The conference language is English and all abstracts and full papers must be submitted in English. Following completion of your abstract, if you are a non-native English speaker, review by a native speaker is strongly recommended to ensure correct English spelling, constructions and grammar.
Abstracts must be submitted online. Do not fax, mail or email your abstract, as it will not be considered.
Abstract text should be divided into Introduction, Material&Methods, Results and Conclusion(s). The online submission system will guide you through it.
Abstracts may not include tables and graphs.
Statements such as 'Results will be presented' will disqualify the abstract! Hard data are requested (statistics, values obtained).
Also, descriptions of techniques without data on veterinary oncology, will be removed.
The upper limit for the text of the abstract is 250 words (excluding title, author and co-author names, affiliate institutions and sub-headings). Abstracts over this limit will be automatically rejected! The online submission system will guide you and will notify you if you are over the allowed word limit.
Abstracts should contain original work; they are checked rigorously on former publications of the same research/data, and this is a reason for removal. An article on the presented research can be in press, but not already published at the time of the submission deadline. If so, in the time between submission and acceptance, it will be removed.
Case presentations will only be accepted as poster, but they will need to be exceptional and ground breaking.
There is only one ORAL presentation allowed per first author. On the other hand : several posters are allowed per submitter.
With regards to the number of authors, these are the criteria for authorship:
all authors must have participated in efforts to such an extent that they can take public responsibility for relevant portions of the content.
One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work, from planning to publication.
Only those who meet all of the following three criteria should be co-author of an article (or in this case an abstract):
Final approval of the version to be published,
Drafting the abstract or revising it critically for important intellectual content,
Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data,
The online submission system allows editing until the deadline. After the submission deadline, nothing can be changed (author names, etc.).
During the submission, the system will ask you if you want to compete for the Resident competition, in order to be compete for the Wim Misdorp Award. For this the following rules apply :
You must be a Resident,
Age must be 35 or below at the time of oral presentation,
You must be an ESVONC member (i.e. paid your membership fee in the year of the actual competition - residents can apply for a discount in membership fee - Please don't hesitate to ask! - It's always a pity to lose a prize if your not an ESVONC member)
For posters : the title of your poster should remain exactly the same as originally submitted for the abstract review process.