Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest


28th PNW-SETAC Annual Conference
Registration is now open!


Where: Hilton Vancouver, WA
When: April 4-6, 2019


2019 Conference Registration Portal

Registration for the 28th Annual PNW-SETAC Conference is now open! Please click on the following link: Registration Portal to register! The preliminary Meeting Program can be accessed here: 2019 Conference Program

Rates to attend the conference are as follows:

Earlybird rates (February 19 - March 10):
Member: $190 professional, $100 student, Non-member: $245 professional, $125 student

Standard rates (March 11 - March 29)
Member: $235 professional, $135 student, Non-member: $280 professional, $155 student

Onsite rates (March 30 - April 6):
Member: $285 professional, $160 student, Non-member: $320 professional, $185 student

Thursday Afternoon Short Course: $35 professional, $15 student

Bayesian Networks and Risk Assessment Applied to Adaptive Management for Ecological and Human Well-Being Endpoints. Instructor: Dr. Wayne Landis, Western Washington University

One-day Friday Only rate (professional):
Earlybird: $160, Standard: $200, Onsite: $245

One-day Friday Only rate (student):
Earlybird: $85, Standard: $115, Onsite: $145

One-day Saturday Only rate:
Standard: $130, Onsite: $145

Short Course Only (Thursday) rate:
Standard: $65, Onsite: $75


2019 Conference Location

Measles Alert! As of January 1st Clark County has had 71 confirmed measles cases and is investigating 3 suspected cases. Please check their Public Health website for the latest update on the outbreak prior to attending the conference if you have not been immunized against measles.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, WA (301 W. 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98660) in Clark County. A walking map of the vicinity can be accessed HERE. On and offsite parking information can be accessed HERE.


(Map accessed 03/16/2018)

Directions from North


Directions from South

Conference Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Hotel (301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA) for conference attendees on a first come, first served basis. Rooms are available Thursday April 4th through Saturday the 6th, as well as three days before and three days after the conference at the rate of $169/night for those who wish to arrive early or stay after and explore the area at their leisure. Check in is 4:00 pm with checkout at noon. Amenities include free WIFI. There is a charge to park at the hotel: the self-parking rate is $18.00/day, whereas valet parking is $23.00/day. Reservations can be made by clicking on the Booking Link or by calling 360-993-4500 and using our group booking code of PWN. Reservations must be made by March 14, 2019!


Abstract Submission & Presentation Guidelines:

Abstracts for platform or poster presentations, as well as for short course and special session proposals should be in accordance with PNW-SETAC's Abstract Submission Guidelines. Presentation Guidelines are as follows

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 cannot be more than 4' x 4'. They will be mounted on poster boards with clips and 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.


2019 Conference Corporate Sponsors

PNW-SETAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 91-2147511) and relies on the generosity of our corporate sponsors and sustaining members to support our annual conferences. Their support helps to fund refreshments, meals, special sessions, and short courses, as well as helps to defray student's travel expenses and fund Best Student Presentation Awards each year.

In return, our corporate sponsors get a tax deduction and, depending on the level of support, waived registration costs for up to three people and the Friday night dinner free of charge. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support PNW-SETAC, please use our Member Services webpage to make a donation or contact April Markiewicz and she will issue you an invoice.

Many thanks to our 2019 Corporate members and sponsors! Special thanks to:

Corporate Members - Orca Level:

Compliance Services International (CSI)

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA)


Corporate Members - Chinook Level:

Anchor QEA

Golder Associates Inc.


Corporate Members - Heron Level:

Azimuth Consulting Group

Windward Environmental LLC


Their level of giving is already helping towards making our 2019 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