Midwest SETAC is a non-profit (501)(c)(6) organization dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of chemicals and technology on the environment. The chapter is operated as an independent affiliate of the international SETAC organization and is wholly responsible for the information provided.

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​The Annual Meeting has been cancelled.

Dear Fellow SETACers and others,  with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) declared a global pandemic and recommendations of "social distancing" and other measures being taken to stop its spread at Marquette University and throughout our communities, the 28th Annual Midwest SETAC Meeting April 16th and 17th has cancelled the meeting. The final decision will be transmitted as soon as possible thereafter.

If you or a student or colleague registered to attend the meeting, contact Terresa Murdoch (terresa.murdoch@setac.org) for information about credit or cancellation of payment from pre-meeting on-line registration. Also, if you already reserved a room under the hotel block at the Ambassador Hotel you have until 48 hr prior to arrival to cancel your reservation.

We will keep you informed the best we can in the next few days.

Midwest SETAC Board of Directors.

Our Sponsors

​​Who Are We?

Welcome to Our Midwest Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Organization


  • An annual spring MW SETAC Chapter scientific training course and professional symposium
  • Communicate and network


  • Student travel awards to help subsidize costs of presenting at the annual North America SETAC meeting.  Chapter support for the awards varies depending on the location of meeting and number of applicants
  • Student presentation awards at annual SETAC spring meeting to support research
  • Work with corporate sponsors to support student travel and presentation awards

Benefits of membership include

  • Networking with fellow scientists and regulators in region
  • Opportunities for involvement in mentoring of young scientists for outreach activities
  • Eligibility to present research at annual meetings
  • Eligibility to win student travel or research awards
  • Eligibility to vote in elections to influence the direction of the chapter.

28th Annual Midwest SETAC Meeting

Meeting Theme: Greater Science Communication for Greater Lakes 

16-17 April 2020 at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 


The Midwest Chapter is a regional chapter of SETAC North America and consists of volunteers dedicated to improving our network of scientists, regulators, and educators. With an annual meeting and short-course, we are hoping to meet our other scientists in the region and potential collaborators, become familiar with advances in many environmental fields and provide opportunities along with financial support to students to present their work at our meeting and meet new mentors.  We have members and attendees that develop workshops and timely discussions of topics of both regional and national interest. We:

  • Promote research, education, training and development of the environmental sciences.
  • Encourage interactions among environmental scientists and disseminate information on environmental toxicology and chemistry.
  • Sponsor scientific and educations programs and provide a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia and other segments of the environmental

​​What do we do?