SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
Well, How Did I Get Here?
Tom Augspurger
Tom AugspurgerThis month, members of SETAC North America’s initiative on welcoming new members are sharing their stories of what got them so deeply involved in our science, networking and service. There are recurring themes of excellence in applied environmental science, welcoming invitations and friendships, but a common denominator is the energy and opportunity of the annual meeting. For everyone, there are special aspects of that time together; here are three that most resonate with me.

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INSIDE VOLUME 18, ISSUE 5
18 May 2017
 
SETAC NigeriaSETAC Africa Women’s Event (SAFWE) – Calabar 2017
Beatrice Opeolu
An international panel of female scientists will convene during the SETAC Africa 8th Biennial Conference to showcase opportunities available to women scientists and to provide a safe forum where they can express challenges and map professional development goals. This article explores the traditional barriers women researchers in Africa face and introduces the women’s event planned for October.

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Gold Coast, QueenslandSETAC Australasia Conference 2017 – The Role of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in a Changing Environment
William Bennett and Dianne Jolley
The Australasian Chapter of SETAC is very pleased to announce that preparations for this year’s meeting from 4–6 September on the stunning Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, are well underway.

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Natural archCall for Tangible Initiatives to Help Reduce Contamination of Our Oceans
Annegaaike Leopold
The European Union is calling for new and significant, tangible and measurable initiatives from organizations and businesses that could have a positive impact on our oceans, to be presented at the Our Ocean Conference in Malta. 

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Midwest SETACRegional Spotlight: Midwest SETAC
Dawn Perkins
The 25th Annual Meeting of the SETAC Midwest Chapter was held from 20–22 March 2017 at the University of St. Thomas, located in beautiful and vibrant downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme for the 2017 meeting was “Sustainable Resource Management: From Urban to Rural.”

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Tamar SchlekatTo Talk or Not to Talk
Tamar Schlekat
Quite often, we are presented with opportunities to discuss environmental issues with friends and acquaintances. Sometimes we engage and sometimes we don’t. Should we, as scientists, feel more obligated to be a voice for science?

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SETAC OrlandoThe Fight of a Generation
Alistair Brown
To encourage the multiple generations present in the workplace, the Leadership Subcommittee of the SETAC North America Career Development Committee and the SETAC North America Student Advisory Council are jointly offering a professional training course that seeks to foster the education and awareness of the four generations found in the workplace today.

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Stans EikelenboomIn Memoriam: Constance (Stans) Eikelenboom
Joke van Wensem
SETAC Europe’s honorary member Constance (Stans) Eikelenboom passed away unexpectedly on 12 March 2017 at the age of 95. 

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NEWS AND UPDATES
Complete a short survey of the SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting and help us improve. View images from the meeting on the SETAC Flickr account.

Submit an abstract for the SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by 7 June.

Submit an abstract for the 12th SETAC Latin America Biennial Meeting in Santos, Brazil, by 31 May.

Submit an abstract for the SETAC Africa 8th Biennial Conference in Nigeria, by 26 May.

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Submit an abstract for the SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting: Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures in Denver, Colorado, by 29 June.

Save the date, 27–28 November 2017, for the 23rd SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium in Barcelona, Spain.

 
SETAC JOURNALS
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Impacts of changing ocean circulation on the distribution of marine microplastic litter
Natalie AC Welden and Amy L Lusher
Volume 13, Issue 3
 
ET&C cover 36:5What's New in ET&C
A Critical Review of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-
phototoxicity Models

Solmaz Marzooghi and Dominic M. Di Toro
Volume 36, Issue 5
 
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