Extended abstract submission is now open! Please read the following requirements and guidelines and then click HERE to submit your abstract.

Late abstract submission is open from 1 September-1 November. Late abstracts will not be organized by different tracks and sessions, all late abstracts will be in a single session called "Poster Only - Late Submissions". SETAC will only accept abstracts for poster presentations, and the presenter will be required to pay a $50 late administration fee per abstract. Abstracts will not be included in any printed meeting materials but will be made available in the online interactive program. Each abstract will be reviewed individually by the committee and assigned a poster presentation time via email to the presenter.  The presenter must be registered for the meeting before the committee will accept the abstract.

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

View Sample Abstract HERE

  1. Abstract must not promote a commercial product, process, or service.
  2. Abstract should be clear and well written.
  3. Authors should comply with instructions and deadlines provided with the call for abstracts.
  4. The abstract should contain information and/or data that demonstrates that high quality science will be presented.
  5. Information in the abstract should not have been previously published or presented.
  6. Subject matter should be applicable to environmental toxicology and chemistry, including, but not limited to:
    • Molecular and cellular biology as they relate to environmental toxicology and chemistry, hazard and risk assessment, and environment/human health related issues.
    • Contributions to an understanding of ecological risk assessment and environmental hazards, including use and validation of mammalian models and systems.
    • Ethical issues related to environmental toxicology and chemistry and risk assessment.
  7. By submitting an abstract you are agreeing to abide by the SETAC code of conduct and understand that all presenters must pay for registration and attend the meeting.
  8. There is a limit of 2500 characters (INCLUDING SPACES) for the text of your Abstract submission.

Platform Guidelines

Presenters in all Annual Meeting sessions are required to use digital projection of a PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint presentations should be prepared for use with PowerPoint 2007 in a PC compatible format. If you have developed your presentation with an earlier version of PowerPoint, or have developed it on a Macintosh platform, it SHOULD project properly, but we encourage you to preview it on a PC with PowerPoint 2007 BEFORE arriving at the meeting to ensure that it will project properly.

The presentation of a slide talk or computer presentation is quite different from the presentation of the same information in a journal article. Keep in mind that in a slide presentation, you have only 20 minutes including Q&A.

  1. Prepare your slide to communicate ideas, not details. If attendees want details, let them ask you in the Q&A period.
  2. A table in a published article is much too detailed for a slide presentation. Take the time to think through what conclusion you want to present from the table and present the least amount of material you can to communicate that idea. A graph or photograph may better communicate your data.
  3. A slide presentation should include a title slide, a slide stating the question or hypothesis to be addressed, and a slide describing the overall approach you used to address the question. A "methods" slide should be included but should never include the details of the method unless the purpose of the talk is to describe the method. The next several slides should present the results obtained, and a final slide should give the conclusions of the study.
  4. Review your presentation on a different machine from which it was originally prepared to ensure the backgrounds, transitions, video clips, graphics, and linked images appear properly.

Instructions for Giving a Platform Presentation:

Presenters in all Annual Meeting sessions are required to use digital projection of a PowerPoint presentation.

  1. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of your session and introduce yourself to the chairperson. Provide appropriate information to him/her for your introduction. Uploaded presentations will be downloaded on the computer for you before the session starts.
  2. Upload your presentation by 4:00PM the day before your Session. Be sure to check the Presentation Services Desk for the location of the presentation preview area. One of the most effective contributions to a presentation is well-prepared slides.
  3. The electronic projection equipment provided in each room will include a laptop equipped with Windows XP and PowerPoint 2007 (subject to change to current version). Please bring a backup of your Power Point presentation to the meeting on a USB Memory Device. It is highly recommended if you are a Macintosh user to test your presentation on a PC to verify it converts to WINDOWS format accurately. There will NOT be any MAC equipment available.
  4. Schedule. No scheduling change can be made. You have been allotted a total of 20 minutes, including discussion for your presentation. The chairperson has been instructed to require all speakers to adhere to this limit: fifteen minutes for the presentation, five minutes for discussion.
  5. Should circumstances prevent you from making your presentation, you must arrange for a substitute to present your paper and you must notify SETAC Headquarters (jason@setac.org). Abstracts may not be changed or withdrawn after print date of (1 September 2012).

Poster Guidelines

Poster sessions will be grouped by topic. Each poster display will be 4ft tall x 8ft wide (122cm x 244cm) mounted horizontally. This measurement includes a 2inch metal frame border.

All poster material should be confined to the space provided. Suggestions for the preparation and presentation of your poster are provided below.

One author of each poster abstract is responsible for the proper assembly, mounting, and presentation of his/her poster. Presenters will be allowed to begin mounting their display on their assigned board at 7:00 a.m. Poster viewing is from 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday - Wednesday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursday. All poster sessions will end at 7:00 p.m. Posters must be removed immediately at the end of each day, so that the boards may be prepared for the next day. The poster board surface consists of fabric over cork board. Push pins or Velcro can be used to mount the poster. EACH PRESENTER MUST PROVIDE PUSH PINS OR VELCRO FOR HIS/HER DISPLAY. A program committee member will be present in the Poster area and available to provide assistance and answer any questions.

The Society will provide and post the abstract number. Logos and advertising material should not be used. Bear in mind that the illustrations and text must be read from a distance of at least 5 feet. All lines should be heavily drawn. Typed materials should be on the largest typeface available.

Suggestions for giving a good Poster Presentation:

  1. In the planning of your poster presentation remember that the poster will be available for viewing and discussion for several hours. Posters should be readable from five feet away. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
  2. When planning your poster presentation, aim for clarity and simplicity. Make an initial rough layout, keeping in mind the proportions of figures, tables, and text. Try to maintain a balance of utilizing approximately 50% of the poster board area.
  3. A good poster should be like a good paper. However, avoid displaying a short manuscript. Be clear and concise in all statements. Include your objective, the design/methods, the results and conclusion. The objective of the work should be stated. Experimental details should be concise. Tables and conclusions should be clearly stated.
  4. The temptation to overload the poster with excessive text and data should be resisted. Where possible, organize tables and figures chronologically in vertical progression.
  5. Should circumstances prevent you from making your presentation, you must arrange for a substitute to present your paper and you must notify SETAC Headquarters (jason@setac.org). Abstracts may not be changed or withdrawn after print date of (1 September 2012).
  6. Presenters are expected to attend their poster during all break periods and evening poster social to discuss their work with scientists visiting their poster.
    • Mon-Thur 9:35-10:15
    • Mon-Wed 3:30-4:10, Thur 2:30-3:10
    • Mon-Wed 5:45-6:45, Thur 4:45-5:45

Interactive Poster Guidelines

An Interactive Poster session is both a full day poster session and a 10 minute oral presentation with PPT slides during a specific time in the Interactive Poster section of the Exhibit Hall.

- 10 minutes each talk (group Q&A and end of session)
- 5 PowerPoint slides max per person
- Presenter lists poster ID number in closing slide and invites audience to visit poster for more details
- Presenter keeps poster board assigned and attends poster during normal poster viewing times
- Chairs monitor timing of speakers and moderate the group Q&A at the end

Monday Schedule

Session: Assessing the risks of nanosilver in the environment
Chairs: Chris D Metcalfe; Steve J. Klaine
talk 1: MP269 1:55 - 2:05
talk 2: MP270 2:05 - 2:15
talk 3: MP271 2:15 - 2:25
talk 4: MP272 2:25 - 2:35
talk 5: MP273 2:35 - 2:45
talk 6: MP274 2:45 - 2:55
talk 7: MP275 2:55 - 3:05
Group Q&A 3:05 - 3:30 (25 minutes)

Tuesday Schedule

Session: Effects of Anthropogenic Chemicals on Chemosensation and Behavior in Fish: Organismal, Ecological, and Regulatory Implications
Chairs: Bob W. Gensemer; Gregory Pyle; Burt Shephard
talk 1: TP107 1:55 - 2:05
talk 2: TP108 2:05 - 2:15
talk 3: TP109 2:15 - 2:25
talk 4: TP110 2:25 - 2:35
talk 5: TP111 2:35 - 2:45
talk 6: TP112 2:45 - 2:55
talk 7: TP113 2:55 - 3:05
talk 8: TP114 3:05 - 3:15
Group Q&A 3:15 - 3:30 (15 minutes)

Wednesday Schedule

Session: Increasing the sustainability of plastic from cradle to grave
Chairs: Chelsea M Rochman; Mark Browne
talk 1: WP274 1:55 - 2:05
talk 2: WP275 2:05 - 2:15
talk 3: WP276 2:15 - 2:25
talk 4: WP278 2:25 - 2:35
talk 5: WP279 2:35 - 2:45
talk 6: WP280 2:45 - 2:55
talk 7: WP281 2:55 - 3:05
Group Q&A 3:05 - 3:30 (25 minutes)

Thursday Schedule

Session: Helping Contaminants Emerge: Non-targeted and Effect-directed Environmental Analysis - Part 2
Chairs: Lee Ferguson; Nathan Dodder; John R. Kucklick; Keith A. Maruya
talk 1: RP001 12:55 - 1:05
talk 2: RP002 1:05 - 1:15
talk 3: RP003 1:15 - 1:25
talk 4: RP004 1:25 - 1:35
talk 5: RP005 1:35 - 1:45
talk 6: RP006 1:45 - 1:55
talk 7: RP007 1:55 - 2:05
talk 8: RP008 2:05 - 2:15
Group Q&A 2:15 - 2:30 (15 minutes)

Session: Life Cycle Assessment: Poster and Interactive Poster
Chair: Jane C. Bare; Lise Laurin; Annie Weisbrod
talk 1: RP115 3:10 - 3:20
talk 2: RP104 3:20 - 3:30
talk 3: RP112 3:30 - 3:40
talk 4: RP120 3:40 - 3:50
talk 5: RP106 3:50 - 4:00
talk 6: RP117 4:00 - 4:10
talk 7: RP121 4:10 - 4:20
talk 8: RP116 4:20 - 4:30
Group Q&A 4:30 - 4:45 (15 minutes)