EnSafe: Call for Abstracts

Call for EnSafe Virtual Conference LogoAbstracts: EnSafe - Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems Virtual Conference 

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is now accepting submissions for abstracts to present at its virtual conference, EnSafe – Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems. Submit an abstract to present and take advantage of a unique opportunity to engage with water safety specialists and public health professionals in an exciting virtual environment.

NEHA is seeking abstracts that explore topics such as

  • Challenges and opportunities for private drinking water systems
  • Emerging contaminants (lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, etc.)
  • Best practices in well drilling and installation
  • Health effects from contaminants in unregulated private water
  • Groundwater hydrology and water quality
  • Innovation in outreach and education regarding private water safety
  • Effective Partnerships for private water safety
  • Lessons learned;
  • Stories from the field, and more!

The EnSafe Virtual Conference will be featuring presentations in the following four tracks:

  • Challenges and opportunities for private drinking water systems
  • Emerging contaminants (lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals, etc.)
  • Innovation in outreach and education regarding private water safety
  • Effective partnerships for private water quality

Types of education sessions include

  • Poster presentations
  • PowerPoint-driven presentations (including audio and/or video)

The deadline for abstract submissions is August 31st 2018

Submission Guidelines

Step 1: What is the conference purpose?

The EnSafe Virtual Conference (Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems) is designed to enhance the knowledge of water safety specialists and public health professionals to help close the water quality gap in unregulated private drinking water.  Safety specialists and health professionals that engage with private drinking water systems are welcome to present existing and new resources, innovative solutions, and successful programs in unregulated water quality. It is an opportunity to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions.

Step 2: Mapping my presentation to get from point A to point B

Begin with the end in mind. What is your learning objective for the attendee? What will the attendee be able to list, identify, describe, demonstrate, perform, distinguish, interpret, apply, implement, create, etc. as a result of your presentation (point B)?

Know your audience. Who needs this information? Is it well owners, experienced field personnel, public health officers, program managers, decision-makers? What do they already know about your topic? This should help you define where to start (point A).

Step 3: Presentation Formats & Time

  1. Presentation Format
  • PowerPoint (PPT): slide-driven sharing of information with presenter audio and/or video.
    • Note: presentations will be recorded prior to the virtual conference
  • Poster: attendee-driven and interactive.

Abstract submissions for pre-recorded PowerPoint presentations will be accepted.

  1. Time Needed
  • 50 minutes

Step 4: Create Abstract Submission

  1. Presentation Title: Select a title that is evocative of your topic and will appeal to attendees. Please refrain from using technical terms and acronyms within your title wherever possible. Please limit title to 12 words.
  2. Abstract: Provide a description of your presentation in no more than 350 words. Please describe the purpose and goals. Describe significant tools, resources, experiences, and objectives. Please be as thoughtful, specific, and clear as possible. The abstract submitter will be responsible for developing their presentation according to what is described in this abstract.
  3. Teaser: Please develop a brief and enticing description for the conference website and promotions. It should be three sentences that describe 1) the problem or background/relevance 2) the approach you take/recommend, 3) and the take-away message (or learning objective) for the attendee.
  4. Presenter Information (for all authors)
  • Name, job title
  • Institution affiliation & contact information
  • Short biography
  • Optional: prior speaking engagements (presentation title, conference name, date/year, and type/size of audience for up to 10 engagements or 1000 words)

Step 5: Submit abstract before August 31, 2018 at 11:00pm EST

All abstracts must be submitted through web form below.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As the submitter of a presentation for the conference, you assume responsibility for meeting all the deadlines established by the conference organizers if your proposed presentation is accepted. This includes but is not limited to: confirming your acceptance of the offer to present, confirming the participation of co-presenters, providing the conference organizers with complete and accurate contact information for each of the presenters, preparing you and your co-presenters to organize and deliver the presentation, registering for the conference, and responding to the conference organizers communications as requested.

Conference organizers reserve the right to suggest an alternate presentation type to fully align with conference objectives and may suggest changes to the proposed presentation as a condition of inclusion in the final program. If your submission is impacted by these changes, you will be asked to work with the conference organizers to coordinate your submission to best fit within the program.

Please note that conference organizers will record PowerPoint presentations included in the final program. Conference organizers will work with submitters of selected abstracts to develop presentations for recording.

Questions? Contact Allison or Reem.

Allison Schneider: aschneider@neha.org or 303-756-9090 x 307

Reem Tariq: rtariq@neha.org or 303-756-9090 x 319

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