The Executive Committee of the 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant 2017 (ICMGP2017) invites you to share your work, ideas, research, and challenges by submitting an abstract related to the themes and topics of the conference.

The Scientific Steering Committee of ICMGP2017 will be responsible for the selection of oral presentations and posters from the submitted abstracts.

The abstract submission deadline is January 6, 2017. Please note: Applications for limited travel awards/bursaries will be available on this website January 15th, 2017.

How to submit an abstract:

Please note: Only abstracts submitted electronically will be considered. Click the button at the bottom of this page to start your submission process.

You will be able to create an account to manage your abstract(s) submission(s). You can edit your abstract up until it is submitted/paid. A nonrefundable abstract submission fee of $40.00 USD is required for each abstract submitted. (If you are a student or from a developing country and the abstract fee is prohibitive, please contact the Conference Secretariat to discuss possible options – ).

We encourage you to have the following details prepared before you start the submission process and to keep a copy of your submission.

Abstract Title

The title of your abstract should not exceed 25 words.

Abstract Text

The abstract should be submitted in English and include no tables, figures, references, or appendices. It should be suitable for direct inclusion in an abstract booklet or on the conference website.

The text of the abstract should not exceed 400 words. Conference participants rely heavily on the titles and abstracts to identify papers and posters of special interest. Please take great care in wording both.

Please do NOT enter the author information in the abstract submission area.


The abstract submission site will require you to select both a primary and a secondary session topic. Please select the topic most relevant to your abstract.

Please note, the Scientific Steering Committee maintains the flexibility to assign your presentation to another session, if is it determined to be better suited to another theme or session topic category.


The abstract submission procedure will ask for up to five keywords to describe your abstract.

Ranking Criteria

Abstracts will be reviewed, evaluated, and ranked by the conference Scientific Steering Committee. The most suitable abstracts will be accepted. Preference will be given to abstracts that:

  1. have multi-national proponents and broad international or geographic coverage of the session topic;
  2. are pertinent to the overall themes and sessions of the conference;
  3. focus on a defined hypothesis, question, problem, or issue;
  4. facilitate critical synthesis on the topic; and
  5. provide balanced coverage and perspectives.


It is anticipated that all presenters will be notified of their abstract acceptance no later than April 15, 2017.

All presenters must register for the conference. Registration will be launched in January 2017.

Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and conference registration fees.

Publication & Distribution

If your abstract is selected, photos and/or audio or video recordings may be made of your presentation. Your submission of an abstract constitutes your agreement that recordings can be made and distributed.

Accepted abstracts will be posted on the website and included in the conference abstract volume to be shared with all conference attendees and stakeholders.


Questions regarding your abstract or the submission procedure may be directed to the Conference Secretariat at .

Logistics and Guidelines – Oral Presentations

15 to 20 minutes, including questions from the audience, will be allocated to each oral presentation.
A limit of one oral presentation from sessions (this does not include participation in plenary presentations) will be allowed for each conferee.
Final accepted oral presentations (PPT format) should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat by July 1, 2017. Further details will be sent with your acceptance notice in April 2017.

Logistics and Guidelines – Poster Presentations

Presenters are expected to be present at their posters during the dedicated poster session times, to be determined closer to the conference. The exact location of each poster presentation will be listed in the final program.

Posters must be in portrait orientation (vertical) and not exceed 1.14 m (45") wide by 1.80 m (71") tall. Posters in landscape orientation (horizontal) will not fit on the poster boards being used at the conference.
Poster boards are cloth covered. Use Velcro tabs (preferred) or push pins to attach your poster to the board. Velcro tabs and push pins will be available on-site.
You are responsible for set-up and take down of your own poster. Posters must be mounted by the author(s) and may not be mailed in advance. Unclaimed posters are not the responsibility of the conference organizers, planner, or conference centre staff and will be disposed following the conference. You will be notified of the set up and tear down times closer to the conference.

Suggestions for effective posters

Presenters are expected to be present at their posters during the dedicated poster session times, to be determined closer to the conference. The exact location of each poster presentation will be listed in the final program.

Letters and numbers should be large enough to be readable from a distance of 1.5 m (5 ft). For example, font size recommendations for Arial font: Title = 72 pt; Author and affiliation = 48 pt; Text = 36 pt. Use simple typeface and use bold type for headings.
Use bullets, and keep text to a minimum. Don’t crowd information onto the poster.
Keep figures and tables simple.
Use a simple background and color scheme that does not detract from the information being presented.
Excessive use of organization logos or advertisements is discouraged.
If possible, provide miniaturized copies of the poster—e.g. 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5 in x 11 in)—and your business card.
Provide an envelope where people can leave their business card for requesting additional information.
Include a recent photo of yourself in the upper right-hand corner so that people can find you for discussion later.