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Call for Abstracts - Southeastern Regional ERC Symposium

Students (graduate and undergraduate) from the Southeast region of the US are invited to present posters on their research at the Southeastern Regional ERC Symposium. This event is co-sponsored with the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, USF SunShine ERC, North Carolina Occuptional Safety and Health Center, and University of Kentucky Southeast Center for Agriculural Health and Injury Prevention, the premier regional research conference in the field of occupational health and safety. The annual event provides excellent opportunities for students to interact with researchers from academia (engineering, nursing, public health, and medicine) and practitioners working in occupational and environmental health and safety.


The 2018 Symposium will be held Tuesday, April 3- Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at DeSota Savannah, located at 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401. During the Symposium, recipients of the 2016 Pilot Project Research Grants will give presentations on their work and selected students from universities in the SE region will be invited to present research posters relevant to the occupational health and safety area.

Abstract submission Information: The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The abstract should provide the title of the presentation, name and affiliation of the authors (first author is assumed to be the presenter), concise description of the research method, a summary of the major findings and conclusions (max. 300 words). Your abstract must be prepared using one of the available templates Word (.doc, .docx), Rich text format (.rtf), and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file. The maximum file size is 2 MB. After the abstract has been uploaded, modifications can be made until the submission deadline. To revise your abstract, you must upload a new abstract file. When an abstract has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the corresponding (submitting) author. Abstracts should be submitted using the following link: https://www.soph.uab.edu/DSC/SE_RegionalERC_Symposium_CallforAbstracts

Abstracts will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel, and notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors of the top abstracts by Friday, March 9, 2018. Travel support will be provided to selected individuals presenting at the symposium. The best three posters will be selected for awards. Contact Paulisha Holt, MBA, Program Manager, Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety for additional information @ 205.934.7178 or pholt@uab.edu.