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Experts Review Advances in Bioaccumulation Science and Identify Future Priorities
T. Parkerton, C. Rauert, D. Huggett, K. Woodburn, J. Nichols, A. Lillicrap and M. Embry
11 October 2012
Volume 13 Issue 10
Heron feeds on a fish An expert workshop on in vivo methods for bioaccumulation assessment was held on 18 May 2012. The workshop was hosted by the German Federal Environment Agency and sponsored by the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute’s Bioaccumulation Project Committee. The focus was on in vivo (laboratory-based) bioaccumulation endpoints involving whole organisms and linkages of these endpoints with in silico (computer modeling), in vitro (sub-organismal) and in situ (field) approaches.

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Magnuson ParkLong Beach Special Symposium to Kick Off Solution-Focused Risk Assessment Work Group
John Toll and Mark Johnson
Risk assessors and managers, here’s your chance to help us influence the future direction of environmental risk assessment guidelines and practices by joining the Ecological Risk Assessment Advisory Group’s new Solution-Focused Risk Assessment Work Group.

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Dolphins oil spillDeepwater Horizon/MC252 Oil Spill Special Symposium in Long Beach
Gene Mancini
The SETAC North America Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California will offer a special symposium to present, discuss and debate substantive data regarding the fate, behavior and effects of petroleum hydrocarbon and dispersant compounds in the northern Gulf of Mexico resulting from the MC252 wellhead oil spill.

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silent spring Commemorating Silent Spring in Long Beach
Barnett Rattner and Nancy Golden
A special symposium will be held at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring. Ranked as one of the 25 most influential books of the 20th century, author Rachel Carson presented and discussed pesticide effects beyond target organisms.

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Ruth Hull Why Wouldn’t You Join a SETAC Advisory Group?—Part 3
Ruth Hull
SETAC has 14 global advisory groups (AGs), three focused in North America and six in Europe. This month, you can find out more about five Global AGs (Sediment, Bioaccumulation Science, Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles, Global Soils, Nanotechnology) and one European AG (Dung Organism Toxicity Testing).

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Poster socialSenior Resource Group Buddy System to Match Long-Term Members with First-Time Annual Meeting Attendees in Long Beach
SETAC North America Career Development and Membership Committees
SETAC North America Career Development and Membership Committees have teamed up to provide a home for a "senior resource group" (SRG): a self-identified group of senior, charter, emeritus, retired or other long-term members with an interest in being called upon as needed to fill mentoring opportunities.

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IEAM and ET&C coversSETAC Journals—What's New in IEAM and ET&C
IEAM Special Series: California’s Sediment Quality Objectives with an accompanying podcast by guest editor Steve BayVolume  8,  Issue  4

ET&C: Comparison of human exposure pathways in an urban brownfield: Reduced risk from paving roadsVolume  31,  Issue  10
   
 
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Bioaccumulation Science Workshop Report
Solution-Focused Risk Assessment Work Group
Deepwater Horizon/MC252 Oil Spill Special Symposium
Commemorating Silent Spring in Long Beach
Why Wouldn’t You Join a SETAC Advisory Group?—Pt. 3
Long Beach Buddy System for New & Long-Term Members
 
SETAC Global Environmental Photography Contest
 
NEWS AND UPDATES:
Stringers wanted! Will you be in Long Beach for the Annual Meeting? The Globe is looking for talented writers to cover it. Students especially welcome! Seeking a range of individual perspectives. Short articles due 6 December. E-mail globe@setac.org to express interest.

Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) is seeking nominations for its Editorial Board (2013-2016). Send completed nomination forms, along with the candidate’s CV, to ieam_editor@setac.org. Nominations must be received by 19 October 2012. For more information, please contact the IEAM Editorial Office.

The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences recently released the USEPA and NIEHS-commissioned report, "Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy," dealing with harmonization of ecological and human health exposure science. It can be viewed in its entirety on the NRC website.
 
Coming 8 November: Meeting reports from around the world, Global Executive Director’s corner, journal spotlights and more…
 
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