Abstract submission

You are welcome to contribute to Scand-LAS 2020 by submitting an abstract to the Scientific Committee to be considered for an oral or a poster presentation at the Symposium. We encourage any proposed contributions to the conference through oral or poster presentations either on any of the symposium themes or reports on any current work on laboratory animal science on a different topic. Reports presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the Scand-LAS society journal, the Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science.

We would also like to encourage those  Scand-LAS members who are Animal Technicians, Biomedical Laboratory Technicians, Postgraduate students/PhD students as well as junior scientists (< 5 years since PhD graduation) to apply for the Scand-LAS scholarship.

Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will allow the presenter free access to the symposium and free access to the conference dinner.

 Abstract submission will be closed on February 15th, 2020. You will be notified about your abstract's acceptance via e-mail within 2 weeks after the submission deadline.

 Before submitting your abstract, we kindly ask you to read the abstract information below.

Abstracts will be evaluated and selected by the Scientific Committee for oral or poster presentations.


Abstracts must be submitted on-line via the abstract submission form. Abstracts cannot be submitted by fax, hard copy or e-mail. The deadline for receiving the abstracts is February 15th, 2020

We kindly ask you to register your participation at the Symposium as well.

Before submitting, please check carefully that your abstract is in accordance with format guidelines as no further changes are allowed after submission. If the format requirements are not followed, your abstract will be automatically rejected.

Confirmation of a successful submission
When your abstract is successfully submitted, you will receive a PDF confirmation via e-mail, containing the exact details of the submission (including the title, co-authors, and text). If you do not receive an e-mail within a few minutes, please contact the Symposium Secretariat via:  


By submitting a research communication and the submission form, the author(s) transfer copyright ownership so it can be published in the Symposium’s online proceedings.

Format - layout
The abstract can be up to 1,850 characters long (excluding the title and author details). The format of the abstract is flexible, but should contain information on the aim of the work, methods, results and conclusions. A statement that “the results will be discussed” is not acceptable. Do not use subheadings (methods, results, etc.). Tables, graphs and figures are NOT allowed. Do not use subheadings in bold. No advertisements.

Abstracts must be written in English. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author, if the abstract is accepted.

Firstly, please note that abstracts are not edited after approval. Therefore, please proofread your abstract carefully before submission, since it will be printed exactly as submitted.

Also, once the abstract has been reviewed, changes to the abstract cannot be accepted. If an error is later identified, you are free to withdraw your abstract if you wish. During the abstract’s uploading process, you will need to list all the co-authors of your abstract.

If you have any questions, please contact the Symposium Delegate Services at

I hereby confirm that:

- the research is original in nature
- the research has not been subsidised by biased organisations 
- there are no ethical concerns in relation to the research
- the abstract is final and correct at the time of submission as later changes are not allowed
- the copyright of the abstract can be transferred in order to be published in the Symposium proceedings
- there is no bias or perception of bias in relation to any of the authors (or someone related to the author(s), e.g. family member, spouse, friend) has a relationship with any entity that has an interest (direct or indirect) related to the submission or any such party has financed the research.

Abstract submission

Presentation title*
Category *

Presenting author's data

First name*
Last name*
E-mail address*

Abstract (please paste the text here)*1850Recommended structure: introduction, aims, materials (patients) and methods, results, and conclusion(s).
The maximum number of characters together with spaces is 1850.
NB! Adding any tables, images and advertisements to the abstract is not allowed. 

Please write the co-authors' names here together with their affiliations.Formatting: last name, first name, institution (e.g. Smith, John, University of Tartu)

NB! Abstract submission terms:
Abstracts for poster and oral presentations should be submitted electronically via the online form no later than on the 15th of February, 2020.
The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and notification on acceptance of the abstracts will be sent to the stated e-mail address within two weeks after the submission deadline.
We kindly ask you to register your participation in the Symposium!