Concurrent Session Abstracts:
Were Due August 1
Due October 15
Presentations & RoundtablesOur traditional breakouts can include both in-person and Zoom presentations. Another option is a pre-recorded session to be posted on the conference website.
Your participation is what makes MRASH successful – we welcome your abstracts on topics related to agricultural health and safety research, surveillance, education, outreach, and intervention. In a hybrid format, presenters can present live at the conference or digitally via pre-recorded file or Zoom. Abstracts focusing on emerging issues and evidence-based practices are highly encouraged.
Attendees at last year’s conference told us they would like to hear more about:
- issues faced by marginalized farming populations,
- health and safety in specialty and non-traditional farming
- environmental aspects impacting farmers (climate change, air and water quality, sun exposure)
- how chronic conditions impact toxicity and other risks
- pesticide safety
- poisonous and non-poisonous bites
- mental health and stress
This year, we have two different abstract forms for you to use. Click on the appropriate title below to go to the appropriate form:
- Were Due August 1: Concurrent Session Abstracts for an individual oral presentation or round table on a specific topic.
- Individual Oral Presentation – not to exceed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions & answers.
- Round Table Presentation – 3 to 5 presenters around a shared theme or topic, 30 minute presentation and 30 minute interaction with attendees, total of 1 hour. Abstract must include a summary of the overall topic, the list of presenters and a short description of each of their presentations.
- Due October 15: Taster Session Abstracts Present your project in a way that summarizes the very essential points and encourages conversation to better connect with conference attendees! The best way to do that may not be a poster at all. For this taster session, we seek an informal 3-5 minute morsel about a bigger project and invite attendees to sample it These will be featured on our website and at our conference evening reception. Presenters are welcome to include a QR code or link to a website, YouTube video or other resource for more detailed info about the project. Be creative! Besides a poster (using #betterposter guidelines, consider:
- Short demonstration
- Photo essay
- Object lesson
- You tell us – think outside the box!
Acceptance Notification and Requirements
- A selection committee will select abstracts to be presented in each of the formats. A presenter may be asked to switch to a different format, for example, to switch from a presentation to a poster. The presenter may decide whether to accept a switch or decline to present.
- The person submitting the abstract will receive an acknowledgment of receipt via email. Further communication will be with the submitting author only unless otherwise directed.
- The author must register and attend the conference to present.
- The information given on the abstract submission will be used to create the conference program. Please notify Gayle Olson of any changes or corrections to be made.
- May 1: Save the date announcement
- June 1: Abstract submission process opens
- August 1: Abstracts for presentations are due
- September 1: Presenters notified
- September 15: Registration begins
- October 15: Abstracts for posters are due
- First half of November: Zoom Webinar
- November 15: Pre-conference Workshop – Respiratory Fit Testing Training
- November 16-17: In-person conference at Cedar Rapids
Questions? Email Gayle Olson.