SETAC Interest Groups provide a vital forum for professionals in the
environmental sciences. The groups’ activities range from sponsorship of
platform and poster sessions at SETAC annual meetings to proposing and
supporting focus topic meetings, symposia, and workshops as well as
books on current topics. Following is a list of current SETAC Interest Groups:
Animal Alternatives in Environmental Science
Chemistry - North America
Dung Organism Toxicity Testing
Ecological Risk Assessment
Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptile
Endocrine Disruptor Testing and Risk Assessment
Environmental Monitoring Advisory Group on Pesticides
Human Health Risk Assessment
Indigenous Knowledge and Values
Life Cycle Assessment
Life Cycle Assessment - North America
Life Cycle Assessment - Europe
Mechanistic Effect Models for Ecological Risk Assessment of Chemicals
Science and Risk Communication
Benefits of Interest Groups
There are many reasons to join and benefits to IG membership, including:
- Learn about and contribute to the state of the science in the topic area;
- Network with thought leaders in the topic area;
- Collaborate with the top scientists in the field on publications;
- Contribute to shape the direction of the topic area within SETAC and the greater scientific community by participating in IG-sponsored session proposals and by participating in the organization of focus topic meeting, symposia, and workshops;
- Access to an excellent network for mentorship and peer-review opportunities; and
- Develop leadership skills by participating in steering committees and organizing committees.
How to Join an Interest Group
Being part of an Interest Group gives you the chance to participate in special sessions or networking events at an annual meeting, in focused workshops, in online exchanges, or to contribute to books or journal articles. Participation in an Interest Group is open to all parties. Once you are signed in to your SETAC account, navigate to the group’s page and click “Join Group” near the top of the page.
Interest Group Guidelines
Interest Groups are governed by the 2017 SETAC Interest Group Guidelines and the SETAC Interest Group Charter Guidelines.
Using Interest Group Tools
For instructions and help on how to use IG tools, please refer to Guidance for Group Users, Guidance for Listservs, and the Guidance for Group Administrators.