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5/1/2017 CALL FOR 2017 AABP ABSTRACTS Research Summaries and Scientific Poster Sessions
he 50th AABP Annual Conference will feature scientific sessions focused on cutting-edge research that is directly applicable to the health, welfare and productivity of cattle and food and environmental safety associated with cattle production. These sessions allow researchers from around the world to disseminate state-of-the-art information to bovine practitioners to improve the cattle industry. Research projects having direct application to bovine practitioners are being solicited for presentation at the Oral and Scientific Poster Sessions for the 2017 Annual Conference. Project summaries focused on all areas of bovine health, welfare and production are welcome, including pharmacology, epidemiology, medicine, surgery, economic analysis, pathology, preharvest food and environmental safety, diagnostics, and health monitoring. Projects should have relevance to bovine practitioners and may be broadly applicable to the cattle industry or more specifically applicable to the beef or dairy industry. Oral presentations made by graduate students in the AABP Research Summaries will be eligible to compete in the “AABP Graduate Student Research Summary Presentation” competition. The top three presenters from the graduate student competition will receive cash awards. To be considered for the AABP Research Summaries (either the oral or poster sessions) and publication in the Annual Conference proceedings, your abstract must be submitted electronically by May 1st, 2017. Submission site will open on or about March 1. For more information and to submit an abstract, go to www.aabp.org and select the Conference link at the top of the page, then click on the Abstract Submission link located in the submenu. If you have questions about the Research Summaries program, contact Drs. Mike Sanderson (sandersn@vet.k-state.edu), or Emmanuel Rollin (emmanuelrollin@gmail.com).
5/1/2017 CALL FOR 2017 AASRP ABSTRACTS Small Ruminant Research Summaries
The 50th AABP Annual Conference will feature a scientific session focused on small ruminant research applicable to the health, welfare and productivity of goats, sheep, camelids or farmed deer. Research projects having direct application to small ruminant practitioners are being sought for the Oral Session on Friday, Sept. 15 from 4:15-6:00 p.m. Each presentation should be limited to 15 minutes. Faculty, graduate students, practitioners or veterinary students are urged to share information with practitioners. Project summaries focused on all areas of small ruminant health, welfare and production are welcome including pharmacology, epidemiology, medicine, surgery, economic analysis, pathology, preharvest food and environmental safety, diagnostics, and health monitoring. Projects should have relevance to practitioners and may be broadly applicable or more specifically applicable. Abstract submissions for the Small Ruminant Research Summaries session must be submitted electronically to AABP by May 1, 2017 for consideration. Submission site will open on or about March 1. For more information and to submit an abstract, go to www.aabp.org and select the Conference link, then Research Summaries-AASRP for the Abstract Submission link located in the submenu. If you have questions about the AASRP research summaries program, contact Patty Scharko (pschark@clemson.edu).
5/31/2017 Amstutz Scholarships
The Amstutz scholarships are funded by AABP members and the proceeds from the Amstutz Scholarship Auction. In 2016, seven $7,500 scholarships were awarded. Applicants must be student AABP members enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Ross University or St. George's University. Applicants must be in their second year (will graduate in 2019) of the veterinary curriculum at the time of application. Completed electronic applications and two electronic letters of reference must be received on the AABP website by May 31, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.aabp.org/Students/scholinfo.asp.
5/31/2017 AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award
Through generous support from Merck Animal Health, the application period for the AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award is now open. Eighteen awards of $5,000 will be given in 2017. The award will be presented at the 50th AABP Annual Conference in Omaha, Neb., September 14-16, 2017. The award winners will receive a plaque recognizing this achievement. The administration of each applicant’s school and the applicant’s faculty sponsor need to be aware that the awards will be given at the AABP Annual Conference and it is preferred that the award winners be present and take advantage of the opportunity afforded by Merck Animal Health. A full description of the award, the requirements and the selection criteria are available on the AABP website at www.aabp.org (click on Students, then Grants/ Scholarships, then Student Recognition Award). Any interested veterinary student, currently in their 2nd or 3rd year, is encouraged to apply. All application materials must be submitted online by May 31, 2017.
6/7/2017 AABP Foundation–Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship
The AABP Foundation and Zoetis announce the 2017 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Offered to U.S. third-year veterinary students (class of 2018), the scholarship program provides cattle medicine-interested students with financial support to help offset the high cost of veterinary education and helps prepare them for a future in the beef and dairy industries. This scholarship is a $5,000 award. In addition to the scholarship, a $750 stipend will be given for travel/lodging expenses for recipients attending the 2017 50th AABP Annual Conference in Omaha, Neb. Attendees will be publicly recognized and receive their scholarship during the Friday evening Amstutz Auction and dinner event sponsored by Zoetis. Applicants must provide information regarding their cattle industry background and provide answers to several essay questions pertaining to the role of large animal veterinarians in today’s society. Applicants must be students enrolled in a college of veterinary medicine in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens enrolled in schools outside of the U.S. The scholarship application process will be open from May 1 to June 7, 2017, with the electronic application found online at http://foundation.aabp.org/zoetis/.
6/15/2017 AABP Annual Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Each year AABP recognizes several members for exceptional accomplishment and/or outstanding service to AABP and animal agriculture with various awards including the prestigious Bovine Practitioner of the Year. You can see a description of the AABP awards and past recipients at http://aabp.org/about/pastawards.asp. Nominations for 2017 are now open and will be accepted from any current AABP member. Find the online nomination form at http://www.aabp.org/about/awards.asp. You must log on to submit a nomination. You can also request a printed nomination form from the AABP office at 800-269-2227 or aabphq@aabp.org. There is no limit to the amount of supporting material you may submit with the form (electronic submission is preferred), but it must be received at the AABP Office, 1130 East Main St., Ste. 302, Ashland, OH 44805, by June 15, 2017.
6/15/2017 AABP Invites Comments on Position Statements
AABP and its members have identified areas of cattle practice for which to develop position statements and guidelines that AABP supports. AABP position statements are intended to provide clarity for members, industry stakeholders, producers and retailers/packers/processors on AABP’s position on areas important to the cattle and veterinary industries. Current AABP position statements can be found at http://aabp.org/about/AABP_Position_Statements.asp. In order to keep AABP position statements current, the board will regularly review AABP position statements, guidelines and policies. This review will begin with a 60-day comment period open to AABP members. Comments will then be reviewed by the appropriate AABP committee and the board at which time the position statement will be revised, renewed or rescinded. Currently, the board has selected the Estrus Synchronization, Disclosure of BVD PI Animals, and Products Approved for Use in Cattle position statements to be reviewed. The comment period will be open until June 15, 2017. AABP members must be logged onto the AABP website to comment on these position statements. Position statements and a link to comment are available at http://aabp.org/resources/AABP_Position_Statements.asp.
7/15/2017 AABP Calls for Applications for the 8th Annual AgriLabs Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Awards
In collaboration with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), AgriLabs is offering an award to two veterinarians -- one beef and one dairy -- to encourage and fund recent graduates in their post-graduate continuing education efforts. Named as a tribute to Bruce Wren, D.V.M., Ph.D., each award will provide $5,000 for professional-development training so these practitioners may better serve their producer-clients. Completed applications will be accepted starting on April 15, 2017 and are due no later than July 15, 2017. The presentations will be made at the annual AABP business meeting and awards luncheon. "We are pleased to partner with AABP to bring this type of opportunity to the veterinarians who serve the large animal market," says Steve Schram, AgriLabs President and CEO. "The grants will encourage these veterinarians to remain in large animal medicine by providing a significant resource for self-directed professional development." Developing the Innovative Award "Continuing education is critically important to the development of skills that beef and dairy producers value," says K. Fred Gingrich II, DVM, AABP executive vice president. "Identifying the needs of cattle producers and addressing those needs is an integral component to the success of the practicing bovine veterinarian. The AgriLabs $5,000 awards are a tremendous help to those recent graduate veterinarians who desire to obtain this continuing education but may lack the financial resources to achieve these goals." Create Your Award The grant process allows applicants to determine the best use for the $5,000 grant from AgriLabs and judging will be based on three primary criteria: 1. The applicants' professional-development plan, which describes the skills/knowledge they would like to improve to become a more valuable resource for their producer-clients. 2. How the $5,000 will be utilized to fulfill the professional-development plan. 3. Letters of reference from three individuals (including at least one producer and one veterinarian) who have first-hand knowledge of the applicant¹s practice experience and educational interest. "Past applicants and award winners demonstrate the wide variety of CE offerings that interest recent graduate veterinarians," Gingrich says. "There are many opportunities for cattle veterinarians to offer valuable services to their customers and the $5,000 AgriLabs awards assist these veterinarians in gaining the knowledge and expertise to continue to improve the health, welfare and productivity of the animals in their care. By utilizing the funds provided by AgriLabs, veterinarians can have a far reaching impact on the animals they have taken an oath to protect, the consuming public and the farmers and ranchers they serve." How to Apply A full description of AgriLabs Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Awards and a link to the application forms are available at http://www.agrilabs.com/about-us/scholarship-opportunities. The application may be completed online and all materials postmarked on or before July 15, 2017. The awards are open to individuals who graduated with a DVM/VMD degree between June 1, 2005, and June 1, 2016 and is currently serving in a veterinary practice. An applicant does not need to be a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. The professional-development opportunity described in the application can apply to either individual animal medicine (e.g., diagnosis, treatment, surgery, case management, pain management, patient welfare) or herd production medicine (e.g., records analysis, disease prevention, production enhancement, benchmarking, biosecurity, food safety). The award is intended for applicant-specific CE; the award is not intended for equipment purchase, debt relief or employee costs. You can also access the application link directly at http://www.aabp.org/Members/ce_award/default.asp.
7/15/2017 AABP Student Chapter Awards
Submissions for the 2017 Student Chapter and Faculty Advisor awards are open! This award recognizes active AABP student chapters and faculty advisors at U.S. and Canadian veterinary schools and offshore schools with AABP student chapters. Bovine-interested students and the faculty advisors who mentor them are the future of the organization, and AABP appreciates the hard work and dedication students and faculty put into promoting AABP at their veterinary institutions. Submissions and nominations due by July 15, 2017. AABP Student Chapter Award -- Student chapters will be evaluated based on numerous criteria such as participation in the AABP conference, AABP scholarships awarded, chapter activities and more. The winning chapter will receive a plaque recognizing the award and a prize of $500 to be used for chapter events. Student chapters can find the application at http://aabp.org/students/student_chapter/. Submissions are due by July 15, 2017. AABP Faculty Advisor Award -- Faculty advisors are key to the success of veterinary students and their respective AABP chapters. The purpose of this award is to recognize those individuals who have given their time and expertise selflessly to help students achieve their personal and Chapter goals. The recipient will receive a plaque. Students, student chapters and other faculty are invited to nominate faculty for the faculty advisor awards. Nominate a faculty advisor at http://aabp.org/Students/faculty_advisor/. Submissions are due by July 15, 2017.
7/15/2017 AABP Faculty Advisor Award
Submissions for the 2017 Student Chapter and Faculty Advisor awards are open! This award recognizes active AABP student chapters and faculty advisors at U.S. and Canadian veterinary schools and offshore schools with AABP student chapters. Bovine-interested students and the faculty advisors who mentor them are the future of the organization, and AABP appreciates the hard work and dedication students and faculty put into promoting AABP at their veterinary institutions. Submissions and nominations due by July 15, 2017. AABP Student Chapter Award -- Student chapters will be evaluated based on numerous criteria such as participation in the AABP conference, AABP scholarships awarded, chapter activities and more. The winning chapter will receive a plaque recognizing the award and a prize of $500 to be used for chapter events. Student chapters can find the application at http://aabp.org/students/student_chapter/. Submissions are due by July 15, 2017. AABP Faculty Advisor Award -- Faculty advisors are key to the success of veterinary students and their respective AABP chapters. The purpose of this award is to recognize those individuals who have given their time and expertise selflessly to help students achieve their personal and Chapter goals. The recipient will receive a plaque. Students, student chapters and other faculty are invited to nominate faculty for the faculty advisor awards. Nominate a faculty advisor at http://aabp.org/Students/faculty_advisor/. Submissions are due by July 15, 2017.
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