2015 Northwest Environmental Health Conference

Call for Presentations

7th Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference 
April 17, 2015 | Portland, Oregon 

The planning committee is now accepting abstracts for presentations addressing current and emerging issues in the field of environmental health for the 7th annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference.
Proposals Due: December 19, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 9, 2014
The goal of the conference is to build bridges between environmental health research, policy and practice in order to improve health today and to build a healthy future.
Who will participate?
The planning committee is seeking proposals from researchers, educators, doctoral students, health care professionals, public health employees, environmental and occupational health managers, healthcare procurement specialists, community-based organizations and others working to understand and improve environmental health.
What topics are of interest?
All proposals should cover a topic of interest to professionals working in environmental health. Presenters should seek to make connections between research, policy and practice, though topics may focus on one aspect or another.
Unique and innovative topics are encouraged; in addition, the topics of greatest interest for this year’s conference are:
1) Climate change and health/health care;
2) Environmental justice;
3) Environmentally driven health disparities;
4) Environmental toxicants;
5) Built environment; and
6) Sustainable practices in health care.
What presentation formats will be considered?
Sessions are 75 minutes in length with 15 minutes reserved for questions, answers, and audience discussion. Submission options for the Environmental Health Conference are:

  • Individual presentation – Individuals may propose a 30-minute presentation. Those accepted will be paired with a second presenter whose topic is complementary.
  • Panel presentation – Groups of 2-3 may submit a panel presentation proposal totaling 60 minutes. Panel organizers are encouraged to consider ways to encourage discussion and engagement in their presentations.
  • Poster presentation – Posters that present current research, case studies, and community-based projects. Posters will be offered for view during the entire conference, staged so that participants can view them during breaks and lunch. Students are welcome to propose posters.

Selection Criteria

  • The topic is consistent with “bridging research, policy and practice” and is compelling.
  • The topic has current relevance and presents new information, a new application, or a fresh perspective on existing knowledge.

Textual Features of the Abstract:

  • The abstract is well organized, concise, and clearly written.
  • The abstract has clear, worthy and measurable objectives.
  • The proposal incorporates methods of engagement and discussion.


  • The presentation illustrates the potential to improve knowledge and provides innovative, state-of-the-art, and/or state-of-the-science information.
  • The author(s) indicate(s) the potential value/contributions of the presentation to science/society

Submit your session proposal here.
Questions? Send inquiries to: [email protected] or visit http://oeconline.org/ for more information.

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