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28th Annual Midwest SETAC Meeting

Meeting Theme: Greater Science Communication for Greater Lakes 

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


Midwest SETAC has established a program to support student travel to our annual meeting. The purpose is to encourage student participation by defraying the cost of attending the annual meeting. All students are encouraged to apply. A limited number of travel awards (up to approximately $250) will be made for this meeting. Students from the local Milwaukee-area will be eligible for up to approximately $50.

New Research Scholarship Award Applications are Due March 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM Central


​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 ( 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.

Student Travel Award Applications are Due March 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM Central

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Awards will be announced by March 23, 2020 and will be awarded directly to the students at the meeting. Interested student applicants should submit the following package of information:

1.     Completed Student Award Application
2.    A copy of the applicant’s abstract submitted for the current Midwest Chapter meeting.
3.    A one‐paragraph statement of the student’s research goals and accomplishments.
Note: All student travel award applicants must also be members of Midwest SETAC.

 For more information (including joining/renewing your membership, application requirements, and limitations), please visit our Student Awards webpage.

We are pleased to announce the 28th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (MWSETAC). Submit your platform and poster session papers for presentation at the meeting!

Presentations are welcome in all areas of science relevant to Midwest SETAC (see below) and we especially encourage those that speak to the overall meeting theme: Greater Science Communication for Greater Lakes.
Presentations may include those from previous national conferences. Membership in the society is not required to attend or present. Please refer to the Midwest Chapter’s 2020 Annual Meeting webpage for the latest meeting information and updates: 2020 Midwest SETAC Meeting.

Plan to attend the short course by Dr. Andrea Hicks, University of Wisconsin-Madison:  Life Cycle Assessment, April 16th, morning (Additional details will be provided on the  2020 Midwest SETAC Meeting webpage).

Abstracts are due Feb 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM Central Time.  Please see the webpage for the abstract submission link

  1. ​Platform presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes with 5 additional minutes for questions and discussion.
  2. Poster presentations are scheduled during the evening Poster Social on Thursday, April 16th from 6:30-8pm.
  3. Abstract Guidelines:

​​​           ​Character limits are 250 for the title and 2,500 for the abstract (including spaces).

        Presenters should indicate their preference for type of presentation (platform or poster).
        Students should indicate their desire to be included in the best student presentation competition on their abstract submission. Please visit our Student Awards webpage for more information & eligibility requirements.

Notices of abstract acceptance will be sent via e‐mail by March 9, 2020. Please note that pending abstract acceptance, the submission of an abstract implies a commitment for the presenting author to register, attend, and present at the 2020 Midwest SETAC Regional Chapter Meeting.

Stay tuned…details and additional information to follow.