THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
BOSTON PARK PLAZA HOTEL
50 PARK PLAZA AT ARLINGTON STREET,
BOSTON, MA 02116-3912
12:30 PM REGISTRATION
Workshops begin at 1:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm
2018 MSMR ENRICHMENT SYMPOSIUM POSTER COMPETITION
APRIL 27, 2018
BOSTON PARK PLAZA
50 PARK PLAZA at ARLINGTON STREET
Subject: We are seeking colorful and informative posters covering aspects of enrichment used with any laboratory animal species. Accepted posters will be displayed at the TENTH Annual MSMR Enrichment Symposium: All Creatures Big and Small … Animal Enrichment in a Laboratory Environment on April 27, 2018.
The poster award recipient(s) will demonstrate how (a) enrichment concepts are utilized, (b) living environments are enhanced, (c) research is positively impacted with welfare improvements, and/or (d) stress is reduced in the laboratory animals. This critical information must be conveyed in a clear, concise and professional manner. The poster cannot be for commercial advertisement or soliciting sales of a product.
Poster Size: 2’ x 3’ Submit as PDFs: winners will be asked to provide a version mounted on foam board for display at the Symposium
Submission details: Posters should be submitted as PDF files in two versions: one version with all author and contact information and one blind judging version without any author or contact information. Deadline for submission is March 23, 2018.
Email your PDFs as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the body of the e-mail include your name, institution, telephone number and poster title as well as your collaborators’ names, titles, and institutions.
Posters will be judged on the following criteria:
- Does the enrichment promote species appropriate behavior, improved welfare, and/or better understanding of behavior?
- Are metrics available to support the findings?
- Impact & Innovation
- What is the overall future or continuing impact on the broader scientific community of the innovations and/or efforts? Are the data novel; does this work contribute to basic knowledge of animal behavior/welfare?
- Potential for broad adoption
- Can the enrichment be widely adopted?
- Technical Spec: Here are the required* and suggested elements for your poster –
- Institutional Affiliation*
- Abstract – a brief abstract, up to 200 words*
- Background (if applicable)
- Materials and Methods (if applicable) If your poster is about construction of a novel device, please be sure to include pictures of the device!
- References (if applicable)
Submission deadline: March 23, 2018
Notification: Applicants will be notified of acceptance by e-mail. Accepted posters will be displayed at the Enrichment Symposium.
The poster award recipient will receive a certificate and a $250 honorarium, generously donated by BioServ.
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