Policy on site
Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear or bring their badge during all the conference activities.
Mobile phones and pagers
Out of courtesy to our speakers and attendees, we require that all cell phones and pagers be turned off during sessions and meetings.
In maintaining a high standard of environmental awareness and compliance, this annual meeting is designated non-smoking. To the best of our ability, recycled and recyclable food-and-beverage containers will be used, with segregated refuse containers readily available. Event food and beverage menus will offer alternatives for health and dietary preference where possible. Paper and cardboard will be collected and recycled. Read more about our green engagement at this meeting...
Located in the Registration area, the Internet corner offers you the opportunity to get online and check your e-mail. (Printing capabilities will not be provided.)
Recording, photographing, interviewing is not allowed!
No attendee at a SETAC annual meeting may record, film, tape, photograph, interview, or use any other such media during any presentation, display, or exhibit without the express, advance approval of the Executive Director of SETAC Europe. This policy applies to all SETAC members, non-members, guests, and exhibitors, as well as members of the print, online, or broadcast media. (See also Media Policy.)
Photographs will be taken at the SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting. By registering for this meeting, you agree to allow SETAC to use your photo in any SETAC-related publication or website.
Upload your PowerPoint presentation before you get to Berlin or at the Presentation Services booth located at registration by 16:00 hrs the day prior to your session. Online access to upload presentations will be available in May 2012.
SETAC Europe and the Local Organising Committee accept no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor loss of, or damage to, any luggage and/or personal belongings.
Code of conduct
Members of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) are expected to exhibit the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. To ensure a strong and successful organization, our activities require honesty and equity and should reflect well on the Society. In the spirit of promoting "Environmental Quality through Science", members should strive to be good stewards of environmental resources and effective and objective contributors to the environmental discussion globally as well as locally.
Professional behavior and integrity are also expected of every attendee (members and non-members alike) of SETAC meetings, workshops and activities.
Each member and all persons participating in SETAC meetings and activities are bound by this Code of Ethics and should:
- Conduct themselves responsibly, objectively, lawfully and in a non-discriminatory manner.
- Ensure that presentations during Society-sponsored events and other communications are restricted to, and based on scientific principles and made in a respectful manner.
- Respect the rights, interests, and contributions of professional colleagues.
- Respect intellectual property and provide appropriate attribution for all intellectual property arising elsewhere.
- Declare and avoid conflicts of interest
- Not knowingly make false or misleading statement(s), or engage in activities that could be viewed as defamatory about a professional colleague or an organization.
- Recognize and respect confidentiality while being honest and forthcoming in all issues of public record.
- Objectively and clearly communicate scientific methods, understanding and knowledge in a professional manner
- Conduct research and related activities so as to avoid or minimize adverse environmental effects of that research, and ensure compliance with legal requirements for protection of researchers, human subjects, and research organisms and systems.