Great Together: Separate Challenges and Collective Solutions

The meeting will emphasize the need for environmental scientists and managers from all sectors (e.g., academia, business, government, non-profit, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations) to work together at a global scale to address shared environmental challenges. Under such a paradigm, discrete technical advances would be leveraged to create harmonized approaches towards mutual solutions. The meeting offers opportunities to focus on transboundary issues within a holistic system approach.

Session Tracks

Aquatic Toxicology, Ecology and Stress Response

Explores ecology, ecotoxicol0gy and response to stress of all aquatic systems, including lentic and lotic freshwater systems, estuaries, coastal and marine environments

Terrestrial Toxicology, Ecology and Stress Response

Covers all life forms (avian and mammalian wildlife and other organisms) living in areas from the deserts to the tropics and everything in between

Environmental Risk Assessment

Bridges both aquatic and terrestrial environments, and all potential stressors (physical, chemical, biological and biotechnological) with human and ecological endpoints towards the goal of integrated holistic assessment such as “One Health”

Policy, Management and Communication

Includes all aspects of science application in policy or regulations and management (regulatory science), as well as science commination to stakeholders in diverse audiences

Engineering, Remediation and Restoration

Addresses remediation and restoration of stressor impacted air, water, and soil and sediment, including tools for predicting, monitoring and evaluation; technologies and methods for remediation and restoration; environmental engineering; green remediation; damage assessment; and strategies for management

Chemistry and Exposure Assessment

Comprises all aspects of chemical analysis, monitoring, fate and modeling, green chemistry and alternative chemical assessment

Predictive and Statistical Toxicology

Encompasses in silico and in vitro tools and methods involving adverse outcome pathway (AOP), mode of action, molecular toxicology, OMICs, animal alternative testing, quantitative structural activity relationship (QSARs), high-throughput techniques and emerging approaches for statistical toxicology

Systems Approaches

Uses cross- and trans-disciplinary approaches seeking to address complexity and large-scale issues by applying and integrating concepts such as life cycle assessment, sustainability, ecosystem services, impact assessment and environmental economics. Topics include regional and watershed-scale environmental management, climate change, resiliency and other related areas.

Spotlight Sessions

Address cutting-edge scientific topics, which are related to the central theme of the annual meeting, a topic of regional importance to the location of the annual meeting, currently of high societal concern, contribute to SETAC long-range planning, or stimulate transdisciplinary collaboration.