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A Message From the SETAC President
Barnett Rattner
Barnett Rattner We have great expectations for 2015 and look forward to another landmark year! Meetings are planned that cover our broad range of topics and geographic reach: SETAC Europe in Barcelona, SETAC Latin America in Buenos Aires, SETAC Africa in Langebaan, and SETAC North America in Salt Lake City.

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INSIDE VOLUME 16, ISSUE 2
19 February 2015
 
Charlie MenzieSETAC Global Executive Director’s Corner
Charles Menzie
SETAC TED Talks? While they might not be TED talks, SETAC’s all-digital recordings of meeting sessions are a source of information and inspiration not only to our members but to a wider audience. The recordings are hosted within the SETAC Live Learning Center. For a sample, listen to and look at the presentation series that begins with “The Life, Loves and Death of Hg2+” by Jeremy Smith.

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Barcelona, SpainSETAC Barcelona—Prepare for the Ride!
Valerie Verstappen, Gerd Maack, Damià Barceló and Carlos Barata
We are delighted to welcome you to Barcelona, Spain, the site of the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, held in the sunny capital city of Catalonia from 3–7 May 2015. From the quality science program and the great social and networking opportunities to the return of the Buddy Programme and the SETAC Science Slam, SETAC Barcelona has it all!

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VancouverSummary of Canadian Oil Sands Sessions at SETAC Vancouver
Richard A. Frank, Jonathan W. Martin
The Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, contains the world’s third largest proven oil reserve, comprised primarily of bitumen. This resource has fueled the rapid expansion of an oil sands industry in northern Alberta, and it has necessitated the development of regional research programs capable of assessing potential impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

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Earth DayVancouver Professional Training Courses Follow Up and Earth Day Grant Announcement
Jodi Mohs-Davis
Building on the success of the 14 full-day and half-day courses offered in Vancouver, the North America Education and Short Course Committee are currently accepting proposals for the Salt Lake City meeting. Previous subjects such as ecological risk assessment, practical chromatography and mass spectrometry, and hydraulic fracturing have been covered in prior courses.

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AROSOS Workshop Antibiotics in Agroecosystems: State of the Science “AROSOS” Workshop Summary
Jean E. McLain, Daniel Snow, Lisa Durso, J. Brett Sallach
In August 2014, the Biosphere2 Conference in Oracle, Arizona, was the site of a sunny, three-day workshop with the theme “Antibiotics in Agroecosystems: State of the Science.” The workshop was attended by 42 scientists and others from academia, government and industry. Approximately one-third of registrants were students, and nearly 20 percent represented international organizations.

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SETAC Awards Program SETAC Global and North America Awards Program
Diane Nacci and Emma Lavoie
Nominations are being sought for the global and North America 2015 awards program. The awards committee challenges each of you to make at least one nomination for an award. Please read further to see how easy it is to nominate a worthy candidate.

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Advanced Course on Toxicologic Pathology of Fish Report on an Advanced Course on Toxicologic Pathology of Fish
Stephen W. Feist and Helmut Segner
Recently, an advanced course on Toxicologic Pathology of Fish was held from 15–17 October 2014 at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Weymouth Laboratory, UK. The course addressed the fact that while industry has an increasing need for trained toxicopathologists on non-rodent species, particularly fish, European universities currently offer almost no educational programs in ecotoxicologcial histopathology.

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NEWS AND UPDATES
Register now for the joint meeting that is being organized by the SETAC Midwest Regional Chapter and Northland Chapter of Society of Toxicology. This meeting will take place from 9–11 March 2015 at the USEPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division in Duluth, MN. The theme is “Understanding Toxic Effects: Pathways, Modes, Mechanisms, and Modeling.”

The SETAC Student Activities Committee has established a Student Training Exchange Opportunity to support SETAC North America student members. This award provides students an opportunity to gain experience from universities, business and government agencies that will support advancement and training. The fund will provide up to $1,000 to students. Apply by the 6 March deadline.

The SETAC Europe 21st Case Study Symposium – a joint event with the 4th International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainability Workshop & Symposium – will be held from 12–14 July 2015 in Nisyros, Greece. Abstract submission and registration are now open.

You can now register for the 7th SETAC Africa Conference, which will be held 5–8 October 2015 in Langebaan, South Africa.

Professional training course submission is open for the SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, taking place from 1–5 November 2015. Share your knowledge and submit a proposal today.
 
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IEAM volume 11, issue 1 What's New in IEAM
Toward a Standard Lexicon for Ecosystem Services
Wayne R. Munns Jr., Anne W. Rea, Marisa J. Mazzotta, Lisa A. Wainger and Kathryn Saterson
(Vol. 11, Issue 1)
 
ET&C cover, Volume 34, Issue 2 What's New in ET&C
A review of mercury concentrations in freshwater fishes of Africa: Patterns and predictors
Dalal EL Hanna, Christopher T Solomon, Amanda E Poste, David G Buck and Lauren J Chapman
(Vol. 34, Issue 2)
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