George Osborne Memorial Lectures

The George Osborne Memorial Lectures are open to interested members who are either students or postgraduate members of up to 15 years from graduation and who have not presented at an Australian Cattle Veterinarians conference previously.
The lectures are named in honour of the late George Osborne, who was a prominent veterinary educator and cattle veterinarian, remembered for his communication skills and efforts in developing and encouraging young veterinarians towards a career in cattle practice.

Award Inclusions

The winners (up to a maximum of three) will receive
The opportunity to present to your peers at the upcoming ACV Conference to be held in Albury-Wodonga, VIC, 19 - 20 March 2023.

You will also receive complimentary full registration to the 2024 ACV Conference including

  • Conference registration and meals with the conference delegates (lunch, morning and afternoon teas)
  • ACV Presidential Birthday Welcome BBQ – Monday 18 March 
  • The Next Level Gala - Tuesday 19 March

Award Eligibility

The George Osborne Memorial Lectures are open to cattle veterinarians that meet the following criteria:

  • Current ACV members
  • Students or veterinarians up to 15 years from graduation
  • Have not presented at an ACV conference previously


Presentation Requirements

The presentation subject must focus on a cattle medicine/science topic and centre on:

  • research or trial outcomes
  • a case study of an interesting case(s)
  • innovative approaches to age old issues; or
  • tips and tricks.  

Requirements of the conference presentation:

  • 20 minute presentation, plus 10 minutes for Q&A
  • PowerPoint presentation (well formatted, ease of reading, appropriate use of referenced graphics, images, videos and figures, and declaration of interest)



Applicants must complete the application form in its entirety and agree to the declaration to be considered.

Opportunities are available to ACV members only.

Non-members can join before 21 January 2024 to be considered.

Applications are now closed

Winners will be notified by the ACV Office via your nominated email address once the ACV Executive Committee have selected the successful candidates.