The 20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology (17-21 August 2014, Anchorage, AK)

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Instructions - Individual Oral and Poster Presentations:

We invite abstract submissions on all aspects of epidemiology and the application of epidemiologic methods in public health and social, community and preventive medicine. Abstract submissions that are related to the WCE 2014 themes are encouraged, but abstracts on other topics in epidemiology are also welcome.

  1. Important Dates

    Call for Abstracts Open Date July 2, 2013
    Early Review Submission Deadline October 15, 2013
    Early Acceptance Notification For Posters November 30, 2013
    Abstract Submission Deadline January 31, 2014
    Author Notification Starting
    March 20, 2014
    Congress Dates August 17-21, 2014
    Call for Ideas Close Date October 15, 2013
  2. Congress Themes

    • Circumpolar Health: epidemiology at the extremes of latitude
    • Climate Change & Health
    • Health Disparities, Ethics of Human Rights and Social Justice
    • Innovations in Epidemiologic Methods
    • Hot Topics in Epidemiology:
      • Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders
      • Civil conflicts and the effects on health and mental health
      • Polio eradication
  3. Presenting Author Responsibilities

    The person submitting the abstract identifies the author who will be designated as the Presenter. The Presenter will serve as primary contact on the abstract. It is the responsibility of the Presenter to communicate with all co-authors regarding acceptance of the abstract and and to obtain conflict of interest disclosures from the co-authors. There will be a limit of two accepted abstracts per Presenting Author.
  4. Abstract Format

    • Author Information
    • Preferred Abstract Presentation Format (oral, poster) - Final determination made by Program Committee
    • Abstract Title, Include country or region where study was done.
    • Abstract Category (select conference theme and key word that best describes your abstract
    • Structured Abstract Body:
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Conclusions
    • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Do not include figures or tables. The official language of the Congress is English; there will be no translation services provided during the meeting. Abstracts must contain results. Abstracts with "results to be discussed" will not be accepted. Abbreviations should be introduced before use. For example, "hepatitis C virus (HCV)."

      The abstracts will be scored on these factors-

      1. Importance and relevance to public health and solving health problems.
      2. Innovation, new methods or new solutions to a problem
      3. Quality, to include a description of the study:
        1. Goals or objectives
        2. Design
        3. Population
        4. Outcome variables
        5. Statistical analysis
        6. Results, include numeric data with confidence intervals or level of statistical significance, if possible.
  5. Oral Presentations

    Oral abstract presentations will be allotted 15 minutes (10 minute presentation, 5 minutes for questions/answers) organized in 90-minute concurrent sessions of similar topics. Slide presentations will be given using Microsoft PowerPoint software. Presentations using other media (video, audio or internet-based) may be supported; presenters may contact the Congress organizers with specific questions about the types of media formats we can support (
  6. Awards

    We anticipate offering awards for select abstracts. Please check back for more information on awards. If you submit an abstract before the award information is posted, we will contact you by email regarding awards for which you may be eligible to apply.
  7. Poster presentations

    At least one author must attend and be available during your assigned poster session (60 - 90 minutes). Further details on poster dimensions will be sent upon acceptance of abstract.
  8. Abstract review and acceptance

    All presentations will be accepted based on quality, relevance and space availability after peer-review by the Scientific Program Committee.

    We understand that some authors need early notification about their abstracts to apply for institutional approvals, financial support and travel Visas. Abstracts submitted on or before October 15, 2013 will be reviewed for early acceptance. Authors will be notified of their abstract acceptance or rejection by November 30, 2013. Decisions about the presentation format (oral or poster) will be communicated to the Presenting Authors after March 20, 2014.

    Abstracts received after October 15, 2013 through January 31, 2014 will also be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. Notice of acceptance or rejection, the date of presentation and the presentation format will be made to the Presenting Authors after March 20, 2014.

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