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MMI calls on mental health researchers to submit abstracts for Mind Matters Symposium 2023

The Mind Matters Initiative is calling on veterinary mental health researchers to submit their abstracts for the upcoming Mind Matters Mental Health Research Symposium

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The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is calling on UK and international researchers to submit their abstracts for the upcoming Mind Matters Mental Health Research Symposium 2023, taking place this autumn.

The Mind Matters Mental Health Research Symposium, which will be taking place on Tuesday 10 October at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, aims to bring together researchers from across the world who are interested in all aspects of the mental health and well-being of veterinary professionals.

MMI is asking researchers to submit abstracts of up to 250 words to share their research at the Symposium.

They can choose to either give a 15 minute presentation on the day, or to present a poster which will be displayed at the venue for people to view at lunchtime.

Researchers from all backgrounds and career stages are encouraged to apply and projects can be based around any area of mental health and well-being within the veterinary professions.

This includes research projects focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of veterinary nurses and other members of the veterinary team.

Lisa Quigley said: “Veterinary mental health research remains of vital importance.

“Since MMI’s inception we have been heartened to see the field attract ever-increasing numbers of skilled, compassionate researchers from across the UK and beyond – many of whom have a personal connection to the professions.

“We know they care deeply about the work they do to improve our understanding of veterinary mental health challenges, and the things that can help.”

She continued:“I would like to thank Dr Rosie Allister, member of our Mind Matters Taskforce and veterinary mental health researcher, who will once again be supporting us in the organisation of the Symposium.

“As with previous years, we are committed to making the MMI Mental Health Research Symposium a supportive and inclusive event, particularly for early career researchers.

“We encourage abstract submissions from researchers at all stages of their career, including students.”

Researchers interested in participating in the symposium should submit abstracts no longer than 250 words including:

  • background;
  • clear and explicit aims and objectives;
  • hypotheses or research questions;
  • methods;
  • results;
  • discussion;
  • and conclusion.

All abstracts should be submitted via the Mind Matter Symposium abstract submission form by Monday 1 May which is available to access via the dedicated Mind Matters Symposium page.

Please note, early applications are encouraged as speaking slots are limited.

Successful applicants will be notified after the application deadline and will also receive complimentary registration for the Symposium.

Those who have any further questions about submitting an abstract can contact Lisa Quigley.

The full agenda for the Mind Matters Research Symposium 2023, including how to sign up to attend, will be published in the summer.

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