Tracks & Sessions

The SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in 2018 in Rome will be the number one meeting place where scientists from academia, business/industry and government and from various disciplines will find new opportunities to present, to debate and to disseminate the most recent scientific knowledge, developments and applications for:

  • Reducing and regulating the use of chemicals in the environment,
  • Remediating soil, air and water pollution,
  • Proposing the use of more sustainable chemicals.

Environmental scientists have the huge responsibility for developing, communicating and implementing knowledge, methods and tools to manage the (eco-)toxicological effects of chemicals in the environment, to reduce their risk and to regulate their use. Moreover, they need to find new ways to uncover potential impacts from chemicals in advance and consider ways to anticipate and respond to them.

The overarching theme of this meeting is therefore “Responsible and Innovative Research for Environmental Quality“.

The scientific programme consists of 7 tracks for parallel sessions and 1 track for special sessions (invitation only).

1.01 Advancing the Adverse Outcome Pathway Framework – An International Horizon Scanning Approach (Carlie LaLone, Markus Hecker) – description

1.02 Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing for Ecotoxicity Assessments (Adam Lillicrap, Teresa J Norberg-King, Mark Lampi) – description

1.03 BiER is good for you: How biotransformation and elimination rate information can improve chemical assessments (Michelle Rau Embry, Jon A. Arnot, Ester Papa) – description

1.04 Ecotoxicology of micro and nanoplastics: Mechanistic approaches to understand their risk for the environment and human health (Francisca Fernandez-Piñas, Roberto Rosal, Miguel Tamayo Belda) – description

1.05 Emergence and multidimensional interactions of engineered nanoparticles in toxicology (Sankar Ganesh Palani, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Hyderabad Campus, India, Siva Prasad Bitragunta, Environmental Biotechnology Division, Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad, India, Samuel Robert Thompson, NA, UK, Richard Cross, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, UK) – description

1.06 Fish model species in human and environmental toxicology (Jessica Legradi, Jorke Kamstra, Riccardo Massei) – description

1.07 Fungicides – an overlooked compound group? Fate, effects, risk assessment and mitigation (Ralf Bernhard Schäfer, Jochen Zubrod, Jes Rasmussen, Gertie Arts) – description

1.08 Integrated approaches in ecotoxicology: bridging the gap between experimental toxicology and mechanistic modelling (Andre Gergs, Jean-Pierre Desforges, Elke Zimmer) – description

1.09 Luminescent biomonitoring via bioassays of different complexity – from cells trough enzyme reactions to proteins (Nadezhda Kudryasheva, Valentina Kratasyuk, Elizaveta Baigina, Anna Sergeevna Sachkova) – description

1.10 Advances in evaluating and regulation endocrine disruptors (Heiko L. Schoenfuss, Gerd Maack, Francesca Pellizzato, Lennart Weltje) – description

1.11 Obesogens and lipid disruptors (Cinta Porte, Filipe Castro, Miguel Machado Santos, Carlos Barata) – description

1.12 The added value of using invertebrate species in ecotoxicology: new insights for environmental risk assessment (Carlos Barata, João Pestana, Bruno Campos) – description

1.13 System ecotoxicology: application of OMICS data across multiple levels of biological organisation in research and risk assessment (Anze Zupanic, Bruno Campos, Philipp Antczak, Jana Asselman) – description

1.14 – Epigenetic and evolutionary toxicology: from mechanisms to risk assessment (Benjamin Pina, Jana Asselman, Marie-Agnes Coutellec) – description

2.01 Big data analysis in ecotoxicology: how to get new information out of existing data? (Gert Everaert, Jörg Römbke, Martina G. Vijver) – description

2.02 Ecological risks under complex, multiple-stressor threat scenarios: integrating chemical effects with environmental drivers (Paul van den Brink, Katherine Dafforn, Mirco Bundschuh) – description

2.03 Behavioural Ecotoxicology: Unravelling behavioural responses to chemical contaminants in the environment (Minna Saaristo, Kathryn Arnold, Bryan W. Brooks, Gregory G. Pyle) – description

2.04 Microbial community ecotoxicology in environmental risk assessment and ecosystem monitoring (Ahmed Tlili, Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen, Kristian Koefoed Brandt) – description

2.05 Plants: predicting and assessing direct, indirect effects and recovery of plants from chemical stress (Stefania Loutseti, Udo Hommen, Henry O Krueger, Gertie Arts) – description

2.06 Recent developments in environmental risk assessment for pollinators (Ivo Roessink, Nicole Hanewald, Jacoba Wassenberg) – description

2.07 Salt of the earth – causes, consequences and management of salinization of surface freshwaters, groundwaters and soils (Ben J Kefford, Ralf Bernhard Schäfer, James M. Lazorchak) – description

2.08 When ecotoxicology meets trophic ecology (Clémentine Fritsch, Michael Danger, M. Glória Pereira) – description

2.09 Wildlife ecotoxicology: laboratory dosing studies to field population assessments (John E. Elliott, Veerle Jaspers, Emmanuelle Bonneris, Scott Glaberman) – description

3.01 Advances in environmental risk assessment of oil spills and offshore oil & gas operations (Vince Palace, Gregg Tomy, Graham Whale) – description

3.02 Advances in monitoring and evaluating remedy effectiveness for in situ amendments in soils and sediments (Gijs D. Breedveld, Amy Oen) – description

3.03 Air Pollution, Biomonitoring and Human Health (Luisella Ciancarella, Carmela Tortorella, Dominique Courcot) – description

3.04 Analysis and Fate of Emerging Contaminants in soils, water and plants under water scarcity (Damia Barcelo, Yolanda Pico) – description

3.05  Bioavailability and realistic risk assessment of organic chemicals (John Parsons, Jose-Julio Ortega-Calvo, Joop Harmsen, Steven Droge) – description

3.06 Distribution, transformations and biological effects of incidental nanoparticles and nanoplastics in the environment from a more realistic point of view (Gerardo Pulido-Reyes, Roberto Rosal) – description

3.07 Environmental fate of emerging contaminants in the water cycle: analytical challenges and engineered solutions (Bozo Zonja, Cristina Postigo, Kai Bester, Karin Wiberg) – description

3.08 Environmental monitoring of contaminants using terrestrial ecological biomonitors (Sofia Augusto, Nuno Ratola, Mira Aničić Urošević) – description

3.09 New Horizons in Particulate Polymer Analysis: Micro- and Nanoplastics and Tire Rubber Detection, Characterisation and Impacts in the Environment (Ana I Catarino, Maya Al Sid Cheikh, Farhan Khan) – description

3.10 From detection to action: advancements in assessing and managing highly fluorinated compounds (Xindi Hu, Rainer Lohmann, Jon Benskin) – description

3.11 Hydrophobic Chemicals and Mixtures: Reliable Investigations on their Environmental Fate and Effects (Philipp Mayer, Felix Stibany, Josh Butler) – description

3.12 Improvements in environmental exposure assessment: Development and application of tools across industry sectors, regulatory agencies, and international boundaries (Laura McConnell, Romanas Cesnaitis, Todd Gouin, Rai S. Kookana) – description

3.13 Innovative techniques for enhancing and monitoring microbial activities for in situ remediation of contaminated sites (Andrea Franzetti, Luca Alberti, Anna Barra Caracciolo, Paola Grenni) – description

3.14 Mercury Biogeosciences – Fate, Effects and Policy (Michael S Bank, Séverine Le Faucheur, Nelson J O’Driscoll, Joao Canario) – description

3.15 Microplastics in freshwater and terrestrial systems – fate, monitoring and biological interactions (Ana Marta Gonçalves, Nelson Abrantes, Alice A. Horton, Claus Svendsen) – description

3.16 Modelling and monitoring of pesticides fate and exposure in a regulatory context (Bernhard Gottesbueren, Laura Padovani, Giovanna Azimonti) – description

3.17 Persistence & Biodegradation Assessment  (Graham Whale, Gerald Thouand, Jacques Lharidon, Arnaud Boivin) – description

3.18 The environment as a reactor determining fate and toxicity of nanomaterials (Susana Loureiro, C.A.M. van Gestel, Iseult Lynch, Claus Svendsen) – description

3.19 Understanding human and environmental exposure to chemicals in urban systems (Todd Gouin, Miriam L. Diamond, Antonia Praetorius, Alistair Boxall) – description

4.01 (Eco)toxicity tests for hazard evaluation of recycling materials and waste (Reinhilde Weltens, Jörg Römbke) – description

4.02 Advances in Soil Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment of Terrestrial Ecosystems (Mark Maboeta, Bjorn Scholz-Starke, Heidi Cunningham, Silvia Pieper) – description

4.03 Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment: Fate and Ecological Effects, Resistance Development and Implications for Human Health (Edward Topp, Jason Snape, Kristian Koefoed Brandt) – description

4.04 Developments in the ecological and human health risk assessment of biopesticides: microorganisms, semiochemicals and botanicals (Elizabeth Collison, Jacobijn van Etten, Alison Hamer) – description

4.05 Environmental risk assessment in time and space – new approaches to deal with ecological complexity (Alessio Ippolito, Thomas Preuss, Domenica Auteri, Ivo Roessink) – description

4.06 Developments in the use of bioassays for chemical and environmental risk assessment (Ron van der Oost, Jonny Beyer, Michelle Rau Embry) – description

4.07 Natural toxins and harmful algal blooms (HABs): water and food safety, analysis, toxicity, and risks (Gemma Giménez Papiol, Hans Christian B Hansen, Helena Cristina Silva de Assis, Thomas Bucheli) – description

4.08 Hazard and exposure assessment of chemical mixtures: steps towards increasing the realism of chemical risk assessment (Thomas Backhaus, Todd Gouin, Daniel T Salvito, Rolf Altenburger) – description

4.09 Environmental Risk Assessment in Sediments (Sebastian Höss, Ute Feiler, Daniel Faber, Paul K Sibley) – description

4.10 Improving the environmental risk assessment of the aquaculture ‘Blue Revolution’ (Andreu Rico, Paul van den Brink, Ailbhe Macken, Trevor Cowan Telfer) – description

4.11 Improving the Quality of Ecotoxicological Testing and Assessment (Simon Gutierrez, Lennart Weltje, James R. Wheeler) – description

4.12 Biocides and Veterinary Medicines: latest developments in regulatory risk assessment, research and monitoring (Fabienne Ericher, Jason Weeks, Anja Kehrer, Jaana Laitinen) – description

4.13 Mechanistic effect modelling for risk assessment: applications, use in a regulatory context and future directions (Nina Cedergreen, Thomas Preuss, Alpar Barsi) – description

4.14 Prioritisation and Intelligent Testing of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (Beate Escher, Ines Rönnefahrt, Anja Coors, Rik Oldenkamp) – description

4.15 Environmental effects of metals: Improvements to risk assessment by considering speciation and bioavailability (Christian E Schlekat, Graham Merrington, Jean Mathieu Renaud, Steven Siciliano) – description

4.16 Wastewater effluents: How research can improve risk assessment and regulation (Dean Leverett, Mirco Bundschuh) – description

5.01 Building of large-scale inventories of emissions and resources and applications for environmental footprints of territories, nations and sectors (Alexis Laurent, Mélanie Douziech, Serenella Sala) – description

5.02 Challenges, methodological developments and practical solutions for Social Life Cycle Assessment in industry and policy (Andreas Ciroth (GreenDelta, Germany), Andrea Porcari (Airi – Italian Association for Industrial Research, Italy)) – description

5.03 Emerging technologies and related raw materials requirements scenarios: the role of life cycle thinking (Laura Cutaia, Grazia Barberio, Serena Righi, Alessandra Bonoli) – description

5.04 Integrating life cycle approaches towards a sustainable circular economy (Monia Niero, Eric J. Van Genderen, Chris Bayliss) – description

5.05 Interpretation and uncertainty – overcoming challenges of translating LCA results into reliable information (Gudrun Obersteiner, Michele De Rosa, Nicole Unger) – description

5.06 LCA and beyond – integrating sustainability and/or other dimensions to improve decision support (Serenella Sala, Roland Hischier, Yan Dong) – description

5.07 LCIA method developments in a global perspective: Status and outlook (Alexis Laurent, Rosalie Van Zelm, Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Heinz Stichnothe) – description

5.08 New frontiers in Life Cycle Inventory data collection and modelling (Michele De Rosa, Roland Hischier, Heinz Stichnothe) – description

5.09 Product benefits and positive outcomes: valuation and beyond (Enrico Benetto, Till M Bachmann, Katerina Stylianou) – description

6.01 Challenges in setting, meeting and measuring specific protection goals for plant protection products (Lorraine Maltby, Peter Campbell) – description

6.02 Derivation, Validation and Implementation of Environmental Quality Benchmarks (Bryan W. Brooks, Kenneth Mei Yee Leung, Michael St John Warne) – description

6.03 Environmental risk assessment and management of the spoil material produced in tunnelling excavation (Anna Barra Caracciolo, Paola Grenni, Luisa Patrolecco, Donato Ludovici) – description

6.04 Informed substitution of hazardous chemicals for circular economy: science and practice (Peter Simpson, Hugo Waeterschoot, Ian Cousins, Patrik Andersson) – description

6.05 PBT/vPvB & PMT/vPvM substances and Non-extractable residues (NER): Scientific strategies, Analytical challenges and Regulatory Issues (Stefan Hahn, Andreas Schaeffer, Michael Neumann) – description

6.06 Risk assessment of Nanomaterials: innovative approaches and application of recent research developments to regulatory science (Laurence Deydier Stephan, Sonia Manzo, Simona Scalbi, Doris Voelker) – description

6.07 Safe by Design: responsible and innovative research for safe and sustainable chemistry (Ester Papa, Elena Semenzin) – description

6.08 The Need for Resilience in Environmental Impact Assessment (Richard J. Wenning, Sabine Elisabeth Apitz, Lawrence Kapustka, Thomas P Seager) –