Nicole Riddell, Chris Metcalfe and Trudy Watson-Leung, SETAC Toronto Co-chairs

With a record number of session proposals having been received for the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting, which will take place from 3–7 November in Toronto, Canada, the excitement surrounding the conference continues to grow! Based on the quality and subject matter of the session submissions, we are confident that the scientific program being developed will appeal to all SETAC members. Topics of focus will include local issues, such as water quality problems in the Great Lakes basin, and international concerns, such as environmental risk assessment, chemical exposure and toxicology, and POPs remediation. Since it is your research that drives the meeting, we hope that you will consider submitting an abstract.

Nicole Riddell, Chris Metcalfe and Trudy Watson-Leung

(From left) Trudy Watson-Leung, Chris Metcalfe and Nicole Riddell representing SETAC Toronto during the SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting.

If you are interested in sharing your expertise with an engaged and focused audience, we also encourage you to submit a professional training course proposal before the 16 April deadline. The availability of professional training courses during the meeting gives experienced professionals a platform to provide training to interested colleagues. If you can provide instruction on a topic that could expand or strengthen the scientific knowledge base of the SETAC delegation, then we hope you’ll consider proposing a course!

If the promise of a stellar scientific program isn’t enough to pique your interest in attending or presenting at the meeting, then the host city might tip the scale. Toronto is a vibrant city with a multitude of activities and restaurants to keep you busy and entertained each day after the meeting has concluded. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information on the scientific program, available professional training courses and organized social events. Also, use #SETACToronto to share your sight-seeing suggestions and SETAC-related news on Twitter!

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