Annual Meeting Information

Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery 20th Annual Scientific Meeting. June 3rd - 5th, 2021

2021 Annual SVSTS Meeting will be 100% ONLINE!

Initially planned for New Orleans, the in-person meeting was cancelled and transitioned once more, to our home away from home... the World Wide Web! We had an excellent online meeting in 2020 thanks to our wonderful speakers and attendees and are looking forward to round 2!

The 2020 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 2019 SVSTS Resident Research Competition Winners!!!

    • First Place: Dr. Carla Appelgrein, Murdoch University, for “Oesophageal hiatal malformation and dorsal herniorrhaphy in brachycephalic dogs.”

    • Runner-up: Dr. Mandy Rollins Animal Medical Center, New York, for “Impact of PleuralPortTM placement on long-term outcome and survival time in dogs and cats with idiopathic chylothorax.”

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