AVAG & IVAS Call for Papers

International Call for Papers, Wet Lab Seminars, Poster Presentations, and Research Papers
2017 AVAG and IVAS Joint Congress on Veterinary Acupuncture, Cairns, Australia

The Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) are pleased to announce a joint Congress on Veterinary Acupuncture sponsored by both organizations.

We invite clinicians and other individuals to submit abstracts for Presentations, Wet Labs, Poster Presentations and Research Papers for our 2017 Joint Congress. Presentations selected will be presented by the Author and published in the AVAG and IVAS 2017 Digital Congress Proceedings. There is not a general theme, all topics are welcome. All acupuncture, acupuncture related and Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies will be considered.

Submission Requirements

Abstracts must be submitted in English, double-spaced and should not exceed a single page of 8.5” x 11” paper with 2.5 cm margins. Abstracts need to be submitted by email. When emailing your abstract please format the abstract in a Microsoft Word document and send it as an attached document identified as “Abstract AVAG and IVAS Joint 2017 Congress” in the email subject line.

The Abstract must be identified with
Name of Author(s):
Mailing Address:
Telephone Number:
Required length of your presentation:
Type of presentation: (Presentation, Wet Lab, Poster or Research)

A Curriculum vita for each author must also accompany the abstract.

Abstracts submitted without this information will not be considered.

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2016.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by October 21, 2016 to those whose abstracts are selected by the Program Committee for presentation, Wet Labs, Posters and Research at the Congress. If selected, all presentations must be in English. The deadline for submission of the full article for the Congress Proceedings will be January 6, 2017.

Presenter Compensation

Keynote Presenter – The selected (or invited) Keynote Presenter will receive honoraria @ US$200.00 per hour for 4 hours. Additional compensation provided is roundtrip economy airfare, hotel for 2 nights, 2 days per diem, and a complimentary registration to the entire Congress. To be considered for invited Keynote Presenter Abstract must be submitted by
September 1, 2016.

Speakers of General Interest – Speakers of General Interest are selected by the Program Committee only. Selected speakers of general interest will be chosen by the Program Committee to present in 2 hour general morning time slots. The chosen speakers of interest will receive honoraria @ US$200.00 per hour for a minimum time slot of 2 hours, and 1 day free Congress registration on the day they present. A Speaker of General interest may choose to receive a discount of US$225.00 off a full Congress Registration instead of the 1 day free Congress Registration.

Speakers and Research – Speakers chosen to present for more than 1 hour will receive 50% off a full Congress Registration. Speakers chosen to present that are selected to speak for 1 hour or less will receive 1 day of free Congress Registration on the day they speak. A Speaker presenting for 1 hours or less may choose to receive a discount of US$225.00 off a full Congress Registration instead of the 1 day free Congress Registration.

Wet Lab Presenters – Selected Wet Lab presenters will be paid an honoraria of $US100.00 per hour for a minimum of 2 hours and a discount of US$225.00 off of full Congress registration.

Poster Presenters – Posters that are selected will receive a discount of US$100.00 off of Congress registration for each Poster they present.


Please email abstract(s) and curriculum vitae to: office@ivas.org

Attn: AVAG/IVAS Joint Congress
Email: office@ivas.org
1730 S College Avenue, Suite 301
Fort Collins, CO 80525 USA
Telephone: + 1-970-266-0666
Fax: + 1-970-266-0777

On behalf of the Program Committee we thank you in advance for your collaboration.