22nd Annual Meeting & Short Course

  22nd Annual Meeting & Short Course

June 13-15, 2016

University of Massachusetts Conference Center, Amherst MA

NAC SETAC MEETING: June 13-14 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

MONDAY June 13

9:00       Continental breakfast and registration: Marriott Center

10:00     NACSETAC WELCOME

10:15     Session 1: Perfluorinated Compounds in the Environment Chair: Courtney Carignan

Dick Clapp: Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances: Emerging Insights Into Health Risks

Laurel Shaider: Per- and polyfluoroakyl substances and other organic wastewater
compounds in private wells on Cape Cod, MA

Brandon Kernan: The assessment and regulation of perfluorinated compounds in New Hampshire’s drinking water
Lauren Richter*: PFASs Past and Present: FRASs re-emerging contaminants

Discussion

12:15     SETAC welcome: Katherine von Stackelberg, ScD, NEK Associates LTD; Harvard University Center for Health and the Global Environment, SETAC Board

SETAC GLOBAL: Charlie Menzie, SETAC Global Executive Director, Exponent

12:30     Lunch: Amherst Room

1:30       Panel/DISCUSSION: Endocrine Disruption, past, present and future Moderator, Emily Monosson; Marriott Center

Tim Verslycke, Gradient Cambridge, MA

Leslie Mills, USEPA, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, MA

Laura Vandenberg, School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts

3: 00      Coffee

4:00       SESSION 2: Aquatic Pollution, Chair, Ken Finkelstein

Adria Elskus: Efficacy & residual toxicity of a NaOH-based ballast water treatment system for freshwater ships: mesocosm-scale shipboard trials

Ariyarathna Thivanka*: Tracking the fate of explosive-trinitrotriazine (RDX) in coastal marine ecosystems using stable isotopic tracers

Megan McCuller: Rafts and Routes:  Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris Bryozoan Biofouling as Indicators of Pacific Ocean Pathways

5:00 Poster Social (w/cash bar): Amherst Room

Silent AUCTION CLOSES AT 5:30, Winners announced at 6:30

6:30 Banquet: Amherst Room

TUESDAY June 14

7:00       Continental breakfast and registration: Marriott Center

8:00       SESSION 3: Nanomaterial/Ecohealth Chair, Lisa McIntosh

Bonnie Blalock*: DEVELOPMENT OF THE COASTAL BIOSENSORS FOR ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION (C-BED) ASSAY REVEALS IMPLICATIONS FOR ECOLOGICAL HEALTH

Ariette Schierz: FATE OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES IN WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS

Paramjeet Pati: LIFE CYCLE CONSIDERATIONS IN GREEN SYNTHESIS OF NANOMATERIALS AND PRECIOUS METAL RECOVERY FROM NANOMATERIAL WASTE STREAMS

9:10       SESSION 4: Pharmaceuticals Chair, Tim Verslycke

Lisa Weatherly*: TRICLOSAN IS A PROTON IONOPHORE MITOCHONDRIAL UNCOUPLER SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPY REVEALS DISRUPTED MITOCHONDRIAL ULTRASTRUCTURE

Juyoung Shim*: TRICLOSAN IS A MITOCHONDRIAL UNCOUPLER IN LIVE ZEBRAFISH

Sarah Brown*: BUTYL PARABEN AFFECTS PANCREATIC DEVLOPMENT IN ZEBRAFISH (Danio Rerio) EMBRYOS

10:20 Coffee

10:40 SESSION 5: Metals in the Environment/and Decisions Chair, Celia Chen

Amanda Curtis: THE EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON THE BIOACCUMULATION OF MERCURY IN ESTUARINE ORGANISMS

Amy Regish: EFFECT OF ACID AND ALUMINUM EXPOSURE ON OSMOREGULATION, GILL Na+/K+-ATPase ISOFORMS AND IONOCYTES IN ATLANTIC SALMON SMOLTS

Carol Johnson: EFFECTS OF ACTIVATED CARBON AMENDMENTS ON THE BIOAVAILABILITY AND METHYLATION OF DIFFERENT FORMS OF INORGANIC MERCURY

Rachel Katz: EVALUATING STRATEGIES FOR DISEASE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANT MANAGEMENT USING STRUCTURED DECISION MAKING

12:00 Student Awards and Poster Winner Talks

12:20 NAC SETAC Business Meeting and Elections

12:45 Adjourn

1:00 NAC BOD (Bag Lunch) Marriott Room

SHORT COURSE 

 Short Course: The Causal Analysis Framework: Using Case Studies to Understand the Approach, Applications, and Challenges 

With the growing challenge multiple stressors potentially causing environmental harm, the causal analysis framework offers a clear, scientifically defensible and robust path to successful risk management.  This course will provide attendees with an understanding of the power of causal analysis and the skills to apply the framework to their own cases by laying a sound foundation in the methods of the framework, exploring the challenges, using examples to demonstrate concepts and working with participants through a hands-on case study.

Instructors:

Ted Wickwire, MFS

Woods Hole Group

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Wickwire focuses on solving complex environmental problems using risk assessment, causal analysis, vulnerability assessment and weight-of-evidence approaches.  He has applied his expertise to evaluating spills, legacy contamination, claims of loss or damage, environmental stressors and developing new methods to advance the evaluations. Mr. Wickwire has prepared numerous aquatic and terrestrial ecological and human health risk assessments in New England and around the United States. He has managed the development of models that incorporate wildlife behaviors and habitat suitability to increase the realism of exposure modeling. Using multiple types of evidence, he applies the causal analysis framework to provide a transparent and defensible path to identifying a probable cause of environmental harm and ultimately managing it to reduce impact.  Additionally, he edited a HERA Paper series (2010) on causal analysis.  Mr. Wickwire uses relative risk model approaches to understand the potential vulnerabilities of different alternative approaches to environmental management.  These methods are applicable to diverse environmental challenges such as introduction of species or climate change vulnerabilities

Charles Menzie, PHD

SETAC Global Executive Director

Exponent

Dr. Charles Menzie is the Global Executive Director for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and also a Principal with Exponent Inc., a science and engineering consulting company. His professional practice involves risk assessment and causal analysis. Dr. Menzie is a Fellow of the SRA and a recipient of the Risk Practitioner Award. He works on problems involving exposures to humans as well as ecological receptors and ecosystems.

AGENDA 

Please NOTE change in meeting format. This year we will have the meeting first and begin a bit later. We hope this will reduce cost for those who travel. We will also be holding the short course AFTER the Annual meeting on Wednesday rather than Monday! If you plan on staying over, don’t forget to reserve your room at Hotel Rates!

Monday June 13
  • Welcome (this year we plan to begin mid-morning to allow for travel time)
  • Morning Session
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Panel Discussion: Endocrine Disruption, Twenty Years Later (Regulation and Research)
  • Poster Session w/ Social Mixer
  • Gourmet Buffet Dinner
  • After dinner entertainment (TBD!)
Tuesday June 14
  • Morning Sessions
  • Student Poster Winner Presentations
  • Annual Membership Meeting
  • Awards and Business Meeting
Wednesday, June 15 
  • Short Course includes breakfast, breaks and lunch.

REGISTER HERE