SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
  15 August 2013
Volume 14 Issue 8

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2013 SETAC Australasia Meeting Preview

Dayanthi Nugegoda, SETAC Australasia President

The Australasian Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is holding its annual conference in Melbourne from 1-3 October 2013. We encourage all SETAC members to attend. Early bird registrations close Friday, 30 August. The theme of this year’s conference is “Multidisciplinary approaches to managing environmental pollution,” with a strong emphasis on managing the impacts of urban pollution. Scientific sessions will include the following:

  • Environmental impacts of coal seam gas
  • Bioanalytical tools for risk assessment
  • Microplastics and persistent organic pollutants
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental omics
  • Aquatic environmental risk assessment and remediation
  • Terrestrial environmental risk assessment and remediation
  • Ecotoxicology in urban environments
  • Mixtures and multiple stressors
  • Metal contamination in the environment
  • Multidisciplinary sampling approaches
  • Water and sediment quality guidelines
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Human and mammalian toxicology and risk assessment
  • Toxicants and marine biota

Oral abstract submission has closed. However, poster abstracts maybe considered for acceptance until 30 August 2013.

This year the conference is being run concurrently with the CSIRO symposium, "What’s in Our Water," which is focused on micropollutants such as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). We anticipate participation from a broad range of professions including academia, business and government, with delegates from within the Australia and Asia/Pacific Region, as well as some from further abroad. Our confirmed plenary speakers include Kim Fernie, Ecotoxicologist, Environment Canada; Urs von Gunten, Department for Water Resources and Drinking Water, Eawag, Switzerland; John Stark, Washington State University Ecotoxicology Program, USA; and Paul Worsfold, School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, UK.

We hope you will join us to enjoy our Australasian hospitality, meet new colleagues and develop new research collaborations with leading ecotoxicologists and environmental chemists “down under.”

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