Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to PNW-SETAC!

You are cordially invited to attend the 25th PNW-SETAC Annual Conference being held June 1 - 4, 2016 in Bellingham, WA, the site of the first official Chapter meeting so many years ago!


PNW-SETAC is the Pacific Northwest regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - North America (SETAC NA). 

It encompasses the largest geographical area within SETAC and includes Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, as well as British Columbia, Canada.


There are approximately 200 members in the Chapter, of which 20% are Canadian. Our membership, therefore reflects a diversity of transboundary perspectives on environmental and toxicological issues, providing unique and creative approaches to address environmental challenges that benefits our Chapter.


In actual numbers, more than a third (37%) of our members work in the business and industry sector, with another 13% in government, and 4% in academia.  Although our members in academia comprise the numerically smallest group, they are very active and are particularly adept at recruiting student members (38%) to participate in Chapter activities.


Our activities include:

If you are not a member and are interested in joining, please do so on the Member Services page.