Kari Lehtonen, SETAC Helsinki Co-Chair
Please join us for the SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting, held from 26–30 May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. Yes, never before has a SETAC annual meeting been arranged as far north as Helsinki. However, don’t worry about poor travel connections or low temperatures. Both are complete myths. Helsinki is a direct flight only two to four hours away from all major European cities and also the main hub to the megacities in Asia. While we cannot completely assure perfect weather during the conference, we can remind you that last year the temperature in Rome was about 10 degrees Celsius lower than at the same time in Helsinki! In any case, the last week of May in Helsinki is full of light and is always a wonderful experience.
Abstract submission is now open. Recently, the SETAC Helsinki Scientific Committee worked its way through a record of 137 session proposals, leaving you with an abundance of sessions to choose and where to submit your research. Naturally, all familiar SETAC tracks are covered, while some new exciting and hot topics – with in- or out-of-the box-thinking – have emerged as potential sessions. SETAC conferences always represent the very cutting edge of environmental science. Be sure to submit your abstract by November 28 and present in Helsinki!
A Special Offer
Spend a couple of more days in the city and take advantage of the unique, two-day Helsinki Chemicals Forum, an independent forum aimed at promoting chemicals safety and chemicals management globally, which has been arranged just prior to our conference. The organizers are currently working on possible cost reductions for those who register for both events, as well as organizing of sessions and workshops covering topics of joint interest.
Last, but not least, the SETAC Helsinki Local Organizing Committee is also working enthusiastically to guarantee you a memorable, enjoyable and varied program. No, this time there will not be a “Science Slam” on Tuesday afternoon but something else promising to be equally entertaining is in store. Stay tuned to the SETAC Globe and helsinki.setac.org for more information.
Author’s contact information: Kari.Lehtonen@ymparisto.fi