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We are pleased to announce the 25th Annual Midwest Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (MWSETAC) Meeting with the theme of Sustainable Water Resource Management: From Urban to Rural.  Protecting water resources from overuse and impairment presents a major challenge for meeting human, environmental, economic, and social needs for sustainable development. This year’s meeting theme highlights the diversity of challenges associated with water resources in urban, peri-urban, and rural settings. Presentations (platform or poster) are welcome in all areas of science applicable or relevant to Midwest SETAC, and we especially encourage topics that speak to the overall meeting theme. Presentations may include those from previous national conferences. Membership in the society is not required to attend or present.  Please keep checking back to our 2017 web page for the latest information and updates. 

SUBMIT YOUR PLATFORM AND POSTER ABSTRACTS:  For the 25th Annual Midwest Chapter Meeting poster and platform presentations are welcome in all areas of science relevant to Midwest SETAC (see green box below).  Presentations may include those from previous national conferences. Membership in the society is not required to attend or present.  We encourage platform and poster presentations covering a variety of topics and encourage student submissions.

  • Click on the button above  “Call for Abstracts & Meeting Information” for informative details about the meeting, the plenary speakers, student travel awards, student paper competition, registration rates (also below), and more.
  • Click on the button above "Submit Your Abstract (Link)".  This takes you to an online abstract submission process. Prepare your material in a word processing document to make entry efficient.
  • Click the button above "Registration Link" to register and even join SETAC!  This takes you to the online registration page.  Please  sign up for events to help organizers plan events.
  • Click on the button above "Short Course: Using R" to read the short course description, instructor and details.
  • Click on the button above "Meeting Schedule and Hotel Reservation” to read the meeting plans and make an online hotel reservation.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Abstracts are now due February 13, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central. Platform presentations are 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and poster presentations are held during the evening Poster Social on Tuesday, March 21.

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD & PRESENTATION COMPETITION:  The MW Chapter supports student travel to our annual meeting to encourage student participation by defraying the cost of attending the annual meeting. All students, including Twin Cities‐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 Twin Cities‐area will be eligible for up to approximately $50.  Student Travel Award applications are due February 6, 2017, at 11:59 PM Central. Awards are made for best student paper for both platform and poster presentations, for more information (including joining/renewing your membership, application requirements, and limitations), please visit our Student Awards web page.

Please join us in Minneapolis!   

NEW!! click here for information on the 26th Annual Midwest SETAC Meeting 

April 9 - 11, 2018 | Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL

Meeting Theme:  Sustaining Ecosystem Services

Click on this link for information on this years meeting:  MeetinGs 2018

Registration Rates

Early Bird

After March 12

Regular MW Chapter member
Student MW Chapter member

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 26 March 2018. No refunds will be 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 (

To withdraw any presentation, please notify the Midwest SETAC Chapter President, Nadia Carmosini (, as soon as possible.