SAMSoc is a BSAVA Affiliated Group

Case Report Competition Winter 2018

SAMSoc invites submissions from vets in practice, residents and interns for our case report competition which will take place on Friday 2nd November at our Winter Meeting in Loughborough.

Suitable cases should have interesting discussion points but need not be so unusual that they would be considered publishable. Two cases will be selected by the Committee for presentation at the meeting (each of approximately 12 minutes' duration). Cases will be selected for presentation based upon their originality, the quality of the medical investigation performed, the validity of the conclusions drawn and the quality of the abstract. This is an excellent opportunity for general practitioners, interns and residents alike to share interesting cases and improve presentation skills in a friendly environment. The audience will select the winning report via a ballot vote at the meeting.

The Successful Two Candidates Will Be Eligible For Free Registration To The SAMSoc Meeting. The Best Case Report Presentation Will Be Voted For By The Audience For Great Prizes generously donated by VetIndex:

£300 for first place

£150 for second place

The abstracts should be written in Microsoft Word using Times Roman 12-point font. The first line should contain the title in capitals; the second line all author(s); the third the institution(s) the author(s) are affiliated with; followed by the actual abstract starting as a new paragraph. The print must be black, and the abstract should be no more than 500 words in length (including title, author names and institutions). The line spacing should be 1.5.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28th September 2018. Entries should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “SAMSoc case report submission and the entrant’s name” as the subject.