Thank you to all who have submitted!

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 13th International Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) conference had been extended until 29 December 2017, and is now closed.  

Abstracts submitted before this new deadline will be considered as an oral presentation only if there is space remaining in the program after abstracts submitted before the initial December 15 deadline have been reviewed and accepted. Abstracts submitted for a poster presentation, however, will be considered with all other submitted poster abstracts.

The EOW is the only global meeting venue focusing on the planning, response, rehabilitation, and research aspects of oil spills and their impacts to wildlife species. The 2015 conference, scheduled for 7-11 May 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland will be the 13th iteration of the conference founded by Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in 1982.

Since the inaugural meeting, interest in oiled wildlife response has increased exponentially, as have the resources dedicated to preparedness, research and damage mitigation. This conference is the primary venue for experts in a variety of specialties from around the world to exchange ideas and information to increase our ability to protect and restore wildlife at risk.

Topics of Special Interest

Integrating wildlife into the larger oil spill response structureInternal and external communications during emergencies
Post-release monitoring of rehabilitated wildlifeLessons from Macondo
Offshore wildlife responseEffects from non-traditional contaminants
Responder managementWildlife effects of non-traditional contaminants
Inland spills and wildlife


Submission Information

Submissions should:
  •     Be objective and include practical and impartial information.
  •     Indicate topic area (from above) as most appropriate for poster or presentation.
  •     Identify primary and contributing authors (and full contact information for primary author).
  •     Identify preferred presentation type – oral presentation or poster presentation.
Abstracts should be between 200-300 words in length and be submitted no later than 29 December 2017.  Submit abstracts by email  ( ) to the Program co-chairs Michael Ziccardi and Cristin Kelley.  Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and successful applicants notified by 4 Feb 2018. Authors of approved abstracts will be asked to provide an initial abstract/paper by 9 April for inclusion in the proceedings.