Short courses

On Sunday, 20 May 2012, a range of half- and full-day short courses are scheduled prior to the opening of the congress. Registration is open to all participants to the Annual Meeting.

The purpose of short courses at SETAC Annual Meetings is to provide educational opportunities to the membership and our guests. Teaching a short course also provides an excellent opportunity for getting to know (young) people working in the same field of interest and thus forming networks.

Following short courses (with leading instructors) will be available at the 6th SETAC World Congress / 22nd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting:

Half-day courses:

1.       Linking community data and exposure for mesocosms and field investigations *
          (Matthias Liess, UFZ Leipzig)

2.       Use of QSAR in risk assessment: practical use of the VEGA models *
          (Elena Boriani, Aarhus University)

3.       The Endocrine System:  The Good, The Bad, and The Regulations
          (Ellen Mihaich, ER2)

4.       Evolution and Practical Application of Ecosystem Services in  Environmental Decision Making
          (Joe Nicolette, ENVIRON)

5.       Scientific Communication - Improving your science communication skills
          (Aroha Miller, Stockholm Natural History Museum) - CANCELLED

6.       Handling regionalisation at the global scale in life cycle impact assesment: Impact World 
          + methodology  * (Cecile Bulle, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

7.       Characterisation of nanoparticles in the framework of ecotoxicological studies
          (Charles Clifford, National Physical Laboratory)

8.       Introduction to compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA) to assess the origin and the fate of
          organic contaminants in groundwater  (Daniel Bouchard, University of Neuchatel)

9.       Passive dosing of hydrophobic organic chemicals - improved experimental control of freely
          dissolved concentrations in toxicity, bioconcentration and binding studies
          (Philipp Mayer, Aarhus University)

* = participants should bring their own computer

Following courses are planned from 08:00 - 12:00:     3 - 6 - 7 - 8
Following courses are planned from 13:00 - 17:00:     1 - 2 - 4 - 9

Find the complete overview of half-day courses with abstract, course objectives and course level.

Registration fees for the half day courses

SETAC member

178 €

SETAC student member

78 €


260 €

student non-member

114 €

The registration fee for a half day course includes attendance to the course, course materials and coffee break.

Full day courses:

1.       Statistical Methods in Ecotoxicology Using R  *
          (Christian Ritz, University of Copenhagen)

2.       How to best conduct aquatic ecotoxicity tests according to the International Guidelines
          (Hans Rufli, ecotoxsolutions)

3.       Bayesian statistical methods in ecotoxicology  *
          (Elise Billoir, Plateforme de Recherche en Toxicologie Environnementale et Ecotoxicologie de

4.       Introduction to population models for ecological risk assessment and their documentation using
          TRACE  * (Volker Grimm, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)

5.       Advanced course in toxinology for ER professionals  *
          (Amna Beshir Medani, Alemam Alhadi College)  - CANCELLED

6.       Statistical issues in the design and analysis of ecotox experiments *
          (John W. Green, DuPont Statistics Group)

7.       In vitro methods for the determination of test chemicals metabolism utilizing fish liver subcellular
          fractions and hepatocytes  (Karla Johanning, KJohanning Consultancy)

8.       The fish embryo alternative – introduction into LC50 and sublethal endpoints analysis (with
           practical training)   (Carola Kussatz, UBA) - CANCELLED

9.       Modelling human and ecosystems exposures and impacts for life-cycle assessment: the USEtox
          model   *   (Thomas McKone, University of Calfornia)

10.   Ecological Risk Assessment and Management
         (Tim Iannuzzi, ARCADIS)

11.   Dioxins & PCBs: Data Interpretation, Review & Validation
         (Yves Tondeur, Analytical Perspectives) - CANCELLED

* = participants should bring their own computer

Find the complete overview of full day courses with abstract, course objectives and course level.

Registration fees for the full day courses

SETAC member

241 €

SETAC student member

106 €


370 €

student non-member

163 €

The registration fee for a full day course (08:00 - 17:00) includes attendance to the course, course materials, coffee break(s) and lunch from 12:00 - 13:00.

We encourage early registration for short courses in order to avoid disappointment, as 1) the number of registrations for some courses are limited and 2) the final decision on whether the short course will be programmed at the meeting will depend on the number of registrations received on 15 March. If you have not registered by that date, we might need to cancel the course you are interested in due to lack of registrations.

Would you have any questions on short courses, please contact the SETAC Europe office.

How to register