AO VET Symposium—Bridging The Gap: Translating Clinical Research to Clinical Practice

Bring your abstract to be part of the Symposium

07 August 2020


Many veterinary practitioners perform orthopaedic surgery but may not have the opportunity to keep updated on the latest relevant clinical research that improves and defines the best standards in successful orthopaedics.

Recognizing the need to bridge the gap between clinical research and clinical practice, AO VET is now calling for abstracts for a new innovative program: "AO VET Symposium—Bridging The Gap: Translating Clinical Research to Clinical Practice".

This is an exciting opportunity to present your clinical research to a wide audience of specialists, residents, and practitioners from the global AO VET community.

We are looking for clinically relevant research in all fields of veterinary orthopaedics to be presented over four exciting virtual symposia to be held every Monday, commencing from November 16 until December 7, 2020.
If your abstract is selected for presentation, you will be given the opportunity to prepare a 12-minute video to exhibit your research and serve as a basis for an in-depth discussion by a panel of AO VET experts.
The deadline for abstract submissions is September 14, 2020, 4pm Hong Kong time (10am Central European Summer Time).

Learning objectives

The objectives of the symposium are:

  • To make practitioners, residents and specialists aware of recent and cutting-edge clinical research that is relevant and applicable to orthopaedic surgical practice
  • To group research into themed topics that are summarised by experienced AO VET faculty and followed by a moderated discussion on the topic
  • To provide a forum for AO VET clinical researchers to present their research to practitioners internationally

Target Audience

The target audience for the program are small animal veterinarians performing orthopaedic surgery on a regular basis, including general practitioners, interns, residents and surgery specialists. The symposium is open to AO VET members and non-AO VET members. 


How to submit your abstract

  • Click the button below, and login with your AO VET registered email address and password (Note: if you are not an AO VET member already, you will need to create an account).
  • Once you enter the homepage, click on the top bar "Abstract Instruction Guidelines", and read the abstract guidelines carefull
  • Click "Download Area" on the menu bar to obtain the abstract Word template file for your written abstract section.
  • Your written abstract should be accompanied by a 3-minute video explaining the clinical relevance of your research; you can view a demonstration video here.
  • To submit your application, click on "My Submission" on the top bar. Enter your abstract name and upload your submission with the relevant files, then click the submit button.

Please read the FAQ document here.

General instructions for abstract preparation

  • The deadline for abstract submission is September 14, 2020, 4pm Hong Kong time (10am Central European Summer Time). Abstracts will not be accepted after this deadline.
  • All abstracts should be designated as a "clinically relevant piece of research".
  • Abstracts must be original research and submitted by the presenting author. Review articles will not be accepted.
  • The abstract may have been presented at / published in the proceedings of other meetings prior to this event, but has not been published in a journal.
  • No names, institutions or sources of support should appear within the text of the abstract.
  • Each abstract will be blindly reviewed by an international panel and the successful applicants will be notified by September 28, 2020


Guidelines on welfare and ethics

Authors must certify that all relevant legal and ethical requirements have been met with regards to the humane treatment of animals described in the study. Where required, the author must specify in the Materials and Methods the ethical review committee approval process and the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines followed. For studies using client owned animals, the methods must demonstrate a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care and include informed client consent.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Clinical Research Symposium team

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