SCAS Annual Conference

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2022 SCAS Conference – Sunday 18 September 2022

Pet Friendly Housing: How can we keep people and pets together?

This year’s conference will be held online. More details for delegates will be available shortly.

SCAS 2022 Conference call for abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 2022 SCAS Conference ‘Pet Friendly Housing: How can we keep people and pets together?’ taking place on Sunday 18th September 2022. Please review the information below carefully before completing your submission.

All abstracts must be submitted in English as this will be the official language of the conference.  For authors whose first language is not English, the SCAS organisers recommend assistance is sought from a person who is fluent in English for preparing the abstract. Prior to submission please use the spelling and grammar check that is available in most word processing programmes. 

Number of Submissions
Each author may submit a maximum of two abstracts. 

Word Limit
The abstract, excluding the title, author’s names and affiliations, has a maximum limit of 3,000 characters, including spaces. Please use the word count available in most word processing programmes to check the number of characters while preparing the abstract. Font should be Calibri size 11, line spacing should be 1.5. If there are multiple authors, the presenting author’s name should be in bold.

Type of Submissions
Abstracts will be accepted as oral or poster presentations. The final decision lies with the SCAS Organising Committee after review of the abstracts. If you wish however for one type of presentation then please mark your abstract accordingly e.g. ‘for oral presentation only’.

Oral presentations will be restricted to 15 minutes of presentation time, followed by 5 minutes of discussion. This time limit will be strictly adhered to during the conference so that the sessions can start and end on time and the delegates can plan accordingly. Presenting authors must send their oral presentations as a narrated PowerPoint file or similar in advance electronically. Technical support will be available to transfer your presentation. 

Authors should decline from oral presentation if not comfortable in addressing an audience in the English language. Translation services will not be available. 

Student Submissions
Please indicate if the presenter/lead author is a student.

Each abstract will be reviewed for its merit and/or relevance to the conference theme.

Submission Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than Monday 28 February 2022.

How to Submit
All authors must submit their abstract to

Receipt of Abstracts
All authors submitting abstracts will be notified electronically that it has been received by the conference organisers. 

All authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their abstract no later than Friday 22 April 2022.

Publication of Conference Proceedings
A publisher will be sought for conference presentations in order that a new and up-to-date body of knowledge can be produced to assist the growing interest in pets in housing. 

Missed the 2021 SCAS Conference?
Our 2021 conference ‘Animal Assisted Interventions: Research meets Practice’, was held on Sunday 19 September 2021. Thank you to everyone who attended, and to our speakers and chair for making the event such a success.
If you missed the conference, the recording is now available to purchase at a cost of £60 to non members and £30 to SCAS members. Email Alison German on