The Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) is seeking abstracts for its International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment to be held virtually on October 25-29, 2021. This year’s Symposium, theme: “Accelerating Safer and Sustainable Alternatives” strives to highlight the increased attention on the innovation, identification, and adoption of safer and sustainable alternatives to replace toxic chemicals of concern.
2021 has witnessed increased attention and action in policy and in practice to advance a transition to safer and sustainable alternatives. Notable actions include the release of the European Chemical Strategy for Sustainable Chemistry, the passage of the US Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act, and the release of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) “Guidance on Key Considerations for the Identification and Selection of Safer Chemical Alternatives.” To accommodate potential travel constraints and uncertainty, this year’s Symposium will be hosted on a virtual platform. The A4 program committee is seeking abstracts for presentations in two main topic tracks:
Submitters may choose their preferred presentation format – platform or poster – pending the Symposium’s Program Committee’s approval. Students and early-career investigators are encouraged to apply. The A4 Program Committee will issue awards to: (1) the best student presentation and (2) the best early-career investigator presentation.
Abstract submission is now closed. Please contact us if you would like to submit an abstract for the International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment -- we will try our best to accommodate you.