Directions for Abstracts and Papers for CBMTS-Industry VII
"World Congress on CBRN Threat and Terrorism"
First group of registered and proposed presentations and papers - here (updated March 10/2011)
Papers should cover any one or a combination of the listed baskets of topic areas and are submitted to the Science Review Committee for review and approval by:
Science Review Comittee:
+385 1 6062889
|mail:||ASA, PO Box 6409, KANEOHE, HAWAII 96744 USA or
TECTUS d.o.o., Radnička cesta 48, HR-10000 ZAGREB, CROATIA
Please follow the directions carefully. The timeliness of the Proceedings publication depends on the condition of the abstract and paper.
1. Abstract Submission
Abstracts are to be 250 words or less and submitted in text only format via e-mail to ASA for the Science Review Committee:
a. Title (all caps)
b. Presenting author and organization, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail
first. Other authors and organizations after. Only the family name of the presenting author is all caps or upper case.
c. Body of Abstract: No tables, figures or references are to be used in abstract
d. File must be named with the family name of the presenting author and must end in NAME_abst.txt. For the example below the file name is:Price_abst.txt
5. Include up to five key words/ phrases related to topic area.
EVALUATING TOXIC CHEMICALS
Dr. Barbara PRICE
Aberdeen, MD 21001, USA
Long Beach, CA, USA
There are many ways to evaluate the hazards of toxic chemicals and the importance and safety needed to use these chemicals. In previous talks we explored the evaluation using a traditional risk-based approach, toxicity x amount, and combined that with a few other properties of either the chemical or facility. We examined the risk of floods and wind storms and rated a few of the more common chemicals for toxic effects and environmental persistence. In this paper, we examine the risks from releases, with an emphasis on how much chemical is stored, frequency of use, availability of medical treatments, and evaluate on-site or off-site medical treatments for exposures to these chemicals, whether the exposures are a result of industrial mishaps or intentional terrorist use. We will look at a variety of common industrial chemicals, including the various cyanide containing compounds (isocyanates, nitriles, etc.), amyl nitrite, diisopropylfluorophosphate, butyric acid, chloroacetic acid and others. Some of the key determinants in these analyses are the amounts of these chemicals in a location and the ease of dispersals.
Key Words/ Phrases: Hazards, TICS, Chemical Threats, Risk
Abstracts will be considered until 25 February 2011
2. Papers Submission
Final papers are due not later than 15 March 2011 and preferably earlier. Upon receipt and approval of Paper submission, an official Invitation Letter will be issued. If you will need extra time to get your visas and to work with the officials in your country, please submit the paper as soon as possible. If changes in the paper are required as a result of discussions at the meeting, these will be made either at the meeting or within one week of the meeting.
ANYONE RECEIVING TRAVEL SUPPORT FROM THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE TO PRESENT A PAPER OR POSTER MUST HAVE SUBMITTED A PAPER BEFORE SUPPORT CAN BE GIVEN.
a) The papers are limited to five (5) pages of text, plus three (3) tables and three (3) figures, plus references, in Word (approximately 2400 – 3000 words). There is some flexibility for variation within this. In some cases the paper may contain enough new data to require either more text or more figures and tables. Please contact Dr. Barbara Price firstname.lastname@example.org. See Example below.
b) Do NOT send pdf files. Only Word files.
Do NOT use any styles or special fonts in the paper.
Please REMOVE ALL style commands. (These are often hidden in Word and other wordprocessor programs.)
Do NOT use the automatic numbering or footnotes in Word.
Please send a copy of the paper in "text only" format along with the formatted version.
If it is necessary, ASA will remove all styles and will not look for any information that may be lost in the translation. This includes footnotes, superscripts and subscripts.
c) Do NOT embed Tables or Figures in the Word file. Send them separately.
Tables must be in separate files in Excel. Do NOT send tables in Word.
If you use a spreadsheet program to make a graph, please supply the tabulated data as well.
We will not accept Tables that must use landscape paper. All Tables must fit on A4 paper, portrait style.
d) The Proceedings will be published, therefore please send graphics in one of the following formats, eps, tiff, pdf or jpeg. Figures in Word (.doc) are generally not in sufficient resolution for printing.
e) Do NOT put references in footnotes . Please list them at the end of the paper. If the references are in the footnotes they may be invisible in other wordprocessing programs. The organizers will make no effort to find them.
- Margins are 1.0 inches or 2.54 cm all around. Left justified.
- Basic tabs are at 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inch or 3.2 and 3.8 cm. Others may be used for special indentation
- Font is Times New Roman size 12 point. All text is justified. Table and figure captions are also justified.
- Titles are all caps, bold.
- Authors are regular type, one line space, no bold. Names of the authors are given name followed by family name. The place where the work was performed is given in the next 2 or 3 lines. Institute, street address, city, state, country. The address must be sufficient for mailed inquiries.
- The paper starts one line space after authors.
- Major headings in paper are bold, all caps (ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS, REFERENCES, KEY WORDS, FIGURES AND TABLES, etc.) If you have sent the file as a text only file, the headings will not be bold. This is OK. We would rather add the bold style than take it out.
- One line space before each major heading
- Put all tables and figures at the end of each paper.
- No more than 3 tables and 3 figures
- Tables should be in Excel. They must be in a separate file and not embedded in the text file of either Word.
- Key words should be listed after the references and before the tables and figures.
EXAMPLE PAPER FORMAT
End of Example.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Barbara Price at email@example.com.
Upon completion abstract and paper send by e-mail to:
Science Review Comittee:
ASA at +1-808-432-9670
Organizing Comittee to +385 1 6062889
ASA, PO Box 6409, KANEOHE, HAWAII 96744 USA or
TECTUS, Radnička cesta 48, HR-10000 ZAGREB, CROATIA
Primarily for participants from developing countries. For those who meet these criteria, we need pre-registration information and an Abstract title as quickly as possible and the completed Abstract prior to 28 January 2011 - and hopefully much sooner. These Abstracts will be reviewed by the executive/science review committees. The results of this review will determine the order of precedence for submission to the OPCW and the CBMTS for financial assistance. For OPCW assistance please note that the OPCW is very firm in that we must ensure that only professionals from developing countries are to be considered and these professionals must not have received previous OPCW assistance for participation in the CBMTS. Additionally, each professional will present a paper on some aspect of chemistry. For CBMTS assistance - the lesser required assistance request will be considered first; i.e., first consideration: Registration, second: Registration and Hotel, and third: Registration, Hotel, and Travel. And as with the OPCW, the professional assisted will be from a developing country.
a. The world seems to present even newer and more complex challenges to the CBMTS professionals with each passing meeting. These challenges include the radiological and emerging disease threats, agroterrorism, proliferation, stockpiling, emergency preparedness and so many more. And as always CBMTS will help surface and define the problems as well as help solve these myriad challenges.
b. A quick CBMTS philosophy lesson for our new members. The CBMTS does not have “lectures” invited or otherwise. We have presentations, based on documented papers, on what the member has done, is doing and/or plans to do in the future that is of interest to the world's most experienced science and medical professionals - the CBMTS members. Many will remember this vignette from a few years ago when one of our new young members gave a presentation on a well known detector and then tried to explain the detector in detail to an older gentleman who kept asking questions. The young lad appeared a little perturbed at the series of questions until he belatedly realized he was talking to the inventor and original producer of that detector. And that is the CBMTS - if it happened anywhere in the CBRN world, a CBMTS member was involved.
• Registration - as soon as possible.
• 18 March 2011 - Final Completed Abstract Submission date
• 09/10 April 2011 - Pre-Congress Workshop
• 10 April – CBMTS-Industry Registration and Welcome Party
• For the ASA/CBMTS-Industry VII team:
tel: +1-808-235-8010 and fax: +1-808-432-9670
web address: www.asanltr.com and for CBMTS-Industry VII:
• For the Croatian CBMTS-Industry VII team:
tel: +385-91-504-3839 or +385-91-663-7287
fax: +385 1 6062889
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Note for all: When sending messages, please include both ASA and Croatian e-mail and/or fax addresses. Put “CBMTS IND VII” on Subject line of every message.
Pre-registration and information
Please forward at the earliest time to ASA and to Croatia, your pre-registration information to include name; organization, tel/fax and e-mail numbers, proposed paper title. The data requested are on the CBMTS-Industry VII registration form at the ASA/CBMTS web site.
Abstracts on above Topic Areas will be 250 words or less. Full information on the Abstract format is located on the Industry VII web site:
Requirements for Attendance
Participation is based primarily on abstract/paper acceptance and/or geographical representation. After abstract acceptance by CBMTS International Science Review Committee, a ‘Letter of Invitation’ will be sent.
Note: Because of the importance of the subject area to all countries, CBMTS-Industry VII may consider accepting applicants who wish to attend without a paper. Of high importance for the Congress would be those individuals who are active in the prevention of terrorism in their own countries or at regional or international levels.