• Elizabeth Medlock Kakaley

2019 Meeting in Charleston, SC

Updated: Mar 4

The 28th Annual Carolinas Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting was hosted this year by South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources at the Marine Resources Research Institute in Charleston, SC March 13-15.

Sunset at after banquet at Bowens Island Restaurant (top),

Todd Leighfield presenting during the HAB short course (bottom left), students toasting oysters at banquet (right).

The meeting started in true South Carolina fashion with a short course on Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) and Associated Toxins and and oyster roast at Bowens Island Restaurant. While Drs. Geoffrey Scott, John Ferry (University of South Carolina), Bryan Brooks (Baylor University), Steve Morton and Todd Leighfield (NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science) were hosted speakers for the HAB short course, there were forty meeting registrants in attendance for the course.

William McMahan of Appalachian State University gives platform

presentation (top), CSETAC poster session (bottom).

This year meeting attendees spanned government (federal and state), industry and academia with a 22 institutions represented. In total, there were 65 meeting registrants who attended the poster and platform sessions.

Winners of the Distinguished Dr. Stephen J. Klaine Platform Presentation Awards were Sam Putnam (1st, University of South Carolina) Sarah Kell (2nd, College of Charleston) Cristina Sanders (3rd, Appalachian State University).Also, congratulations to our poster presentation winners, Danielle Beers (1st, College of Charleston), Edwina Mathis (2nd, College of Charleston) and Cassandra Horton (3rd, University of South Carolina).

Tamar Schlekat, SETAC North America Scientific Affairs Manager, presents student platform and presentation awards.

Finally, the Carolinas SETAC board and the 2019 meeting attendees would like to thank all of our meeting sponsors who made this year's event a success! Sponsors included: South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Research Institute, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Syngenta, Xylem/YSI, CSS Inc., BASF, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, NIEHS Center for Oceans and Human Health & Climate Change Interactions (USC) and SETAC North America.


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