Scientific Programme 2017-12-04T15:24:54+00:00

SETAC Europe 2018 Rome Programme

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). Authors are encouraged to submit abstract for platform and poster presentations to these sessions until 29 November 2017.

1.1 Advancing the Adverse Outcome Pathway Framework – An International Horizon Scanning Approach (Carlie LaLone, Markus Hecker) – description
1.2 Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing for Ecotoxicity Assessments (Adam Lillicrap, Teresa J Norberg-King, Mark Lampi) – description
1.3 Behavioural Ecotoxicology: Putting behavioral toxicology in a regulatory perspective (Alex Ford, Bryan W. Brooks, Gregory G. Pyle) – description
1.4 BiER is good for you: How biotransformation and elimination rate information can improve chemical assessments (Michelle Rau Embry, Jon A. Arnot, Ester Papa) – description
1.5 Bioaccumulation in soil organisms – advances in testing procedures and assessment of terrestrial bioaccumulation (Christian Schlechtriem, Wiebke Drost, Stefan Kimmel, Marlea H.A.B. Wagelmans) – description
1.6 Ecotoxicology of micro and nanoplastics: Mechanistic approaches to understand their risk for the environment and human health (Francisca Fernandez-Piñas, Roberto Rosal, Miguel Gonzalez Pleiter) – description
1.7 Emergence and multidimensional interactions of engineered nanoparticles in toxicology (Sankar Ganesh Palani, Siva Prasad Bitragunta) – description
1.8 Fish model species in human and environmental toxicology (Jessica Legradi, Jorke Kamstra, Riccardo Massei) – description
1.9 Fungicides – an overlooked compound group? Fate, effects, risk assessment and mitigation (Ralf Bernhard Schaefer, Jochen Zubrod, Jes Rasmussen, Gertie Arts) – description
1.10 Incorporating amphibians and reptiles into ecological risk assessment: data needs, understanding exposure, and the use of surrogate species (Scott Glaberman, Peter Dohmen, Isabel Lopes, Scott M Weir) – description
1.11 Integrated approaches in ecotoxicology: bridging the gap between experimental toxicology and mechanistic modelling (Andre Gergs, Jean-Pierre Desforges, Elke Zimmer) – description
1.12 Luminescent biomonitoring via bioassays of different complexity – from cells trough enzyme reactions to proteins (Nadezhda Kudryasheva, Valentina Kratasyuk, Elizaveta Baigina, Anna Sergeevna Sachkova) – description
1.13 Metagenomics: the microbial world for a sustainable life on the planet (Teresa Lettieri, Aldo G. Viarengo, Jingchun Tang, Veljo Kisand) – description
1.14 Novel approaches to the evaluation of endocrine effects in domestic and open environments (Heiko L. Schoenfuss, Joan Grimalt, Lisa Annie Baumann, Gerd Maack) –  description
1.15 Obesogens and lipid disruptors (Cinta Porte, Filipe Castro, Miguel Machado Santos, Carlos Barata) – description
1.16 State of the science: Future challenges and improvements on Non-Target-Arthropod testing (Stefan Kimmel, Carsten Bruehl, Martina Ross-Nickoll, Csaba Szentes) – description
1.17 Synthetic indices for the integration of ecotoxicological data:perspectives and limits of current methods, and new approaches (Sonia Manzo, Simona Schiavo, Renato Baudo) – description
1.18 Systems toxicology: methods for integration of data and knowledge in human and environmental toxicology (Anze Zupanic, Philipp Antczak) – description
1.19 The added value of using invertebrate species in ecotoxicology: new insights for environmental risk assessment (Carlos Barata, João Pestana, Bruno Campos) – description
1.20 The application of OMICs data across multiple levels of biological organization: applying nextgen approaches in risk assessment (Jana Asselman, James B. Brown, Anthony Chariton, Geoffrey Hodges) – description

2.1 Big data analysis in ecotoxicology: how to get new information out of existing data? (Gert Everaert, Jörg Römbke, Martina G. Vijver) – description
2.2 Concepts to assess the recovery of plants from chemical stress (Gertie Arts, Udo Hommen, Eric Bruns, Henry O Krueger) – description
2.3 Distinguishing Natural and Human Causes of Aquatic Ecosystem Degradation (Elisa Chiara Bizzotto, Richard J. Wenning, Fabio Colombo) – description
2.4 Ecological risks under complex, multiple-stressor threat scenarios: integrating chemical effects with environmental drivers (Paul van den Brink, Katherine Dafforn, Matthias Liess, Ralf Bernhard Schaefer) – description
2.5 From the lab to the field: unravelling behavioural responses to chemical pollutants in the environment (Minna Saaristo, Kathryn Arnold, Tomas Brodin) – description
2.6 Lab and field based experimental approaches to investigate ecosystem integrity under multiple stress (Mirco Bundschuh, Jochen Zubrod) – description
2.7 Microbial community ecotoxicology in environmental risk assessment and ecosystem monitoring (Ahmed Tlili, Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen, Kristian Koefoed Brandt) – description
2.8 Plants in environmental risk assessment: assessing and predicting the direct and indirect effects of chemicals on structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (Stefania Loutseti, Udo Hommen) – description
2.9 Recent developments in environmental risk assessment for pollinators (Ivo Roessink, Nicole Hanewald, Jacoba Wassenberg) – description
2.10 Salt of the earth – causes, consequences and management of salinization of surface freshwaters, groundwaters and soils (Ben J Kefford, Ralf Bernhard Schaefer) – description
2.11 The relevance of recovery in risk assessments for plant protection products (PPPs) (Frances Pickering, Seamus Taylor, Franz Streissl) – description
2.12 When ecotoxicology meets trophic ecology (Clémentine Fritsch, Michael Danger, M. Glória Pereira) – description
2.13 Wildlife ecotoxicology: laboratory dosing studies to field population assessments (John E. Elliott, Veerle Jaspers, Emmanuelle Bonneris, Maria Cristina Fossi) – description

3.1  Advances in biological and chemical assessment of oil spills (Vince Palace, Gregg Tomy, Kristin Bridges, Martin Grosell) – description
3.2 Advances in monitoring and evaluating remedy effectiveness for in situ amendments in soils and sediments (Gijs D. Breedveld) – description
3.3 Air Pollution, Biomonitoring and Human Health (Luisella Ciancarella, Carmela Tortorella, Dominique Courcot) – description
3.4 Analysis and Fate of Emerging Contaminants in soils, water and plants under water scarcity (Damia Barcelo, Yolanda Pico) – description
3.5  Bioavailability and realistic risk assessment of organic chemicals (John Parsons, Jose-Julio Ortega-Calvo, Joop Harmsen, Steven Droge) – description
3.6 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
3.7 Environmental fate of emerging contaminants in the water cycle: analytical challenges and engineered solutions (Bozo Zonja, Cristina Postigo, Kai Bester, Karin Wiberg) – description
3.8 Environmental monitoring of contaminants using terrestrial ecological biomonitors (Sofia Augusto, Nuno Ratola, Mira Aničić Urošević) – description
3.9 Exploring new horizons: Advanced Tools for Micro- and Nanoplastics Detection in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments (Ana I Catarino, Denise M Mitrano, Maya Al Sid Cheikh, Thorsten Hüffer) – 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 Micronized tire rubber – environmental presence and effects (Farhan Khan, Annemette Palmqvist, Kristian Syberg) – description
3.16 Microplastics in freshwater and terrestrial systems – fate, monitoring and biological interactions (Ana Marta Gonçalves, Nelson Abrantes, Alice A. Horton, Claus Svendsen) – description
3.17 Modelling and monitoring of pesticides fate and exposure in a regulatory context (Bernhard Gottesbueren, Laura Padovani, Giovanna Azimonti) – description
3.18 Nanoparticle emissions – moving beyond point sources (Samuel Robert Thompson) – description
3.19 Natural toxins and water quality (Hans Christian B. Hansen, Werner Brack, Thomas Bucheli, Karina Knudsmark Sjøholm) – description
3.20 Non-extractable residues (NER) of chemicals and the assessment of PBT criteria (Andreas Schaeffer, Stefan Trapp, Matthias Kästner) – description
3.21 Persistence & Biodegradation Assessment  (Graham Whale, Thouand Gerald, Jacques Lharidon, Arnaud Boivin) – description
3.22 Persistent, Mobile and Toxic (PMT) Substances in the Aquatic Environment: Scientific, Analytical and Regulatory Issues (Michael Neumann, Hans Peter Arp) – description
3.23 Recent developments in assessing exposure in in vitro bioassays (Todd Gouin, Beate Escher, Michelle Rau Embry) – description
3.24 The environment as a reactor determining fate and toxicity of nanomaterials (Susana Loureiro, C.A.M. van Gestel, Iseult Lynch, Claus Svendsen) – description
3.25 Understanding human and environmental exposure to chemicals in urban systems (Todd Gouin, Miriam L. Diamond, Antonia Praetorius, Alistair Boxall) – description

4.1 (Eco)toxicity tests for hazard evaluation of recycling materials and waste (Reinhilde Weltens, Pascal Pandard) – description
4.2 Advances in Soil Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment (Mark Maboeta, Irene Bramke, Roman G. Kuperman, Juliska Princz) – description
4.3 Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment: Fate and Ecological Effects, Resistance Development and Implications for Human Health (Edward Topp, Jason Snape, Joakim D.G. Larsson, Kristian Koefoed Brandt) – description
4.4 Developments in approaches to improve environmental risk assessment of oil and gas operations (Graham Whale, Richard J. Wenning) – description
4.5 Developments in the ecological and human health risk assessment of biopesticides: microorganisms, semiochemicals and botanicals (Elizabeth Collison, Jacobijn van Etten) – description
4.6 Do human activities and global change influence the occurrence, toxicity and pathogenicity of marine harmful microorganisms affecting seafood safety? (Jorge Diogène, Angelo Maggiore) – description
4.7 Effects and exposure modelling of mixtures (Todd Gouin, Daniel T. Salvito, Amy Beasley) – description
4.8 Environmental Risk Assessment and monitoring of Veterinary Medicines (Silke Hickmann, Jason Weeks, Ken Stapleton) – description
4.9 Environmental risk assessment in time and space – new approaches to deal with ecological complexity (Alessio Ippolito, Thomas Preuss, Domenica Auteri, Ivo Roessink) – description
4.10 Environmental risk assessment using bioassay results (Ron van der Oost, Timo Hamers, Jonny Beyer) – description
4.11 Fate, effects and mitigation of oil and chemical spills in the marine environment (Kari K. Lehtonen, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Ionan Marigomez) – description
4.12 Global Challenge of Freshwater and marine harmful algal blooms (HABs): treatment, detection, toxic effects, risk assessment and management (Gemma Giménez Papiol, Helena Cristina Silva de Assis, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, James M. Lazorchak) – description
4.13 Hazard and exposure assessment of chemical mixtures: steps towards increasing the realism of chemical risk assessment (Thomas Backhaus, Rolf Altenburger) – description
4.14 Holistic Risk Assessment of Chemicals in Sediments and Soils Using Weight of Evidence Approaches (Sebastian Höss, Ute Feiler, Susanne Heise, Lucie Bielská) – description
4.15 How to prioritize stressors that impact aquatic life at large spatial scales? (James M. Lazorchak, Ben J Kefford, Dionysios Dionysiou, John P. Sumpter) – description
4.16 Improving the environmental risk assessment of the aquaculture ‘Blue Revolution’ (Andreu Rico, Paul van den Brink, Ailbhe Macken, Trevor Cowan Telfer) – description
4.17 Improving the Quality of Ecotoxicological Testing and Assessment (James R. Wheeler, David A Dreier, Lennart Weltje) – description
4.18 Integrating higher-tier solutions and managing complexity in the regulatory risk assessment of Biocides, Veterinary Medicines and other chemicals (Fabienne Ericher, Elmar RUMP, Simon Gutierrez) – description
4.19 Mechanistic effect modelling for risk assessment: applications, use in a regulatory context and future directions (Andreas Focks, Thomas Preuss, Alpar Barsi) – description
4.20 Mixing it up – Nanoparticles as part of contaminant mixtures (Samuel Robert Thompson, Richard Cross) – description
4.21 Occurrence, fate and environmental effects of metabolites and transformation products of pharmaceuticals (Ines Rönnefahrt, Kathrin Fenner, Beate Escher) – description
4.22 Prioritisation and Intelligent Testing of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (Alistair Boxall, Reinhard Laenge, Anja Coors, Rik Oldenkamp) – description
4.23 Risk Assessment of Metal Mixtures in Soil, Water and Sediment: integrating speciation, bioavailability and effects (Steven Siciliano, Jean Mathieu Renaud, Christopher Cooper) – description
4.24 Strengthening sediment risk assessment through harmonization and improvement of sediment testing approaches (Daniel Faber, Theo C.M. Brock, Henry O Krueger, Paul K. Sibley) – description
4.25 Wastewater effluents: How research can improve risk assessment and regulation (Dean Leverett, Mirco Bundschuh) – description

5.1 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
5.2 Challenges, methodological developments and practical solutions for Social Life Cycle Assessment in industry and policy (Franziska Eisfeldt, Alessandra Zamagni, Marzia Traverso, Lucia Mancini) – description
5.3 Emerging technologies and related raw materials requirements scenarios: the role of life cycle thinking (Laura Cutaia, Grazia Barberio, Serena Righi, Alessandra Bonoli) – description
5.4 Integrating life cycle approaches towards a sustainable circular economy (Monia Niero, Alessandra Zamagni) – description
5.5 Interpretation and uncertainty – overcoming challenges of translating LCA results into reliable information (Nicole Unger, Michele De Rosa) – description
5.6 LCA and beyond – integrating sustainability and/or other dimensions to improve decision support (Serenella Sala, Roland Hischier, Yan Dong) – description
5.7 LCIA method developments in a global perspective: Status and outlook (Alexis Laurent, Rosalie Van Zelm, Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Heinz Stichnothe) – description
5.8 New frontiers in Life Cycle Inventory data collection and modelling (Michele De Rosa, Roland Hischier, Heinz Stichnothe) – description
5.9 Out-of-the-box Positive Life Cycle Assessment: considering products benefits and positive impacts (Enrico Benetto, Katerina Stylianou, Delwyn Gloria Jones, Shloka Ashar) – description
5.10 Promoting social values in industrial research and innovation: experiences in the field of RRI, sustainability and social responsibility (Andrea Porcari) – description
5.11 Sustainability assessment in monetary terms: Concepts, methods and applications (Till M. Bachmann) – description
5.12 Teaching sustainability – paving the way to a common understanding and meaningful actions (Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Roland Hischier) – description
5.13 The Role of Metals in Circular Economies: A Life Cycle Perspective (Eric J. Van Genderen, Chris Bayliss) – description

6.1 Advances in testing and regulatory approaches for endocrine disruptors (Francesca Pellizzato, Henrik Holbech, Lennart Weltje) – description
6.2 Challenges in setting, meeting and measuring specific protection goals for plant protection products (Lorraine Maltby, Samuel K Maynard) – description
6.3 Derivation, Validation and Implementation of Environmental Quality Benchmarks (Bryan W. Brooks, Kenneth Mei Yee Leung, Michael St John Warne) – description
6.4 Environmental risk assessment and management of the spoil material produced in tunnelling excavation (Anna Barra Caracciolo, Paola Grenni, Luisa Patrolecco, Antonello Martino) – description
6.5 Informed substitution of hazardous chemicals for circular economy: science and practice (Matti Vainio, Hugo Waeterschoot, Ian Cousins, Patrik Andersson) – description
6.6 Nanomaterial risk from research to management: a concerted action among academia, research, industry and policy makers towards a global approach (Simona Scalbi, Sonia Manzo, Grazia Barberio, Francesca Pacchierotti) – description
6.7 PBT/vPvB Assessment: Update on regulatory guidance, requirements, strategies, and challenges (Stefan Hahn, Monika Nendza, Silke Gerda Margaret Gabbert) – description
6.8 Recent developments in regulatory science and environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials (Laurence Deydier Stephan, Doris Völker, Edward Salinas) – description
6.9 Safe by Design: responsible and innovative research for safe and sustainable chemistry (Ester Papa, Elena Semenzin) – description
6.10 SETAC Technical Workshop on Bioavailability-based Water Quality Criteria for the USA. How do workshop recommendations compare with other global regulatory initiatives? (Christian E. Schlekat, Graham Merrington) – description
6.11 State of the art of the assessment of biocides: latest development in research and risk assessment (Anja Kehrer, Anja Coors) description
6.12 The Need for Resilience in Environmental Impact Assessment (Richard J. Wenning, Sabine Elisabeth Apitz, Lawrence Kapustka, Thomas P Seager) – description
6.13 Uncertainties in the risk assessment of plant protection products for in-soil organisms – how to identify, quantify and conclude? (Bjorn Scholz-Starke, Silvia Pieper, Maria Arena) – description
6.14 Use of Effect Based Methods in the context of the national and european legislative framework for the protection of aquatic ecosystems (Mario Carere, Henner Hollert, Armelle Hebert) – description
6.15 What is toxic? Examining the interface between statistical significance and biological relevance (Jane P. Staveley, Edward Salinas, Simon Gutierrez) – description
6.16 What’s your take on communication? Don’t Panic! Reports on how to accurately communicating science and risk (Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Samuel Robert Thompson, Leonie Nuesser, Silke Bollmohr) – description

7.1 Anthropogenic and natural sources of environmental contaminants highlight the impacts of opposing and conflicting regulations (Martin Blank, Brian Harvey, Benedict Miles, Dirk Liss) – description
7.2 Can trends in wildlife populations revolutionise our understanding of the impacts of chemicals on the environment? (Andrew Johnson, John P. Sumpter) – description
7.3 Epigenetic and evolutionary toxicology: from mechanisms to risk assessment (Benjamin Pina, Jana Asselman, Marie-Agnes Coutellec) – description
7.4 Indigeneity and Science: A collaborative work in progress (Tracey Godfery, Bradley Joseph Moggridge, Ross Smith) – description
7.5 Reducing the positive bias in science: What environmental science can learn from your “controversial” data and null results? (Tatiane Combi, Anderson Abel de Souza Machado) – description
7.6 Sustainability and Ecosystem Services: from science to societal choices (Sabine Elisabeth Apitz, Deborah L Carr) – description
7.7 The Sustainability and Ecosystem Service Impacts of Pasta Production (Sabine Elisabeth Apitz, Deborah L Carr) – description
7.8 Thinking green and circularly about microparticles, nanomaterials and composite materials: approaches for recovery, recycling and reuse (Iseult Lynch, Alistair Boxall) – description

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