Call for Abstracts

ISEE 2017 Presentation Portal
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The Scientific Program Committee of the 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology 2017 (ISEE 2017) invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation at ISEE 2017. Submissions are sought for orals, posters, symposia and pre conference workshops and can be made via the online Presentation Portal.

All abstracts MUST use the template and follow the instructions listed below.

The Oral (General and Symposium) and Poster Abstracts the Submission deadline is now 6 April 2017.

Abstracts will only be accepted if the author has registered and paid by the presenter registration deadline of 23 June 2017.

All accepted abstracts will be included within the Conference Abstract Book which will be available on the ISEE 2017 Conference website.

All enquiries regarding abstracts for ISEE 2017 should be emailed to the ISEE 2017 Conference Secretariat on .

Dates and Deadlines

Call for Abstracts opens 23 November 2016
Symposium / Pre Conference Workshop Summary Abstract Submission deadline Closed
Notification of Acceptance of Symposia / Pre Conference Workshops Authors 20 March 2017
Oral (General and Symposium) and Poster Abstract Submission deadline 9 April 2017
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract 31 May 2017
Presenter registration deadline 23 June 2017

Abstract Submission Details

  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  • Abstracts should be original work.
  • An abstract must be submitted using the template, by the presenting author and as a word file.
  • Each presenting author will be allowed a maximum of two (2) ORAL presentations. Any additional accepted abstracts from the same presenting author will be assigned as poster presentations.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words (excluding the title, authors and affiliations) and should follow the instructions on the template.
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.
  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar – either UK or US English is acceptable.
  • Symposium and Pre Conference Workshop Summary Abstracts must be submitted by 9 March 2017 for consideration by the ISEE 2017 Scientific Program Committee. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts by 20 March 2017.
  • Oral (General and Symposium) and Poster Abstracts must be submitted by 6 April 2017 for consideration by the ISEE 2017 Scientific Program Committee. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts by 31 May 2017, including the type of for which it has been accepted.
  • To be formally accepted, abstract authors must be registered and paid to attend the Conference by 23 June 2017.
  • Only Early Career Researchers and Students can opt whether they would like to have their submitted abstract(s) included for the ISEE 2017 SNRN Conference Award.

General Information

  • A maximum of two references should be used (e.g. Smith 1999) and only if essential.
  • Only those abstracts formally accepted will be published in the Conference Proceedings as submitted. Should you require changes you can make amendments via the Presenters’ Portal until the submission deadline. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be accepted after the Call for Abstracts closes.
  • Any initially accepted authors who do not register and pay by 23 June 2017 will have their abstract(s) withdrawn.

Abstract Themes

All abstracts should be submitted using only one of the following themes:

Aging Ambient Air: Adult Neurological Outcomes Ambient Air: Adult Respiratory Outcomes
Ambient Air: Cardiovascular Outcomes Ambient Air: Child Neurological Outcomes Ambient Air: Child Respiratory Outcomes
Ambient Air: Reproductive Outcomes Arsenic Biomarkers
Biomass Burning Built Environment Cancer
Causal Inference Chemicals and Metals Children’s Health
Climate Change Endocrine Environmental Disasters
Environmental Equity Epigenetics Ethics
Evidence Evaluation Exposome Exposure Assessment: Air Pollution
Exposure Assessment: Other Food and Nutrition Hazardous Waste, Waste Management
Health Impacts Indoor Environment Methodological Advances
Microbiome Noise Occupational Health
Organic Chemicals Policy Radiation
Reproductive and Perinatal Review Methods Risk Assessment
Risk Communication Spatial Epidemiology or GIS Temperature
Water Women’s Health  

Presentation Types

Abstracts may be submitted for one of the following presentation types:

  • Oral General: A 15 minute spoken presentation, including question and answer time. Presenters show the research and findings based on their accepted abstract in a Power Point presentation.
  • Oral Symposia: Panel sessions are themed sessions which include 3-4 speakers or more, presenting on a similar topic. The specific format is determined by the Symposium and may include dedicated time for group discussion.
  • Poster: Physical posters will need to be printed and a poster board will be allocated in a designated area of the Conference. Posters should be no larger than portrait A0 (841mm width x 1189mm height). All posters must be produced in English.
  • Pre Conference Workshops: Half day or full day sessions on Sunday 24 September. Workshops vary from other presentation types in that they aim to provide participants with the opportunity to develop new skills. This may take the form of a combination of some limited didactic presentation combined with activities, interactive group or individual work.

Whilst efforts will be made to accept an abstract for the presentation type selected in the submission process, the ISEE 2017 Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to allocate a different presentation type if more appropriate and if program space is limited.

ISEE Awards

ISEE recognizes significant contributions to environmental epidemiology by both experienced environmental epidemiologists and promising new researchers. Please click here for detailed descriptions of each award and instructions for submitting award nominations or applications.

ISEE Student and New Researcher’s Network - Abstract Review Program

This program is in its third year and provides less experienced abstract submitters the opportunity to receive feedback from experienced researchers before submitting their abstract to the ISEE 2017 conference. Feedback can relate to the formal requirements of abstract submission, as well as the quality, interpretation and presentation of the research reported. Ultimately, we hope this Program will help students, young researchers and those with less experience increase their chances of having an abstract accepted for ISEE 2017.

Applicants who wish to take part in this program and receive feedback before submitting their abstract to the ISEE 2017 conference should email their abstract to by the 21st March 2017. Applicants will be paired with a more experienced researcher from the ISEE Student and New Researchers Network (SNRN). Together, this pair can work on improving the quality of the abstract before submission to ISEE 2017. The Abstract Review Program is completely independent of the abstract review and selection process for the ISEE conference.

Terms and Conditions

The submission of an abstract indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in ISEE 2017:

  • All author(s) approve submitting this work for presentation.
  • The author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the named abstract to ISEE 2017.
  • The author(s) agree(s) to materially confine their presentations to information in the abstract if accepted for presentation. If an author has more than one abstract accepted, each presentation will be materially confined to the information in the abstract selected for the specific session.
  • At least one author will be available to present the abstract if selected for the program. The authors will immediately notify the ISEE 2017 Secretariat if they are unable to present an abstract or if the presenting author is changed. The organisers reserve the right to remove a presentation from the program.
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Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts
  • Registration opens
    Now open
  • Symposia and Pre-Conference Workshop abstract submission deadline
    9 March 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of symposia / workshops
    20 March 2017
  • Oral and poster abstract submission deadline
    9 April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstract
    31 May 2017
  • Early bird / presenter registration closes
    23 June 2017
  • Conference dates
    24 - 28 September 2017