Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming 25th Annual PNW-SETAC meeting to be held in Bellingham, WA
June 1st - 4th, 2016!!

PNW-SETAC Annual Conferences

Every year, PNW-SETAC holds a three-day conference in mid-April.  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 Thursday afternoon, followed by a full day of sessions on Friday and a half-day of sessions on Saturday.  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 our Meeting Coordinator!

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!


Please check back later this fall for more information about our 2016 Chapter meeting to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!


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.  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
Posters should be able to fit on a 3’ x 4’ board (NOTE: poster size has been revised) using Velcro or tacks.  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.


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.


2015 Conference Corporate Members and Sponsors!

Many thanks again to our 2015 Corporate members and sponsors! Special thanks to:

Corporate Members - Orca Level:

Nautilus Environmental (for the fourth year in a row!)
Maul, Foster & Alongi, Inc. (for their second year in a row!)
Northwestern Aquatic Sciences.

Corporate Members - Chinook Level:

Germano & Associates, Inc
Windward Environmental, LLC

Corporate Members - Heron Level:

Avocet Consulting
Integral Consulting

Corporate Members - Kingfisher Level:

Scientific Notations LLC

Their level of giving went a long way towards making our 2015 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!

Previous Year’s Meeting Programs