Late-breaking science abstract submission is now closed.

Please Note

  • You do not need to be a SETAC member to submit an abstract; however, you will need to have an account in our database. You can create an account (free guest or paid member) on the SETAC website, which you can use to submit an abstract or register for a SETAC meeting.

  • After creating your account, it may take up to two hours for your username and password to become active on all SETAC platforms and gateways.

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Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts will not be in the abstract book or printed meeting program because it is past the print deadline
  • Abstracts will be featured in the online program
  • Only poster abstracts will be accepted at this time
  • A US$50 non-refundable fee will be charged to handle submissions
  • You must be registered for the meeting before we will accept the abstract
  • All presenters must register for the meeting, pay applicable registration fees and attend the meeting
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee, and you will be notified within two weeks of submission about acceptance
  • Abstracts will not be grouped by topic but will be featured in its own category
  • Space is limited, and we will close abstract submission once we fill our space or by 23 October

Guidelines for Writing Abstracts

  • Submit abstract to a track and a session to which the subject matter is applicable
  • Use sentence case for your title (150 characters including spaces). Please do NOT type the title in ALL CAPS
  • Spell out abbreviations and acronyms in the title
  • Keep abbreviations and acronyms to a minimum in the abstract and fully define at first reference
  • Do not include citations
  • Do not promote a commercial product, process or service
  • Write for your audience: session chairs and colleagues
  • Be clear and concise. Suggested outline:
    • Include one or two sentences on background
    • Identify the challenge, problem, question or purpose of the work
    • Explain how you plan to address the challenge
    • Describe methods or approach without getting into excessive detail
    • Report results or hypothesis as appropriate
    • Summarize main conclusions if research is complete
    • Note the relevance of the study: How findings advance the topic or how they can be applied
  • The body of the abstract should not exceed  2,500 characters (including spaces)

View sample abstract.

Instructions for Submitting Abstract

By submitting an abstract you are agreeing to abide by the SETAC code of conduct and willing to be a registered attendee at the meeting.

Login Information

  • You do not need to be a SETAC member to submit an abstract; however, you will need an account to log in
  • To log into the abstract submission system, use your SETAC username and password
  • Make sure you select the correct meeting and module prior to logging into the online submission system
  • If your browser automatically logs you in, click logout in the upper right corner to select the correct meeting and module

Meeting: SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting :: SETAC Toronto
Module: Submit an Abstract