Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry

Southern California Chapter

SoCal SETAC is part of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), a nonprofit, worldwide professional society

COVID-19 Update

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, SoCal SETAC Board made the difficult decision to forgo our 2020Annual Meeting.

Instead, we are pleased to announce that our 2021 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday April 25 – Tuesday April 27, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. An updated program for the Short Course and Special Sessions will be announced at a future date.

We appreciate your commitment to our Regional Chapter and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.

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Chapter News & Events

June 18, 2020

SoCal SETAC recently held its first virtual professional networking event for students and recent graduates, with great success!

We had 28 students participate, as well as 20 experts, and 4 moderators (SoCal SETAC officers and Board members).

This interactive event, hosted via Zoom, allowed students and recent graduates to connect with professional chemists and toxicologists in academic, government...

May 29, 2020

Check out our spring newsletter!


  • Feature article by Nick Hayman and Dr Scott Coffin on "Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Overview and recent California actions"

  • Meet the Board: Mary Woo (CSU Channel Islands)

  • Student Corner: Meet Amanda Russell (CSU Long Beach)

  • Save the Dates: "Meet the expert" virtual networking event for students and 2021 SoCal SETA...

March 18, 2020


SoCal SETAC will conduct a one-day training on MOLECULAR TOOLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING with a focus on cell bioassays and RNA-based qPCR.

Venue: Ventura Crowne Plaza

Date/Time: Sunday April 26, 2020, 10:30a to 5:00p

The course will provide background information on these technologies and case studies examples. Attendees will participate in hands-on data anal...

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