Abstracts 2020

A Call for Abstracts 2020

The RACT 2020 Committee encourages the submission of papers which explore current and emerging challenges and opportunities associated with the regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies.

We welcome any contributions which relate to the following themes:

A. Emerging Agvet Science and Technology, and Regulation of Innovation Risks

Emergent Science and Technology, inclusive of:

  • Chemicals, biologicals, biotechnologies and nano-materials;
  • Application techniques (spray, drone and robotic technologies); and
  • Machine readable labels.

Regulation of innovation risks:

  • Economics, Politics and Legislation

B. Safe and effective access to chemicals and biologicals

New risk analysis methods

Minor use, minor species and specialty crops:

  • Crop groupings and prioritising;
  • Safety, residue and efficacy testing; and
  • Collaboration and sharing of international data.

Health and safety rules and standards:

  • Veterinary prescribing rules and guidelines

C. Post-market stewardship and surveillance

Human health effects, inclusive of:

  • Exposure to agvet chemicals and biologicals and to non-agvet chemicals on farms; and
  • Workplace Health and Safety.

Plant and animal health effects, inclusive of:

  • Exposure to agvet chemicals and biologicals and to non-agvet chemicals on farms; and
  • Resistance.

Environmental Effects, inclusive of:

  • Exposure to agvet chemicals and biologicals and to
    non-agvet chemicals on farms

Product Stewardship:

  • Managing potential risks and liabilities

D. Education, training, communication and perception

Intensive training programs, tertiary coursework and research training to build capacity and capability,

  • Including developing countries

Science risk communication and perception of controversial issues:

  • Strategies and case studies

Submission Dates and Criteria

Key Dates

Please ensure that your abstract is submitted through our online submission portal prior to Sunday, 19th January 2019.


Submission Criteria

In order for your abstract to be considered toward the conference program, your submission will need to comply with the following criteria:

  • Your abstract should address one of the relevant conference themes (i.e. D – Education, Training, Communication and Perception);
  • Your abstract should be limited to one (1) page;
  • Your abstract should clearly identify all authors and affiliations associated with the content;
  • Your abstract should clearly identify any abbreviations in full title upon first mention, followed by the relevant abbreviation in parentheses (i.e. the Regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies (RACT) Conference); and
  • Your abstract should clearly list all of the relevant keywords at the conclusion of your submission.

In addition to the content of your abstract, you submission should also include:

  • A short, 100 word biography for the presenting author; and
  • Identify your presentation preference (i.e. oral and/or poster presentation).


Selection Process

  • Upon submission of your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email from our Committee in the next available working day. Our email will confirm the details of your abstract and act as a confirmation of receipt of submission. Please ensure that you retain a copy of this email details for your records.
  • You will be able to edit your submission until the call for abstract closes on Sunday, 19th January 2019. If you wish to edit your submission prior to this date, please email the revised submission directly to the Committee at ract@une.edu.au
  • The Committee will review and consider all abstract submissions accordingly, where you will be notified of an outcome on Friday, 24th January 2019.
  • If your submission outcome is successful, you will be notified of the relevant presentation session allocation by Friday, 31st January 2019.
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