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Submit your abstract and be a part of HEI's Annual Conference 2024

2024 HEI Annual Conference
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel, Philadelphia, PA, April 28-30, 2024

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS FOR INVESTIGATORS NOT CURRENTLY FUNDED BY HEI*

We are now accepting abstracts for poster presentations at the 2024 HEI Annual Conference.  

Abstract submission deadline: February 19, 2024
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2024


Abstracts should be on one of the following four themes: 

  • Air Quality, Climate Change, and Health
  • Health Effects of the Energy Transition
  • Environmental Justice
  • Transportation and Health in a Changing Landscape

 

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and include the following sections:

  • Background and objectives
  • Methods and approach
  • Results and findings
  • Conclusions and interpretation. 


*Note: The work presented must not be related to an ongoing study funded by HEI. PIs on ongoing studies funded by HEI cannot be the poster presenter. HEI-funded PIs may be co-authors on submissions.

Please limit the use of acronyms and abbreviations. The first time an abbreviation is used, it should be spelled out in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. 

Please limit the use of special characters and ensure that all formatting and special characters are clear in the submitted abstract (e.g., R^2 for R2, PM_ (2.5) for PM2.5, beta for β). Avoid the use of special formulas as these may get lost during submission of the form.

 

Do not include figures or tables in the abstract. 
The HEI Annual Conference attendees include policymakers and scientists from a variety of disciplines. Please write the abstract in language accessible to a broad audience who might not be familiar with your scientific discipline. 
Graduate students and postdocs: be sure to indicate on the submission form if you wish to be considered for the Jane Warren Award.

 

Investigators not currently funded by HEI, submit your abstract here: (access the form) 

For queries regarding the Jane Warren award, please contact Ms. Ada Wright (awright@healtheffects.org)
For general queries regarding the HEI Annual conference, please contact Dr. Dan Crouse (dcrouse@healtheffects.org)

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS FOR HEI-FUNDED INVESTIGATORS

HEI requires all funded investigators to provide an abstract of their study and present a poster at the 2024 HEI Annual Conference.

Abstract submission deadline: February 19, 2024

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and include the following sections:

  • Background and objectives
  • Methods and approach
  • Results and findings
  • Conclusions and interpretation.

Please limit the use of acronyms and abbreviations. The first time an abbreviation is used, it should be spelled out in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. 


Please limit the use of special characters and ensure that all formatting and special characters are clear in the submitted abstract (e.g., R^2 for R2, PM_ (2.5) for PM2.5, beta for β). Avoid the use of special formulas as these may get lost during submission of the form.


Do not include figures or tables in the abstract. 


The HEI Annual Conference attendees include policymakers and scientists from a variety of disciplines. Please write the abstract in language accessible to a broad audience who might not be familiar with your scientific discipline. 

HEI-funded Investigators, submit your abstract here: (access the form) 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING POSTERS


The size of the poster board is 4 ft tall x 8 ft wide (~120 cm x 240 cm). Any poster size that fits on the board with space around the edges is acceptable.


Prepare a heading for the top of your poster that indicates the title and author(s). The lettering for this section should be at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) high. The title and authors should be the same as in the abstract. The principal investigator of the study should be underlined.


Please include short and legible Introduction, Summary, and Conclusions sections. Consider using bulleted points instead of full paragraphs. Because of the varied nature of the participants at the HEI conference, please present the main points so that these can be understood by non-experts and experts alike. Avoid the use of confusing abbreviations and acronyms. 


Please be concise, so that you can use as large a font size as possible; larger font sizes are easier to read. Maintain a consistent font type and style.
Tables and figures should cover about 50% of the poster. Please include results with tables and figures. 


Keep in mind that your text and figures must be legible at distances of four feet or more. Keep figure legends brief, but do not omit them. 

Please attend your poster during your assigned session. Assignments will be provided ahead of the conference and in the conference program.

 

New for 2024: Posters should be on display only during the day of the session to which you have been assigned.
Sunday session: please mount your poster before 1:00 pm; take it down by 6:00 pm.
Monday session: please mount your poster before 9:00 am; take it down by 6:00 pm.
Tuesday session: please mount your poster before 9:00 am; take it down by 1:30 pm.
**Note: posters still on display after these times may be taken down by HEI staff.

For posters on ongoing HEI-funded studies:
Please send a final version of your poster to science-admin@healtheffects.org before or shortly after the conference. HEI archives electronic copies of all HEI-funded posters and abstracts as part of the study files and plans to post them on the HEI website on the Ongoing Studies page. Please let us know if you need to remove sensitive information. All files will be turned into secure PDFs. 

HEI Code of Conduct

HEI fully expects that all participants who attend any in-person or online meeting or event behave with the utmost respect for peers, colleagues, staff, volunteers, researchers, sponsors, and everyone across the HEI community. It is our sincere desire that every event, meeting, and gathering we host or participate in fosters and encourages an inclusive, positive, and welcoming environment for all. Read HEI’s full Code of Conduct Statement.