SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
14 August 2014
Volume 15 Issue 8

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The SETAC North America Program Committee Welcomes You to Vancouver

Cameron Irvine, Chris Kennedy and John Elliott, Program Committee Co-Chairs

The 2014 Program Committee is very excited to be hosting the SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. We hope to see you here in November! More than 2,000 abstracts were received, and we are expecting that you and your colleagues will make this one of the best-attended SETAC meetings in recent years! Downtown Vancouver features many great restaurants and hangouts within walking distance of the convention center, including historic Gas Town, Stanley Park and Chinatown. You can even cross the Capilano suspension bridge or take a skyride to the top of Grouse Mountain overlooking Vancouver. There are many fabulous nearby attractions in beautiful southwestern British Columbia such as the Granville Island Market, Whistler-Blackcomb and scenic Victoria on Vancouver Island.

The scientific program will include sessions on the environmental effect from oil sands and oil spills, pesticide effects on pollinators, microplastics, adverse outcome pathways, nano-materials, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, bioavailability and effects of metals, and topics linking social, science and regulatory issues to name a few.

We are also trying many new features including interactive platforms and educational game sessions to add to your conference experience.

Students will appreciate opportunities to learn and network during an optional lunch with mentors and a new Wednesday night student social.

Stanley Park
Stanley Park, site of the Make-a-Difference Service Project at SETAC Vancouver.

Social activities will include an optional birding tour led by local renowned birder, and Sunday night keynote speaker Dick Canning, a Monday Night Social at the Vancouver Science Center with a live band, Tuesday night hockey game, and on Wednesday, there will be a career networking reception and the Make-a-Difference Service Project at Stanley Park.

Keynote speakers include the celebrated ethnobotanist, author and National Geographic Society explorer Wade Davis; Richard Cannings, author and senior project biologist with Bird Studies Canada; Ralph Nigro of Applied Energy Group; and Bob Lackey, Oregon State professor of fisheries science.

Sign-up today to receive the early bird discount, which expires on Friday, 15 August.

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