SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
16 January 2014
Volume 15 Issue 1

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SETAC Asia/Pacific and Australasia Chapter Conference

Phil Plevin, Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd, Rai Kookana and Anu Kumar, CSIRO Land and Water

Adelaide Convention Centre, site of the Joint SETAC Asia/Pacific and Australasia Conference

Abstracts are now welcome for the SETAC Asia/Pacific and SETAC Australasia Chapter Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 14–17 September 2014 with the theme "Advancing Science for a Sustainable Future."  This is your opportunity to contribute to three days of thought-provoking discussion, information sharing, strategizing and problem solving.

Please submit your abstract before the 31 March 2014 deadline at

There has been an excellent response to the invitation to submit session proposals with seven tracks planned to cover Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Ecology, Environmental Analysis and Monitoring, Emerging Contaminants, Environmental Chemistry and Remediation, Effects and Exposure Modelling, Risk Assessment, Regulation and Public Perception, and Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability.

In addition, seven special sessions are planned, covering environmental issues highly relevant to the Asia/Pacific and Australasia regions including environmental issues associated with coal seam gas production, offshore oil and gas, and nano-risk research.

Some short courses and workshops will be organized on Sunday, 14 September.  For any such proposals, please contact the conference manager by 1 May 2014.


Confirmed keynotes speakers include Paul Bertsch, CSIRO, Australia; Norihiro Itsubo, Tokyo City University, Japan; Phil Reeves, Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, Australia; and Charles Tyler University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

Adelaide is a friendly, welcoming and sophisticated 21st-century urban centre. Adelaide is also a gateway to the Outback, the dramatic Flinders Ranges, the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island, the River Murray and the many South Australian vineyards that produce some of the world’s great wines. Adelaide sits proudly at number 9 on Lonely Planet's 2014 top 10 cities of the world.

Conference registration is now open. For detailed information and to register online, please visit the meeting website at Register by 21 July 2014, and take advantage of the discounted registration fee.

We are looking forward to creating a stimulating program as well as an engaging space for you to network, reconnect with colleagues and meet new people.

Key dates
Call for abstracts open: 15 January
Call for abstracts close: 31 March
Notification of acceptance: mid May
Author registration close: 15 July
Earlybird registration close: 21 July

Authors' contact information:,,

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