SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
Looking Ahead with Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
Allen Burton, Erin Nelson
ETC cover Earlier this summer, we received some exciting news. The impact factor of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (ET&C) increased by 15% to 3.225—its highest ranking yet. The work we’ve done to maintain an upward trajectory is paying off, and we are hopeful that this trend will continue as we receive more high-quality submissions from SETAC members.

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INSIDE VOLUME 16, ISSUE 8
13 August 2015
 
Endocrine DisrupterSETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Outreach Statement
Jane Staveley, Glen van der Kraak and Vickie Wilson
More than 200 participants representing business, government and academia from ten countries attended a SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting from 4–6 February 2014, dealing with the issue of “Endocrine Disruption: Chemical Testing, Risk Assessment Approaches and Implications.”

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Global Mercury ProjectUpdate on the SETAC Global Mercury Partnership Working Group
Michael Bank, Davide Vignati and Bruce Vigon
In January 2011, SETAC decided to join the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Mercury Partnership. More recently, the society sought observer status in the negotiations on a global mercury convention. This has opened exciting new collaborative opportunities for our members.

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Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects DatabaseNew Database Software Aids Environmental Assessments During Spill Responses
Adriana Bejarano, James Farr and Valerie Chu
Centralized database repositories of fate and effects data are important tools used to support environmental decisions, including those involving chemical spills. A new and free software is adding to the collection of spill response tools. The Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) Database is designed to provide time sensitive information that helps spill responders make informed decisions in the event of a chemical incident.

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SETAC at SRA RecapRecap of SETAC at the Society for Risk Analysis World Congress
Wayne Landis, Kuan-Chun Lee, Charles Menzie and Jenny Stauber
SETAC has participated in the last three Society for Risk Analysis world congresses and continues to foster collaborations with this society. At this year's event in Singapore, SETAC organized a double session entitled “Ecological Risk Assessment in Tropical Asia/Pacific and Other Regions of the Pacific Basin” and also presented a short course on Ecological Risk Assessment.

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North Atlantic Regional Chapter MeetingSETAC Regional Chapter Spotlight: North Atlantic Meeting
Emily Monosson
The SETAC North Atlantic Regional Chapter held their 21st Annual Meeting and short course from 10–12 June at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport, Maine. Keynote speakers David Ropeik and Jennifer Marlon provided thought provoking talks that kicked off the two-day conference.

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Joseph RobinsonIn Memoriam: Joseph Arlen Robinson
Mike Moseley, Jon Ericson and Mike Williams
Joseph “Joe” Arlen Robinson passed away Thursday, 18 June 2015. He was born in Minot, North Dakota 2 June 1953. During his 30-plus years in Animal Health at Upjohn, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Pharmacia, Pfizer and Zoetis, Joe had a tremendous influence on programs, projects and people in discovery and development.

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SETAC Journals
What's New in IEAM
Mercury and other trace elements in Ohio River fish collected near coal-fired power plants: Interspecific patterns and consideration of consumption risks
Robin J Reash, Lauren Brown and Karen Merritt
(Volume 11, Issue 3)

What's New in ET&C
Effects of formulation on transport of pyrethroids in residential settings
Russell L Jones, Jennifer R Trask, Paul Hendley, Megan J Cox, Joseph C Chepega, Christopher M Harbourt and Paul C Davidson
(Volume 34, Issue 7)
   
 
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NEWS AND UPDATES
There are only two days left to submit a session proposal for the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, taking place from 22–26 May 2016 in Nantes, France. Exhibition booths and several sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the SETAC Europe office.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract for the 7th SETAC Africa Conference by Saturday, 15 August. The event will be held from 5–8 October in Langebaan, South Africa, and will address “Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities in Africa:
A Pivot for Sustainable Environmental Development.”

Deadline for online registration for the SETAC Latin America 11th Biennial Meeting is 21 August 2015. The event will be held from 7–10 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the meeting program and abstract book are now available online.

Nominate a SETAC Fellow! Do you know a SETAC colleague who has made a long-term and significant contribution to the science and science policy in the areas embraced by SETAC? Nominate them for a SETAC Fellows Award by 31 August.

The application deadline for the prestigious SETAC Rachel Carson Award has been extended to 28 August. The award recognizes individuals or groups for their research and creating public awareness for the natural world and potential environmental hazards.

ET&C and IEAM are seeking nominations for editors and editorial board members for the 2016–2018 term. Candidates should be experienced reviewers able to undertake their duties in a timely and responsive manner. The deadline to nominate is 15 September.

Early registration ends 29 September for the 11th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium, which will be conducted from 20–21 October in Brussels, Belgium. The symposium will focus on “Global Environmental Change and Mercury Pollution: Environmental Governance, Research and Management of Converging Issues.” Poster abstracts can be submitted until 21 September.
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