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Call for Papers - 2013 International Radon Symposium

Call for Papers - 2013 International Radon Symposium

The AARST 2013International Radon Symposium welcomes the participation of members of the scientific and medical community, radon testers, diagnosticians, mitigators, educators, public policy leaders and business leaders as well as consumers, both nationally and internationally.

Abstracts: Your abstract should convey in 150 words or less the essence of the intended presentation, clearly indicating the contribution it will make. Abstracts will be screened by the AARST Editorial Board. Authors who are not experienced in writing abstracts should look at examples of abstracts from previous symposia. These can be found on the AARST.org website.
Original research, including policy and business-related papers, are especially encouraged in the following areas with an emphasis on practical application:
• New Models for radon risk reduction policy and programs
o Private Risk Management Initiatives
o Innovations from Local, State, Provincial and Native Peoples
o Private Sector Innovations
• Radon risk assessment including:
o Radon measurement techniques and protocols
 Radon devices
 Large Building Measurement
 Quality Assurance
o Residential case-control studies
o Other epidemiological studies
o Emanation from building materials
• Radon risk communication
• Radon risk reduction in low income communities
• Multifamily Mitigation and RRNC
• Radon prevention in existing and new construction
o Mitigation techniques used in Cold Climates
o Mitigation techniques used in Commercial Buildings
o Effective worker safety programs

How to Submit Abstracts: Please submit your abstract via email using WORD (.doc or docx) format to: JBurkhart@aarst.org by April 1, 2013.

Acceptance of Abstracts: The Abstract Chair will notify authors of acceptance or rejection of their abstract by May 24, 2013. Acceptance of an abstract is a necessary condition for giving a paper or a poster session in the symposium. Along with an abstract, each author should submit a request for time: 20 or 40 minutes. The Program Chair will determine the amount of time allotted based on the number of presenters and topics being presented. Ideally, each presentation will allow time for a brief question and answer period at the end of the presentation. Speakers must register for the Symposium and pay a down payment on registration fees by August 6, 2013.

Authors of accepted abstracts who also wish to have a full paper, based on their abstract, published in the 2013 AARST Symposium Proceedings must submit a completed full paper by July 15, 2013 and commit to presenting to the Symposium no later than August 6, 2013. Presenters who do not commit to attending and presenting at the Symposium by August 6th will not be considered for publication or listing in the program.

The refereeing of these papers is separate from, and independent of, the reviewing of the abstracts since the Proceedings is a refereed publication. Authors will receive grammar and syntax rules for papers along with their abstract acceptance by email. Authors are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions for published material. Authors will be notified if their paper has been accepted for publication by August 16, 2013. For Abstract Submittal Information Contact: JBurkhart@AARST.ORG or director@aarst.org

2013 International Radon Symposium
September 22-25, 2013
Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Springfield, Illinois USA