel accommodation for the BVOA Autumn meeting in that year OR a cheque for £500.