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SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY Presentation to SETAC Laurentian Chapter June 4, 2004 Linda G. Webster

SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY: 

SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY · Not-for-profit professional society founded in 1979 · Multidisciplinary · Balanced among academia, business, and government · Members committed to (1) promote good science and (2) influence development of rational environmental policies, laws, and regulations · Almost 4,700 members from 66 countries

Our Society: Who Are We?: 

Our Society: Who Are We? The purpose of SETAC is to promote the advancement and application of scientific research related to contaminants and other stressors in the environment, education in the environmental sciences, and the use of science in environmental policy and decision-making.

HISTORY: 

HISTORY · SETAC founded in 1979 · SETAC Europe,1989 · SETAC Asia / Pacific,1997 · SETAC Latin America,1999 · SETAC World Council, 2001 · Areas with interest - Africa - Eastern Europe / Russia - Japan - Mexico

GLOBALIZATION: 

GLOBALIZATION

PUBLICATIONS: 

PUBLICATIONS Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Monthly publication Online, with back issues since 1996 Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management New journal publication Publication target, January 05 Online and print SETAC Globe - Bimonthly newsletter, online Books Peer-reviewed workshop proceedings Technical reports of interest to members

www.setac.org: 

www.setac.org

ADVISORY GROUPS: 

ADVISORY GROUPS Life-Cycle Assessment Ecological Risk Assessment Contaminated Soils Fate and Exposure Modeling Metals Non-members invited to participate. www.setac.org

PELLSTON WORKSHOP SERIES: 

PELLSTON WORKSHOP SERIES

WORKSHOPS, cont.: 

WORKSHOPS, cont.

SETAC MEETINGS: 

SETAC MEETINGS

FUTURE SETAC NA MEETING SITES: 

FUTURE SETAC NA MEETING SITES

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REGIONAL CHAPTER OPPORTUNITIES Short Course support Facilitated dues payment Regionally Focused Topic Meetings Regional Chapter – SETAC NA coordinated membership drive

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SETAC NA REGIONAL CHAPTER FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SHORT COURSES 2003 ‒ $5,900 awarded ($8,000 available) 7 Regional Chapters funded, and one Chapter received funds under WET 2002 ‒ $9,000 available and awarded 10 Regional Chapters funded 2001 ‒ $8,465 awarded ($10,000 available) 9 Regional Chapters funded

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SETAC NA REGIONAL CHAPTER FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SHORT COURSES cont. Looking ahead to 2005 RFP in December Proposals due 1 February Notification mid-February Estimated $8,000 available (budget not yet set)

SETAC NA Membership Initiatives: 

SETAC NA Membership Initiatives

SETAC North America Awards: 

SETAC North America Awards Eugene Kenaga SETAC Membership Award SETAC/ICA Chris Lee Award for Metals Research SETAC North America Environmental Chemistry Award SETAC North America/EA Engineering Jeff Black Award

SETAC North America Awards - cont.: 

SETAC North America Awards - cont. Founders Award (global) Rachel Carson Award (global) Government Service Award SETAC/Menzie-Cura Education Award Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award SETAC/Procter & Gamble Global Fellowship for Doctoral Research

SETAC North America Awards – cont.: 

SETAC North America Awards – cont. Program for North American Minority Students and Mentors Annual Meeting Awards for Best Posters and Papers Travel Awards

Developing and Supporting Student Participation: 

Developing and Supporting Student Participation Student Groups Students on the Board Travel and other support

SETAC NA Board of Directors: 

SETAC NA Board of Directors

SETAC NA Committees: 

SETAC NA Committees

Environmental Quality Through Science ®: 

Environmental Quality Through Science ®