Monday, October 10, 2011

Laminitis Conference Open Poster Session Designed to Convert Attendees Into Collaborators

Ideas move the future forward: Share yours at the Laminitis Conference in West Palm Beach

The Sixth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot gets underway in just under three weeks. The conference returns to West Palm Beach, Florida with a triple-focus program in scientific, clinical and horse management advancements in the study, causes and treatment of laminitis and foot diseases.

Today the conference announced an expansion of its popular poster session. Formerly limited to students and scholarship recipients, an open poster session at the 2011 conference will be a pilot program to allow conference attendees to present their own research and accomplishments and to stimulate dialogue among professionals at the conference.

Full details will be available on the web site in the next few days, but Hoof Blog readers who will be conference attendees can begin planning by marking their calendars: an abstract or summary must be submitted by Friday, October 21. At least one author listed on the poster must be present to hang, take down and defend the poster during a judging session on Saturday afternoon.

Resources for vet clinics and farriers and allied colleagues who are not accustomed to preparing posters will be available on the web site, including the consultation services of a poster expert.

Examples of some of the topics that might be explored in a poster presentation include case studies, cumulative case reviews, new product trials, stable management protocols for equine rehabilitation, and "how to" instructions.

Direct link to conference poster session guidelines and the required form for submission:

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