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2007 ARAV Annual Conference Proceedings


14th Annual Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians Conference

APRIL 14th-18th, 2007

InterContinental New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Chair: Eric Klaphake, DVM, DABVP (Avian)

Accepted abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be published in the Program and Abstracts Proceedings. Please read the instructions carefully before preparing your abstract. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words; extended abstracts for review topics should not exceed 1500 words or five printed pages. Abstracts not conforming to the guidelines or fitting into the designated space will be returned to the author. No more than three submissions per communicating author will be considered for presentation.

We are also honored that you are interested in submitting a presentation for our conference. This website provides the submission guidelines and a template for you to download and adjust accordingly for your submission.


  1. NOVEMBER 1, 2006 for all presentations and posters, EXCEPT:
  1. NOVEMBER 15, 2006--Student Poster Competition (veterinary students, interns, residents, & graduate students) Please contact Todd Gray ( or Katie Heinz-Taheny ( before submitting.

Topics for the 2007 conference include:

1. Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Pathology

2. Amphibians

3. Husbandry & Case Reports

4. Diagnostics, Surgery, & Anesthesia

5. ABVP—Reptile Preparatory Course—Advanced Reptile Medicine & Surgery

6. Invertebrate Husbandry and Medicine

Do not worry about determining which session to submit to, the session chair will place each topic in the appropriate session. After the submission deadline, the session chairs will review all of the submissions and proceed through the difficult process of selecting for the conference.

The session chair will contact you with any necessary formatting modifications for the abstract and informing you whether presenting as a speaker or as a poster. You will receive this information by November 15th, 2006. You will have until December 1st, 2006, to respond to those changes.

Information for a brief biography used for your introduction at the conference and presentation requirements will be gathered in the future.

For further information, visit our website at or contact the 2007 ARAV Conference Chair, Eric Klaphake, at .

Please disclose any conflicts of interest, funding sources, or corporate support.

Abstract or Extended Abstract Guidelines
  • Acceptable file format(s): Word document (*.doc).
  • A template file (ARAV2007Format.doc) has been created to assist in formatting your Abstract or Extended Abstract.