SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
 
Editor's Corner
John Toll
12 April 2012
Volume 13 Issue 4
John Toll Hello SETAC members. We've got a full issue for you this month. We have two advisory groups announcing special events at the Berlin World Congress. We have an article from the SETAC North America Science Committee. From the journals we have coverage of the latest IEAM podcast and ET&C video roundtable and we have an ET&C spotlight article. We have two feature articles and an announcement from SETAC North America regional chapters. We have an announcement of the September 2012 SETAC Asia/Pacific meeting in Kumamoto, Japan and we have a feature article from SETAC North America President Barnett Rattner on an innovative carbon neutrality initiative for this year's annual meeting in Long Beach, California. We also have sad news of the untimely passing of Peter Delorme. Planning is well underway for the SETAC Asia/Pacific and SETAC North America annual meetings.

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ETC February issueET&C Focus on Epigenetics for Ecotoxicologists
Jane A. Parkin Kullmann
The February 2012 ET&C features a Focus article by Jessica Head, Dana Dolinoy and Niladri Basu on epigenetics, the science of how genes and the environment interact. Recently, epigenetics has been featured as a way to assess latent and intergenerational health effects from chemical exposures. The February ET&C Focus talks about the links between epigenetics and ecotoxicology and suggests exciting avenues for future research, making it particularly interesting reading for SETAC student members!

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Embryos SETAC World Congress 2012 Event: Regulatory Dialogue on Alternative Approaches for Environmental Safety Assessment
Scott E. Belanger and Michelle R. Embry
Are you interested in the latest developments in alternative approaches and technologies for ecotoxicology research and safety testing? Prospects and challenges for application of non-animal methods for risk assessment in a regulatory context? If so, then come to this event at the 6th SETAC World Congress in Berlin!

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Prairie Northern News from the SETAC North America Prairie Northern Chapter
Leanne Flahr and Jon Doering
The 2nd annual Prairie Northern Chapter conference was held on 24 June 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with more than 90 attendees traveling all the way from Lethbridge, Alberta, in the west and Thunder Bay, Ontario, in the east. Hosted by Charles Wong of the University of Winnipeg and Mark Hanson of the University of Manitoba, the meeting’s theme was "Pole to Pothole: Ecotoxicology in a Changing Climate." The day explored the ramifications of shifts in temperature, precipitation, Arctic ice formation and other processes on characterizing fate and effects of contaminants and hence risk.

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Environmental field project in BostonNew Carbon Neutrality Initiative Aims to Engage SETAC North America Membership
Barnett Rattner, SETAC North America President
I am pleased to announce an innovative approach towards achieving carbon neutrality for our upcoming annual meeting in Long Beach. The SETAC North America (SNA) Board has approved an initiative on carbon neutrality designed to engage our SNA regional and student chapters in a meaningful way. We have decided to empower our chapters to propose carbon-offset projects in their local communities rather than have attendees purchase units of carbon credits from external groups which would give us limited or no ability to verify how the funds were used.

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Pelicans fly over waves Global Soils Advisory Group Sponsors Sessions at SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting
Michael Simini
The Global Soils Advisory Group (GSAG) is sponsoring the following sessions at the SETAC North America annual meeting in Long Beach, CA, USA: Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment of Soils and Ecotoxicity, Fate and Risk Assessment of Materials of Importance to the Military. We invite all those interested to submit abstracts to either of these sessions.

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Peter Delorme In Memory of Dr. Peter Delorme
Mary Mitchell
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of our friend, colleague and long-time member of SETAC, Dr. Peter Delorme on 18 February 2012. Peter's intelligence, passion for science and strong advocacy for science-based regulation resulted in major contributions to pesticide science and regulation in Canada and beyond. Peter loved going to SETAC meetings and attended as often as possible, sometimes on his own time and expense. Peter was well known, liked and respected by colleagues from all over the world and will be much missed.

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Dead Man's Island Scientific Cross-Pollination: Southeast Regional Chapter Meeting
Barbara Albrecht
The SETAC North America Southeast Regional Chapter convened its annual meeting from 16-17 March 2012 in Pensacola, FL, USA. Drawing largely from academia (University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Jacksonville State University and University of Florida), the 2-day meeting began with a tour of the 18-acre US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Research Laboratory located on Sabine Island. Following the lab tour, the attendees joined the Northwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals' monthly "Lunch & Learn" series at the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition.

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Science Committee SETAC North America Technical Committee Becomes the SETAC North America Science Committee
By Cam Irvine and Markus Hecker
The SETAC North America (SNA) Technical Committee was (re)introduced to you last year while we transitioned into our role of providing guidance, direction and assistance to SETAC's North American members. Since then we have steadily grown into this role and worked closely with other SETAC committees and advisory groups regarding technical and scientific issues pertinent to SNA. As part of our growing pains we felt that a name change would further improve our identity to SETAC members and clearly reflect our charge to support the technical excellence of SNA and bring emerging science and technical issues to the SNA members. We are now pleased to introduce to you the SETAC North America Science Committee (SNA-SC).

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
ET&C Focus on Epigenetics for Ecotoxicologists
SETAC World Congress 2012 Event: Regulatory Dialogue on Alternative Approaches for Environmental Safety Assessment
News from the SETAC North America Prairie Northern Chapter
New Carbon Neutrality Initiative Aims to Engage SETAC North America Membership
Global Soils Advisory Group Sponsors Sessions at SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting
In Memory of Dr. Peter Delorme
Scientific Cross-Pollination: Southeast Regional Chapter Meeting
SETAC North America Technical Committee becomes the SETAC North America Science Committee
 
Special plenary speaker announcement
 
NEWS AND UPDATES:

Final call for abstracts for the SETAC Asia/Pacific 2012 Annual Meeting, 24–27 September 2012 in Kumamoto, Japan. Submit your abstracts by 30 April 2012.

IEAM Podcast 8.2 is now live! In the newest podcast, "Accelerating Progress at Contaminated Sediment Sites," Todd Bridges addresses the process of managing and remediating contaminated sediment in the United States. Read the article "Accelerating Progress at Contaminated Sediment Sites: Moving from Guidance to Practice," in the April 2012 issue of IEAM.

In the first Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) video, Steve Klaine and colleagues discuss nanotechnology and the issues involving fate and effects on the environment. Watch it today, free. English-Spanish transcription is available in real time.

The SETAC North America North Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting and Short Course will be held 6-8 June, 2012, in West Greenwich, RI, USA. The call for abstracts is open until 15 April for platform presentations, 1 May for posters. The program includes a hands-on technology short course, varied technical sessions, a focused panel discussion on climate change and enjoyable social activities. Visit nacsetac.org for details

The full list of SETAC Europe Summer Schools is available online. To browse courses or to submit an application, please visit http://summerschool.setac.eu.

 
SETAC JOURNALS:
IEAM volume 8, issue 1 IEAM Top Article:
The tissue residue approach for toxicity assessment: Findings and critical reviews from a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Pellston Workshop
(Volume 7, Issue 1)
 
ET&C volume 31, issue 1 ET&C Top Article:
Nanomaterials in the environment: Behavior, fate, bioavailability and effects (Volume 27,
Issue 9)
Coming 10 May: Global Executive Director's Corner, Eco-Risk Management from Asian Viewpoints and more…
 
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