Our Annual Meeting celebrates ever-evolving environmental toxicology and chemistry and its role in making the region we live in a healthier, more resilient place.

The 33rd Annual PNW SETAC conference will be held from Monday- Wednesday, May 13th-15th, in Troutdale, Oregon.

Please see the Agenda here.

You can call the hotel to make a reservation at (503) 669-8610, x 6, or book online. You can ask about group rates when you call. If Edgefield is booked, you can search here or there.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Please note that when you click on the “Register Here” button below, you will be directed to the SETAC site. You have to log in with an account before you can register for the regional conference but there is a free options to select. There are benefits of joining both organizations. Please reach out to Heidi Siegelbaum of the Board if you are having problems.

Registration will CLOSE on Friday, May 3rd, or when we reach capacity limits.

Member: $265

Non- member: $350

Student Member: $140

Student Non-Member: $170

We are pleased to announce our plenary speaker, Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe, for this year’s conference.

Dr. Sarah Wiebe

Pollution Exposure and Democratic Deliberation: The Promises and Paradoxes of Public Engagement, Lessons from Canada’s Chemical Valley for Environmental Justice

Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe grew up on Coast Salish territory in British Columbia, BC. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa with a focus on community development and environmental sustainability. She is a Co-Founder of the FERN (Feminist Environmental Research Network) Collaborative and a Board Member of the Climate Disaster Project. Her book Everyday Exposure: Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley (2016) with UBC Press won the Charles Taylor Book Award (2017) and examines policy responses to the impact of pollution on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s environmental health.

Abstracts are now closed and thank you for your enthusiasm!

This year, as well as last year, we take a glimpse at how issues associated with toxics and chemistry are inextricably connected to the natural world, the material economy, and human health. Nearly every challenge we face is associated with what a product is made of, how it’s used, and its pollution pathways (fate and transport) which culminate in cumulative impacts on the whole ecosystem—critters and humans alike, as well as the ecological envelope that sustains all of us.

While we speak euphemistically about “management,” the continuum of change and the multiple pathways by which science drives and responds to change, is quite complex and demands a more persuasive, community-embedded, and layered approach.

While regulations are often the first place we like to go in these discussions, there is considerable value in changing incentives, how the issues are framed, and inviting other disciplines and communities into our conversations in a meaningful way. But the first step in that change trajectory is unlocking our science and connecting it with the values and lives of the people and institutions who are change agents for good. We just need to unlock their potential.

Registration Rates this Year:

Member: $265

Non- member: $350

Student Member: $140

Student Non-Member: $170

Take a look at the deep learning and festivities from last year.

WE LOVE OUR SPONSOR SUPPORT- please join the movement for evidence-based resilience and good!

By supporting the Conference, your company can help shape the conference program, foster educational opportunities, increase the visibility of your organization, and enrich marketing and networking interactions. The PNW-SETAC Board has authorized meeting sponsors to receive benefits commensurate with donation levels.

 Table 1. Meeting Sponsorships
 Meeting Sponsors receive the benefits listed below   
Notes OrcaChinookHeronKingfisher
1Number of FREE registrations21  
2Acknowledgement on website, conference program, and during the conference welcome presentation
3Recognition on conference platform 
4Sponsor-provided content on web site 

Further details about the 2024 Annual Conference, including our plenary speaker, hotel reservation blocks, and registration information, are available on our new website:


If you would like to help sponsor the meeting, please email pnwsetac@gmail.com with the amount you would like to contribute and we will send you (or a designated payee) a PayPal invoice for payment.

PNW-SETAC is very grateful for your membership and continued support. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions and we hope to see you in May!