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Emerging Contaminants Conference


Submit an Abstract

Abstracts will be accepted on all aspects of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment, including research, policy, management, outreach, and education concerning their detection, fate, transport, remediation, prevention, or other related topics. Special consideration will be given to the following emerging contaminants:

  • Flame retardants (including PBDEs & related compounds)
  • Nanoparticles
  • Naturally occurring hormones
  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) (including PFOS, PFOA, & related compounds)
  • Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs)
  • Plastics and microplastics (including microfibers)

Submit an Oral Presentation - Closed

The deadline is extended to March 26, 2018. Notifications will be emailed by March 29, 2018. If you do not get selected to present an oral presentation, please consider presenting a poster.

A note to oral presenters: Don't forget to register for the conference! Please bring your presentation on a flash drive to the ECAEC18 check-in table on the morning you present.

Submit a Poster Presentation

The deadline for submitting a poster presentation is extended to April 24, 2018. Notifications will be emailed by April 25, 2018.

A note to poster presenters: Don't forget to register for the conference! Poster set-up is from 7:30-8:30 AM on June 5; come to the ECAEC18 check-in table to verify your poster location.

Student Competition

All students who submit an oral or poster presentation abstract will be automatically included in the competition unless they wish to opt out (email Elizabeth to opt out). There will be two categories: oral presentations and poster presentations. One student from each category who gives best presentation will win an award certificate and $100 prize.

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If you have any questions on oral or poster presentation style or logistics, please contact Elizabeth Meschewski.