SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
 
Executive Director’s Corner
Greg Schiefer
12 September 2013
Volume 14 Issue 9
Greg SchieferGreetings again from Pensacola! Of course this time of year, we are consumed by preparations for the SETAC North America annual meeting. The social and scientific program for Nashville is coming together nicely. There are a number of notable activities for this year’s annual meeting…

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Nashville skylineStage is Set for a Fantastic Week in Nashville
Burton Suedel and Frank Bailey
SETAC is pleased to announce the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting, which will be held from 17–21 November 2013 at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., USA.

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SETAC NashvilleCoordinated Science Themes—Beyond Nashville
SETAC North America Science Committee
The SETAC North America Science Committee is launching an exciting new program and is seeking your help. Earlier this year, the committee asked SETAC members to suggest high-profile speakers in leadership roles in the environmental sector that wouldn’t typically attend the SETAC North America annual meetings but might be interested in attending and would provide exciting contributions to our meeting.

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man with shark10 Tips for Grad Students to Make the Most of a Scientific Conference
David Shiffman
I just returned from the International Congress for Conservation Biology. It was a great meeting (my 20th!), and I wanted to share my tips and tricks for graduate students to get the most out of a conference.

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IEAM Teaser Podcasting with IEAM
Jenny Shaw
SETAC journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) launched its first podcast coincident with the publication of the January 2011 issue. Podcasts offer readers a chance to listen to researchers describe their work and its significance beyond the confines of the printed medium.

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reduced toxicity Selecting Materials to Achieve Reduced-Toxicity Products
Oladele A. Ogunseitan, Carl W. Lam and Julie M. Schoenung
The increasing global demand for high-volume, user-friendly, durable and affordable products has led rapid innovations in materials science and engineering, electronics, product design and supply chain networks. One of the unforeseen consequences of product globalization is the accumulation of new categories of high-tech hazardous solid waste in regions of the world that lack appropriate infrastructure.

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norcalGetting Over the Hump: Northern California Chapter Annual Meeting
Thomas Jabusch
The Northern California Regional Chapter of SETAC North America held its 23rd annual meeting at the California Environmental Protection Agency in Sacramento in May 2013. The meeting theme was “Getting Over the Hump: Finding Meaning in Low Dose-Responses.” With about 100 professionals and students in attendance, the meeting launched with Jason Brodersen and Sara Woolley of Tetra Tech offering a full-day course on incremental sampling methodology, a breakthrough sampling technique designed to statistically reduce or limit variability associated with discrete sampling.

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Gilman VeithIn Memoriam: Gilman Veith
Our colleague and good friend Gilman Veith died 18 August after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. During his more than 40-year career, Gil provided outstanding vision and inspirational leadership at both national and international levels. His efforts have been truly transformational, impacting a number of key areas in environmental chemistry, toxicology and risk assessment in a manner that will continue to influence these fields far into the future.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Executive Director’s Corner
34th Annual SETAC North America Meeting in Nashville
Coordinated Science Themes—Beyond Nashville
10 Tips for Grad Students to Make the Most of a Scientific Conference
Podcasting with IEAM
Selecting Materials to Achieve Reduced-Toxicity Products
Regional Spotlight: Northern California Annual Meeting
A Memorial: Gilman Veith
 
Nashville professional training course
 
NEWS AND UPDATES:
Early registration ends tomorrow, 13 September for the 7th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium on 2-3 October 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.

Submit an abstract for poster presentations at the SETAC North America Focus Topic Meeting on Endocrine Disruption, to be held 5–6 February 2014. The submission deadline is 30 September.

Session proposals are now welcome for the SETAC Asia/Pacific and SETAC Australasia Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 14–17 September 2014. Submit your proposal before the 30 September 2013 deadline.

Register by 1 October and save on registration for the 19th SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium in Rome, Italy, 11–13 November 2013.

Seats are limited for the 8th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium on Pesticide Risk for Pollinators, to take place in Brussels from 16– 17 October 2013. Submit an abstract and make sure to register quickly!

The SETAC symposium and poster session, "Managing Mercury Pollution in the 21st Century: Bridging Science and Policy" will be held 6 October 2013 in Kumamoto, Japan. Visit the website for more information.

Congratulations to newly elected SETAC Vice President Barnett Rattner and SETAC North America Vice President Mary Reiley.

Congratulations to Bryan Brooks for his American Fulbright Scholar Award as Visiting Research Chair in Water and the Environment at the University of Lethbridge.
 
SETAC JOURNALS:
IEAM volume 9, issue 3 What's New in IEAM
New test strategy for dung beetles during the authorization process of parasiticides

Nicole Adler, Jean Bachmann and Jörg Römbke
(Volume 9, Issue 3)
 
ET&C volume 32, 10What's New in ET&C
Modeling the potential effects of atrazine on aquatic communities in midwestern streams
Steven Bartel, Richard Brain, Paul Hendley and Shyam Nair
(Volume 32, Issue 10)
 
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