Session Title: Developments in Alternatives Assessment Methods
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018 (11:59 PM EST)
The establishment of alternatives assessment as a practical tool for informed chemical substitution and design is gaining momentum through the activities of multiple stakeholders including governmental policymakers, businesses, and technical researchers. In keeping with this year’s theme “Building the Field,” the Coordinating Committee for the International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment is seeking abstracts for a dedicated session on Developments in Alternatives Assessment Methods as well as a poster session and networking reception. The Committee is calling for high-quality presentations and posters related to research, implementation, and evaluation activities that focus on alternatives assessment and informed substitution as an emerging scientific discipline.
The Symposium session will be divided into four breakout sections, each with three presentations (12-15 minutes) and facilitated discussion, covering the following components of alternatives assessment. Specific areas of interest are included for each component.
We are also seeking abstracts focused on expanding the field of alternatives assessment, including topics such as scope, performance evaluations and socio-economic assessment.
Abstracts for the evening poster session and networking reception can focus on the above components of alternatives assessment or other research or implementation activities related to alternatives assessment and informed substitution.
In keeping with the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, the Committee is seeking a diverse set of perspectives including academia, industry, NGO’s, and regulatory decision-makers. Presenters are encouraged to submit multiple abstracts. Submitters may choose their preferred format (platform, poster, or both), pending Committee approval. Although space for platform presentations is limited, the Committee may invite platform abstracts to present in the poster session.
Deadline for submission: August 31, 2018 (11:59 PM EST). Abstracts should be submitted online.
The abstracts will be selected for platform or poster presentations and authors will be notified by mid-September 2018 based on the following criteria: