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2015 Call for Student Case Presentations 

Annual Conference Student Case Presentation 

Attention to all SFT student members! 

The SFT Program Committee is pleased to announce the call for submission of student theriogenology case presentation at the annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.. The competition will be held during the annual conference, August 5-8, 2015. 

The purpose of this competition is to promote student interest in SFT, to encourage investigative and communication skills and allow students greater participation in our annual meeting. All SFT student members are qualified to enter the competition. 

The student theriogenology case presentation will be held in San Antonio, Texas. It will give the SFT membership a look at future leaders and participants of the SFT. Six student cases will be selected for presentation at the annual conference competition. Do you have a clinical case presentation you have given or that you are preparing? You can submit it, as long as it is on theriogenology. 

A copy of the guidelines and submission instructions is listed below. Please refer to the "Guidelines for Application Submission” for preparation of your manuscript. 

Abstracts must be submitted by March 10, 2015. Please submit them in Microsoft Word format to Roberta Norris at the Society office, Roberta@franzmgt.com. Include "Student Case Presentation" in subject line. A panel of practitioners and academicians will select six manuscripts for presentation in San Antonio and notify the students by April 10, 2015. The students will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements and accommodations. Conference hotel information is available on the SFT website. 

Please be aware that this is a competition. The contestants will be judged on both the quality of their investigation and the quality of the presentation. Therefore you must attend the meeting in San Antonio to be eligible for the awards. The SFT will award six cash prizes: 

First place                           $ 650

Second place                       $ 525

Third place                          $ 450

Fourth place                        $ 375

Fifth place                           $ 300

Sixth place                          $ 200 

More than one student may be involved with the presentation of a case or research project, however only one prize will be awarded per presentation. All students (presentations) who are accepted to present abstracts may be awarded a travel stipend. Grant information is available on the Theriogenology Foundation website, www.theriofoundation.org. Travel grants must be applied for via the website.

Please contact your SFT faculty liaison for more information and for assistance in preparing your manuscript.  You may also contact Dr. James H. Alexander at the address below.  We hope you will participate in this event.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

Sincerely,James H. Alexander, DVM
Alexander Veterinary
4727 Link Road
Bentonia, MS 39040
601-946-1296 – CELL

jalexanderdvm@gmail.com   

#Guidelines for Application Submission

Society for Theriogenology Student Case Presentation Competition

SFT Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
August, 2015

All applicants must be student members of The Society for Theriogenology. This includes student members graduating in the spring of 2015. 

An Abstract of the Student Case Report must be received by March 10, 2015. Please include the following with your submission:

  1. Name, home address and school address
  2. Telephone number
  3. Email address
  4. Name, title, address and phone number of the faculty member working with you.
  5. Abstract of your case (300 words or less in the body of the abstract)
a)  Title and authors
b)  The importance of the case to Theriogenology
c)  A discussion of the diagnostic approach and treatment options considered.
d)  Results/discussion
e)  References

We will not need any photos, graphs, or diagrams at this time. Prior to the conference you will be required to submit a copy of your Power Point Presentation to the SFT home office to the attention of Roberta Norris (Roberta@franzmgt.com) no later than July 1, 2015. You will also be required to bring a copy with you to the conference. You will be allowed to update your presentation after July 1, up until 4 hours before your presentation. 

Abstracts must be submitted by March 10, 2015.  Please submit your presentations in Microsoft Word format to Roberta Norris at the Society office, Roberta@franzmgt.com. Include "Student Case Presentation" in the subject line. The abstract should be in normal style, Arial font, 10-font size, single spacing and 1” margins. 

Six presentations will be selected. You be notified no later than April 10, 2015, whether your presentation has been selected for presentation. Further instructions will follow notification. Each presentation will be 10 minutes in length. Time has been allotted for questions after each presentation. Those not selected for oral presentation may be selected for a poster presentation. 

Please be aware that this is a competition. The contestants will be judged on both the quality of their investigation and the quality of the presentation. Therefore you must attend the meeting in San Antonio to be eligible for the awards. The SFT will award six cash prizes:

First place                        $ 650

Second place                    $ 525

Third place                       $ 450

Fourth place                     $ 375

Fifth place                        $300

Sixth place                        $200

More than one student may be involved with the presentation of a case, however only one prize will be awarded per presentation. 

A panel of academicians and private practitioners will review manuscripts. All applicants will be notified by April 10, 2015. Questions can be sent to:

James H. Alexander, DVM
Alexander Veterinary
4727 Link Road
Bentonia, MS 39040
601-946-1296 – CELL
jalexanderdvm@gmail.com

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