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Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the SETAC 8th World Congress are pausing abstract submissions while reviewing options. Please stay tuned.

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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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When you submit an abstract, you will be asked to select an appropriate track and session for your submission. This list includes a description of each session and lists the session chairs.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts will be featured in the online and printed program
  • Submissions before the 25 March deadline are free but a $50 non-refundable fee will be charged to handle submissions from 26 March–1 April.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the abstract review committee and results will be conveyed via email as follows:
    • Abstracts submitted by 12 February, if accepted, will receive early provisional notification by 4 March to assist those requiring early notice of provisional acceptance due to visa or administrative requirements.
    • Provisional abstract acceptance notification (not requested formats) will be provided after 9 April.
    • Abstract acceptance notification (format, session, day) will be provided after 12 May.
    • Final abstract acceptance notification (final ID and exact time slot) will be provided after 1 July.

Guidelines for Writing Abstracts

  • Submit an abstract to a track and a session with applicable subject matter
  • 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.

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 World Congress: SETAC Singapore
Module: Submit an Abstract