We received excellent abstracts for lightning talks, posters and full sessions. The board is now assembling the agenda which should be out shortly. Thank you again for your enthusiastic response!

· Before and After: Case studies surrounding before and after impact analyses can be helpful in the mitigation and management of sites in which an impact has occurred or may in the future. We live in an area that is readily undergoing both natural and anthropogenic changes. What site-specific projects have you recently completed or are in the process of executing in which change has occurred (for better or for worse)?

· Temporal and Spatial Monitoring: The Pacific Northwest region is home to both small- and large-scale environmental monitoring programs, some of which have been in continuation for decades. Where do we currently stand in the process of managing legacy pollutants, emerging contaminants, cleanup sites, and remediation projects? What is in the development for future monitoring programs at the local, state, and federal levels?

· Cause and Effect: Laboratory and in situ studies that measure responses to hazard mechanisms (be they individual chemicals, compounds, or complex mixtures) are vital to our understanding of how to best manage legacy pollutants and/or prevent emerging contaminants from creating additional environmental damage. We know about PFAS/PFOS, and 6PPDq, but what updates can be provided about these toxicants and their effects? Are there new environmental contaminants you have been evaluating that are entirely new to the conversation?

· Perspectives: As scientists, we bring our own perspectives, histories, experiences, and interests to current and ongoing research within our fields. The ways in which we communicate and engage with our colleagues and the community at large are vital to creating change and growth both now and in the future. We want to hear from those new to their fields as well as those nearing the peak or end of their careers. How do we overcome the hurdle of scientific biases and suspicion, and how do we communicate our uncertainties? What projects have you been or are being involved with that combine different viewpoints from multiple stakeholders (such as agencies, the public, tribal governments, private institutions, etc.) in such a way as to elicit a positive response?

The contact for Abstracts is Julielayshock@pacificu.edu.