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10 August 2017
Volume 18 Issue 8
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SETAC Minneapolis: What’s New for This Year?

Teresa Norberg-King and Dalma Martinović-Weigelt, SETAC Minneapolis Program Co-Chairs

Your presentation is scheduled for the SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting, which will be held from 12–16 November in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Check out the online program. By now, you should have received notice of your presentation day and time. If you haven’t, please contact the SETAC office.

Did you know that the SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting has 88 sessions that are distributed across four days? The program committee studied and assigned the presentations to seven tracks and then organized them by days. We worked to spread the sessions out evenly, so there are topics you find interesting every day of the week. The scientific tracks are arranged by these topics:

Abstract review for SETAC Minneapolis
Program committee and staff were busy creating an enticing program during the abstract review.
  • Aquatic Toxicology and Ecology
  • Environmental or Analytical Chemistry
  • Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
  • Linking Science and Social Issues
  • Regulatory Directions Remediation/Restoration
  • Terrestrial or Wildlife Toxicology and Ecology

New in the Program This Year

Early Career Social on Monday Evening

The first Early Career Social will be held on Monday evening during the meeting and is informal chance for you to make new connections while enjoying some finger foods and beverages. Learn more about this event, or read the article of the Early Career Committee in this issue of the SETAC Globe.

Communicating Science with the Public in a Town Hall Forum on Tuesday Evening

For the first time, we are going to host a public town hall forum during our meeting. We are exploring ways to bring the breadth of SETAC’s knowledge and expertise to the general public on local scientific topics and issues. The town hall organizers are expecting to network with local institutions to identify questions for the town hall meeting, so the panel of scientists will have time to prepare. The goal is to present a multi-sector diversity of viewpoints and to invite conversation. Plans are evolving, and we welcome your help in informing the public about this event in advance; if you have ideas, suggestions or a means to reach the public, please let us know. We are looking forward to a vibrant and important discussion at the interface between the scientific process and the public. Please save the date, 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November. More details will follow.

Thursday Special: Poster Corners

The poster corners are designed to highlight timely, discussion-generating topics. During the poster corner session, an introduction by the session chair in front of the posters will be followed by the discussion among the authors and the audience. We will have microphones to help communicate. This year’s topics include:

  • The Other 3 R’s: Remediation, Rehabilitation, Restoration - When Do You Get a Passing Grade?
  • Quality Assurance and Control of Chemical and Toxicological Measurements
  • Solutions for Conducting Experiments with Difficult Substances
  • What Made You Become a Successful Science Communicator? – Tell Us!

Authors’ contact information: norberg-king.teresa@epa.gov and dalma@stthomas.edu

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