Abstract Submission

General Abstract Submission

General abstract submissions for ISES-ISEE 2018 are now closed. Please note that no additional extensions will be provided. Abstracts submitted will undergo expedited expert review. We will notify the submitters of abstract decisions by May 1.

Abstract Secretariat

For the ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting we aim to highlight issues that reflect the complexities in environmental exposure and health research and policy development. For example, complexity can refer to methodological development, exposure assessment, or epidemiologic studies of:

  • Interactions between social and environmental determinants;
  • Combined assessments of both exposure and health;
  • Exposures across multiple media, sources, and stressors;
  • Exposures in different microenvironments;
  • Temporally and spatially varying exposures;
  • Mixtures and cumulative exposures;
  • Gene-environment interactions;
  • The vast array of clinical and subclinical health impacts;
  • Translation of research into policy and other decision making.

The ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting will leverage this expertise to address complex, locally and globally significant topics in environmental exposure and epidemiology. We invite you to submit an abstract if your work investigates complexities in exposure and health from very big (macro/ecosystem) to very small (micro/molecular) environments. A detailed summary of the specific conference themes can be found here.

Important Deadlines

Closed – Symposium proposal submissions
February 19, 2018 – Notification of symposium acceptance or rejection
Closed – General abstract submissions

Closed – Travel award applications
May 1, 2018 – Notifications will be sent to general abstract submitters

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  • Abstracts reporting original work not previously presented at a meeting/conference will be prioritized.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 2000 characters (approximately 300 words, excluding the title, authors and affiliations) and should follow the instructions on the submission website. Abstracts can be unstructured.
  • 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.
  • Early Career Researchers and Students should indicate whether they would like to have their submitted abstract(s) included for the ISES-ISEE 2018 SNRN Conference Awards.
  • Submission for Travel Awards for attendees from developing countries or from diverse/under-represented groups in developing countries is closed
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings as submitted. Edits and changes may not be made after your abstract is reviewed. The author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the named abstract to ISES-ISEE 2018.
  • Presentation of specific data and methodological details assist reviewers in judging the quality of the research. While we recognize that some abstracts do not represent a quantitative research project, please be aware that if you are submitting an abstract regarding new research it is expected that the abstract contains research results. In general, abstracts that indicate that “results will be presented” are discouraged.
  • Multiple submissions by the same presenter or similar abstracts by the same research group are strongly discouraged.
  • Additional detailed instructions are provided on the submission website.

Travel Awards

The ISES-ISEE 2018 Joint Annual Meeting will be inclusive to delegates from around the world. There are two categories of travel awards for attendees currently residing in developing countries and diverse/under-represented attendees residing in developed countries. Classification of developing/developed countries can be found on the FAQ page of the conference website. For the purposes of this award application, all students and new researchers from a developed country are considered an under-represented group.

Awards will be issued as reimbursements, not provided in advance. Selection criteria include quality of abstract, diversity, need, and contributions to exposure science or environmental epidemiology. Preference will be given to students and new researchers.

Submission for Travel award applications is closed.

Symposium Proposals

Symposium submissions closed on January 15th, and notifications were sent on February 19th.

Thank you again for submitting your symposium proposal for ISES-ISEE 2018.  We appreciate the hard work that went into these proposals.  We had a historic number of submissions for the 2018 meeting, with a total of 142 proposals.  As a result, we had to make some very difficult decisions, and we rejected many good proposals that would have been accepted in previous years.

We strongly encourage everyone who contributed to a symposium that was not accepted to submit a stand-alone abstract.  While we could not accept all of the submitted symposia, we saw many high quality presentations that would enrich the meeting. General abstract submissions opened on February 15th, and will close on April 3st.

If you feel that the symposium decision has impacted your ability to attend the meeting, please contact us.  While we will not revisit symposium decisions, we will be happy to work with you to provide letters of invitation to help you obtain travel visas or other approvals.