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Newsletter #3
January 10, 2014


The University of Washington School of Public Health is pleased to send you our third newsletter for the 26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference - From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health.  The meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on August 24-28th, 2014. Updates on this meeting will be sent regularly and can also be found on our conference website:

The Call for Scientific Abstracts is now open. The ISEE 2014 Scientific Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for poster and/or oral presentations. We encourage abstracts from all areas of environmental epidemiology research and practice. Abstracts that focus on emerging issues and innovative approaches to environmental epidemiology will be given priority for inclusion in the conference program. We are especially interested in encouraging submissions related to our theme "From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health". We also encourage submission of abstracts that have authors from all regions of the world. Detailed instructions and the online submission form can be found on the conference website. We will only review and consider abstracts submitted via the online form. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28, 2014.

Examples of topic areas in which abstracts are welcome include:

  • Biomarkers
  • Built Environment/Physical Activity/Green Spaces
  • Children's Environment Health
  • Climate Change and Meteorology
  • Epigenetics, Genetics and Gene-Environment Interactions
  • Ethics, Advocacy, and Public Policy
  • Exposure Assessment Advances
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Indoor Air Pollution
  • Metals
  • Microbiome, microbiology, and infectious diseases
  • Noise and other physical factors
  • Occupational exposures
  • Organic chemicals, Pesticides, Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Outdoor Air Pollution
  • Radiation and Electro-magnetic Fields
  • Statistical and Epidemiological Methods
  • Water quality

The Call for SYMPOSIA is open. Symposia will be 90 minute forums of closely related talks on a specific topic relevant to the interests of the conference. At this time we invite you to submit a proposal for symposia, please complete the online submission form by January 15, 2014.  Detailed instructions can be found on the conference website.

The Call for Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals is open until January 15, 2014. Instructions can be found on the conference website.

While we have an active group of members already involved with planning the Scientific Program, we are still inviting additional members of our society to join our Scientific Program Committee.  We especially welcome volunteers from outside North America and Western Europe or whose scientific area is outside of the most commonly represented topics at ISEE meetings.  Committee members will work with the committee to review and rank submitted abstracts for symposia, oral and/or poster presentations.  Please email to request to join a committee, and provide a summary of your area of expertise/interest.

If you are associated with an organization or scientific group which would like to hold a meeting coordinated with this conference, please contact us at so we can work with you to locate space and coordinate timing.

We hope to see you in Seattle!


Joel Kaufman
University of Washington
Conference Co-Chair
ISEE 2014
Molly Kile
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University
Conference Co-Chair
ISEE 2014

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