The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
PNW-SETAC was founded in 2005 by a group of mental health professionals who saw a need for more accessible mental health resources in our community.
Our team is made up of licensed therapists, social workers, and other mental health professionals who are passionate about supporting mental health and wellness in our community.
We partner with a variety of organizations and businesses in our community to provide comprehensive mental health services to those in need.
This year we are happy as clams to gather in person (where did this phrase come from? Attend and you will find out). The agenda is jam-packed with sessions on hot topics like 6PPDQ, plastics, PFAS, and updated research and monitoring on contaminant exposure and ecotoxicology. On-Demand short courses, and contextual discussions of Environmental Justice and innovative business responses round out the event.
To learn about our SPEAKERS and PRESENTERS please visit this page.
Registration for On-site is now closed but you can register for virtual sessions HERE.
Registration is now open! We welcome you to join our chapter and please consider joining us for dinner on Monday evening.
Please join us for dinner on Monday night, 5/22 (cost is $65)- We are also hosting 2 drinks for dinner if you register for the meal:
Rolls & Butter Ⓥ
Northwest Spinach Salad Ⓥ
goat cheese, hazelnuts and marionberry vinaigrette
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes ⒼⓋ
Wild Rice Pilaf Ⓥ
Garlic-Roasted Broccolini Ⓖ✿Ⓥ
Jamaican Curried Veggie Stew Ⓖ✿Ⓥ
black bean and veggie stew, mango chutney, spinach, onion, cilantro and jalapeño
Lemon & Herb-Roasted Chicken Ⓖ
Potlatch Wild Salmon Ⓖ
Phil’s Salted Caramel Tart Ⓥ
dark chocolate, Oregon filberts, whipped cream
Ruby's Raspberry Cheesecake Ⓥ
vanilla cheesecake, raspberry swirl and graham cracker crust
McMenamins Own Freshly Brewed Coffee Ⓖ✿Ⓥ
and a selection of The Tao of Tea
We are thrilled to announce that Minal Mistry, Systems Thinker and Wellbeing Leader, with the well-beingOregon Department of Environmental Quality, will be discussing what this term means in practice.
Sustaining what? - a systems look
Minal Mistry is an advocate for enhancing wellbeing in the global material networks. He applies systems thinking to develop concepts, scope research, and demonstration projects and to build capacity for advancing Oregon’s 2050 Vision - conserving resources, protecting the environment, and enhancing wellbeing. His current efforts focus on ways to center people and places in the material's life cycles to enhance well-being determinants. Minal is a biologist and an artist with experience in business, non-profit, and government.
You can book with the hotel or stay in a wide variety of places in Troutdale or Portland.
If you are staying at Edgefield and have accommodation needs, please let the hotel know when you book your room.
Member: $220/Early-bird: $176
Student member: $120/Early-bird: $96
Single-day member: $150/Early-bird: $120
Non-member: $300/Early-bird: $240
Student non-member: $150/Early-bird: $120
Single-day non-member: $180/Early-bird $144
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While we are building our conference platform, please take note of the following date:
Registration Closes May 10th.
Present your work!
You don't want to miss this opportunity to present your work in person at the Edgefield Resort in Troutdale, OR, just 25 minutes east of Portland
Book your room now! (503) 669-8610- https://www.mcmenamins.com/edgefield
Building science and practices that bridges environment, ecology, and human health
Call for Abstracts Coming Soon!
The PNW-SETAC Board is working to develop the conference program so start thinking about what you’d like to share at 2023 Annual Conference! In addition to your research, we welcome presentations discussing the context for our shared work. Contaminant science is inextricably linked to the natural world, material economy, human health and the global chemical industry.
Need to renew your PNW-SETAC Membership? see https://pnw-setac.org/member-services
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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!
If you would like to check out programs from previous meetings, check out our Archives