Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed

We encourage the submission of abstracts from all areas of environmental epidemiology with a specific focus on the main theme of the conference. Abstracts submitted will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers and selected as oral or poster presentations.

Please use the following guidance to prepare your abstract for submission:

  1. Abstracts must be submitted in final form no later than March 10th (midnight CET). E-mail notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting author no later than May 15th, 2016.
  2. A “blind” selection process will be used. No identifying features such as names of hospitals, medical schools, and clinics may be listed in the title or text of the abstract. Do not include the names of authors either. The names of authors and their affiliations (institutions) will be entered separately.
  3. Papers may not be submitted if previously presented at a national/international meeting.
  4. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study.
  5. Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work. Please use “Times New Roman”, 11 point font, single spaced text, and limit the body of the abstract to 2000 characters (INCLUDING SPACES).
  6. Avoid acronyms. References are not required; if you use references, provide the journal, volume, and year and page numbers. Spell out abbreviations the first time you use them. If you calculate confidence intervals, specify whether they are 90%, 95%, etc.
  7. Choose a primary and up to two secondary topic areas from the drop-down list provided on the submission form. These topics are used for reviewer selection and session assignment.
  8. New Policy. The authors are requested to reply to two questions regarding policy:
  • Do the findings in this presentation, when combined with previous evidence, support new policy? (Yes/No).
  • If yes, what is it? ……….

Based on the replies to these questions, selected presentations will be assigned to sessions ending with a discussion of implications of the presented results for public policy. If your abstract is selected to be included in a policy discussion session, you would be invited to participate in such discussion lead by a member of the ISEE policy committee. The focus of this discussion will be on the clarification of the reasons why the presented results give support to new policies or strengthen certain action to protect health. The discussion will also address approaches to the use of the results, in combination with other evidence, in influencing the policy

  1. Structure your abstracts as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
  • Introduction: Clearly state the purpose of the abstract
  • Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects clearly
  • Results: Present your results in a logical sequence in text
  • Conclusions: Emphasize new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that are drawn from them
  1. During the submission process you will be asked to classify your abstract using a drop down menu according to the most relevant
  2. 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. New findings are of greater interest than confirmation of known relations. Clarity and brevity of writing will allow evaluation of the importance of the research. Abstracts will be scored by two reviewers. An overall acceptance proportion is applied to each topic category. The allocation of papers therefore represents the number of abstracts submitted from the topic areas.
  3. Multiple submissions by the same research group of very similar abstracts are strongly discouraged.
  4. To complete submission, authors must disclose actual and/or potential competing financial interests from the last 3 years, including but not limited to: grant support; employment (past, present, or firm offer of future); patents (pending or applied); payment for expert witness or testimony; personal financial interests by the authors, immediate family members, or institutional affiliations that may gain or lose financially through publication of the article; and forms of compensation, including travel funding, consultancies, board positions, patent and royalty arrangements, stock shares, or bonds. Diversified mutual funds or investment trusts do not constitute a competing financial interest. Authors should carefully examine the wording of documents such as grants and contracts to determine whether there might be an actual or potential competing interest.

Specific topics

  • Advances Statistical and Epidemiological Methods
  • Aging and environment
  • Ambient Air Pollution and Cardio metabolic Disorders
  • Ambient Air Pollution and Respiratory Disorders (children)
  • Ambient Air Pollution and Respiratory Disorders (adults)
  • Ambient Air Pollution and Reproductive Outcomes
  • Ambient Air Pollution and Neurological and Neurobehavioral changes (children)
  • Ambient Air Pollution and Neurological and Neurobehavioral changes (adults)
  • Arsenic exposure and health
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomass Burning
  • Built Environment/ Physical Activity/ Green Spaces
  • Cancer and environment
  • Causal inference in environmental epidemiology
  • Chemicals, metals and health
  • Children’s Environment and Health
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Health impact assessment
  • Indoor Environment and Health
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Environmental disasters
  • Environmental Equity and Socioeconomic Differences
  • Epigenetics, Genetics and Gene-Environment Interactions
  • Ethics, Advocacy, and Public Policy
  • Exposure Assessment Air Pollution
  • Exposure Assessment Others
  • Exposome
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Microbiome, infections and environment
  • Noise and other physical factors
  • Occupational Exposures and Health
  • Organic chemicals, Pesticides, Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Perinatal exposures and reproductive health
  • Policy and Public Health
  • Radiation and Electro-magnetic Fields
  • Risk assessment and communication
  • Temperature and Health
  • Soil Contamination and Health
  • Spatial epidemiology and GIS
  • Systematic review methods in Environmental Epidemiology
  • Water quality, disinfection by-products and Health
  • Wastes and Health
  • Women’s health and environment