2021 Call for Abstracts - Beef Industry Safety Summit


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 be held VIRTUALLY on March 1-3, 2021. 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.   

With the meeting being held virtually this year, format for presentation, if accepted, will be different than in years past. We will be providing additional information on presentations as the agenda is finalized and abstracts are chosen. 

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 December 7th.  Abstracts will be evaluated by a selection committee and applicants will be notified regarding acceptance for an oral session by COB January 15th. Additional details on presentation preparation will be provided at that time.

Questions about the Safety Summit or the RFP may be directed to Mandy Carr Johnson at [email protected] or 303-850-3399 and/or Paige Smith at [email protected] or 303-850-3332.

Questions about BeefGrants, our online grant portal, may be directed to Wendy David at [email protected] or 303-850-3358.

Speaker Compensation

Applicants with abstracts accepted for presentation will be eligible for compensation of complimentary event registration.

TEMPLATE FOR SUBMISSION – Fields on the online submission form.

Virtual Meeting

Project Title:

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 BeefGrants).

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