Hub & Spoke Model

This Focus Meeting will also utilize a new virtual concept of the “hub and spoke” model in which participants will gather in person at several venues. The hub for the proposed meeting will be at LSU, with spokes in cities where PBC Board members reside and can serve as local host.

Venue and date

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge – October 30-31, 2023. 


Our official meeting website is now live! Please visit this link for all abstract submissions. Please register for the conference first and make sure to use the same email address for your abstract submission.


Accommodation for those attending in person will be at:

The Element Baton Rouge South. The guest rooms are smoke-free and feature maximized space, spacious airy Studios & One-Bedroom Suites. Each suite is designed with fully equipped kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms, signature Westin Heavenly® Beds plus fast free WIFI. The hotel also provides complimentary breakfast Monday-Friday 6:00 – 9:30 AM & Saturday-Sunday 7:00 – 10:00 AM.

It is located in the heart of the Health District close to restaurants, the mall of Louisiana, Towne Center, Perkins Rowe, LSU & Southern University.

Please view map.


Address: 8649 Summa Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809 USA
Phone: +1 225-831-7020
Toll Free Phone: +1 504-831-7020
Check-in time: 3:00PM
Check-out time: 12:00PM


There will be a shuttle service provided to and from this hotel for meeting events only.


Those chosen to present posters will be able to do so in person or virtually. As a rule, guidelines are

  • All poster presenters are responsible for printing their poster and displaying posters in the designated area on the morning of their poster session
  • The poster size should be less than 120cm (W) x 180cm (H) and portrait orientation.
  • Poster display will be provided at the venue, there is no facility for printing your poster at the venue.


Draft Program (May 2023).


Our official conference website is now live! Please visit this link to register for the meeting and for registration pricing.

Registration for PBC members requires proof of current membership. Please upload your PBC membership card to access this discount.

Registrations for Students require proof of current enrolment as a student. Please upload your official Student ID from your institution to access this discount.

Registration waiver as Chair and/or speaker requires proof of acceptance of invitation. Please upload copy of email confirming inclusion in the program.


The Pacific Basin Consortium for Environmental and Health offers a limited number of grants to cover partial cost of travel for speakers selected from abstracts to give oral presentations. Student and Early Career researchers, who would not otherwise be able to attend are given priority.

View the PBC Travel policy