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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​Important dates (2022)
Abstract submission: Open Feb 21, Close Mar 14
Abstract acceptance: Mar 21
Registration: Mar 21 – April 28
Student Travel Award Application Due:
April 8 (Extended Deadline)
Research Scholarship Award Application Due: April 22

Professional Development and Enrichment
Relationship Building
Student Research Presentation Opportunity
Area Expertise and Science​​

Our Sponsors

Students, please check out how to apply for our travel awards and the Legends Scholarship

​​​Who Are We?

Midwest SETAC is excited to be hosting a hybrid meeting this year! The health and well-being of our participants is our utmost priority, and we are committed to creating a welcoming environment for us to gather together safely. As we return to in-person gatherings, we are expecting a commitment from our participants to adhere to and respect the safety and health policies and guidelines.

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

Call for Abstracts
29th Annual Midwest SETAC Meeting
April 28-29, 2022
Hybrid Meeting: In-person and virtual attendance Bestwestern Plus InnTowner
Madison, WI

Greater Science Communication for the Great Lakes Community


  • 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.

Registration is Open!

The Midwest Regional SETAC chapter will hold an annual meeting in hybrid format. The in-person component will take place at the Bestwestern Plus InnTowner hotel in Madison, WI, on April 28-29, 2022. Virtual components of the meeting are still under development,but will likely include live streaming of meeting presentations as well as access to recordings of presentations (i.e., keynote, platforms/posters but not the short course). This year’s theme is “Greater Science Communication for the Great Lakes Community” with a focus on environmental and social justice. The event will include a short course and mix of platform and poster presentations around issues of concern in the fields of environmental toxicology and chemistry.

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?