Annual Meeting Information


Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery 21st Annual Scientific Meeting. June 16th - 18th, 2022

2022 SVSTS Meeting:

New Orleans


Past meeting recordings, and past proceedings can be found here

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts should be submitted using this online submission form by March 15th, 2021.

Make sure that you receive a reply to confirm your abstract has been received and can be opened.

Abstract Format:

  • Times New Roman, 12-point font and single spaced, 1-inch margins

  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words

Title: Times New Roman, 12-point font, Bold, Capitalized

Authors: Listed in order of contribution

  • First and Middle initials, Last name, Credentials

  • Underline name of presenting author

  • Author Affiliations

    • Name of department and institution followed by city and state or country if outside of the USA

    • No spaces between each affiliation line

Abstract Text:

  • "Abstract" (bold, underline) heading should precede the abstract

  • Include and underline each subheading:

    • Objective: 1-2 sentences

    • Study Design

    • Animals

    • Methods

    • Results

    • Conclusions

  • Do not bold, underline or italicize within the text of the abstract.

  • Do not insert additional blank lines between lines or headings

Example Abstract

Short Communication/Case Report Format:

  • Times New Roman, 12-point font and single spaced, 1-inch margins

  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words

  • Flowing text is acceptable for Case Reports, if abstract subheadings do not apply

  • These 15 minute (max) presentations can be short case summaries about an interesting case or procedure, complications or creative use of an instrument or gizmo to perform a procedure

  • If you have an interesting case or lesion and would like to share it with the group, please consider a short video format

  • Please start the presentation with your objectives and proceed from there

  • These presentations are great for generating discussion! So, keep your eyes out for cool and interesting cases in your practice and save those images for SVSTS ANNUAL - ONLINE in 2020!

Resident Research Competition:

The SVSTS holds a Resident Research Competition at the Annual Meeting

  • Resident project abstracts will be evaluated using common criteria by a committee of Diplomate attendees who do not have residents presenting in the competition.

  • Two awards will be offered, winners will receive a certificate and...

    • First place award: $1,000

    • Runner-up award: $500

Congratulations to the 2021 SVSTS Resident Research Competition Winners!!!

    • First Place: Dr. Christian Folk, Cornell University, for “Effect of Perioperative Antimicrobial Use on Postoperative Complications in Dogs and Cats Undergoing Total Ear Canal Ablation with Lateral Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-LBO)”

    • Runner-up: Dr. Caroline Dumartinet, Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Saint Martin, for “Outcomes and Postoperative Complications after Transpelvic Urethrostomy Used as First-line Surgery in 38 Male Cats with Obstructive Lower Urinary Tract Disease.”

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