Call for Congress Submissions

Submitted by bcvaadmin2 on Wed, 26/02/2020 - 10:14

Beginning 2021 with ongoing restrictions makes planning for 2021 challenging for us all, yet BCVA has taken the advised decision to cautiously and optimistically start the early stages of preparation for BCVA Congress, which is set to take place 14-16 October at Celtic Manor in Newport, South Wales.

All those who presented submissions for the cancelled 2020 event have been re-invited, and we would like to extend the invitation to all those who want to be part of delivering high quality CPD for farm animal practitioners through bringing clinical updates, scientific advances, expert knowledge and a breadth of experience to cattle vets in all walks of life.

This call for submissions is for the following types of presentations at Congress:

  • Lectures: 30-minute oral presentations within the main programme, including delegate Q&A.
  • Workshop: a limited number of 90-minute workshops are available for small group (20-25 delegates) interactive presentations in a format of your choice to allow you to be creative with your presentation style.
  • Young Vets Stream: Workshop: these 60-minute sessions are aimed at vets 0-8 years qualified. These are designed to be interactive, with a practical approach to the topic of choice.
  • Postgraduate Research: Congress Scientific Committee will select submissions for a limited number of 15 minute oral presentation with other accepted submissions included as a poster presentation.
  • Short Research/Clinical Presentation: Congress Scientific Committee will select submissions for a 15minute oral presentation with other accepted submissions included as a poster presentation.
  • Poster: an excellent way to present your information, on display during the entire event.


Submission type






Young Vets Stream Workshop


Clinical and practitioner research


Postgraduate research



6th August 2021

Please try and respect the deadline date for this year’s submissions. Any submission received after this date may be refused. You will be asked to indicate on the form whether your submission  will be suitable for an online or virtual presentation. 


How to submit – you have two options …

  1. Via our online form at (, attaching your abstract as a separate word document.
  2. Emailing the submissions form to [email protected], attaching your abstract as a separate word document to the email.
  3. We have set some guidelines to help

Our Congress Scientific Committee will review all submissions and their decision (acceptance/refusal/resubmission) will be communicated shortly after the submission deadline to the main presenter, with feedback available on request. The submission should be suitable for publication as an abstract in Cattle Practice, as all accepted submissions will be published in the Proceedings at Congress. All submissions that are accepted for presentation at Congress will allow a discounted attendance rate for the event. 

If you have any questions or comments, then please email [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you at Celtic Manor in October. As we begin this planning process for 2021 BCVA Congress the health of our colleagues is central to every decision we make along the way. We have contingencies in place for all eventualities – but it is our hope and that by the Autumn our relatively small (but perfectly formed) event can take place.

Best wishes

BCVA Congress Committee