Abstract Submission

The abstract submission process has now ended.

The deadline for submitting abstracts to be considered for oral presentation was September 7th, and the deadline for submitting abstracts to be considered for poster presentation was October 6th.

Only 1 abstract per lead author. In other words, the same author can be on other abstracts, but can only be the lead author on one abstract.

Abstract Format

Please include the following information:

  • Title
  • Authors (please ensure that the presenting author’s name is underlined, and include affiliations for all authors.)
  • Abstract – not to exceed 275 words (does not include authors’ names, affiliations, title, and references). Please note: one of the criteria for poster judging is the relevance of the research to (a) the goals and mandates of the Superfund Research Program and (b) SRP stakeholders such as EPA/ATSDR/states and communities. It is highly recommended to write abstracts in Plain English (free of jargon and obscure acronyms so as to be understandable to an engaged lay audience) to ensure clarity of the abstract for a broad audience.
  • Research Translation Component (included in 275 word count) – please describe how results of your work is being translated to stakeholders (state/local/federal government, small business, communities), and/or involves work on sites or within communities. For oral presentations, special consideration will be given to basic and applied research with a research translation component.
  • Recent Publications or References (if applicable.)
  • Session proposal: if the abstract has connections to other abstracts that you know are being submitted to the Annual Meeting please identify the other abstract(s) as completely as possible and indicate a unifying theme for the abstract grouping.

Upload Instructions

Do not exceed one page
1″ margins
5MB file size limit
.docx, .doc formats only
Name the file using the convention lastname_firstname

Selection Criteria for Oral Presentation

The Scientific Planning Committee will choose from among submitted abstracts to fill a limited number of oral presentation slots for the SRP Annual Meeting. The criteria for selection include the following:

  1. Technical quality
  2. Relevance to (a) the goals and mandates of the Superfund Research Program and (b) SRP stakeholders such as EPA/ATSDR/states and communities
  3. Ability to be grouped with invited speakers and other submitted abstracts to form coherent, multidisciplinary sessions. Focus areas already identified by the program committee include: methods to identify interactions among environmental exposures, human diversity and disease; elemental biogeochemical cycling (e.g., arsenic, mercury), bioaccumulation, and related health outcomes; and transport, remediation and effects of perfluoroalkyl substances. Additional focus areas of current interest to the Superfund research community will be identified based on abstracts received
  4. Level of collaboration across disciplines

We plan to accept as many of the poster abstracts for presentation as space allows with priority placed on abstracts from Masters and PhD-level graduate trainees that are not accepted for Oral Presentations (these will automatically be considered for the trainee poster competition).

Open Abstract Submission Form