AFIA Pet Food Conference

Jan. 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Virtual Event
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Student Opportunities

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to provide opportunities to outstanding students to present their research or subject matter reviews during the AFIA Pet Food Conference. Up to three graduate students will be invited to present their work as speakers during the conference and up to eight undergraduates or graduate students will be invited to present posters. Appropriate topics include pet nutrition, pet food quality, pet food safety, the human-animal bond, pet food marketing or other pet food-related subjects. More details on the opportunities are listed below.

GRADUATE PAPER – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: NOV. 9, 2020

The AFIA Pet Food Committee will select three outstanding graduate students or post doctorate students conducting research in the areas of pet nutrition, pet food quality, the human-animal bond, pet food marketing or other pet food related fields to present at AFIA’s Pet Food Conference. They will be selected based on the research’s relevance to the pet food industry, quality of the written submission and recommendations from the student’s academic advisor. The submitted papers can either be a presentation of original research or an original compilation of information of current or emerging interest to the pet food industry. Graduate students who are not chosen as speakers will be invited to present their work as a poster.

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UNDERGRADUATE POSTER OPPORTUNITY – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: NOV. 16, 2020

The AFIA Pet Food Committee will select up to eight outstanding undergraduate students considering careers in pet nutrition, pet food quality, pet food safety, the human-animal bond, pet food marketing or other pet food-related field to present their research or subject matter reviews in a poster session to be held at the AFIA Pet Food Conference. The committee will select the students based on their chosen topic’s relevance to the pet food industry, quality of the written submission and recommendation from the student’s academic advisor. The posters can either be a presentation of original research or an original compilation of information of current or emerging interest to the pet food industry.

Click here for full submission guidelines.

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Contact Us

 
LOUISE CALDERWOOD     (703) 558-3568     LCALDERWOOD@AFIA.ORG

Contact Louise, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs, any questions regarding conference agenda, committee questions and event expectations. 

SARAH NOVAK     (703) 558-3574       SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities. 

LYNETTE TUCKER   (703) 558-3573    LTUCKER@AFIA.ORG

Contact Lynette, AFIA’s specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships and registration.