Abstract submission form for the Openness in Animal Research: A Conference to Celebrate a Decade of the Concordat. 2 -3 May 2024, West Midlands, UK

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for consideration.

Submission for this meeting has now closed.

Abstract submission deadline | Monday 25 September 2023
Applicants notified of outcome | Monday 23 October 2023

Abstract submission is invited for either oral or poster presentation. You can indicate your preference when completing the form.

Abstracts should be education driven and provide practical examples of activities that support openness. The conference is intended to provide a learning opportunity for anyone with a professional interest in openness, so instead of focusing on why openness is important, we want to provide case studies and practical advice, encouraging attendees to implement change within their organisations.

Examples can include but are not limited to: Use of new media including websites, podcasts, videos, and social media; traditional media engagement; internal engagement; public engagement, and countering opposition. We are also interested in how the harms and limitations, as well as the benefits, of animal research have been communicated within these activities.

Submissions will be selected on originality, potential impact, communication, learning and education. 

Oral abstracts

These will be presented within a panel discussion and will run as 60 minute sessions involving 3-4 people speaking back to back for 12-15 mins each, with time at the end for Q&A and speaker discussion.
Format – panel-based session with the opportunity for audience-based interaction.
The organisers will group selected speakers together into 60 minute panel sessions.

Poster abstracts

Posters will be available to view throughout the programme.
A dedicated poster session will be held on Thursday prior to the conference dinner and will offer a chance for interaction and discussion between poster authors and attendees.
Authors will be required to bring with them an A0 sized portrait poster for display at the conference.