Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest


27th PNW-SETAC Annual Conference

Contaminants of Concern:
Responding to a 21st Century Challenge

First Call for Abstracts!!


Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU
When: March 8 - 10, 2018 SAVE THE DATE!!


Conference Location

The conference will be held at the CH2M Hill Alunni Center on the Oregon State University campus (725 SW 26th St., Corvallis, OR 97331). The Center offers an array of meeting spaces to accommodate the sessions that willl be offered on Thursday and half the day on Saturday. The Thursday night Welcome Reception will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (2500 SW Western Blvd) just south of the Center and where lodging is offered for conference attendees.

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Conference Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn (2500 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis) for conference attendees on a first come, first served basis. Amenities include complimentary parking and WIFI. Rooms are available Thursday March 8th through Saturday night, the10th, at the rate of $129/night. The rate will be honored for two days prior to, as well as two days after the conference for those who wish to arrive early or stay after and explore the area at their leisure. Check in is 3:00 pm with checkout at noon. Reservations can be made when you register for the conference, or if you want to make reservations now you can do so HERE (or by calling 877-782-9444) and using our group code: PNWSET. Reservations must be made by Februrary 15, 2018!


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.


2017 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 again to our 2017 Corporate members and sponsors! Special thanks to:

Corporate Members - Orca Level:

Corporate Members - Chinook Level:

Azimuth Consulting Group


Compliance Services International (CSI)

Corporate Members - Heron Level:

Anchor QEA

Windward Environmental LLC

Corporate Members - Kingfisher Level:

Major Marine Tours

Their level of giving is already helping towards making our 2017 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!


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