Bridging the gap between toxicology and ecotoxicology:

A special welcome to EUROTOX members to the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

Please note that members of most national toxicology societies become automatically a EUROTOX member as well.

Save the date! 7-11 May 2017. Registration is open and EUROTOX members can benefit from a 100 € reduction on the regular full registration fee (70 € reduction for student members). EUROTOX individual members should get a Promo code with Elaine Ferrioli at the EUROTOX secretariat and fill out this code during the registration. Members of national societies affiliated to EUROTOX should contact their local society. For any questions, have a look at the registration webpage or contact Veerle Vandeveire.

SETAC Europe and EUROTOX have initiated a new collaboration with the aim of “bridging the gap between toxicology and ecotoxicology”.

  • Special Session entitled “Toxicology and ecotoxicology: bridging the gaps” (session 8.06), will be organised on Monday 8 May, with chairs and invited speakers from both societies.
  • Several sessions in the scientific programme will have presentations (poster or platform) from both ecotoxicology and human toxicology, or from both ecological and human health risk assessment.

A module for late-breaking science abstract submission (poster only!) is now open. Abstracts can be submitted until 26 April 2017. For any questions about the scientific programme, please contact Roel Evens (SETAC Europe Science Manager) or Karel De Schamphelaere (Conference Chair).

Overview of sessions to bridge the gap between toxicology and human toxicology

Track 1: Ecotoxicology and human toxicology (from molecules to organisms, from omics to in vivo)

1.01 – 21st century Ecotoxicology and Human toxicology: Applications and perspectives for the use of OMICs data – description

1.02 – Alternative approaches to animal testing for (eco)toxicity, and the regulatory application of the 3Rs in chemical risk assessments – description

1.04 – Environmental endocrine compound concentrations and human and ecosystem health effects) – description

1.05 – Multigeneration, epigenetic and evolutionary effects in human and environmental toxicology: from mechanisms to risk assessment – description

1.06 – Fish model species in human and environmental toxicology – description

1.09 – Mechanistic ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials: lessons learnt from human models – description

Track 4: Ecological risk assessment and human health risk assessment of chemicals and other stressors and mixtures

4.02 – Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment: Ecological Fate and Effects, Resistance Development and Implications for Human Health – description

4.03 – Applying Bioaccumulation Data to Better Inform Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of Chemicals – description

4.05 – Challenges and best practice in monitoring of micro- and nano-plastic abundance and environmental distribution – description

4.11 – Hazard and exposure assessment of chemical mixtures: steps towards increasing the realism of human and ecological risk assessments – description

4.16 – Linking environmental exposure and human biomonitoring data for human health risk assessment of chemicals – description

4.17 – Microplastics, nanoplastics and co-contaminants: Fate, effects and risk assessment for biota, the environment and human health – description

4.20 – Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, human and ecological risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials: needs, goals and tools/methods for safer-by-design strategies – description

Track 6: Environmental policy, risk management, and risk communication

6.09 – Science communication and citizen science – strategies for successful stakeholder engagements – description

Track 8: Special Sessions

8.01 – Do we have the right tools to identify emerging hazards and risks?

8.02 – Linking Oceans and Human Health: a new trans-disciplinary research challenge

8.06 – Toxicology and ecotoxicology: bridging the gaps