Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED
11:59 PM CST on Sunday, February 26, 2017

We will follow the general guidelines for abstracts used by the American Society for Microbiology. A template to follow can be obtained by clicking here. Any field of microbial, immuno-physiological, and nutritional sciences pertinent to improving our understanding and manipulation of gastrointestinal function will be considered.

Specific examples include the following:

  • prebiotic, probiotic, and DFM development and applications; pre- and post-harvest food safety interventions;
  • nutrition of livestock, humans, and companion animals; studies with animal and avian species (domesticated and nondomesticated) and laboratory and companion animal species,
  • the immunology and host immune responses to nutrition and the gut microbiome;
  • microbial physiology and genomic analyses of gut bacteria; and
  • research that addresses the environmental impacts from gastrointestinal microbiology (e.g., the ecology of antibiotic resistance and waste management), which is also within the scope of the meeting.

Click here for an abstract template.

All submitted abstracts will be subject to peer review by the Conference Scientific Committee. Assignment to oral or poster sessions will be communicated to registered participants who submitted abstracts about 4 to 6 weeks ahead of the actual meeting.

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to enter a competition for the best oral and poster presentations to be judged by an independent panel composed of our invited speakers. When abstract acceptance is communicated, you will be asked if you wish to participate. Four monetary awards for best presentations (2 oral and 2 poster) will be announced and awarded at the closure of the meeting on Wednesday.

Details concerning poster and oral presentations will be posted here in early 2017.

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