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SETAC Nantes: The Call for Abstracts Is Now Open
Thierry Burgeot and Laurent Lagadic
SETAC NantesThe scientific committee for the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting in Nantes, France, is pleased to offer 104 sessions that are now open for abstract submission. Sessions are organized into 10 main tracks, which cover various types of environmental topics. We are confident you will find a session that fits your focus area to present your latest research results!

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INSIDE VOLUME 16, ISSUE 11
19 November 2015
 
SETAC Buenos Aires Meeting AttendeesApply Now for the Environmental Education Award
Annegaaike Leopold
The SETAC Europe/NOACK-Laboratories Environmental Education award honors activities that further the dissemination of knowledge in environmental sciences. The awards committee is looking for potential candidates with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary activities related to environmental education and who have made substantial contributions in this field. Nominations should be submitted before 31 December 2015.

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SETAC Africa7th SETAC Africa Conference Recap
Beatrice Opeolu and Edmund Pool
The 7th SETAC Africa Conference was held from 5–8 October 2015 in Langebaan, South Africa. The meeting theme, “Identifying Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities in Africa: A Pivot for Sustainable Environmental Development” was inspired by the SETAC Global Horizon Scanning Workshop.

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SETAC AfricaSETAC Africa Langebaan – Observations from a SETAC North America Member
Larry Kapustka
I was privileged to attend the 7th SETAC Africa Conference. The meeting, with approximately 80 registered attendees, was reminiscent (at least for me) of smaller meetings in the late 1980s and into the 1990s in which there was opportunity for all attendees to interact directly with all others present. Established scientists and students mingled freely during breaks and into the evenings, solidifying established or forming new networking connections.

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SETAC AustralasiaRecap of the SETAC Australasia Conference in Nelson, New Zealand
Louis Tremblay
The 2015 SETAC Australasia Chapter conference was held from 25–28 August 2015 in Nelson, New Zealand. Nearly 200 delegates from government, academia and business from across the globe attended the conference, which offered three concurrent sessions. The conference theme, “System Approach to Environmental Management,” encouraged discussions on the growing environmental issues faced in the Asia/Pacific region.

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Bill BensonSenior Resource Group Member Spotlight: Bill Benson
Matt Moore
This month, the Senior Resource Group is proud to highlight the accomplishments and career of William H. (Bill) Benson, who currently serves as Acting Director for the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development.

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SETAC AwardsSETAC North America 2015 Award Winners
Diane Nacci
The SETAC North America awards for 2015 were presented at the opening ceremony at SETAC Salt Lake City. This year’s awards included the Eugene Kenaga SETAC Membership Award, SETAC/Menzie Education Award, SETAC/Government Service Award, Outstanding Regional Chapter Award, SETAC/EA Jeff Black Fellowship and Student Travel Awards.

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David LudwigIn Memoriam: David F. Ludwig—A Lifetime of Service and Achievement
Tim Iannuzzi
On 15 September 2015, David Ludwig, a systems ecologist and long-standing member of SETAC, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. To many of us in SETAC, Dave was not only a colleague but also a close friend. In his many roles, including those of scientist, husband, father, teacher and writer, Dave touched countless lives. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

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SETAC Journals
What's New in IEAM
Oil refinery experience with the assessment of refinery effluents and receiving waters using biologically based methods
Michael Comber, Andrew Girling, Klaas den Haan and Graham Whale

What's New in ET&C
Press or pulse exposures determine the environmental fate of cerium nanoparticles in stream mesocosms
LF Baker, RS King, JM Unrine, BT Castellon, GV Lowry, CW Matson
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SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting on Fracking
 
NEWS AND UPDATES
Submit an abstract by 25 November for the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting which will take place from 22–26 May 2016 in Nantes, France. View the list of tracks and sessions here.

Now is the time to apply for a SETAC Europe award including the Best Publication Awards, which is due on 31 December. Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by an individual or group. The 30 November deadline is also approaching for nominations for the LCA Young Scientist Award. Award recipients will be announced at the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting.

Submit an abstract for the SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting on hydraulic fracturing by 9 December. The meeting will take place from 17–19 March 2016 in Denton, Texas.

Submit an abstract by 11 December for the 5th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists (YES) Meeting! This is a for-students, by-students conference happening from 28 February–2 March 2016, where all participants give a platform or poster presentation. We also have professional development seminars, short courses and 11 session topics, with no registration fees and all short courses are free for SETAC student members.

There’s still time to submit your session for the 22nd SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium. The deadline is 15 December. The event will be held from 20–22 September 2016 in Montpellier, France.

Environmental risk assessors with more than 10 years of on-the-job experience can apply for direct registration as a SETAC Europe Certified Environmental Risk Assessor, without the need to undergo an exam in front of a review panel.
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