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2018 RMC Abstracts and Student Research Competitions Information

Abstract Submission:

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) invites the submission of original research and abstracts on any aspect of the meat science discipline for presentation at AMSA’s 2018 Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) in Kansas City, MO.

Click here to download the RMC Abstract Guidelines.

Click here to upload your RMC abstract online, please note that the abstract submission fee ($50 USD) is due at the time of submission.

 

2018 RMC PROGRAM CATEGORIES

In 2018, RMC programming will focus on the following general areas within the meat science discipline. Abstract submissions should fit into one or more of these categories.

  • Animal Welfare
  • Consumer Topics
  • Environment, Production Systems
  • Meat and Poultry Quality and Composition - Measurement and Prediction
  • Meat and Poultry Processing, Ingredient Technology and Packaging
  • Meat and Poultry Quality
  • Meat and Poultry Safety
  • Education and Extension Tools
  • Muscle and Lipid Biology and Biochemistry
  • Technical Summaries
  • Undergraduate Research Competition

PRESENTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FEE

New for the 2018 RMC, AMSA will now be charging a $50 (USD) abstract submission fee. This fee is charged per abstract. This submission fee is nonrefundable and will be due at the time you submit your RMC abstract online.

Kindly note that all payments have to be made in US Dollars by credit card (EuroCard/MasterCard, Visa, American Express). All costs must be done by the ordering customer and free of charge for the receiver account on all payments. Other methods of payment (personal checks or bank transfer) cannot be accepted.

Please note online payment by credit cards require “3D secure” identification (authenticated payment system that offers added security for online purchases). During payment, the bank checks the card holder’s identity before validating transaction. To validate the payment, the abstract submitter will be asked to:

  • Enter his/her date of birth 
  • Enter a code received by SMS 
  • Answer a secret question, etc

ePoster Guidelines:

 Will be posted soon!

Deadlines:

  • 11/17/2016    Call for Abstracts opens – submission system online
  • 02/22/2018    Intents for Research Competitions Due (Graduate & Undergraduate click here)
  • 4/03/2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time  ~  Call for Abstracts ends – submission system closes
  • 5/7/2018        Presenters notified of status of submission
  • 5/14/2018      Deadline for all presenters to register for RMC
  • 06/04/2018    Deadline to submit ePoster Submission
  • Early June     Presentation times sent out for general abstracts

Student Research Competitions

Contestants must hold membership in the American Meat Science Association at time of entry (February 22, 2018).  Only two students from one university may enter the graduate competition, regardless of the division in which they will compete. In addition, two students from one university may enter the undergraduate competition.  Each university can have up to four total participants.  

Submit intents online at:  http://www.meatscience.org/events-education/rmc/amsa-student-research-competition.   

Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition

Sponsored by AMSA Educational Foundation Ann Hollingsworth and Dale Huffman Mentor Recognition Funds  
Sunday, June 24
7:30-8:00 am – ePoster Viewing prior to competition
8:00-11:00 am – ePoster Competition

Undergraduate Students
Students will be given five minutes to introduce the material to the judges and six to eight minutes for questions and discussion. They should be prepared to answer questions from judges and attendees concerning objectives, methods, design, results and interpretation of research presented.

Graduate Student Research Poster Competition

Sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc.
Sunday, June 24
8:00-9:30 am – ePoster Viewing prior to competition
9:30 am -4:00 pm – ePoster Competition

 
Master of Science Division:
Students will be given five minutes to introduce the material to the judges and six to eight minutes for questions and discussion. They should be prepared to answer questions from judges and attendees concerning objectives, methods, design, results and interpretation of research presented.

Doctor of Philosophy Division:
Students will be given 12 minutes to introduce the material to the judges and eight minutes for questions and discussion. They should be prepared to answer questions from judges and attendees concerning objectives, methods, design, results and interpretation of research presented.

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