2022 RMC Abstracts and Student Research Competitions Information

Abstract 2022 RMC Submission

IMG_1944AMSA invites the submission of original research and abstracts on any aspect of meat science for presentation at the AMSA 2022 RMC as we come together to celebrate 75 years of heritage in Des Moines, Iowa June 12-15, 2022. Anyone interested in presenting a poster (Open, Technical Summaries, Graduate Student or undergraduate competitions) can now submit their abstract online!

Student Research Competition

The purpose of the AMSA Student Research ePoster Competition is to encourage students to:

1.    Engage in high quality, sound and pertinent meat and poultry research;
2.    Gain experience in presentation of scientific papers;
3.    Demonstrate poise and mental agility before their peers;
4.    Develop skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information; and
5.    Acquire an appreciation of the role of the Association and its members in advancing the well being of the meat industry through research.

In total there will be three awards given per division (Undergraduate, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) presented, so a total of 9 scholarships and plaques will be awarded for the 2022 RMC Research Poster Competition.  

2022 RMC Program 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**
    • **Technical Summaries descriptions will be accepted in the following categories:

      • Sustainability;
      • New Technologies (Packaging, Processing, Information Collection, Instrumentation, etc.); and
      • Food Safety Interventions, Analytics and Ingredients.

ePoster Guidelines: 

AMSA will be using electronic posters for the 2022 RMC.Click here to learn more! ePoster are due May 23, 2022!


General Information:

  • First slide should include objective, methods, results and conclusion and additional slides should be used if there is additional content, images, graphs and videos that needs to be displayed on your ePoster.
  • PPTx cannot exceed 4 slides
  • Font size, style and color can be adjusted to fit your specific ePoster. Please keep the AMSA logo in the header and include your abstract number in the top right corner of each slide.

Dr. Bobby VanStavern Award for Beef Quality Research

AMSA is excited to partner with Certified Angus Beef to offer the Dr. Bobby VanStavern Award for Beef Quality Research. This annual award will be awarded at the 2022 Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC). The $1,000 award will recognize an undergraduate or graduate student submitting an abstract detailing relevant research pertinent to beef quality and/or consumer perceptions and demand of high quality beef. Applicants will simply indicate their intentions of application when submitting the abstract for the RMC meeting. Finalists may be asked to supply additional information at the request of the committee. For more information about Dr. Bobby VanStavern’s legacy on the beef industry and the associated mentorship, please visit this webpage.


  • 11/19/2021  Call for Abstracts opens – submission system online
  • 04/05/2022, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time    Call for Abstracts ends– submission system closes
  • 04/05/2022   Intent for Research Competitions Due (Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D.)
  • 05/03/2022- Notify Abstract Presenters 1st email
    • This email will state accepted with no changes needed, accepted with minor changes needed or major changes needed and 2nd review required before decision made. 
  • 05/18/2022 - Notify Abstract Presenters 2nd email
    • This email will be sent only to those required to make major revisions letting them know if their abstract was accepted or rejected.
  • 05/19/2022- Notification of renumbering email sent out
  • 05/23/2022 -   ePoster PPT Presentation Due
  • 07/20/2021 Deadline for all presenters to register for the RMC meeting.

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