SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
 
Editor’s Note 28 October 2010
Volume 11 Issue 11
John Toll, Editor-in-ChiefHello everyone, from my corner of the Globe. That corner happens to be North America's Pacific Northwest, where I hope to see you in a week or so at the SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting. In particular I hope to see you on Tuesday morning for the Globe Editors & Contributors meeting, or Tuesday afternoon at the SETAC booth during the poster social for "Meet the Editors." More on that later, but first I'd like to play Portland ambassador. I'm from Seattle but I get to spend a lot of time in the Rose City. It's a fantastic place to visit! The organizing committee has lined up a great social program, including trips to Mount St. Helens, Willamette River Valley wine country, the Portland Art Museum, a service project on a salmon restoration site across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington, and my selfish favorite—because it's what brings me to Portland so often—a tour of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. If you're interested in dining ideas, I'd strongly recommend Pok Pok. It's a neighborhood restaurant serving foods of Southeast Asia. Another of my favorites is Clarklewis. It's conveniently located just across the Morrison Bridge from downtown Portland, an easy half mile north of OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) and just a mile south of the convention center.

Now back to business…
     
Mike Mozur, SETAC Global Executive Director Executive Director’s Corner
Mike Mozur, SETAC Global Executive Director
As the year's end approaches and with the renewed Globe firmly launched, I wanted to offer some perspective on the SETAC global program and to tout the promise of the upcoming Portland meeting. SETAC is entering a time of great opportunity. The Berlin World Congress in 2012 will occur against the backdrop of the Rio plus 20 process whereby world leaders will meet again in Rio de Janeiro in mid-2012 to ensure that there is no slippage in the worldwide drive toward sustainability. Our own program through this year and next can ensure that the Society's global impact via "Environmental Quality through Science®" is substantive and relevant to Rio.

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Evening barbecue at Fort Worden meeting site Regional Spotlight: Pacific Northwest SETAC
In addition to our usual regional activities this year, PNW SETAC is very excited to be the host regional chapter for the 2010 SETAC North America annual meeting in beautiful Portland, Oregon, 7-11 November at the Oregon Convention Center. This is the same location where the highly successful 4th SETAC World Congress and 25th Annual SETAC NA meeting was conducted in 2004.

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Come join us in a variety of new activities on sustainability starting in Portland Come join us in a variety of new activities on sustainability starting in Portland
Sustainability is more than a buzzword―it is a concept that has influenced many SETAC activities for two decades. Yet, it remains mysterious to many as if it did not have scientific underpinnings. With renewed interests, there will be several activities at the Portland meeting exploring the nexus of science and policy as it relates to sustainability. We invite you to participate in a short course, platform sessions and group discussions in Portland that will elevate SETAC's commitment to sustainability. You will find materials and schedules at the Sustainability Within SETAC (SWS) booth next to the registration desk. We are looking for volunteers to donate an hour or two at the sustainability booth. This is a great way to meet other SETAC members. Please contact Bruce Vigon (+1 850-469-1500, X106) if you're able to help staff this booth. For other sustainability activities in Portland, here is the overview.

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SETAC on Earth Day 2011 SETAC on Earth Day 2011
Second Announcement
SETAC needs your involvement in our participation in the 41st Earth Day, 22 April 2011. Earth Day serves to increase awareness of important environmental quality issues, many of which are within the mission of the Society. SETAC as an organization can bring sound science to the Earth Day dialogue.

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3rd SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium 3rd SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium “Environmental Risk Assessment of Mixtures: Moving from Research to Regulation”
2–3 February 2011, Brussels
This symposium will present a unique overview and debate on the current state of the art, the open questions and the latest developments with respect to the environmental risk assessment of mixtures. Leading experts from academia, business, regulatory authorities and non-governmental organizations will identify key issues and discuss recommendations for future research and regulation.

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More from Seville More from Seville
In the last issue of the Globe, we ran summaries of 23 technical sessions on five major topical areas—ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, environmental technologies, life cycle assessment & sustainability, and risk assessment. This month we've got one more summary, from the session on hazard, exposure and risk assessment of pesticides, biocides and their mixtures.

Click here to see the directory of articles from the Seville technical sessions.
 
SETAC Europe awards
The opening ceremonies of the SETAC Europe 2010 meeting highlighted the achievement of both young and career scientists who have made contributions in their field consistent with the Society's goals by announcing a series of scientific awards. During the closing ceremonies, this year's winners of the Young Scientist Awards for best platform and poster presentations were also honored. We offer our congratulations for the outstanding work conducted by our members.

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Nominate a colleague or yourself for a SETAC Europe award
Awards to be presented at the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting include the Best Publications awards, Young Scientist awards, Environmental Education fellowship and Return to Science fellowship.

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SETAC North America and SWC Election Results
We are pleased to announce the results of the election for the SETAC North America (SNA) Board of Directors and an at-large representative on the SETAC World Council (SWC).

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Errata from 30 September issue
In the last issue of the Globe, there were several errors and omissions that we would like to correct.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
News and Updates
Editor's Note
Executive Director's corner
Regional Spotlight: Pacific Northwest SETAC
Come join us in a variety of new activities on sustainability starting in Portland
SETAC on Earth Day 2011
3rd SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium “Environmental Risk Assessment of Mixtures: Moving from Research to Regulation”
Hazard, Exposure and Risk Assessment of Pesticides, Biocides and their Mixtures
SETAC Europe awards
Nominate a colleague or yourself for a SETAC Europe award
SETAC North America and SWC Election Results
Errata from 30 September issue
 
SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting
 
NEWS AND UPDATES:
The SETAC CareerCenter
The SETAC CareerCenter is an online resource designed to connect employers with environmental professionals.
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Online abstract submission and short course proposals for the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in Milan are now open!
Click here to submit an abstract or click here to propose a short course.

Only 3 days left to register for the 3rd SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium at early-bird rates!
Click here for more info on the meeting.
 
SETAC JOURNALS:
ET&C cover ET&C special virtual issue:
Oil Spills: The Exxon Valdez and other Environmental Impacts


ET&C top article:
Cytochrome P4501A biomarker indication of oil exposure in harlequin ducks up to 20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill
(Volume 29, Issue 5)
 
IEAM cover IEAM featured articles:
Managing and Responding to Oil Spills


IEAM top article:
Thresholds of toxicological concern for endocrine active substances in the aquatic environment
(Volume 6, Issue 1)
 
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Coming 9 December: Spotlight on SNA meeting, valedictory message from SETAC
President Jane Staveley, use of tissue residue approach in risk assessment
 
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