Registration is now open for the Laurentian SETAC 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference.

The Laurentian SETAC AGM is a great opportunity to present new research, and network with colleagues working in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry fields throughout Ontario.

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Magali Houde, Investigating environmental contaminants of concern to support decision making: from the St. Lawrence to the Arctic
Dr. Angelika Zidek, How research and regulatory risk assessment have advanced policy making in Canada over the last decade

Student Award Opportunities

The Laurentian SETAC AGM is a friendly venue for students to present and prepare for the larger conferences later in the year. We will be presenting student awards for best posters and presentations at the MSc and PhD levels. 

Student Travel Assistance: Deadline for student travel assistance award application: 10 May

Please refer to the Student Travel Assistance Award Form for the required information (must be traveling a distance great than 200 km to attend the meeting).

Best Presentation Awards: Available to Student Members in good standing. Confirm during registration process that you want to be considered.

Maria Colavecchia-Pfuetzner Memorial Travel Award: Provided to the best overall Student presentation (+ $200 USD top up from SETAC NA) to attend the SETAC NA Meeting. As per SETAC NA rules, award may not be used at a later date.

 

 

Registration Fees

(Note: 1-year Membership: Regular $15, Student $6.)

AGM Registration

Until May 10

Before June 1

After June 1

Member

$85

$110 $150

Non-member

$110

$135

$160

Student and Recent Graduate – Member

$60

$80

$100

Student and Recent Graduate – Non-member*

$85 $105

$125

*Please note that only Student Members in good standing will be considered for Laurentian SETAC awards

 

 

Networking Events

Pre-AGM Boat Tour & Social 

Our Post-AGM Social and Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following the AGM at Café Nostalgica, located on the University of Ottawa’s campus. Please join us for a talk, a pint and to cheer on our student award winners!

Join us on a boat tour of the beautiful Ottawa River on Thursday, June 6 2019, starting at 5:15 p.m. Our meeting point is at the foot of the Ottawa Locks (between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier Hotel), 1 Canal Ln, Ottawa (https://paulsboatline.com/en/itinerary/departures).
The boat tour will be followed by dinner at Highlander Pub (115 Rideau Street, Ottawa), at 7:00 p.m. (https://www.thehighlanderpub.com/). This is a non-catered event and everyone is welcome!

 

Post-AGM Social & Awards Ceremony

Our Post-AGM Social and Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following the AGM. Please join us for a pint, delicious (free) food and to cheer on our student award winners! Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

 

 

 

This course will provide a detailed description of the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) framework, and guidance on best practices for contributing to the AOP knowledge base. It is intended primarily for researchers and risk assessors from academia, government, public, and private sectors who have an interest in contributing to the AOP knowledge base, or who are generating data that can be used to develop AOPs. This course will also be beneficial to those wanting to apply AOPs in risk assessment and research scenarios. Information from the lecture components will be reinforced with practical examples and in-class exercises.

Course Schedule:
1) History and Overview of AOPs
2) AOPs 101: Detailed description of AOP components
3) Best Practices for AOP Development
4) Let’s make an AOP! Practical AOP development exercises
5) Overview of AOP applications

About the instructor:


Jason O’Brien, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Molecular Ecotoxicology
Wildlife Toxicology Research Section
Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Adjunct Research Professor – Department of Biology
Carleton University

Biography:

I received my doctorate in biology with specialization in chemical and environmental toxicology from the University of Ottawa. Afterwards, I held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Genetic Toxicology Laboratory of Health Canada’s Environmental Health Centre. Currently, I manage Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Molecular Ecotoxicology Laboratory located at the National Wildlife Research Centre on Carleton University campus.

Registration: Registration for the Short Course is now openRegister for the Short Course on-line.

Fees for Short Course:

Short Course Registration

Until May 10

Before June 1

After June 1

Member

$85

$110 $150

Non-member

$110

$135

$160

Student and Recent Graduate – Member

$60

$80

$100

Student and Recent Graduate – Non-member

$85 $105

$125

Note that the Short Course fees are not included in the registration fee for the AGM.

 

Accommodations

Novotel Ottawa (https://www.novotelottawa.com/),
33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Superior Room- 1 King Bed: $199.00/night + 4% municipal accommodation tax and 13% HST

Accommodations can be booked online at https://book.passkey.com/e/49890858 or by calling 1-855-677-3033 (request the Laurentian Chapter SETAC block or quote booking code 775952). Book early!  The block of rooms will be held until April 22, 2019.

 

University of Ottawa Residences (https://www.accommodation.uottawa.ca/)
Every May through August, the University of Ottawa opens its residences to groups and individuals, allowing them to enjoy convenient and affordable accommodations throughout the summer months. We deliver a unique, university-based experience in room types of 2-bedroom suites or rooms.

$130/night per room 
*Rate remains the same for single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy.
**Rate does not include applicable taxes.
***Rate excludes breakfast

Follow this link uOttawa summer accommodation to check for availability and to make your own reservation

 

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? You can now submit an online sponsorship form through our website!