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SETAC Sponsored Events, such as focused topic meetings (FTMs) and symposia, bring together scientists, engineers and managers from government, private business, academia and public interest groups to discuss specific environmental topics and advance cutting-edge science.

These events tend to have a regional flare. SETAC Europe Special Science Symposia (SESSs) are widely popular while SETAC North America prides itself on its highly successful FTMs. In recent years, the SETAC International Programs Committee has been very successful in planning symposia in conjunction with SETAC geographic unit meetings.

Planning a SETAC Event?

Please review the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for how to propose and plan such special topic events:


YES 2015

Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures: From Scientific Evidence to Environmental Regulation

SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting
6–8 September 2017, Denver, Colorado
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23rd Consequential LCA for Decision Support

SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium
27–28 November 2017, Barcelona, Spain
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YES 2015

High-Throughput Screening and Ecological Risk Assessment: State of the Science and Emerging Applications

SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting
April 2018, North Carolina
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SETAC Europe

YES 2015

SETAC Europe 22nd LCA Case Study Symposium

Life Cycle Innovation for the transition to a sustainable society
20-22 September 2016, Montpellier, France
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YES 2015

SETAC Europe/iEOS Joint Focused Topic Meeting

Environmental and (eco)toxicological Omics and Epigenetics: Science, Technology and Regulatory Applications 
12-15  September 2016, Ghent, Belgium
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YES 2015

12th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

Risk mitigation measures, risk assessment and labelling in the EU 28: Introduction to the MAgPIE toolbox
10-12  May 2016, Brussels, Belgium
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LCA Nisyros

SETAC Europe 11th Special Science Symposium 

Global Environmental Change and Mercury Pollution: Environmental Governance, Research and Management of Converging Issues
20-21  October 2015, Brussels, Belgium 
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LCA Nisyros

SETAC Europe 21st LCA Case Study Symposium

Exergy analysis, Life cycle assessment (LCA) and Sustainability assessment (LCSA): Method development and case studies.
12-14 July 2015, Nisyros, Greece 
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YES 2015

4th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting (YES)

14–19 March 2015, Petnica Science Centre, Serbia
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LCA Novi Sad


SETAC Europe 20th LCA Case Study Symposium

LCA in Promoting Eco-Innovation and Sustainability: Education, Research and Application
24–26 November 2014, Novi Sad, Serbia
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SESSS 10 Bioavailability

10th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

Bioavailability of Organic Chemicals: Linking Science to Risk Assessment and Regulation
14–15 October 2014, Brussels, Belgium
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SESSS Marine Systems

9th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

Risk assessment and management in marine systems: State of the art and the challenges ahead
4–5 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium
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8th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

Plant protection products and pollinators: Testing methodologies, risk assessment and risk management
16–17 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium
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7th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

Fate and ecotoxicity of nanoparticles in the environment: Current status and the way forward
2–3 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium
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19th SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium

LCA in Market Research and Policy: Harmonisation Beyond Standardisation
11–13 November 2013, Rome, Italy
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3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting

11–13 February 2013, Krakow, Poland

18th LCA Case Studies Symposium

26–28 November, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

6th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium: Environmental Endocrine Disrupter Testing and Evaluation

24–25 October, 2012, Brussels, Belgium

5th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium: Ecosystem Services: From Policy to Practice

15–16 February 2012, Brussels, Belgium

4th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium: The Environmental Risk Assessment of Biocides: Regulatory Challenges and Scientific Solutions

25–26 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium

3rd SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium: Environmental Risk Assessment of Mixtures: Moving from Research to Regulation

2–3 February 2011, Brussels, Belgium

2nd SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium: Current Developments on Environmental Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products in Europe

17–18 September 2009, Brussels, Belgium

1st SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium:  Integrated Testing Strategies for REACH: From Science to Practical Implementation

23–24 October 2008, Brussels, Belgium

SETAC North America

Focused Topic Meeting: Environmental Quality Implications of Unconventional Natural Gas Development

17–19 March 2016, Denton, TX, USA

Focused Topic Meeting: Endocrine Disruption: Chemical Testing and Risk Assessment Approaches and Implications

5–6 February 2014, USEPA Facility, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

Focused Topic Meeting: Pollutants in the Environment: Fate and Toxicity

25–27 August 2011, Mérida, México

Focused Topic Meeting: Gulf of Mexico — Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

26–28 April 2011, Pensacola, Florida, USA