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16 February 2017
Volume 18 Issue 2
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SETAC UK Branch 2017 Annual Meeting: Addressing New Challenges in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Michelle Bloor, SETAC United Kingdom Branch President

Attendees of the SETAC UK Branch 2016 Meeting
Attendees pause for a photo during the SETAC UK Branch 2016 Annual Meeting.

The SETAC United Kingdom (UK) Council would like to invite you to attend the SETAC UK Branch 2017 Annual Meeting, which will be held on 21 September at the Oxford Union in Oxford, UK. The venue is home to the prestigious debating chamber where politicians, celebrities and even Kermit the Frog have made influential speeches and declarations throughout the ages. The theme of the 2017 event will not be Kermit affirming his love for Miss Piggy but instead focus on “UK Science in a Changing World: Addressing New Challenges in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.” Attendees will be from across academia, government and business, so the event will be an ideal opportunity to make new connections, meet up with collaborators, present your own research or simply come along to listen to new scientific developments at a beautiful venue in the heart of Oxford.  

The event is open to members and non-members of SETAC. Confirmed keynote speakers include Rosalinda Gioia of The REACH Centre in Lancaster, Alistair Boxall of the University of York, and Steve Norman from RidgewayEco in Didcot. Anne Alix, current SETAC Europe Vice President and who will assume her responsibilities as the SETAC Europe President in May 2017, will also be attending. Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for either a spotlight poster, which involves a five-minute platform presentation and poster, or a poster presentation. For information on the abstract submission process, contact setacukbranch@gmail.com.

A limited number of competitive travel bursary awards are available to enable student member participation, and these can be applied for during the registration process. There will also be two student prizes on offer – best spotlight and best poster presentation as selected by the SETAC UK Council.

Please consider attending this meeting, supporting the UK Branch and meeting first-hand the UK Council and our newly established Student Council. We are currently seeking event sponsors. If you are interested, please contact setacukbranch@gmail.com for details. Registration will open later this month (supported by TSGE Forum) and closes on 11 August. Meeting information regarding registration and more can be found on the SETAC UK Branch Facebook page.

Author’s contact information: michelle.bloor@port.ac.uk

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