Message to All Abstract Submitters

Thank you very much for submitting an abstract to EPICOH 2020. As we all adapt to the current and evolving situation, the EPICOH 2020 Secretariat is monitoring how the pandemic is unfolding, and the confinement and travel restrictions throughout the world. In light of these extraordinary circumstances, we have put the program planning on hold. We hope to have more specific information about the conference to share with you soon, but wanted to reach out now to let you know that we are considering options, including postponing the EPICOH meeting to 2021 in Montreal.

Sincere thanks for your understanding and stay safe!

Kind regards,
The EPICOH 2020 Secretariat

Key dates:

  • Notification of abstract acceptance: Date TBD
  • Presenting author to accept invitation to present: Date TBD
  • Deadline for presenters to register and pay and end of early bird registration: Date TBD

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Title: max. 200 characters with spaces. Please use sentence case (capitalizing only the first word and any proper nouns).
  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Abstracts are to be no more than 300 words, and include the following subtitles: Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • Abbreviations should be defined where first mentioned and may be used in the title, as long as the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • The abstract should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Presentation Preference: Authors may indicate, at time of submission, whether they wish their abstract to be considered for oral or poster presentation or either. The Program Committee reserves the right to assign selected papers to the presentation categories that are in the best interest of the program.
  • Presenter communication and registration deadline: Please note that all correspondence regarding the abstract will primarily be addressed to the submitting author. This is why we highly recommend that the PRESENTING author’s profile is used for submitting an abstract.
  • Registration deadline: In order to confirm a spot in the program, the presenting author has to be registered and have paid the registration fee by May 22, 2020.  Any presenter changes can be communicated to the conference secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Student and Early Career Award: Please check this box if the presenter is a university student, fellow, resident or has graduated less than 5 years ago by the time of submission.Students and early career researchers are eligible to be considered for conference awards. By checking this box, you will also receive email information about special social and career development activities aimed at early career researchers.
  • Publication: An abstract can only be submitted when agreeing to the below submission terms. The terms state that accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) and that all authors agree to the Licence to BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (“BMJ”) for publication of conference abstracts. The abstracts will also be published in the conference WebApp for a duration of 6 months.
    If the authors refuse publication of the abstract, they need to inform the conference secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as the abstract was submitted.
  • Participation in a mini-symposium: If the abstract is intended to be included in a mini-symposium, please choose this option under "Presentation Preference".

Abstract Topics

Aging Workforce

Biomarkers of Exposure or Effect

Bullying / Stress / Violence

Burden of Occupational Disease and Injury

Carcinogens / Cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

Climate Change


Disease Surveillance

Dusts and Fibres

Endocrine Disruptors / Disruption

Exposure Assessment

Health Disparities

Heat and Cold


Intervention Studies

Irritants and Allergens


Migrant Workers

Military / Veteran Health

Molecular Epidemiology

Musculoskeletal Disorders


Neurotoxicants / Neurologic Disease



Policy / Impact

Precarious Work

Psychological Hazards / Health

Psychosocial Exposures


Reproductive Effects / Outcomes

Respiratory Effects / Diseases

Return to work / Work Capability Assessment

Risk Assessment

Sex and Gender Related Issues

Shift Work


Specific Occupations / Industries


Worker Age-Related Issues

Work Organisation, including Precarious Work / Working Conditions

Other Disease

Other Exposure

Other Topic


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