Call for abstracts – International Equine Student Conference 2021


International Equine Student Conference 2021 – 18th and 19th August 2021

Call for Abstracts 

The Scientific Committee of the IESC 2021 are pleased to be able to invite worldwide equine undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate in the online International Equine Student Conference on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th August 2021. IESC aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience presenting their work in a supportive and collegiate environment, as well as showcasing the extensive range of equine-related research taking place in the world.

Abstract submission
We would like to invite you to submit your abstracts for ORAL and/or POSTER presentations at IESC 2021. Please note to be eligible to submit an abstract you need to register to attend as a presenter at the IESC conference. On receipt of your registration, you will be sent details on the abstract submission process. The registration fee is £10 (non-refundable). If your abstract is not accepted you will still have full access to attend the conference.

Register here as a presenter: Click here

Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 500 words and can represent work undertaken or completed in the 2019/20 or 2020/2021 academic years. Priority will be given to 2020/2021 students. Work submitted should not have been published elsewhere. Please follow the abstract guidance when preparing your abstract.

Abstract submission opens on Thursday 1st July 2021 at 09:00h (BST, GMT+1) and is open until 17:00h (BST, GMT+1) Friday 30th July 2021. Final decisions and notification of accepted abstracts by 10th August 2021.

Abstracts MUST include data. “Results will be presented” is not acceptable. Systematic reviews will be considered.

We welcome submissions related to equine behaviour, breeding, equitation, exercise, health, management, training, performance and welfare, as well as studies focused on rider performance, horse-human interactions and the equestrian industry.

Presentation formats
Oral presentations: these will be 7 minutes in length followed by 3 minutes of questions.
Poster presentations: these will be 2 minutes in length followed by 2 questions.

Student awards
Prizes will be awarded for the best and runner-up undergraduate and postgraduate poster, and the best and runner-up undergraduate and postgraduate oral presentation.

Review process
Reviewers will have access to all information contained in the abstract (with the exception of personal identifiers). Abstracts will be blind reviewed by at least two individuals. Where abstracts require development we will endeavour  to provide feedback and give students the opportunity to revise and resubmit their work, to support participation in the conference. Abstracts will be reviewed and announced to authors on a rolling basis till the submission deadline.

Instructions for abstract preparation can be downloaded here: Click here

We look forward to welcoming you to IESC 2021 and reading your work.

Dr. David Marlin, Dr. Jane Williams, Lorna Cameron and Dr. Roberta F. Godoy
International Equine Student Conference Scientific Committee


About Author

Dr David Marlin is a physiologist and biochemist who has worked in academia, research and professional sport. He has worked in the equestrian and veterinary world and in human sport, healthcare, medicine and exercise science. In 1989 David obtained his PhD from the UK’s leading sports university, Loughborough University following a four-year study on the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training, undertaken at the renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. You can read David's full biography in the Our Website section.