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SETAC Interest Groups provide a vital forum for professionals in the environmental sciences. The groups’ activities range from sponsorship of platform and poster sessions at SETAC annual meetings to proposing and supporting focused topic meetings, symposia and workshops. They are also instrumental in identifying current topics. Following is a list of SETAC Interest Groups:

Benefits of Interest Groups

There are many reasons to join and benefits to IG membership, including:
  • Learn about and contribute to the state of the science in the topic area;
  • Network with thought leaders in the topic area;
  • Collaborate with the top scientists in the field on publications;
  • Contribute to shape the direction of the topic area within SETAC and the greater scientific community by participating in IG-sponsored session proposals and by participating in the organization of focus topic meeting, symposia, and workshops;
  • Access to an excellent network for mentorship and peer-review opportunities; and
  • Develop leadership skills by participating in steering committees and organizing committees.

How to Join an Interest Group

Being part of an Interest Group gives you the chance to participate in special sessions or networking events at an annual meeting, in focused workshops, in online exchanges, or to contribute to books or journal articles. Participation in an Interest Group is open to all parties. Once you are signed in to your SETAC account, navigate to the group’s page and click “Join Group” near the top of the page.

Interest Group Guidelines

Interest Groups are governed by the 2017 SETAC Interest Group Guidelines and the SETAC Interest Group Charter Guidelines.

Using Interest Group Tools

For instructions and help on how to use IG tools, please refer to Guidance for Group Users, Guidance for Group Messages, and the Guidance for Group Administrators.