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Focused Topic Meetings and Symposia
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The explicit purpose of these unique events is to provide a forum for the presentation and exchange of information and training in technical and policy issues on a specific and timely environmental issue. The various geographic units take slightly different approaches in developing and conducting these events, giving them a regional flare.


Upcoming Events

Soil biodiversity

SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

Soil Biodiversity: What Do We Know and How to Protect It from Adverse Effects of Plant Protection Products and Other Chemicals?
19–20 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium
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data graph

Nontarget Analysis for Environmental Assessment

SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting
26–30 May 2020, Durham, North Carolina
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The Role of LCA in Raw Material Sustainability, Circulatory and Criticality

SETAC Europe 25th LCA Symposium
28–30 September 2020, Darmstadt, Germany
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Planning a focused topic meeting or symposium?

You will want to review the SETAC sponsored events matrix to identify the forum that best suits your needs. 

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for FTMs and Symposium:

Past Events

2019

hands catching clean water

Understanding Environmental Risk from Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting
12–15 August 2019, Durham, North Carolina
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Rio Doce

Fundão Dam Science Meeting

SETAC Latin America Focused Topic Meeting
26–27 June 2019, Brasília, Brazil
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2018

daphnia

Extrapolation of Effects Across Biological Levels: Challenges to Implement Scientific Approaches in Regulation

SETAC Europe 13th Special Science Symposium
23-24 October, 2018, Brussels
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tractor plowing field

Food, Fibre, Feed, Fertiliser, Fuel and Other Resources:The Role of LCA in Shaping the Future

SETAC Europe 24th LCA Symposium
24-26 September, 2018, Vienna
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High-Throughput Screening

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

SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting
16-18 April, 2018, North Carolina
Download the program and abstract book (3.2 MB)



2017

Gaudi mosaic

23rd Consequential LCA for Decision Support

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


Evolution of the Science Associated with Understanding and Identifying Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) and Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) Assessments

Seminar at the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-13)
19 October 2017, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Headquarters, Rome, Italy

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Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Chemical Risk Assessment Approach and Needs for the Latin America Region

7 September 2017, Santos, São Paulo Paulo, Brazil
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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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Evolution of the Science Associated with Understanding and Identifying Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) and Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) Assessments

Side event to the Stockholm Convention of the Parties
25 April 2017, Geneva Convention Center, Geneva, Switzerland

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View Gobas presentation
View Guiney presentation
View Solomon presentation


2016

Montpellier at night

SETAC Europe 22nd LCA Case Study Symposium

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

 


Singapore lion

Chemical Risk Assessment Approach and Needs for the Asia-Pacific Region

16 September 2016, Singapore
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Download the presentation files (sessions I and II)


test tubes

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


tractor plowing field

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


mercury droplets

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

17–19 March 2016, Denton, TX, USA



2015

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 


Nisyros scenery

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 



2014

Novi Sad clock tower

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


industrial fumes

10th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

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


plastic pollution along the coast

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



2013

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


19th SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium

LCA in Market Research and Policy: Harmonisation Beyond Standardisation
11–13 November 2013, Rome, Italy


8th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium

Plant protection products and pollinators: Testing methodologies, risk assessment and risk management
16–17 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium


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



2012

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



2011

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

25–26 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium


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


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

2–3 February 2011, Brussels, Belgium



2009

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

17–18 September 2009, Brussels, Belgium



2008

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

23–24 October 2008, Brussels, Belgium