LEAP Conference 2020

 

 

 

The third LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health programme, will, WE HOPE, take place on the 8th December 2020 at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford. Building on the successful 2018 and 2019 conferences we will continue to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment.

LEAP20 will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Jennie Macdiarmid University of Aberdeen, together with seminars, oral and poster abstract sessions. Topics will include natural and social science research on environmental sustainability, diets and health, dietary change, meat substitutes and rural livelihoods.

We aim to have a face to face event, however, we will continue to monitor Covid19 guidance and will adapt the conference accordingly. In light of this, we are asking you to pre-register your attendance now, and to submit abstracts, but we will not ask for payment until at least 1st October 2020.

 

 

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Call for abstracts

The LEAP20 Programme Committee welcomes your abstract submissions for oral papers, panel presentations (see below), and scientific posters. All abstracts should describe research on some aspect of meat or dairy (or substitutes) (see the LEAP website for more information). We are keen for researchers at all levels to participate, and especially welcome PhD students and post-docs.

There will be opportunities for both short oral presentations (10 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q&A) and posters (A1/A0 portrait format). Groups of researchers are welcome to submit a series of abstracts to be considered for presentation as a group or for a panel presentation. If the total number of abstracts requesting oral presentations exceeds the space available we will offer a poster slot as an alternative.

Please send the following information as a Word document to leap@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk by 1st September 2020:

1.         Name, Affiliation (if any) and email of corresponding author

2.         Title of paper

3.         ALL Authors with affiliation

4.         Brief Abstract (250-300 words)

5.         Preference for oral or poster presentation

Successful applicants will be notified by the 1st October 2020. 

Why should you attend?

 

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Contact

For further information please contact the LEAP project manager Dr Kelly Reed (kelly.reed@zoo.ox.ac.uk).