SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
16 June 2016
Volume 17 Issue 6

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SETAC 2016 Singapore: Advancement of Science Blended with Excitements of Singapore

Kuan-Chun Lee and Sam Fong Yau Li, Co-chairs of the SETAC 2016 Asia/Pacific Conference

We invite you to join the SETAC Asia/Pacific 2016 Conference from 16-19 September 2016 in Singapore. This is the first SETAC conference in the Southeast Asia region, one of the fastest growing economies in the world and at the center of Asia/Pacific.

This 3-day international conference, convened by SETAC Asia/Pacific at the National University of Singapore (NUS), brings together scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from government, business and academia to meet the challenge of “Managing Environmental Quality in the Asian Century.”

The conference will facilitate knowledge sharing and discussion of emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry, driving development of science-based strategy and policy to meet both known and emerging challenges in managing and sustaining the quality of the environment in this rapidly developing region.

Singapore Some of the themes covered at the meeting include:

  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology
  • Contaminant Occurrence, Behavior and Effects
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Sustainability, Environmental Management and Decision-Making

For a complete list, please visit

Sponsorhsip Opportunities

Organizations keen to interact and network with potential customers will find the conference a great opportunity to do so! A comprehensive list of sponsorship packages is now available on the conference website.

Early Bird Registration Is Now Open

Register before 15 July and save up to 25% with the early bird registration rate.

Travel awards are available to assist students, researchers from developing economies and indigenous people living in Asia/Pacific countries who present at the conference. Details are available on the conference website.

Invited Speakers

Invited speakers will give a a series of plenary presentations on current challenges:

Dr. Gerald Ankley Dr. Scott Belanger Prof. Emma Johnston Prof. Kenneth Leung Dr. Jenny Stauber

Gerald Ankley
USEPA Office of Research and Development, USA

Scott Belanger
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, Global Product Stewardship, The Proctor & Gamble Company, USA

Emma Johnston
University of New South Whales, Australia

Kenneth Leung
University of Hong Kong, China

Jenny Stauber
CSIRO Land and Water, Australia

Singapore – the City with Endless Possibilities

Welcome to a world of immense possibilities, where people, technology and ideas converge. This dynamic city, rich in contrast and color, excites with its harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Its geographical vantage point is seamlessly connected to almost every part of the world. An amalgamation of cultures, robust commerce, leisure and lifestyles, visitors will be enriched by the vibrant exchange of knowledge. Brimming with unbridled energy, Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West with its strategic location, excellent facilities and fascinating cultures. For more information about this vibrant city, please visit

Singapore Grand PrixFormula One – Singapore Grand Prix

The Singapore Grand Prix motor race takes place from 16–18 September on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Night-time racing has been a feature of Formula One (F1) events since the inaugural night race in 2008 in Singapore, which was also the first street circuit in Asia. F1 Singapore is a race not to be missed. Watch how Singapore lights up the streets for this exciting race! For more information, please visit

The Melting Pot for Food Lovers

Singapore's multi-ethnic culture and heritage serves up colorful cuisines, each with its own unique flavours and aromas. From the famous chili crab to the aromatic chicken rice, participants will be spoiled for choices!

We look forward to seeing you in sunny Singapore from 16–19 September.

For more information about the SETAC Asia/Pacific 2016 Conference, please visit

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