Speaker Instructions


All abstracts should be submitted through our website. Invited speakers should login by using the username and password provided by email by one of the Voorjaarsdagen representatives.

After login, you will be able to create and upload your abstracts via the restricted Voorjaarsdagen area.

Please choose in which category you need to submit your manuscript to:

  1. Companion Animal
  2. Equine
  3. Farm Animal
  4. DANS (technicians)

Note that a passport photo (.jpg or .jpeg) and short resume are necessary to complete your submission! Please follow the instructions on the page.

Outline of the text

Preferred Word processing programme is Microsoft Word (for Windows). Do not use special functions like tabulations, italics, underline, etc. Just type in your text and only use a carriage return ("enter key") for a new paragraph.

Tables, illustrations and legends need to be submitted each on a separate page in clearly drawn or typewritten form. The position of the tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Each table or figure should have a label pasted on its back indicating the number of the figure, the name of the author(s) and the top of the figure. Authors are encouraged to include illustrations.

  • Format: Use A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) size with standard margins. Use 10 pt Arial Western type and single line spacing. Maximum word count: 1000 per abstract.
  • Multiple hours of lecture may also be condensed to one manuscript.
  • Line one: Title of Abstract
  • Line two: Name of the authors
  • Line three: Qualifications
  • Line four: Organisation
  • Line five: Country
  • Line six: E-mail address

Vancouver style

Instructions to authors

Manuscripts should be written in English (except for DANS/Technicians programme, these manuscripts should be written in Dutch).

  1. Title page (see also “Outline of the text”): title; first name, middle initial, last name of each author; name and address of Department of author responsible for correspondence only.
  2. Text: reviews should have headings that indicate the subjects that are dealt with in the paper. Use only metric units (SI units) and approved abbreviations (see O'Connor M.. Writing scientific papers in English: an ELSE-Ciba foundation guide for authors. Amsterdam; Elsevier-Excerpta Medica 1975). The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
  3. References: identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals (in parentheses). List references according to appearance in the text. Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Unpublished observations or personal communications cannot be used as references, but may be inserted (in parentheses) in the text. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style in Index Medicus. Examples of correct forms of references are given below.
  4. The editors will omit reference lists that are not formatted according to the Vancouver style.
    1. Standard Journal article:
      Yousoupov CH, Lee KYL, Chey W, Menguy R. Study of patients with unexplained nausea and vomiting. Br Med J 1981;283:628-9
    2. Books and other monographs:
      Weinstein L, Scwartz MN. Pathogenic properties of microorganisms. In: Sodaman WA, Janssen W. eds. Pathologic physiology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1975; 457-89.