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Poster Presentation Guidelines

If you are presenting a poster at the meeting, more detailed information as well as a schedule is available here.


ACVP Late-Breaking Call for Poster Abstracts

Submit your abstract here.
Submission Deadline:  September 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Submission Fee:  

There is a non-refundable submission fee for a late-breaking abstract. This fee will be billed to the submitting author separately by email after submission. 

Criteria for the late-breaking abstracts are below:
• The abstracts are only eligible for presentation as posters.
• These late-breaking abstracts are not eligible for awards.  
• All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and author notified of acceptance/rejection by email in November.
• Accepted abstracts will be posted on the website in a pdf format prior to the Annual Meeting.
• Follow the format of the poster submissions for the recent ACVP Call for Abstracts (will be available
   on the submission website).
• Consider using your personal email address for correspondence to avoid firewall problems with your
• All accepted poster presenters must register for the meeting and pay the appropriate fees.
• The abstract must be no more than 250 words, NOT including the presentation title or authors.

ACVP Veterinary Student Posters Call for Abstracts

The 2017 Call for Veterinary Student Poster abstracts is now closed.  The submission deadline was Thursday, August 31, 2017.  The abstracts are now under review.  Authors can expect notification by email in early October.


Call for Abstracts

Abstract notification emails were sent out to all authors on September 15, 2017.  If you have any questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Focused Group Descriptions

The Focused Scientific Sessions (FSS) provide an opportunity for individuals to present novel findings at the ACVP and ASVCP Annual Meeting in six categories. These categories were designed to allow for abstract submission in a broad spectrum of areas that represent the diversity in Veterinary Pathology. They are listed below:

Clinical Pathology
Diagnostic Pathology
Experimental Disease
Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology
Natural Disease

Clinical Pathology
Abstracts in the Clinical Pathology session are focused on clinical pathology diagnostics and clinicopathologic aspects of natural or experimental disease.

Diagnostic Pathology
Abstracts in the Diagnostic Pathology session are intended to be an opportunity for presentation of brief pathology case reports. Abstracts submitted to this category are typically reports of classic disease entities, common diseases in an unusual species, or an atypical disease in any one animal. This session also includes brief descriptions of new/contemporary diagnostic tests/methods. The emphasis in this category should be on descriptive, not mechanistic, pathology.

Abstracts in the Education session are focused on information related to education in veterinary pathology, veterinary medicine or training tools utilized in education.

Experimental Disease
Abstracts in the Experimental Disease session include in-depth investigations into the pathophysiology or pathogenesis of experimentally induced disease processes in relevant animal species or in animal models. Submission in this category may include mechanistic pathology of experimentally induced diseases or descriptions of new animal model systems and the comparative pathology of those models.

Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology
Abstracts in the Industrial and Toxicologic Pathology session include descriptions and in-depth investigations into the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of toxins, chemicals, environmental pollutants and xenobiotic agents. Topics can include investigative studies, case reports, regulatory study summaries or involve studies with laboratory animal models that are relevant to industrial pathology.

Natural Disease
Abstracts in the Natural Disease session include in-depth investigations into the pathology or pathophysiology of naturally occurring or emerging disease processes, detailed case series of a particular process, or naturally occurring disease spectrum in a given population. This session also includes in-depth descriptions of new/contemporary diagnostic testing that would include details on method, validation, and optimization in a case series and thus not be suitable for the brief format of the Diagnostic Pathology session.


2016 Annual Meeting

2016 Focused Group Abstracts (PDF)
(includes focused group abstracts, veterinary student poster abstracts and late breaking poster abstracts)

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