Deadline extended for BSAS 2018 submissions

The deadline for submissions to present at the 2018 BSAS Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland has been extended to Friday 10 November.

Would-be presenters are invited to send abstracts on any aspect of animal science for the annual event, which this time will be focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing the livestock sector in the face of political and market changes.

Titled ‘Innovation to compete in the global livestock industry’, it will cover the technologies and developments being made to drive more sustainable livestock systems, as well as the issues that need to be addressed to ensure the sector’s full potential is grasped.

In a shake-up to the usual proceedings, the 2018 annual conference will be held in Dublin, at the iconic Croke Park stadium, from Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 April.

The move to Ireland is part of BSAS’s drive to enable new and different audiences to join the debate around livestock science and production, and form’s part of the society’s plans to move the event to different cities across the UK and Ireland.

BSAS chief executive Bruce Beveridge said a final extension to the deadline had been made to accommodate the usual last-minute rush of applications.

"The 2018 conference is going to be fantastic, and we wanted to make sure as many people as possible get the chance to join us in Ireland for what will be a fascinating few days discussing some of the biggest challenges and most exciting developments in today's livestock sector," he added.

"With Brexit on the horizon, we know that the future of livestock science and production both in the UK and further afield could change hugely, which is why we want to make sure we have the widest selection of information, knowledge and opinions in Dublin to help the sector understand where the opportunities lie ahead."

Submissions should only one page in length - for more details visit the BSAS 2018 event page.