2022 Call for Abstracts - Beef Industry Safety Summit

February 28 - March 2, 2022

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 on February 28 – March 2, 2022. 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.   

All accepted abstracts will be asked to provide a pre-recorded presentation to be housed on the secure event website. Abstracts that relate to content being presented in the meeting also have the possibility to be selected for live presentation if deemed applicable by the planning committee.  

Abstract Submission Details

  • Please limit abstracts to ~500 words or less.
  • Use the template below as a guide for your online submission.
TEMPLATE FOR SUBMISSION – Fields required on the online submission form.


    • 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  If not, note “unpublished to date”.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?

  • SUPPORTING TABLE/FIGURE: 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).

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 or login with existing username and password and submit your abstract. Abstracts must be submitted by COB December 13th.  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 303-850-3399 and/or Paige Smith at 303-850-3332.

Speaker Compensation

Applicants with abstracts accepted for presentation will be eligible for complimentary event registration as well as accommodation at the host hotel for up to 3 nights. These presenters will be responsible for their own travel arrangements. Additional hotel nights may be added at the individual’s expense.