Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest


26th PNW-SETAC Annual Conference

Where: The Lakefront Anchorage in Anchorage, AK
When: April 20-22, 2017
Theme: Northern Exposures: Contaminants, Science, and Toxicology


First Call for Abstracts!

We are currently accepting abstracts to present a platform or poster presentation at the upcoming PNW-SETAC Conference in Anchorage, or a short course/special session you would like to chair on a topic of interest to you. The deadline for abstract submissions is Tuesday February 21st. The deadline for short course or special session proposals is Friday February 10th. Presenters will be informed as to whether their abstract(s) have been accepted by March 6th. Criteria for poster and platform presentations are outlined on this webpage. The First Call for Abstracts document, along with submission instructions, can be accessed HERE.


Conference Lodging

A block of 30 Deluxe rooms has been reserved at the Lakefront Anchorage for conference attendees on a first come, first served basis. Rooms are available Wednesday April 19th through Saturday night, the 22nd at the government per diem rate of $99/night. Reservations can be made by calling 907-243-2300. Just be sure to identify that you are with PNW-SETAC. Reservations must be made by March 20, 2017! Check in is available at 3:00 pm on arrival day, with check out by noon on departure day.


Discounted Airfare!

The PNW-SETAC Board worked with Alaska Airlines and they have graciously agreed to provide a 7% discount on airfares between Anchorage and any Alaska Airlines U.S. or Canadian city. The discount is valid for travel dates between April 15th through April 25th. When attendees register for the conference, instructions on how to book your flight and the discount code will be provided to you.


Conference Registration

Registration will be open February 1, 2017 so please check back then!


Conference Program

The organizing committee is currently working on the conference program. Please check back later.


Presentation Guidelines:

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for discussion or questions.  PowerPoint slide presentations are preferred and should be brought on a thumb drive and loaded on the laptop provided prior to the session in which the presentation is scheduled.  Lettering should be large enough to be read at a distance of 100’, e.g., 72 pt for titles, 42 pt for presenter affiliation, and 24 pt or greater for text.

Poster Presentations
Poster size should not be more than 4' x 6' and will be mounted on the walls using blue painter's tape.  Supplies will be provided onsite.  Lettering on posters should be readable at a distance of 6’ i.e., the same as for platform presentations with 72 pt for titles, 42 pt for presenter affiliation, and 24 pt or greater for text.


Conference Policies and Conduct

Members and non-members of PNW-SETAC attending the annual conference are expected to exhibit the highest standards of respect, courtesy, integrity, and professionalism to fellow attendees. As such, the PNW-SETAC Board of Directors has established a Code of Conduct and Annual Meeting Policies, modeled on those of SETAC North America, to help guide you, as well as answer any questions you may have. We encourage everyone to review these prior to attending the conference to avoid potential conflict and misunderstandings.


Presentation File-Sharing

In our continuing quest to bring new technologies to our membership, we offer presenters the opportunity to post and share poster and platform presentations to other conference attendees. Presenters will be able to upload their presentations to a file-sharing site, and registrants will be given the password to view and download the presentations.  Presenters will have the option of whether to post their materials, depending on the public availability or sensitivity of the information.


2016 Conference Corporate Members and Sponsors

Many thanks again to our 2016 Corporate members and sponsors! Special thanks to:

Corporate Members - Orca Level:

Compliance Services International (CSI)

Windward Environmental LLC

Corporate Members - Chinook Level:

Azimuth Consulting Group

Integral Consulting Inc

Gradient Corporation

Corporate Members - Kingfisher Level:

Northwestern Aquatic Sciences

Scientific Notations LLC

Their level of giving went a long way towards making our 2016 conference both affordable and high quality! Please see our Sustaining Members webpage for more information about the individuals and companies that help to make us so successful!

PNW-SETAC Annual Conferences

Every year, PNW-SETAC holds a three-day conference in spring or early summer.  Locations vary throughout the region, but are usually in Washington or Oregon, and occasionally in Idaho or British Columbia, Canada.  Conferences typically include a special session, workshop, and/or short course on the first day, followed by a full day of sessions on the second day and a half-day of sessions on the third.  We also have fun social events and a PNW-SETAC General Membership meeting. Proposals for Sessions and Short Courses are accepted all year-round. Just contact us!

On average we have more than 100 attendees each year, comprised of professionals who bracket a range of years to decades working in their fields, as well as students who are just preparing to enter their career fields. As such, the PNW-SETAC Board of Directors strives diligently each year to provide the best venue possible to discuss current and emerging issues in environmental toxicology and chemistry in the Pacific Northwest. We hope you consider joining us!

Previous Year’s Meeting Programs