Events & Conferences

74th AVTRW Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 74th Annual AVTRW Conference will go ahead as planned on 14 - 15th September 2020 as a virtual conference.  We invite abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations.  

We particularly encourage early career researchers (including undergraduate students, postgraduate students, interns, clinical residents, and lab technicians) to present their work. The conference provides the ideal opportunity to present research findings, including those of a preliminary nature, in a relaxed supportive environment and to facilitate interaction with other researchers in all aspects of veterinary research.

Click here to download the conference flier 


The 2020 AVTRW conference will be held virtually this year.


The main themes of the conference this year will be:

  • Bringing research to the end-users (impact)

  • Teaching the new generation of professionals

  • Parasitology

  • Surveillance

However we welcome (and encourage) abstract submissions on any topic of veterinary teaching and research.  The oral and poster presentation judged to be the best at the end of the conference will each win a cash prize.  Oral presentations should be 10 minutes long (extra time will be provided for questions).    

Click here to download the abstract submission form: AVTRW2020AbstractForm.docx

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Please save forms in the format "SurnameAVTRW" and submit to by the submission deadline. 


Abstract submission deadline: 31st July 2020, 23:59 (BST) for both oral and poster submissions

Authors will be notified of abstract decisions by the 15th of August 2020.  



The conference programme will be finalised in due course and announced by the end of August 2020.


Members:  Conference attendance is free for AVTRW members.  Click here for member registration (login required).       

Non-members:  Non-members can attend either the whole conference, or just one day.  Daily attendance is £25.00 per day and whole conference attendance is £40.00 for non-members.

Click here to buy tickets.  Registration can be completed after ticket purchase - instructions for registration will be provided in your ticket confirmation.  

Non-members may wish to become AVTRW members prior to conference registration.  Annual membership (extended to 3 years for student members) costs £25.00. See our Membership page for further information. 

Registration will be open until the 13th of September 2020.  



If you have any questions regarding the 2020 conference please email us at


The AVTRW is grateful to the following sponsors:

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have generously sponsored the poster prizes for the 2020 conference.

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have generously sponsored the poster prizes for the 2020 conference.