ABCD & Merial invite applications

ABCD & Merial invite applications for the Young Scientist Award 2017. The award (1000€) is funded by Merial and will be presented by the ABCD at the congress of the International Society of Feline Medicine, to be held from 28 June to 2 July 2017 in Brighton, UK.

The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) invites applications for the 2017 ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Clinical and Research Award (AMYSA), which aims to reward innovative and outstanding work by promising young professionals in the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology.

Candidates should have made an original contribution to the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology, which has been published or accepted for publication in a referenced journal (PubMed, Web of Science, Web of Knowledge)  or accepted by another assessing body (e.g. a Thesis Committee) in 2015 or later.

Candidates should be based in Europe (EU or EFTA country), have completed a veterinary or biomedical curriculum, and ideally be under 35 years of age at the time of application.

Applications should be made in English in an electronic format and include a short abstract (max. 500 words) of the work the applicant wishes to submit, as well as a short curriculum vitae and two personal references. Any relevant publications and/or dissertation on the topic should be included. The deadline for submission is 15 February 2017.

The award winner will receive a complimentary registration to this congress. Return travel expenses and accommodation will also be covered to allow the laureate to attend the event. The winner is expected to give a short presentation or present a poster of their findings at this event.

The recipients of the Clinical and Research AMYSA 2016 were Vito Collela (University of Bari) and Mirja Nolff (University of Munich).

Application forms and detailed rules can be downloaded from the ABCD web site (www.abcdcatsvets.org)
For further information, please contact Karin de Lange, ABCD secretary, karin.delange@abcd-vets.org

Notes to Editors:

 The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) is an independent panel of 15 leading veterinarians from eleven European countries, with an expertise in immunology, vaccinology and/or feline medicine. The ABCD was set up to compile guidelines for the prevention and management of major feline infectious diseases in Europe, based on current scientific knowledge. For more information, please visit www.abcdcatsvets.org

 Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs 6,100 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide, with over $2 billion of sales in 2014. Merial is a Sanofi company. For more information, go to http://www.merial.com.

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