The ESVNU abstract award aims to stimulate research and clinical development in veterinary nephrology and urology, in particular encouraging the invovlement of young academics. The authors of scientific abstracts presented at the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA) Congress are eligible for the award. The scientific committee rates the abstracts and presentations and decides who will receive the award. The awards for the best oral presentations in 2017 were generously sponsored by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and Pharmacross.
The ESVNU Pharmacross prize for the best oral abstract presentation in 2017 was awarded to Hannah Sargent from the Royal Veterinary College, London UK for her abstract entitled "Fibroblast growth factor 23 and symmetric dimethylarginine in feline chronic kidney disease." Co-authors included Professor J. Elliott and Drs Y.M. Chang and R.E. Jepson.
Second prize for the oral abstract presentations was awarded to Dr Thurid Johnstone from the University of Melbourne, Australia for her abstract entitled "Whole genome sequencing of Escherichia coli isolated from the urinary tract of individual dogs over time" with co-author Dr Bulach.