Deadline: May 15, 2023

WC12 is pleased to announce late-breaking abstract submissions!


  • All late-breaking abstract submissions are accepted under our six Themes. Please select the most relevant theme for your content (see tentative program below).
  • Please note - all late-breaking abstracts are considered only for poster presentations. Posters will be on display throughout the Congress—enabling attendees to visit the posters at their convenience. Authors will be present during designated periods.
  • All accepted Late-breaking abstracts will be published (unedited) as an issue of ALTEX Proceedings.
  • A late-breaking abstract should contain new information. It should comprise results that were not yet known, or fully available by the previous abstract submission deadline (Friday, February 24, 2023). Abstracts must be submitted through the Abstract Submission portal.
  • Abstracts selected must be presented by the designated presenting author, as indicated on the submission. Once accepted, you are expected to present the content described in the abstract during the designated Poster session.
  • Please note - presenting author of the late-breaking abstract must be registered to be considered for acceptance.
  • Organizing Committee reserves the right to reassign abstracts to the most suitable theme based on subject matter.
  • Late-breaking abstracts are due on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST Canada/USA.
  • Acceptance notifications will be emailed by end of May 2023.

We look forward to your ongoing support and cooperation to help create the most engaging, inspiring, and inclusive multidisciplinary, multisectoral program that we can collectively be proud of—to advance the 3Rs field, for humans and animals.

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Select Theme.

Carefully select the Theme for your proposed abstract (select from six options). The Scientific Advisory Committee reserves the right to reassign accepted abstracts to a different Theme in order to accommodate the best fit for your work within the overall scientific program of the conference.

Craft Abstract Title.

The title should be concise yet informative. Use the 3Cs—be creative, concise, and catchy. A short title (50-75 characters) is preferable.

Draft the Abstract Content.

Contributors must provide succinct details for peer-review by an interdisciplinary, multisectoral review committee. There is a limit of 250 words for the abstract (avoid uncommon abbreviations or technical jargon). The purpose of the study should be well defined and clearly stated—describing the subject, highlighting the research, innovation, concepts, and challenges/issues to be addressed under the select theme and format.

We highly recommend a structured abstract, as follows:

  • Clear statement of purpose (incorporating background context and rationale);
  • Very brief statements (2-3 lines) regarding the study design or experimental approach (incorporating critical method identification or hypotheses);
  • Summative or integrated findings or results statements (3-5 lines).
  • A single final highlight statement that incorporates the main take-away message from the findings (conclusion, innovative concept or completed learning objective that addresses the selected themes challenges/issues).

No authors names nor affiliations can be included in the abstract text (this information will be available to the Scientific Advisory Committee from the author identification segment of the abstract portal).


Follow the steps outlined on the Abstract Submission portal accessible through the link below to enter all pertinent information (please click on the maple leaf). All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Please do not email abstracts.

Ensure that all authors who contributed to the work are included and that the authors’ names and author order are complete and correct. You must identify a presenting author (option available on submission form). Authors may present and serve as author on multiple abstracts. You may be first author and present in more than one session as long as each submission represents distinct research.

You may cut and paste the body of your abstract from Microsoft Word or a plain text document into the “Abstract Text” area of the form. Proofread your abstract carefully. You will have an opportunity to proofread the complete abstract before submitting the final version.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Presenters do not receive financial compensation from the World Congress. You can however apply for a Travel Grant. Please read more on the Travel Grants & Awards page.


It will redirect you to a separate submission page to create a new account or to log-into an existing account. Your credentials from WC11 can be used again.


Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2023, 11:59 pm EST Canada/USA.