Submission deadline: June 5th, 2016 5,00 pm CET

1. Enter the Abstract Submission System that will allow you to submit the abstract directly.
2. The appropriate topic must be selected from the list of scientific topics to ensure a correct assignment. The content of an abstract must be related to the selected topic. The most suitable descriptors within the chosen topic must be selected.
3. Abstract Structure. Two models of abstracts are possible: Extended and Short.

An Extended abstract is mandatory for oral presentations as well as when the abstract (either oral or poster) is intended for publication in the Abstract Book and in the Organohalogen Database at www.dioxin20xx.org.

The abstract should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 pages (18000 characters, spaces, images and pictures included) and will be submitted through the online submitting platform. Extended abstracts must fulfill the following structured format:
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results and discussion
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
The Abstract template is just a sample to remind you the “paragraphs/chapters” you have to provide while submitting your study.
The procedure doesn’t need you to write your abstract in a word document and then upload it.
You simply have to follow the steps and the platform will homogenize your text, meaning that you don’t need any guidelines on margins, font, style.

To upload images you have two different options:
  • If you have to upload just one image page, please create a png file and upload it during the submission. It will be displayed in your abstract preview.
  • If you need to upload two or more image pages, please create a pdf file and upload it during the submission. Please note that it will NOT be displayed in your abstract preview.
    If you would like to check the whole document, please write to abstracts@dioxin2016firenze.org
Please remember that the maximum total number of pages must be 4, text and images included.
A Short abstract can be submitted only in the case of an intended poster communication and will be inserted in the Abstract Book but not be considered for publication in the Organohalogen Database.
In this case, the abstract should have an extension of no more than 1 page (4500 characters, spaces included) and will also be submitted through the online submitting platform. Short abstracts must fulfill the following structured format:
Brief description of the main achievements of the study.

4. After the successful submission of your abstract you will receive a confirmation email. If no confirmation email is received, the abstract cannot be considered as successfully submitted and accepted for evaluation (please make sure to check your spam boxmail).

5. Please ensure that the final version of your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors prior to starting the submission process.
The submission deadline will be, June 5th, 2016 5,00 pm CET. Abstracts should be submitted via the on-line submission system only!

6. The abstract will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done.

7. If you need to withdraw your abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to abstracts@dioxin2016firenze.org no later than June 5th, 2016 5,00 pm CET.

TOPICS for Abstract Submission

1 Toxicology
   1.1 Advances in Toxicology of POPs (including mechanistic aspects)
   1.2 Wildlife Toxicology
   1.3 POPs and Immunity
   1.4 Epigenetics

2 Analysis and substance-specific aspects
   2.1 Analytical, Screening and Confirmatory Methods
   2.2 New methods of Analysis
   2.3 Brominated Flame Retardants
   2.4 Environmental and Health Effects of DDT
   2.5 Environmental Forensics

3 Technology
   3.1 Formation Mechanisms of unintentional POPs
   3.2 Sources and Inventories of POPs
   3.3 Application of BAT/BEP to reduce or eliminate POPs
   3.4 Reclamation

4 Exposure Assessments: Sources, Transport and Fate
   4.1 Levels in the Environment (Air, Soil, Water)
   4.2 Levels in Wildlife
   4.3 Levels in Food and Feed
   4.4 Exposure to POPs in Urban, Indoor and Workplace Environments
   4.5 Human Exposure
   4.6 Modelling
   4.7 Biomonitoring

5 Risk assessments
   5.1 POPs and Risk for Human Health
   5.2 Risk Assessment and Policies
   5.3 Contaminated Sites: Cases, Remediation, and Risk Management
   5.4 Environmental Food Security

6 Epidemiology
   6.1 Advances in Epidemiology of POPs
   6.2 Gender and Age Differences in Sensitivity to POPs
   6.3 Perinatal Exposure Effects
   6.4 Effects of Urban Pollution Exposure

7 Regulation
   7.1 Regulation addressing POPs (all media)

8 Special Sessions
   8.1 Seveso Accident: 1976 - 2016
   8.2 Alternative Flame Retardants
   8.3 Atmospheric Sources and Behavior of POPs
   8.4 POPs Transport, Distribution and Bioaccumulation in Remote Areas
   8.5 Advances in Passive and Other Sampling Strategies
   8.6 Is Exposure to PFASs a New Concern for Humans and Wildlife?
   8.7 Anniston Community Health Survey
   8.8 Integrating Exposure, Toxicology and Epidemiology
   8.9 Cohorts. Contributions are invited referring to studies about Cohorts from: Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Veterans and Usa, Faroe Islands, Yusho and Yucheng. NOTE: Data from these studies will be gathered in a maximum of two sessions
   8.10 POPs in waste streams: emissions and implications

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