Call for abstracts for 2016 Western Nutrition Conference

The 37th Western Nutrition Conference will be held at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on September 20-22, 2016. Similar to previous years, there will be a Graduate Student Poster Presentation Competition during the conference.

Each graduate student who wishes to present his/her own research at the competition is encouraged to submit one abstract. If you would like to present a poster at the conference, please send your abstract electronically (in Microsoft Word or a compatible word processing program) to Dr. Peiqiang Yu, Department of Animal Science, University of Saskatchewan at and on or before August 1, 2016, to facilitate publication of submitted abstracts in the conference proceedings. Each student submitting an abstract MUST be registered for the conference. Please visit the conference website, for registration information.

Abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Due to space limitations in the proceedings, abstracts cannot exceed a maximum of 2,300 keystrokes (including characters, spaces, and punctuation). Begin the count at the title and end the count with the last key word. Please use a 12 pt Times New Roman font for the abstract (see the 37th WNC Abstract Template). The abstract must contain comprehensive information and have the following sections:

  •   Title
  •   Authors and their affiliations
  •   Background
  •   Results and discussion (can be in separate sections)
  •   Conclusions
  •   Take home message
  •   Key words

The board space available for each poster is 1 m wide and 1.2 m high. All posters should be mounted on the boards by 8:00 AM, September 21. Posters will be available for public viewing throughout the conference, and graduate students are expected to be present from 4:45 to 6:30 pm Wednesday, September 21, during which time judges will visit the posters. Winners will be announced at the conference banquet, and cash awards will be presented to first ($500), second ($300), and third ($200) place winners.

Submitted abstracts and posters will be judged by a local panel of experts (2 people from industry and 1 academic) during the poster presentation session. Please see below for specific judging criteria for abstracts and poster presentation. The Graduate Student Poster competition will be limited to 24 posters, so please enter early to ensure a spot.

The 37th Western Nutrition Conference Planning and Program Committee is looking forward to seeing you in Saskatoon in September.