Abstract submission is NOW closed!

Deadline for abstract submission was 30 November 2009. All abstracts have now been reviewed and abstract acceptance letters have been sent. If you have submitted an abstract, but have not received any news, please contact the SETAC Europe office. 

  • Abstracts should have the following format:
    • Abstract title: max 200 characters (with spaces), not in all caps; 
    • Abstract text: max 1800 characters (with spaces); 
    • Topic: please check the list of topics and their description before submitting; 
    • Keywords: max 4; 
    • Presentation preference: platform presentation or poster presentation. Note that presenters submitting a paper for a PLATFORM presentation MUST send an EXTENDED ABSTRACT attached to their submission (in addition to the short abstract above). ONLY submissions including an extended abstract will be considered for a platform presentation. Presenters with a preference for POSTER presentation should NOT include an extended abstract. Instructions for the extended abstract can be found here. Please use the template Word file to write your extended abstract and attach it to your abstract submission as a .doc file. An example of an extended abstract can be found here
    • (Co-)authors: name & affiliation. Note that the presenting author will have to be registered for the meeting before 20 March 2010.
    • Awards: if you are a junior scientist (MSc student OR a scientist within 3 year from MSc graduation, OR a PhD student), you can apply for the Young Scientist Award. Only ONE presentation per author will be considered for the award. If more than one presentation is indicated, none of the presentations will be evaluated. More information on awards can be found here.
  • AUTHORS ARE LIMITED TO GIVING ONE PLATFORM PRESENTATION. If you submit two abstracts for platform presentation as a first author, only the last one will be considered for review. There are no restrictions on poster presentations or co-authorship. 
  • By submitting your SHORT abstract, you give SETAC Europe permission to publish it in the abstract book that will be distributed at the meeting among all attendees.
  • In case you are selected to give a platform presentation, your EXTENDED abstract will be published in a separate congress proceedings book which will be distributed at the meeting on a USB stick, UNLESS you have indicated during the abstract submission process NOT to publish your extended abstract. 
  • After submission, authors will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours. All authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection of their abstract end of January 2010.
  • Note that acceptance of your abstract and invitation to present at the meeting does not include a free registration nor any other financial compensation. ALL presenters have to register and pay before 20 March 2010. 
  • Accepted abstracts from presenters not having registered before 20 MARCH 2010 will be cancelled and excluded from the programme and abstract book.
  • Questions on abstracts? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions section before contacting SETAC Europe. 




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