The abstract submission deadline is on 29 February, 2024!

Feedback to abstract submitters will be provided by 31 March, 2024.


We invite abstracts on the following subjects:

1. Animal welfare

Preferred Topics for Abstract Submissions:

  • "Animal Welfare Assessment"
  • "Innovations in Enrichment Strategies"
  • "Role of Technicians on animal care"
  • "Compassion Fatigue"
  • “Implementation of the 3Rs”
  • “Transportation”
  • “Culture of Care”
  • “Implementation of Humane endpoints"

3. Facility Management

Preferred Topics for Abstract Submissions:

  • "Optimizing Environmental Controls and Housing Conditions for Research Animals"
  • "Facility Safety and Emergency Response Planning"
  • "Sustainability Initiatives in Laboratory Animal Facilities"
  • “Breeding and colony management”
  • “Education, Training, Competence”

2. Veterinary care

Preferred Topics for Abstract Submissions:

  • "Emerging Infectious Diseases: Challenges and Solutions for Laboratory Animal Facilities"
  • "Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Euthanasia"
  • "Surgical Techniques and Peri-Operative Care"
  • "Zoonoses and Laboratory Animal Health: Risk Mitigation Strategies"
  • "The importance of microbiome"
  • “Relevance of the choice of animal models”

4. Leadership and communication

Preferred Topics for Abstract Submissions:

  • "Digitalization in Laboratory Animal Facilities:"
  • "Data Management and Quality Assurance in Animal Facility Operations"
  • "Leadership and Communication Skills"
  • "Internal communication practices"
  • "Transparency and Openness"




Language: English
Title: In UPPERCASE letters, maximum of 20 words.
Author(s): Full names of the author(s), affiliations (including countries)
Main text: Maximum 250 words, including the introduction of the topic; description of methods, main results and conclusions in regular writing style. 

Feedback to abstract submitters will be provided by 31 March, 2024



NOTE! Before submitting your abstract, please carefully review the information, and pay particular attention to grammar, authors' names, and affiliations. The content will be published in the event's proceedings exactly as submitted.

If your abstract includes formulas, please submit the file as a Word document to, in addition to completing the submission form. This step is necessary to prevent any formatting issues with the formulas in the submission form. Note that this requirement applies only if your abstract contains formulas.


Upon abstract submission, the authors affirm their acknowledgment and acceptance of the following terms:

  • The authors are duly authorized by their co-authors to engage in these arrangements.
  • The submitted work does not contain any content that is unlawful, abusive, or in violation of contractual, confidential, or secrecy commitments.
  • The authors guarantee that they possess the right to reproduce any material previously published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  • The authors further certify that the animals used in the projects have been protected to levels at least equivalent to those stated in Directive 2010/63/EU.
  • By submitting the abstract, authors are prompted to either agree to publish the abstract in the conference abstract book and on the conference website. Authors retain the copyright of the abstract.

Presentation title in UPPERCASE letters*
Category *

Presenting author's data

First name*
Last name*
E-mail address*

Please write the co-authors' names here together with their affiliations.Formatting: first name, last name, institution (e.g. John Smith, University of Tartu)

Abstract (please paste the text here)*250Recommended structure: introduction, aims, materials (patients) and methods, results, and conclusion(s).
The maximum number of words together with spaces is 250.
NB! Adding any tables, images and advertisements to the abstract is not allowed. 

Abstract submission terms:
♦ Abstracts for poster and oral presentations should be submitted electronically via the online form no later than on 29 February, 2024.
♦ The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and a notification on the acceptance of the abstracts will be sent to the stated e-mail address by 31 March, 2024.
The presenting abstract author should have a confirmed and fully paid registration by the end of the reduced fee registration period to confirm their presentation at the conference.

Please note that submitted abstracts will undergo a review process by the Scientific Committee. The scoring will be based on the following criteria:

♦ Relevance: How compatible is the abstract with this conference?
♦ Originality: How novel is the material?
♦ Significance: How important is the abstract for the veterinary community?
♦ Quality: This parameter assesses the overall excellence of the abstract, considering factors such as clarity, methodology, and presentation

By submitting the abstract, authors agree to the review process and acknowledge that scores will be determined based on these criteria. Authors also retain the copyright of the abstract.