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AAV Student and House Officer Manuscript Competitions for 2016

The Association of Avian Veterinarians is pleased to announce the annual Student and House Officer Manuscript Competitions for the year 2016.


The protocol and awards for each category are identical with the exception that the Resident Manuscript Competition is now open to all House Officers. With this change, veterinary interns may now also submit manuscripts for consideration in this category.


Manuscripts may consist of a case report (new or unusual disease, or new diagnostic or therapeutic modality), retrospective or prospective clinical study, or review article involving any avian species except commercial poultry. Authors must follow guidelines for submission as outlined in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.


Criteria for selection of the manuscript for each AAV award shall be based on clinical relevance, scientific validity, contribution to avian medicine, utilization of a multi-discipline approach to problem-solving, and adherence to guideline requirements.


The student and house officer submitting the selected manuscripts will be expected to present their papers at the 2016 ExoticsCon in Portland, OR, USA, August 27-31, 2016. They will each receive complimentary main conference registration, a plaque commemorating the occasion and a check for $500.00 to help defray travel expenses.


Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the AAV Executive Director at no later than May 1, 2016.


It is the applicant's responsibility to verify receipt of manuscript. If recipient has not been formally notified of receipt of their manuscript within 7 days of email submission, they should contact the Executive Director directly at or 1-201-446-2442. Awarded recipients will be notified via fax or email after all submissions have been reviewed.  


If chosen to present at the conference, the authors will be requested to submit abstracts for publication in the Proceedings. The full paper will not be published so that the author may submit their original complete work to the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.

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