Call for Abstracts: AASV 2023 Student Seminar and Poster Scholarship Competition

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announces an opportunity for veterinary students to make a scientific presentation at the AASV Annual Meeting in Aurora (Denver), Colorado, on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Interested students are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a research paper, clinical case study, or literature review for consideration. The submitting student must be a current (2022-23) student member of the AASV at the time of submission and must not have graduated from veterinary school prior to March 5, 2023. Submissions are limited to one (1) abstract per student.

Abstracts and supporting information must be submitted online at (see below for details). Submissions must be completed before 11:59pm Central Daylight Time on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (firm deadline). Late submissions will not be considered.

Students will receive an email confirmation of their submission. If they do not receive the confirmation email, they must contact Dr. Andrew Bowman ( by Friday, September 16, 2022 with supporting evidence that the submission was made in time; otherwise the abstract will not be considered for judging.

The abstracts will be reviewed by an unbiased, professional panel consisting of private practitioners, academicians, and industry veterinarians. Fifteen abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in the Student Seminar at the AASV Annual Meeting. Students will be notified of the review results by October 15, 2022, and those selected to participate will be expected to provide the complete paper or abstract, reformatted for publication in the conference proceedings, by November 15, 2022.

Student Seminar

The Zoetis Foundation has provided a grant for a total of $20,000 for awards and the top student presenter scholarship. The grant will go towards a $750 award for the student presenter of each paper selected for ORAL presentation when they make the presentation at the meeting. These students also compete for one of several scholarships awarded through the AASV Foundation. The oral presentations will be judged to determine the amount of the scholarship awarded. As part of the Zoetis Foundation grant, the AASV Foundation will award a $5000 scholarship for the student whose paper, oral presentation and supporting information are judged best overall.

Elanco Animal Health provides $20,000 in additional funding, enabling the AASV Foundation to award scholarships of $2500 each for 2nd through 5th place, $1500 each for 6th through 10th place, and $500 each for 11th through 15th place.

Student Poster Session

Abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation in the Student Seminar will be considered for presentation in a poster session at the annual meeting. The Zoetis Foundation’s grant, combined with direct support from AASV, will provide each student poster presenter at the meeting with a $250 award. Students selected to make a poster presentation will be expected to supply a brief paper, formatted for publication in the conference proceedings, by November 15. The guidelines for preparing posters for the display are available at

Veterinary Student Poster Competition

The presenters of the top fifteen poster abstracts compete for scholarship awards ranging from $200 to $500 in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition, sponsored by United Animal Health. See for poster judging details.

In all cases, the student presenter is required to attend the meeting in person to make the presentation. Recorded/virtual presentations will not be accepted unless the meeting converts to an entirely virtual event.

Complete information for preparing and submitting abstracts is available at The rules for submission should be followed carefully. For more information, contact the AASV office by phone, 515-465-5255, or email,