Abstract Submission

Late abstract submission is closed.

The module to submit late abstracts closed on 24 April. 



Please read all the guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract. 

General Instructions

General Instructions

  • Abstracts may not promote a research institute, consortium/project, commercial product, process, or service.
  • The abstract should not have been previously published or presented.
  • Only online submitted abstracts will be accepted.
  • Only poster abstracts will be accepted at this time.
  • A 50 USD non-refundable fee will be charged to handle submissions.
  • By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing to abide by the SETAC participant policies, especially the copyright and presenter responsibilities, the recording and photographing policy, and the SETAC code of conduct.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. The presenting author will be notified of acceptance or rejection at the latest one week after submission.
  • Abstracts will not be grouped by session topic but will be featured in its own category.
  • Abstracts will not be published in the abstract book or printed programme book because it is past the print deadline. Abstracts will be featured in the online programme only.
  • Acceptance of your abstract and invitation to present during the meeting does not include a free registration nor any other financial compensation.
  • Space is limited and we will close abstract submission once we fill our space, or at the latest at 24 April.
Abstract Details

Abstract Details

When submitting your short abstract, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Title: Use title case for your title (for example, “Recommended Minimum Reporting Information for Environmental Toxicity Data”), maximum 200 characters (including spaces) and spell out abbreviations and acronyms in the title. 
  • Abstract: Maximum 2500 characters (including spaces), do not include citations, tables or figures and keep abbreviations and acronyms to a minimum in the abstract and fully define at first reference.
  • Write for your audience: session chairs and colleagues.
  • Be clear and concise. Suggested outline:
    • Include one of 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
    • Summarise main conclusions if research is complete
    • Note the relevance of the study: How findings advance the topic or how they can be applied
  • (Co-)authors: name and affiliation; specify the presenting author.
  • Preferred Presentation Type: late breaking science abstracts are for poster presentation only.

NOTE: By submitting your short abstract, you give SETAC permission to publish it in the online meeting programme that will be made available to all participants.


Submit Your Abstract

  1. By submitting your abstract, you confirm having read and agree with the instructions.
  2. You will need to have a SETAC account (free, explorer or full membership). Create or login to your account before submitting an abstract. 
  3. Enter the abstract submission module with your SETAC credentials and fill in all the required details;
  4. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after submission, please contact the SETAC Office.
  5. You will be notified of acceptance/rejection within one week after submission.


In case of any questions concerning abstract submission, please do not hesitate to contact us.