2021 RMC Abstracts and Student Research Competitions Information

Abstract Submission is Closed for the 2021 RMC!


Click here to download the Call for Abstract Guidelines

AMSA Student Research ePoster Competition

The purpose of the AMSA Student Research ePoster Competition is to encourage students to:

1.    Engage in high quality, sound and pertinent meat and poultry research;
2.    Gain experience in presentation of scientific papers;
3.    Demonstrate poise and mental agility before their peers;
4.    Develop skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information; and
5.    Acquire an appreciation of the role of the Association and its members in advancing the well being of the meat industry through research.

In total there will be three awards given per division (Undergraduate, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) presented, so a total of 9 scholarships and plaques will be awarded for the 2021 RMC Research Poster Competition.  

2021 RMC Program Categories

  • Animal Welfare
  • Consumer Topics
  • Environment, Production Systems
  • Meat and Poultry Quality and Composition - Measurement and Prediction
  • Meat and Poultry Processing, Ingredient Technology and Packaging
  • Meat and Poultry Quality
  • Meat and Poultry Safety
  • Education and Extension Tools
  • Muscle and Lipid Biology and Biochemistry
  • Technical Summaries**

ePoster Guidelines: 

AMSA will be using electronic posters for the 2021 RMC.

AMSA and our ePoster company have prepared a community site that will be your one stop shop to download the guidelines & templates, PPT instructions,  sign-up for the upcoming webinar, upload your PPT, chat with their tech support and more. Please take the time to review all of the posted info, and utilize the live chat or support ticket system if you have further questions.

Please visit: AMSA RMC 2021 — ePosterBoards


General Information:

  • First slide should include objective, methods, results and conclusion and additional slides should be used if there is additional content, images, graphs and videos that needs to be displayed on your ePoster.
  • PPTx cannot exceed 4 slides
  • Font size, style and color can be adjusted to fit your specific ePoster. Please keep the AMSA logo in the header and include your abstract number in the top right corner of each slide.


  • 1/13/2021   Call for Abstracts opens – submission system online
  •  6/01/2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time    Call for Abstracts ends– submission system closes
  • 6/02/2021    Intent for Research Competitions Due (Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D.)
  • 6/27/2021- Notify Abstract Presenters 1st email
    • This email will state accepted with no changes needed, accepted with minor changes needed or major changes needed and 2nd review required before decision made. 
  • 7/13/2021 - Notify Abstract Presenters 2nd email
    • This email will be sent only to those required to make major revisions letting them know if their abstract was accepted or rejected.
  • 7/17/2021- Notification of renumbering email sent out
  • 07/18/2021    ePoster PPT Presentation Due
  • 07/20/2021 Deadline for all presenters to register for the RMC meeting.

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