Congress 2018 – Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce that abstract submissions are open for the 2018 congress of the Southern African Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. We will be joining with the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA) to have our annual congress at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, South Africa from 18-20 June 2018. Registration for the congress is due to open in the coming months.


SASVEPM welcomes all abstract submissions within the broader field of veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine including disease surveillance, outbreak description, control, policy, public health and diagnostics, as our members have a wide base of interest. All are encouraged to submit abstracts in order to share their work with colleagues in the SASVEPM community.


SASVEPM has a small number of sponsorships available for those presenting their work at the congress who are currently post-graduate students or veterinarians who performed their compulsory community service (CCS) year in 2017 or 2018. Those who wish to be considered for sponsorship by the society should submit a short motivation letter and proof of their status (e.g. a copy of their student card or SAVC registration certificate) with their abstract.

Please submit your abstracts to the SASVEPM executive committee (ExCo) through email to Krpasha Govindasamy ( or ). The deadline for abstract submission is 1 April 2018.

NB: Please also submit a 1 page curriculum vitae (CV) of the presenting author with your abstract, as we require this for continuing education accreditation

The format for abstracts submitted for approval is indicated below:



Abstracts must be limited to one A4 side of print.

A minimum 2 cm margin should be applied to the entire page.

Use Times New Roman font size 12 throughout the abstract.

All of the abstract should be fully justified

Leave a blank line between each section if sections are used (Title, Authors, Contact details, Abstract, References (if applicable).





Authors should be indicated as shown below:-

Author, A. B., Author, C. D. & Author, E. F.

The author who is expected to present the paper at the conference is indicated

clearly in the paper by underlining their name. If the presenting author

changes, the SASVEPM ExCo must be notified as soon as possible, and reserves the

right to withdraw papers under these circumstances.



It is essential that you supply FULL CONTACT DETAILS so that we can contact you if necessary.

Please specify the following:

  • Contactauthor’s name (also the name of the proposed speaker if different from the contact author).
  • Contactauthor’s telephone number.
  • Contactauthor’s e-mail address.



A line should be left between paragraphs and the start of each paragraph within the abstract should not be indented.


REFERENCES (If applicable):

References are not required.


Please do not hesitate to contact any of the SASVEPM ExCo for more information or help with your submission. Their details are available at Executive Committee