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SETAC Chemistry Advisory Group (CAG) November Update

Posted By Elin M. Ulrich, Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This is the November edition of the Chemistry Advisory Group (CAG) monthly message. In this message:
1. CAG activities at SETAC Long Beach
2. Survey for Focused topic meeting/Workshop topics
3. Introducing the 2013 Chemistry Steering Committee
4. Chinese National Chemicals Management Process- attachment included

1. CAG activities at SETAC Long Beach
The CAG is sponsoring/holding the following activities in Long Beach. We hope you can attend some or all of them. Please join us!
* Chemistry Advisory Group Business meeting Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Hyatt - Seaview C
* CAG Sponsored Session "Designing Safer Chemicals with Minimized Unintentional Biological Activity” Tuesday afternoon Rm 204
* CAG Sponsored Session "Safer Consumer Products: Advancing Green Chemistry in California and Beyond” Wednesday afternoon Rm 203 A/B
* CAG Happy Hour and Social Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 7pm at the Congregation Ale House (, 201 E. Broadway Ave. Join the CAG for some brews, brats, and BINGO. Your first drink is free! (while supplies last)
The happy hour event is sponsored by Cambridge Isotope Labs ( and Environmental & Turf Services, Inc. (

2. Survey for Focused topic meeting/Workshop topics
The Chemistry Advisory Group recently proposed ideas for SETAC Focused Topic Meetings and/or scientific workshops. The Board of Directors liked our ideas, so now we need your help! Please visit and answer the 3 short questions by November 9, 2012.
The topics include:
* Chiral products/pesticides
* High throughput methods tox (for crisis scenarios, screening, new technology)
* Pyrethroids in sediment/water
* Sustainability- many possibilities here, including sustainability metrics

3. Introducing the 2013 Chemistry Steering Committee
Sascha Usenko, USA, Univ, 2012 Chair
Daniel Snow, USA, Univ, 2013 Chair-elect
Elin Ulrich, USA, Govt, 2012 Past-chair
Alan Jones, USA, Univ
Angie Perez, USA, Industry
Charles Wong, Canada, Univ
Colleen Rostad*, USA, Govt
Jonathan Benskin*, Canada, Industry
Jonathan Martin*, Canada, Univ
John Kucklick, USA, Govt
Lee Ferguson*, USA, Univ
Pam Rice*, USA, Govt
Ping Sun, USA, Industry
Wendy Hillwalker*, USA, Industry
Xuedong Chen, Canada, Univ
* New members starting on steering committee in November at Long Beach SETAC.

4. Chinese National Chemicals Management Process – a request for SETAC member involvement

This opportunity was also sent Monday Nov 5th. The email attachment is included here.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences in cooperation with a number of their environmental and toxicology research facilities, is asking for interested scientists to become involved with their scientific community toward developing a national chemicals management scheme. More details and an overview of the activities are included in the attached white paper.
If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Bruce Vigon at the SETAC office ( providing a letter of interest and a curriculum vita (CV) supporting their relevant expertise. SETAC will pass these along to the Chinese and they will follow up to work out the specific arrangements. We would like to have assembled the list of interested parties for transmittal to the Chinese organizing group not later than mid-December.

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Tags:  Chinese National Chemicals Management Process  Long Beach  Survey 

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