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The abstract submission portal will close at 11:59pm central time on Thursday, September 5, 2024.

Abstract submissions for all species of food animals (ex: poultry, swine, cattle, and aquaculture) are welcome.


  • New in 2024: Exclusive sessions on necrotic enteritis in poultry and any like diseases in cattle and swine
  • Measurements of gut health / Intestinal barrier function (new ways to determine a healthy gut / barrier breakdown in disease or models and/or strengthening due to intervention)
  • Host Mucosa-microbe interactions (mucus, epithelium, immune responses to microbes (commensals or pathogens))
  • Mucosal immunobiology (anything immunology)
  • Nutrition and gut health (anything nutrition involving gut, not probiotics)
  • Measuring gut microbiota impact on gut health (microbiota/microbiome studies, must incorporate host measurements besides FCR and weight)
  • Mechanisms of beneficial microbes activity on gut health (mechanistic studies of pro-, pre-biotics, must incorporate mechanism of action studies)
  • Age dependent development of the microbiome (acquisition and development of the microbiome, ex. neonates/chicks to older animals)
  • Beneficial physiological effects of gut health (physiological studies beyond the gut, not FCR or weight alone)
  • Non-microbial interventions in gut health (anything impacting gut health that is not a pre- pro- biotic, ex. small molecules, post-biotics)


Space limitations allow for a maximum of 2,300 keystrokes (including characters, spaces, and punctuation). Begin the character count at the title and end the count with the last key word or end of a table if one is included. The character count does not include authors and their affiliations.

Abstracts that are too long will not be accepted by the system.


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Dates to Remember

September 5 - Abstract submission closes

September 15 - Abstract presenters registration deadline

September 29 - Sponsorship deadline (to be included in printed materials)

October 6 - Last day for early hotel room booking rate

October 6 - Last day for attendee (non-presenter) early registration rate

November 10 - Onsite registration from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

November 11 - Symposium begins