QSAR 2020 Abstracts

The abstract submission period for QSAR2020 will open on 1st September and close on 24 January 2020. 
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The QSAR2020 programme (talks and posters) is based on author contributions. Authors are encouraged to submit scientific abstracts for oral and/or poster presentation in one or more of the following categories. 

  • Application of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) including QSAR approaches for regulatory purposes (risk-based prioritization, risk assessment) 
  • Thresholds for Toxicological Concern
  • Cheminformatic approaches to evaluate ‘big data’
  • Development, evaluation and application of QSARs to fill data gaps
  • Progress and barriers in the 3 Rs e.g. Replacement of 6 pack acute tests
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways, Integrated Testing and Assessment Approaches (IATA) and Defined Approaches 
  • Complex substances (UVCBs, PFAS) and emerging issues
  • Quantifying uncertainty in model development and the underlying data
  • Biological activity profiling using high throughput screening data and high content data (e.g. high throughput transcriptomics, high throughput phenotypic profiling)
  • Read-across approaches for regulatory purposes
  • Green Chemistry
  • Non-targeted exposure approaches 

All abstracts will be reviewed for their acceptance. Only abstracts that are consistent with the remit of the meeting and are of suitable quality will be considered.
NOTE: Only one oral presentation per participant will be allowed but participants are encouraged to submit multiple poster presentations.

Abstract Requirements

Each abstract is limited to a maximum of 250 words excluding title, author names and affiliations. In order for an abstract to be as informative as possible, please include a brief statement of the purpose of the study, the method used, the major results observed and conclusions.

Abstract Submission Process

  • Authors should specify up to 2 category preferences upon submission. Please note the Programme Committee reserves the right to re-categorize any abstract.  
  • Authors may indicate preference for oral/poster presentation upon submission.
  • If you are a student (e.g. PhD, Post-Doc), please make sure your supervisor/mentor reviews and approves your abstract before submission. Students and Post-Docs from North America, Europe and Japan are encouraged to apply for the ICCA-LRI travel award. Please see the Venue page for details.
  • All oral and poster presenters are required to register and attend the meeting. 
  • Abstract selected for oral sessions should be presented by the first author. Transfers will be permitted if notified ahead of time.
  • Presenters (oral or poster) may not use their conference presentation to market products or services and should use generic names wherever possible.
  • All abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentations will be published in the conference abstract book that will be made available for download from the QSAR2020 website or at the meeting. An abstract will not be included in the conference abstract book if the presenting author is not registered for the meeting.

Abstract Review and Selection

All abstract submission will be reviewed by members of the QSAR2020 Programme Committee. All submitted abstracts will undergo a peer review and must comply with the requirements outlined in the section ‘Abstract Requirements’. Presenting authors will be notified by email of acceptance of their abstract(s) and the form and date of their presentation in February 2020. The decision of the Programme Committee is final and non-negotiable.

Abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific merit and will be arranged to fit into the overall conference structure.

Guidelines for oral and poster presentations will be provided to authors of accepted abstracts.

Conference Proceedings

We are pleased to announce that Computational Toxicology will publish rigorously peer reviewed, top quality proceedings for QSAR2020 with full scientific papers of oral and poster presentations presented during the 19th International Workshop on (Q)SAR in Environmental and Health Sciences. All presenters are invited to submit manuscripts.

Manuscript submission deadline is 20th June 2020, no exceptions. Submissions must be made via the website of the journal. Please read the instructions for authors carefully before preparing your manuscript.

It is planned to publish all accepted papers within 6 months after the end of the meeting as part of a special issue of Computational Toxicology.