SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
9 September 2016
Volume 17 Issue 9
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SETAC Brussels Update: Building the Scientific Program and Call for Short Course Proposals is Open

Karel De Schamphelaere, Illse Schoeters and Gertie Arts, SETAC Brussels Organizing Committee

SETAC Brussels

The Scientific Committee is working hard to build an exciting program for the SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, which will be held from 7–11 May 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. With less than eight months remaining until next year’s meeting, we have already received a wide diversity of session proposals along eight different session tracks. Abstract submission will open 3 October. The deadline for submission is 23 November. Immediately following, the Scientific Committee will be meeting to organize next year’s meeting, including the review and evaluation of the abstracts received and placing the presentations in the appropriate session tracks.

In the meantime, we are proud to announce three confirmed keynote speakers, who will highlight various aspects of the meeting theme, “Environmental quality through transdisciplinary collaboration.”

  • Lora Fleming, Professor at the University of Exeter, UK
  • Geert Dancet, Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland
  • Michele Galatola, Product Team Leader of DG Environment, European Commission

We are also working hard to get the most out of having the SETAC meeting in Brussels, the center of European environmental decision-making. We aim to create unique and attractive opportunities to connect SETAC members and their science with environmental policy-makers through various initiatives and activities. Stay tuned for more details.

We are also seeking exciting and informative professional training opportunities and call for you to submit short course proposals by 31 October. The focus is on selecting cutting-edge and general scientific topics of interest. In addition, non-scientific courses that support skills scientists might need for developing their professional careers, for example communication, presentation or statistical skills, might be offered. If you are interested, please check the guidelines or contact us. We very much look forward to receiving your timely short course proposals, which will contribute to the undoubtedly inspirational educational program of #SETACBrussels.

Authors’ contact information: Karel.DeSchamphelaere@ugent.be, Ilse.Schoeters@riotinto.com and Gertie.Arts@wur.nl

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