Call for abstracts for poster presentation and info on video contest

The Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to launch the call for abstracts (for digital posters) for the ONE – Health, Environment, Society – Conference 2022, taking place in Brussels (and via live web streaming) from 21 to 24 June 2022.

Take this opportunity to boost the visibility of your work in front of a top-level interdisciplinary audience made up of scientists and experts from all over the world.


  • Call for abstracts opens: 31 May 2021
  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2021
  • Notification of review outcome: Mid-November 2021
  • Deadline for accepted poster presenters to submit their video, accompanied by a short description, for the Instagram video contest (optional): Mid-January 2022
  • Instagram video contest (optional): 1-28 February 2022
  • Deadline for accepted poster presenters to submit their digital poster: March 2022

Tracks and thematic sessions

Abstracts should be submitted under one of the following conference sessions:

Tracks Thematic sessions

ONE society

Engaging and communicating with others

Advancing Engagement In An Evolving Food Safety Ecosystem: Opportunities And Challenges

Putting Science Into Context: The Future Of Social Science In Risk Analysis

Making A Difference: Bridging EU Research And Policy

Turning Open Science Into Practice: Causality As A Showcase

ONE life

Better protecting human health

Human Nutrition On A Finite Planet: Securing Sustainable And Healthy Diets For All

Innovation In Food And Feed: Keeping Safety Assessments Fit For The Purpose

Infectious Diseases, From Emergence To Pandemics: Improving Understanding And Getting Prepared

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance In Food Producing Environments

ONE planet

Better protecting plant, animal and environmental health

Safeguarding Our Future: Creating A Framework For Sustainability Assessments

Environmental Risk Assessment Of Pesticides: Transitioning To A Systems-Based Approach

Protecting Plants In The Era Of Global Change

Advancing Animal Welfare To Meet Sustainability Targets

MANY ways

Making sense of data

Augmenting Human Minds: Artificial Intelligence And Big Data In Risk Assessment

Combined Exposure To Multiple Chemicals: Assessing Risks Across Regulatory Silos

New Approach Methodologies: Moving Beyond Animal Testing

Endocrine Disruptors: Exploring Present Challenges And Future Developments (In Memory Of Alfonso Lostia)

Microbiomes, Chemicals And Health: Unravelling An Intricate Triad

Please note that the Scientific Programme Committee may allocate accepted abstracts to a different thematic session than the one chosen by the author.

Presentation format

Submitted abstracts will be considered for presentation as digital posters, to be displayed both in an online gallery and onsite.

Submission requirements

Abstracts should be submitted in English via the online submission form on top of the homepage by 30 September 2021 (midnight, Brussels time). Each applicant can submit only one abstract as main author. Incomplete or late submissions, as well as abstracts submitted via other channels, will not be considered.
All submissions must be structured with the following fields:

  • Theme
  • Title (maximum 200 characters) 
  • Co-author(s): last and first name, organisation (maximum 500 characters)

NB: the person submitting the abstract is considered the main author

  • Abstract: introduction (maximum 1200 characters)
  • Abstract: methodology (maximum 1200 characters)  
  • Abstract: results (maximum 1200 characters)
  • Abstract: discussion (maximum 1200 characters)

Video contest

The main authors of accepted abstracts will also be given the opportunity to present their digital poster as part of an online video contest that will run on YouTube from 1-28 February 2022. The submitted videos will be posted on EFSA's YouTube channel together with a short description.

The presenters of the three most liked videos will be invited to deliver a live pitch in Brussels during the conference. 

The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to exclude videos that are considered inappropriate. 

More details on the contest, including instructions on the format and length of the videos, will be provided to the main authors of accepted abstracts upon notification of acceptance.


The winners of the video contest will be invited to deliver a live poster pitch during the conference, and are entitled to reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs by EFSA, which will be covered in compliance with EFSA’s reimbursement rules

Additional information on reimbursement entitlements will be provided to the main authors of accepted abstracts in the invitation letter.

If you have trouble submitting your abstract through the online form, or have any questions about the requirements or process, please contact the Scientific Programme Committee at [email protected]