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Focused Topic Meetings and Symposia
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SETAC focused topic meetings (FTMs) and symposiums 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.

Upcoming Events

Rio Doce

Fundão Dam Science Meeting

SETAC Latin America Focused Topic Meeting
26–27 June 2019, Brasília, Brazil
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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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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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Past Events

SETAC Asia-Pacific

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)

SETAC Europe

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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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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Gaudi mosaic

23rd Consequential LCA for Decision Support

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

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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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 
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YES 2015 logo

4th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting (YES)

14–19 March 2015, Petnica Science Centre, Serbia
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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
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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
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plastic pollution along the coast

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 Latin America

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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SETAC North America

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
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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

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

Global SETAC

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

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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Planning a SETAC Event?

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: