Abstract Submission

Late-breaking science abstract submission is now closed.


Late-breaking abstract submission gives participants a chance to present recent and on-going research. As the main program is already finalized, late-breaking abstracts will be featured as follows:

The deadline to submit a late-breaking abstract is 13 September. The scientific program committee will review abstracts periodically and will notify presenters as quickly as possible.

For questions, please contact louisville@setac.org.

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 or paid member) on the SETAC website, which you can use to submit an abstract or register for a SETAC meeting.

  • After the initial deadlines, late-breaking science abstracts will be accepted for a small fee.

  • Submissions will be reviewed by the abstract review committee and you will be notified via email about acceptance.

  • All presenters must register for the meeting, pay applicable registration fees and attend the meeting.

Guidelines for Writing Abstracts

  • Submit abstract to a track and a session to which the subject matter is applicable
  • Use title case for your title (for example, “Recommended Minimum Reporting Information for Environmental Toxicity Data”)
  • 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.

SETAC Code of Conduct

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.