Raise your profile at the BSAS 2021 Virtual Conference

18 Nov 2020

Alongside a dynamic programme of lively debate and thought-provoking discussion on the challenge of change and adapting to the new ‘normal’, the BSAS 2021 conference provides a number of unrivalled opportunities for those wishing to raise their profile among the global animal science community, including abstract submission and our prestigious Presidents Prize.  Designed to encourage new scientists to improve their public communication skills, this award is for members of the Society presenting their first or second paper at the Annual Conference and carries a prize of £200.  Candidates will be initially shortlisted based on the quality of their submitted summary, with shortlisted candidates then invited to make a virtual presentation during a dedicated session at the conference.

 Success relates to:

  • Clarity
  • Scientific Content
  • Interpretation
  • Answering Questions
  • Punctuality

For those submitting Abstracts, the new virtual conference format offers the chance for additional flexibility, creativity, and innovation, as posters will this year be accepted in a digital format.  Once submitted, posters will be reviewed by our panel of experts, and those that are accepted will be given the choice to submit a 3-minute digital presentation of their poster, as well as having it displayed in our virtual gallery, which will be similar to the traditional format, but the posters will instead be displayed on an electronic platform.  The Poster Gallery will be accessible to attendees throughout the conference. This year we are offering a fantastic prize of £250 of CABI book vouchers, for the best and most creative poster.

An abstract submission guidance booklet and video can be found on the BSAS conference website, with detailed guidance on how to create a superior abstract, that grabs the attention of your fellow animal scientists and leaves a great lasting impression. Also keep an eye on the BSAS website and social media channels, as we will soon be releasing a series of videos with all the hints and creative tips you need to transform your poster into a digital masterpiece, alongside details of how virtual posters, orals and presentations will be made available to our global delegates.


Spanning four days, the flexibility of the conference programme enables attendees to customise their experience to exactly what they need, with designated digital spaces for virtual functions, networking, and discussion groups.  In addition, all sessions will be available on demand, so delegates needn’t miss a moment.

For further details on the BSAS 2021 Virtual Conference, and how to submit an abstract or enter the Presidents Prize, click here