General information

Abstracts deadline


June 10, 2018                                                 Abstract Submission Extended Deadline


June 15, 2018                                                Notification of authors

June 30, 2018                                               Early bird deadline for registration fee


August 15, 2018                                          Deadline for PowerPoint presentations


Instructions for Authors

Delegates can submit Dioxin 2018 abstracts in two formats: a one page abstract or a 4 page short paper which is optional. The title of abstract should not exceed 200 characters. A one page abstract should have up to 600 words (please, click here to view a one page abstract template) and a short paper consists of a four pages (please, click here to view a four pages abstract template). Both will be published in Book of Abstracts. A short paper can be published in the 2018 volume of the Organohalogen Compounds ( Students applying for a Otto Hutzinger Award must submit a four pages short paper and for students attending the Pre-Symposium Students Sessions only a one page abstract is required. An abstract should be suitable for direct inclusion on a USB stick or in an abstracts book.

Symposium participants rely heavily on the titles and abstracts to identify papers and posters of special interest. Please take care in wording both. The abstract submission site will require you to select PCB Workshop, Students Session, Special Session or the core Symposium – both a primary and a secondary session topic. Please select the topics most relevant to your abstract. Each registered author can submit as presenter up to two abstracts. Your abstract is accepted unless you have received the notice of rejection.

Deadline abstract submission is May 11, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed, evaluated, and ranked by the symposium Scientific Committee. Please note, the Board maintains the flexibility to assign your presentation to another session, if it is determined to be better suited to another theme or session topic category or due to over / under subscription of different sessions.

Students applying for a Otto Hutzinger Award should be the first author and enrolled fulltime in a graduate program at a post-secondary institution. Each student must submit a recommendation from her/his supervisor indicating the level of his/her contribution to the project. Applicants should send their letter of interest and arrange for their supervisor to send the recommendation letter to

There will be no fee for students (active presenters) participating in the Pre-Dioxin 2018 Symposium Students Session “All POPs and Pseudo-POPs” that will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018.  The Students Session will be held in the Auditorium Maximum building of the Jagiellonian University located near the Old Downtown Kraków area. This is a session for students by students and only student presentations are accepted. Depending on the number of participants, one submission per registered student is permitted at this time. In addition to the standard 20-minute oral presentations (including time for questions) and poster presentations, there exists the possibility of presenting a short (5 min) poster highlight session in addition to a poster presentation. These short oral presentations will give young researchers the opportunity to present their work and initial results and will give an opportunity to receive constructive feedback. Awards for the best student presentation (oral or poster) will be granted to students for outstanding presentations at the Students Symposium. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Any supporting company or sponsor of the Students Session is welcome – a platform for a company displays and inserts will be available.


Instructions for Presenters

Oral presentations

Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes total presentation time (15 minutes for the lecture and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). In order to synchronize the parallel sessions, session chairs have been instructed to maintain strict control over the time schedule. This is to allow participants to move from one session to another without missing anything of each presentation.

The official format of an oral presentation is via projector using Microsoft PowerPoint (see template). Other formats will not be accepted. Due to time restrictions, presenters will not be allowed to connect their own computers to the data projectors at the Symposium.

All presenters must load and test their presentations in the Audio Visual Preview Room at Foyer level O the day prior their session.

Monday speakers should test their presentations on Sunday (afternoon between 13:00 and 16:00 at the latest), while others a day before presentation. It is the responsibility of the individual presenters (not the organizers) to ensure their presentation is uploaded and checked. An audio-visual technician will be available to assist.

Poster presentations

The posters can be displayed in two sessions. Session A on Monday and Tuesday and session B on Wednesday and Thursday. The posters for Session A must be set up before Monday 09:30 and removed by Tuesday 18:00. The posters for Session B must be set up before Wednesday 09:15 and removed by Thursday 18:00.

The set up areas on the poster board is 95 cm x 135 cm (portrait).

Each poster will be assigned a number which will appear in the Program Book, Abstracts Book as well as on the poster board.

Please make sure that you place your poster on the correct poster board at the correct session. Presenters are responsible for setting up and removing their posters. The Registration Desk will provide materials to affix the poster to the boards. Please use only those materials.

Session selection

  • 10th International PCB Workshop

Special Sessions

  • Pre-Dioxin Students Session “All POPs and Pseudo-POPs”
  • Biodetection Methods for POPs and Related Food and Environmental Contaminants
  • EFSA Special Session: EFSA risk assessments of persistent organic pollutants in food and feed
  • Environmental Persistence, Analytical Methods and Risk of Human and Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Personal care Products that can act as pseudo-POPs
  • Legacy and Emerging Fluorinated Organic Compounds-Update
  • Progress in Industrial Technology and Sustainable Chemistry to Phase out and Control POPs

Other Sessions

  • Abiotic Environmental Compartments
  • Advances in Environmental Forensics
  • An Analytical Update for Dioxins and Related Halogenated Compounds
  • Biochemistry and Toxicology of POPs
  • Biomonitoring and Levels I: An Update and Obesogens
  • Contaminated Sites – Cases, Remediation, Risk and Management
  • Dioxins and other POPs in Vietnam and humans after Agent Orange
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Toxicology of POPs
  • Emission, Control and Cleanup
  • Endocrine Disruption I: Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms
  • Endocrine Disruption II: Tyroidogenicity, Exposure and Health
  • Endocrine Disruption III: Multi-models, Mixtures, and Translation
  • Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals
  • Epidemiology
  • Exposure – Food Chain, Maternal, Indoor, Occupational and Accidental
  • Exposure – POPs in Pets and their applicability as Models for Human Health
  • Fate and Behavior of Volatile Methylsiloxanes in the Environment
  • Halogenated PAHs and PAHs
  • Legacy and Emerging Flame Retardants I: Environmental Levels and Human Exposure
  • Legacy and Emerging Flame Retardants II: Metabolism and Toxicokinetics
  • Legacy and Emerging Flame Retardants III: Identification, New Analytical Methods and Application
  • Levels in Human Foods and Animal Feeds
  • Mechanisms of Formation and Destruction of Halogenated Dioxins, PAHs, Biphenyls and Similar Compounds
  • Non-target Screening – Multimedia Analysis
  • Organometallic Contaminants
  • Persistent Biocides and Pesticides
  • Polychlorinated Naphthalenes and Chlorinated Paraffins (PCNs/CPs)
  • POPs and Emerging Contaminants in Developing Countries
  • POPs and Emerging Contaminants in Urban Environment
  • POPs in Polar, Circumpolar and Alpine Regions
  • QAQC of POPs Analysis – Recent ISO and National Standards
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Sampling and Preparation
  • Sources, Fate, Transport, Modelling and Inventories
  • Strategy for a Non-Toxic Environment: Addressing Persistence



Taking photographs or making video during oral and poster presentations will be strictly forbidden. This is in order to respect the originality of the author’s work.

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