Laboratory Animal Medicine Summit:
December 1st, 2022, 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Park Inn Hotel, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Dr. Patricia Turner

Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare and Immediate Past President, World Veterinary Association & Corporate Vice-president, Global Animal Welfare at Charles River Laboratories, Montreal, Canada.

LAM SUMMIT 2022Keynote Speaker
Dr. Patricia Turner

Dr. Patricia Turner is a laboratory animal veterinarian and pathologist who works as Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare for Charles River Laboratories. In this role, she is responsible for assessing welfare risks and developing animal welfare policy and related training for the company’s sites around the world. Dr. Turner is also a Professor Emerita at the University of Guelph, where she worked previously as a tenured professor in the Department of Pathobiology overseeing teaching and graduate programs in laboratory animal science and managing the university’s laboratory animal diagnostic pathology core. Turner’s current research interests include optimizing behavioural management programs for research animals, refining pain recognition and mitigation, and compassion science for laboratory animal professionals. Dr. Turner is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), and the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (specialising in Welfare Science, Ethics, and Law; ECAWBM). She is the immediate Past President of the World Veterinary Association, Vice President of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, a member of AAALAC Council, and also an author and co-editor of many chapters, books and papers on animal welfare, laboratory animal science, and small mammal pathology.

A one-day summit, open to all Veterinarians
from across Africa, holding in Abeokuta, Nigeria,
for and by veterinarians who are interested in
lab animal medicine as a discipline, course and
specialty to promote humane animal care and use
for scientific purposes in developing countries.

Invite provocative ideas
Facilitate dialogue
Encourage breakthrough thinking
Celebrate shared vision for new opportunities
Watch change happen



The Summit is to sensitize and promote an awareness about the Lab animal Veterinarian role in lab animal medicine, animal care and use programmes, being a missing link at the moment in our climate. The Summit is structured to promote substantive discussion among those attending. A combination of plenary, content and dialogue sessions will be adopted to discuss AV issues and seek solutions to challenges posed by this missing link.  


The SUMMIIT is open to all Veterinarians, and Veterinarians ONLY, irrespective of your location, practice or experience. 

Summit Registration 

  • Admits you into the exclusive Summit to brainstorm with colleagues to change the narratives on Lab Animal Medicine in developing countries
  • Summit Materials
  • Lunch and refreshment
  • Automatic registration into the African Veterinary Forum on Lab Animal medicine [AVFLAM], (You are required to give consent to become a member)

Abstract Acceptance

Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In the unlikely event that you have not received confirmation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder. In case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact: acuretinfo@mail.com

Submission Guidelines for Presentation Categories

Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their Abstract by e-mail not later than November 5th ,2022. 

The Scientific Advisory Committee will endeavor to schedule and allocate abstracts according to authors’ preferences but reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation.

Presenting authors must pay the registration fee by November 15th, 2021.

Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by the deadline of 15th November 2022 will be scheduled for presentation and included for publication in Conference proceedings.

Abstracts Submission Instructions

  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international scientific meeting cannot be submitted.
  • Fill in the submitting author’s name and e-mail address properly – these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).
  • Each registered attendee can present up to 2 (two) activities although he/she might be as a co-author in more than two.
  • Please indicate the appropriate Conference Theme.
  • The abstract title should have no more than 20 words.
  • The maximum length of the body of the abstract for an oral presentation, poster presentation and panel is 350 words. Tables and/or pictures are not accepted as part of the abstract. 
  • The Abstract Submitter grants the Organizers a copyright license to reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the text of the content on a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive basis.
  • IMPORTANT: Note that every author may submit and appear as co-author in several abstracts but ONLY WILL BE ABLE TO PRESENT TWO ABSTRACTS. That means that every registered person can present only TWO Oral or Poster presentations. Presenting authors whose abstract have been accepted must register for the Conference. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the Conference Programme. Authors are requested to indicate their preference for ORAL or POSTER presentation. However, the final status will be decided by the Scientific Committee.
  1. Poster

Preparing your poster

  • All posters have to be in English (no more than size 36” (90cm) wide x 48” (120cm) high)
  • Organize your poster as follows:
    Introduction/Background – Objective/Methods – Results – Conclusions
  • Keep all elements of your poster (pictures, tables, graphics, drawings, photos) simple.
  • Remember that the visitor has to be able to read the text from a distance of up to 1.5 m.
  • Make sure that the poster speaks for itself and does not require extensive explanations.
  • Plan your layout in such a way that the viewer can move her/his eyes from left to right and from top to bottom with appropriate breaks.
  • Try to prepare a poster in one part – if constructed with many parts make sure to know the order.
  • References can be presented in smaller font size, but you will need to restrict the number of references to a maximum of 6.
  • It is also useful to have A4 sheet handouts similar to the poster. This provides a useful ‘take-away’ resource. Please make sure you provide your contact details on the handout.

Posters will be on display on December 2nd – 3rd ,2022Mounting material to hang your poster will be provided by our team. Poster presenters are asked to be present at their poster during the Poster Networking Session on the day they were assigned on from 8:00 – 9:30AM and 4.00 – 5.45 PM. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the abstract authors to discuss their research and ask questions. We ask presenters to be available at their posters during this time.

  1. Oral presentation
  • All presentations will be held in English.
  • Do not cover too many details.
  • Discuss only the major points of your work, supported by the conclusions drawn from your data to the audience in a limited time.
  • A rushed presentation with too many slides is of no use to the audience.
  • If you exceed your time, the session chairperson will be forced to terminate your presentation.
  • Identify yourself to the session chairperson 10 minutes before the session.
  • Follow the instructions of the chairperson; especially regarding the time for your talk.
  • Each session will last 90 minutes.
  • The chairs are responsible for disposing of time.
  • There will be 5-6 presentations in each session with a time frame, as follows:
    • Presentation (10 minutes)
    • Discussion (5 minutes)
  1. Guidelines for Panel / Conference / Roundtable Proposals

All Panel / Conference / Roundtable submissions must include a chair, co-chair (optional) and 1-2 discussant(s). The chair, co-chair and discussant cannot be the same person. More than one discussant may be added, but please keep in mind that there must be enough time during the panel for questions.

ALL Panel / Conference / Roundtable members must be registered for the congress in order to have their names included as a chair, co-chair or discussant in the panel proposal.

Panel / Conference / Roundtable proposals for any session must be submitted in English.

Panel / Conference / Roundtable Title
The title cannot exceed 25 words.
Review your use of language.  Use a spell-checker to make sure you have not made any mistakes.
Do not use ALL CAPS and Capitalize titles in English.

NOTE: All accepted presenters and moderators are required to register and attend the congress.


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