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Newsletter #4
February 24, 2014


The University of Washington School of Public Health is pleased to send you our fourth 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: You are receiving this email because you are an ISEE current or former member. We apologize for any cross-posting.

Planning for the conference is in full swing. We received a large number of excellent proposals for scientific symposia—approximately 60—so are conducting a careful review of them. Regrettably there will only be room for about one third of them in the conference program, since we wish to maximize the opportunity for oral presentations of submitted scientific papers. Due to the larger-than-anticipated number of submissions, we don't expect to be able to inform symposium proposers about acceptance before the end of February. As a result of this, we are extending the deadline for all Scientific Abstracts, to accommodate those whose symposia were not accepted, for an additional two weeks.

The Call for Scientific Abstracts is now open until March 14, 2014. 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 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.

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

Registration rates will be posted soon on the conference website. Registration is slated to open mid-March 2014. Registration fees include access to all sessions of the conference, the conference's opening event, lunch, coffee and other beverages during full days of the conference, and one ticket to the gala conference dinner. There will be an option to opt-out of the conference dinner which will lower the registration price. Registrants will be given the option to join or renew their ISEE membership at the time of conference registration.

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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