2020 Call for Abstracts - Beef Industry Safety Summit

San Antonio, TX

The Beef Industry Safety Summit has been established as the premier event that brings industry leaders and safety professionals together from all sectors of the beef production, processing and marketing chain to focus on strategies to improve beef safety. As part of the annual Summit, the presentation of research results plays a key role in filling knowledge gaps and identifying new research needs so safety strategies can be adjusted to incorporate the latest information.

The Beef Industry Safety Summit will have a pre-conference session on March 3rd. The main meeting will occur March 4th and 5th, followed by a post-conference session on the 6th. The Beef Safety Research Update Session will occur on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 4th. Final agenda timeslots will be communicated once abstracts are selected. Scientists from universities, USDA-ARS AND/OR companies are invited to present research results from projects that were funded by ALL funding sources, not just The Beef Checkoff. Progress reports for projects that are ongoing (i.e. USDA-funded multi-year projects) are welcome, even if the work is not complete.

Abstract Submission Details

  • Please limit abstracts to 500 words or less.
  • Use the template below as a guide for your online submission.

We will be utilizing an online portal for managing the abstract process and to facilitate the submission and review of abstract materials.  All portal users will need to set up an account. Please visit https://ncba.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp to register and submit your abstract. Abstracts must be submitted by COB November 22nd.  Abstracts will be evaluated by a selection committee and applicants will be notified regarding acceptance for an oral session by COB December 16th. Additional details on presentation preparation will be provided at that time.

Questions about the RFP may be directed to Mandy Carr Johnson at mcarr@beef.org or 303-850-3399 and/or Paige Smith at psmith@beef.org or 303-850-3332.

Questions about SmartSimple maybe directed to Wendy David at wdavid@beef.org or 303-850-3358.

Speaker Compensation

Applicants with abstracts accepted for presentation in one of several sessions will be eligible for compensation of complimentary event registration as well as accommodation at the host hotel for up to 2 nights. These presenters will be responsible for their own travel arrangements. Additional hotel nights may be added at the individual’s expense.  

TEMPLATE FOR SUBMISSION – Fields on the online submission form.

San Antonio, TX

Project Title:

Presenter:  Co-PI name, Co-PI name, Co-PI name 

  • Presenters email address: 
  • Presenter’s affiliation (university, ARS station, company, etc.):

Category: List the appropriate category for the research: Pre-Harvest, Harvest/Post-harvest, Further-Processing

Checkoff-funded: Yes/No (If no, please specify funding source)

Published: If so, provide the citation.  If not, note “unpublished to date”.

Objective: One or two sentences stating the objective of the work. 

Experimental Design & Analysis: A summary of the design, treatments and analysis.  This is NOT a detailed methods section, but critical information such as the treatments, number of samples/animals total and per treatment and the key factors measured.

Key Results: A summary of key results from the study.

How can this information be applied in the industry? A perspective from the PI on how this information can be used by the industry to fill knowledge gaps or how/why to implement?

*At least one table or graph with critical information related to the results.  Include proper title, units or other descriptors key to understanding the data in the table or graph. (Note - this will need to be submitted as an attachment in SmartSimple).

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