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Animal Science and Technology: Ensuring Food Security

Abstract Submission Categories

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND WELL-BEING

ANIMAL HEALTH

ARPAS SYMPOSIUM
Invited Speaker Submission Only

ASAS GRADUATE STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION: MS DIVISION


ASAS GRADUATE STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION: PHD DIVISION

ASN – ASAS PRE-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM
Invited Speaker Submission Only

ASAS GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Invited Speaker Submission Only

ASAS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION

BEEF SPECIES

BIOETHICS

BOLFA SYMPOSIUM

BREEDING AND GENETICS

CELL BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Invited Speaker Submission Only

COMPANION ANIMALS

CONTEMPORARY AND EMERGING ISSUES SYMPOSIUM
Invited Speaker Submission Only

COMPARATIVE GUT PHYSIOLOGY

CSAS GRADUATE STUDENT ORAL COMPETITION

CSAS GRADUATE STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION

CSAS SYMPOSIUM
Invited Speaker Submission Only

EAAP SYMPOSIUM

Invited Speaker Submission Only

EXTENSION EDUCATION

FOOD SAFETY

FORAGES AND PASTURES

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

HORSE SPECIES

INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

LACTATION BIOLOGY

LUNCH PANEL AND SYMPOSIUM

Invited Speaker Submission Only

MEAT SCIENCE AND MUSCLE BIOLOGY

NONRUMINANT NUTRITION

PANCOSMA INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM
Invited Speaker Submission Only

PHYSIOLOGY AND ENDOCRINOLOGY

PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

RUMINANT NUTRITION

SMALL RUMINANT

SWINE SPECIES

TEACHING/UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE EDUCATION

Abstract Submission

With the abstract submission deadline for EAAP and ISAG both being March 1, ASAS has received numerous requests to adjust the abstract deadline for the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. General abstracts and competition abstracts can now be submitted up until 11:59 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on March 3, 2017.

Abstract Word Limit: 400 words - Does not include title, authors, or keywords

Submit an Abstract

General Information

Members are encouraged to submit original research, teaching, and extension papers. Oral papers or posters should consist of original, completed work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal. Authors need to be aware of patent considerations before submitting abstracts for publication.

After the deadline, it will not be possible to submit abstracts.

When you submit your abstract, you will be given an abstract ID number and password. Make a note of these; they will allow you to revise your submitted abstract at any time before the deadline. Please have the abstract ID number on hand when contacting the ASAS office with questions or concerns regarding your abstract submissions.

Submission Fees

There is a required $30 technology fee per abstract due upon submission. This fee helps mitigate the cost of e-Posters and the Virtual Meeting.

New to 2016: Submitting authors can either pay at the moment of submission or they can assign a "payment contact." Payment contacts have the ability to pay for multiple abstracts at once.

To assign a payment contact: During the Step 2: Authors, enter the name of your payment contact the same way you would add an author. Underneath "Role" select "Payment Contact." You may only designate one person as a payment contact. This person does not have to be an author. If the submitting author is paying for an abstract, then a designated payment contact is not needed. They will automatically be asked to pay in Step 5: Submission Payment.

The system will not let you proceed to the confirmation step until an abstract is paid for. Once an abstract is paid for, both the payment contact and submitting author will receive a confirmation email. Submitting authors should follow the instructions contained in that email to conclude submission.

Competitions

The ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show currently offers 5 competitions for student participants. Competition categories include:

  • CSAS Graduate Student Oral Competition
  • CSAS Graduate Student Poster Competition
  • ASAS Graduate Student Poster Competition: MS Division
  • ASAS Graduate Student Poster Competition: PhD Division
  • ASAS Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

CSAS Graduate Student Oral and Poster Competition Eligibility/ Guidelines

Participant must be a member of CSAS.

Participant must register for the meeting as CSAS member.

Competition submissions are restricted to ONE per student.

Contestant must be the first author.

If the total number of entries submitted for the competition exceeds the available time (theatre presentations) the local committee will apply an "equitable" restriction (Example: a maximum limit of entries will be set for each Department).

Three judges will evaluate presentations.

Maximum points: 100 (Abstract 40, Subject/content 25, Presentation style 35).

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded $250, $150 and $100, respectively.

ASAS Graduate Student Poster Competition: MS Division

Students must belong to a MS Program at an accredited university at the time of abstract submission.

Participating students or their advisor must be a current ASAS member. CSAS members are allowed to compete, but are not allowed to compete in both the ASAS Graduate Student Poster Competition: MS Division and one of the CSAS Graduate Student Competitions. Students must choose one competition.

Competition submissions are restricted to ONE per student.

Participating students must be listed as the presenting author. Presenting author substitutions are not allowed. In the event that a student is unable to present his/her abstract and a presenting author substitution is required, the abstract will be moved out of the competition and into a general session.

ASAS retains the right to move abstracts out of a competition and into a general session.

Students participating will be required to submit their ePoster by June 8, 2017. If students fail to submit their ePoster by this date, their abstract will be withdrawn from the competition.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded $500, $300 and $100, respectively.

ASAS Graduate Student Poster Competition: PhD Division

Students must belong to a PhD Program at an accredited university at the time of abstract submission.

Participating students or their advisor must be a current ASAS member. CSAS members are allowed to compete, but are not allowed to compete in both the ASAS Graduate Student Poster Competition: PhD Division and one of the CSAS Graduate Student Competitions. Students must choose one competition.

Competition submissions are restricted to ONE per student.

Participating students must be listed as the presenting author. Presenting author substitutions are not allowed. In the event that a student is unable to present his/her abstract and a presenting author substitution is required, the abstract will be moved out of the competition and into a general session.

ASAS retains the right to move abstracts out of a competition and into a general session.

Students participating will be required to submit their ePoster by June 8, 2017. If students fail to submit their ePoster by this date, their abstract will be withdrawn from the competition.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded $500, $300 and $100, respectively. 

ASAS Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

Students must belong to an Undergraduate Program at an accredited university at the time of abstract submission.

Participating students or their advisor must be a current ASAS member. CSAS members are allowed to compete.

Competition submissions are restricted to ONE per student.

Participating students must be listed as the presenting author. Presenting author substitutions are not allowed. In the event that a student is unable to present his/her abstract and a presenting author substitution is required, the abstract will be moved out of the competition and into a general session.

ASAS retains the right to move abstracts out of a competition and into a general session.

Students participating will be required to submit their ePoster by June 8, 2017. If students fail to submit their ePoster by this date, their abstract will be withdrawn from the competition.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded $500, $300 and $100, respectively.

Nonmember Early Registration Policy

All accepted abstracts are required to be presented. To reduce the number of no-show presenters the following policy is being reinforced for 2017:

If the presenting author is a member of ASAS or CSAS, the presenting author has until the day of presentation to register for the conference. If no one shows up for the presentation or if the presentation author does not register by the day of the presentation, the abstract will be removed from the abstract book. This includes ePoster presentations.

If the presenting author is not a member of ASAS or CSAS, he/she has three days from the time acceptance notifications are sent out to register for the meeting. Accepted/reject notices are currently scheduled to go out March 27, 2017 and the deadline for nonmember registration is March 30, 2017.

If the review process is delayed, an email will be sent to all submitting authors notifiying them of the delay and the nonmember registration deadline will be adjusted accordingly. If the presenting author does not register for the meeting by this deadline, the abstract will automatically be rejected.

Please note that the submission fee and the registration fee are not the same thing. Click here to register for the meeting.

Abstract Requirements

The author submitting the abstract is responsible for its content and the quality of the preparation.

Abstracts are required for all general presentations and all student competitions. Invited Speakers are not required to submit an abstract.

Individual Program Committees have the responsibility of accepting or rejecting abstracts.

Criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined in these instructions and the "Quality Standards for Abstracts," as well as originality, clarity, and merit. Consolidation of results into one combined paper is urged whenever possible.

Please note: Abstracts will only be accepted or rejected. There will be no revisions after the deadline. The Overall Program Chair has the authority to restrict the number of abstracts accepted. The Program Committee Chairs have the authority to restrict the number of presentations per presenter. However, there is no limit on the number of abstracts an individual may submit.

Please note: the presentation format you request may not be the format assigned to an accepted abstract. Individual Program Committee Chairs have the prerogative of placing papers submitted for oral presentation into a poster presentation, or vice versa.

If withdrawal of an abstract becomes necessary, notify Sally Johnson, Overall Program Chair, and Samantha Walker, ASAS Program Director.

Quality Standard for Abstracts

Abstract Definition: An abstract is a communication of restricted length that permits informed readers to evaluate significant contributions of a scientific study, method, or technique of teaching or extension, extension program, or research technique. An abstract becomes a part of the permanent literature. Therefore, clearly stated, simple sentences with exact wording must be used to ensure clarity and brevity.

All abstracts reporting results of research studies must describe experiments that have been completed and analyzed. Data must be of high quality. Incomplete projects or projects without data will be rejected.

An Abstract Should Include...

  1. The objective(s) of the presentation is to be clearly and concisely stated at the beginning of the abstract.
  2. Pertinent methodological conditions (such as population and sample, design, instrumentation, methodology used, assessment of methodology, data collection, and data analysis) are to be included to define the scope of the work.
  3. The information in the abstract is to include those details that directly influence the interpretation or enhance the understanding of the results or methodologies presented.
  4. The results are to be compiled, condensed, and presented with great care. Only information that is discussed is to be presented. Only data relating to the objectives are to be reported. Any statistical inferences shall be sufficiently detailed to authenticate interpretation of the data. A simple illustrative table may be used if it is the most effective method to convey the results in a clear manner.
  5. Abstracts detailing teaching/extension philosophy must be innovative, such as a new idea or creative modification or application of an existing idea. Abstracts are also to be of national significance, demonstrate application of said philosophy, and provide an evaluation of their effectiveness.
  6. A clearly stated conclusion is essential.
An Abstract Is Unacceptable If It...

  1. Contains gramatical errors and (or) meaningless statements such as: "The results will be presented."
  2. Presents data without appropriate statistical analyses or measurements of data variability.
  3. Includes no data or statements relating to the objective(s).
  4. Does not use the metric system.
  5. Contains typing errors.
  6. Fails to comply with submission requirements.
  7. Presents opion/speculation with no demonstrated use in teaching/extension experience.

Author Notification

Authors will be sent an e-mail by March 27, 2017, indicating the status (accept or reject) of their abstract. As soon as the program is finalized with days, times, and locations, authors will be notified and this information will be posted on the meeting website at https://asas.org/meetings/annual-2017/home.

Presentation Information

Oral Presentation Information: Each session room will be equipped with a computer and an LCD projector. Presentation files must be compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Files can be uploaded through the abstract system in advance of the meeting or accepted on site by 5 p.m. on the day before your presentation. No files will be accepted in the session room. The use of personal laptops will not be permitted. The usual scheduled time for the presentation of each oral paper is 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions, discussion, and speaker transition. Individual Program Committee Chairs have the prerogative of asking some presenters to use a time other than 15 minutes.

Poster Presentation Information: All posters will be in the Exhibit Hall of the Baltimore Convention Center. Presenting authors will receive an email containing scheduled presentation times and ePoster upload instructions.

Individual Program Committee Chairs have the prerogative of placing papers submitted for oral presentation into a poster presentation, or vice versa. Please check the schedule carefully to ensure you know the type of presentation you have been scheduled for as well as the date and time of the presentation or poster.

Submission Procedures

After reading these instructions, if you have any questions regarding submission, please send an e-mail to asas@asas.org.

Technical Support For help in submitting an abstract online, Contact technical support email Tech Support.

Invited Speaker Information

Invited speakers who are asked to speak as either a Platform Speaker or a Symposium Speaker do not have to pay the $30 submission fee, even if they choose to submit an abstract.

Symposia Schedule

 Saturaday, July 8, 2017 (Preconference)

 All Day

 

BOLFA Symposium: The Biology of Lactation- From Genes to Cells to Milk

 ASN Symposium: Topic TBD
 Sunday, July 9, 2017

 Morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Afternoon, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Feed Safety in the Horse Industry: How Safe is the Feed They Consume?

 Ruminant Nutrition Symposium: Title TBD
 

EAAP/CDGKB/International Symposium: Topic TBD

CSAS Symposium: From One to All Biological Components – The New Approach of System Biology

 
 

Companion Animal: Milk Across the Mammalian Kingdom

Meat Science and Muscle Biology: International Perspectives on Animal handling and Welfare

 
 Monday, July 10, 2017
 All Day
 

PANCOSMA Comparative Gut Physiology Symposium: All About Appetitie Regulation

 Research Technology for Cattle Symposium: Title TBD
 Morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Afternoon, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

ARPAS Symposium: Corporate Considerations for Animal Welfare and Husbandry

 

Animal Science and Technology: Ensuring Food Security

 Tuesday, July 11, 2017
 Morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Afternoon, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

How do we Define Sustainability Metrics for the Livestock Sector: What is Feasible and Achievable?

Cover Crops in Livestock Production: Whole-system Approach

 

Graduate Student Symposium: Title TBD 

 Lunch Panel and Symposium on Funding Agencies: Title TBD
 Small Ruminant Symposium on Biomedical Models: Title TBD  

Contemporary and Emerging Issues: National Security Depends on Food Security 

 Swine Symposium: Topic TBD  

ASAS Cell Biology Symposium: Title TBD

 Exercise Physiology Symposium I: Performance Dogs  Exercise Physiology Symposium II: Equine

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 No Afternoon Sessions - ASAS Business Meeting

 The History of adipocyte/adipose tissue research in meat animals
 Big Data Analytics and Precision Animal Agriculture   
 Fetal Programming Symposium: Title TBD  

AnimalX

The first ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show will kick off with AnimalX: a series of TED style talks. Nominate potential AnimalX speakers by selecting "Begin a Submission" underneath the AnimalX section on the Abstract Submission Page.

We are looking for dynamic presentations to tie back to the meeting theme: "Animals and Science: Ensuring Food Security." Presentations are expected to last a maximum of five minutes. 

When nominating a potential speaker, please provide a detailed description of the person, the topic you expect him/her to talk about and why this person should be highlighted in the Opening Ceremony.

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When submitting your PowerPoint for Oral presentations, you will be asked for permission to record. Recorded talks are available for meeting attendees. Once recordings become available, attendees receive login information via email. Virtual meetings are also available for purchase for non-attendees via the ASAS online store. Once you have purchased a virtual meeting, you will receive your access information within 2 business days. If you lose you login information, please contact the ASAS office at asas@asas.org.

Please note it takes 30 days from the last day of the meeting for all recorded talks to become available online.


 

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