Wednesday 10th Aug 2022


Abstracts for free communications are warmly invited for BVDSG meetings. Abstracts can describe clinical cases, applied studies or basic science in the field of comparative dermatology.

Abstracts for the should be submitted no later than 8 weeks prior to the BVDSG meeting at which they are to be presented.

All abstracts will be considered on their scientific merits by blinded scrutineers. After acceptance abstracts may be withdrawn but no alterations will be permitted.

Abstracts should be no longer than 800 words and written in 12-point Times New Roman, Microsoft Word 2007 compatible. They should comprise an introduction, materials and methods, results, conclusion and essential references. They should also include the names and affiliations of the authors (with the presenting author indicated) and any possible conflict of interest.

Abstracts should be e-mailed to the BVDSG proceedings editor (MS Word or compatible format) Authors will be informed whether their abstracts have been accepted as soon as possible after submission.

Help with preparing abstracts

There has been concern raised over the recent lack of abstracts presented by members in practice. One factor has been the fear of appearing foolish and/or aggressive questioning. This is a great pity, as members have much to contribute and BVDSG should be a friendly forum.

In response, Tim Nuttall , Peter Hill , Peter Forsythe , David Shearer and Neil McEwan have agreed to act as mentors to members wishing to present material. They can help with ideas, writing and presenting work. In addition, BVDSG will ensure there is a ‘robust’ chair for the abstract sessions.

If your abstract is accepted you will receive free registration at the meeting at which it is presented.