2019 Tentative Meeting Schedule

Date   Event

Times (tentative)

Thu, March 21
  • Short-Course:  Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Midwest Board Meeting
  • Informal Gather (food & drink on your own) at Local Pub (TBD)

 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. or later

Fri, Mar 22
  • Presentations and Plenary Speakers
  • Poster Presentation Session and Poster Social
  • Raffle prizes during the poster social

 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sat, Mar 23
  • Presentations
  • Lunch, Raffle, Business Meeting, & Awarding of Student Presentation awards
  8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (approx)

2019 Meeting Deadlines
Abstract & Student Travel application deadline
28 FebAbstract acceptance notices emailed
8 MarLast day to book hotel room under Meeting block
8 Mar
Last day to cancel meeting registration

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (see link at top for submitting abstract)

  • Platform presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Poster presentations are scheduled during the evening Poster Social 

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 at the end of February 2019.
  • 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 2019 Midwest SETAC Regional Chapter Meeting.
  • We are pleased to announce the 27th 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: Healthy Ecosystems for a Healthy Life.

  • Presentations may include those from previous national conferences. Membership in the society is not required to attend or present. We will have updates for the meeting posted on this webpage (hotels, directions, program updates, and more).

  • We will be offering a Short Course on "Ecological Risk Assessment" on Thursday, March 21st from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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, including Chicago-area 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 Chicago-area will be eligible for up to approximately $50. Student Travel Award applications are due 8 February (Friday) 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central. Awards will be announced by mid-March 2018 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 the applicant’s abstract the upcoming Midwest Chapter meeting.
  3. A one-paragraph 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 the menu above titled Student Awards. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:  1) submit an abstract for the upcoming meeting, 2) officially serve as a student representative on the Midwest Board of Directors, 3) represent a student affiliate chapters at the business meeting (1 student/chapter).

ANNUAL MEETING OVERVIEW - The program consists of technical presentations and posters, a short‐course, and social activities.

Watch this space for updates

The Board of Directors’ meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21, 6:30 to 8:00 PM (location TBD).  All Midwest SETAC members are welcome and encouraged to attend, and we encourage everyone to attend and volunteer with us!

Please join fellow meeting attendees at an informal “Meet‐n‐Greet” on Monday evening. Check back for the exact location, we are working locate a pub that is within walking distance o campus. This event is not included in the registration fees (food and beverages are on your own).

The meeting registration fee includes meeting attendance (Thursday & Friday), beverage breaks, lunches, and the Tuesday evening poster social. Monday’s tour of Argonne National Lab is free but a head-count is needed.  Note: Registration does not include annual chapter membership dues. Membership can be purchased during the registration process, but is not required. Visit the Midwest SETAC Membership web page for more information.

Midwest SETAC has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 500 Front Street S, Downtown La Crosse, about 1.5 miles from the meeting location. Nightly rates start at $94 plus tax (currently 17.4%). To receive the conference rate, reservations must be made by March 8, 2019 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. To make a reservation, use the link below or call 608-782-1000 and request the “Midwest SETAC” room block. 


A map of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse campus can be obtainedwith the button below. 

If you have questions or suggestions, contact Tham Hoan at thoang@luc.edu (773-508-8194) or any of the members of the executive committee of the Board of Directors.

We encourage Platform and Poster Presentations On a Variety of Topics(not limited to TOPICS below:)

  • Analytical chemistry of contaminants

  • Behavioral toxicology

  • Biomarkers

  • Climate assessments

  • Cumulative risk assessment & management

  • Ecological risk assessment and field studies

  • Ecological studies of contaminants

  • Effects of pollutants on population growth & biological integrity

  • Effluent toxicity

  • Emerging contaminants of concern

  • Endocrine disruptors

  • Environmental modeling case studies

  • Fate and transport of contaminants

  • Health risks from air pollution

  • Linking human health to environmental pollution

  • Measuring vs. modeling of contaminants

  • Microplastics

  • Molecular/cellular toxicology

  • Monitoring of pollutants in air, water, sediment

  • Nanotoxicity

  • PFAS

  • Persistent & bioaccumulative chemicals

  • Regional sustainability

  • Sediment toxicology

  • Toxicity testing

  • Wildlife toxicology

  • Other additional topics can be submitted

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT Through 8 February 2019 (Friday at 11:59 p.m. central)


Registration Rates





March 8

Regular MW Chapter Member $160.00 $180.00
Non-Member MW Chapter  $180.00 $210.00
Member, Student   $60.00  $75.00
Non-Member,, Student   $60.00  $90.00
Early BirdAfter March 8
Regular MW Chapter  Member $60.00  $85.00
Non-Member MW Chapter Member$80.00$120.00
Non-Member, Student$40.00$50.00
Member, Student$40.00$50.00

Terms and Conditions  / Cancellation Policy:  The registration fee less $50 handling fee will be refunded if the cancellation request is received in writing (email or fax) before 8 March 2018. No refunds are made after this date nor will any refunds be made for non-attendance. However, substitutions for attending may be accommodated. To cancel your existing registration, please contact Terresa Murdoch at the SETAC office (terresa.murdoch@setac.org).  To withdraw any presentation, please notify the Midwest SETAC Chapter President as soon as possible.