2022 Dorothy R. Havemeyer EPM Workshop Seeks Abstracts by June 1

The group will convene later this year to share the current state of expertise in the neurologic disease’s key areas.

A horse with neurologic signs of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
A horse with neurologic signs of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. | Courtesy University of California, Davis
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) will be the focus of a Dorothy R. Havemeyer workshop later this year, and organizers are seeking abstracts for consideration as they develop the program.

The disease, caused by the single-celled protozoan parasites Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi, is a key focus for equine researchers across the country who seek to better understand how they can diagnose, treat, and prevent it.

Information on submission follows.

Goals and Format

The purpose of the abstract is to help in development of the workshop program. The primary goals of this workshop are to share our current state of expertise in key areas pertaining to equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) with the intent to identify shortcomings of our knowledge with the hopes of initiating collaborative research efforts and disseminating knowledge to the community.

Each attending specialist will present his or her area of expertise in the presentation format, including thoughts on critical gaps in knowledge, or present upcoming, ongoing, or recent research pertaining to EPM. Abstract presentations submitted within the themes of pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention and epidemiology will receive priority; however, other areas of EPM will be considered. Abstracts of current pilot studies or proposed studies will be considered. Pilot or proposed studies should be identified as part of the abstract title when the abstract is submitted.

Abstracts should be submitted by June 1, 2022. They will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that workshop space is limited, and approved abstracts will be presented as oral presentations; there are no posters.

The workshop asks that researchers please follow these style guidelines:

  • 12-point font in Times New Roman
  • Single spaced
  • Title should be in all caps and bold text and aligned with left margin
  • Author(s) name aligned with left margin
  • Author(s) name should be completely spelled out: first name and last name/surname
  • The presenting author should be underlined
  • Affiliation of author(s) to follow author(s) name using institution, city, and state
  • Abstract should be one paragraph with no breaks
  • Figures and Tables should be embedded in abstract, if applicable
  • Reference and acknowledgements can be a new paragraph/break, if applicable
  • Abstract should not exceed 250 words (excluding references and acknowledgements)
  • Deadline for abstract submission is June 1, 2022
  • Send as a word document to susan.brogan25@gmail.com

For any questions, please contact Frank Andrews, the Havemeyer EPM program chair.


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