Scope of the Meeting

Cutting-Edge Knowledge and Technologies for Environmental Health Management and Research

SETAC Latin America will be holding the 15th Biennial Meeting from 17–20 September 2023 at the LATU Event Park in Montevideo, Uruguay. The meeting will include a range of presentations, networking opportunities, poster sessions and much more. Special sessions, keynote speakers, oral presentations and training workshops will round out the conference program. As other regions in the World, Latin America must strive for sustainable development aimed at achieving the green and digital transition, while avoiding harm to the planet and current and future generations.

During this event, you will:

  • Gain insight on chemical regulation approaches in the region and at a global scale.
  • Learn about recent advances in s analytical tools, big data, artificial intelligence, modeling and other smart systems to achieve better decision-making and improve environmental management.
  • Get information on new approaches in environmental toxicology and risk assessment

The primary goal of the meeting is to bring together researchers, students and expert practitioners from universities, institutions, governmental authorities, businesses and nongovernmental organizations to share knowledge and solve common environmental problems, specifically in the Latin America region.

The organizers will also focus on creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and will pay special attention to issues related to indigenous communities to achieve inclusiveness in Science.

Issues that organizers would like to see addressed include the following topics:

  • System concepts including biodiversity, climate change, ecosystem services, and one health (especially in outbreak setting such as COVID)
  • Water and wastewater treatment methods
  • Remediation and restoration approaches
  • Environmental fate and effects of pollutants at cellular, organism, population, community and ecosystem levels
  • Eutrophication and cyanobacterial blooms in coastal waters and reservoirs
  • Modern analytical techniques for the determination of contaminants and pathogens
  • Terrestrial, aquatic and air toxicants
  • Ecological and human health risk assessment methodologies
  • State-of-the-art methodologies for in vitro–in vivo extrapolation and replacement or reducing specimens for experimentation
  • Biomarkers of toxicity and metagenomics
  • Environmental policy, risk management and science communication
  • Agrochemicals
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Micro- and nanoplastics