Student activities

Your Student Advisory Council (SAC - see picture) and SETAC will organise several activities for you at the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting in Nantes:  

Student Mentor lunch 

The Student Mentor Lunch will take place on Monday 23 May from 12:50pm to 1:55pm at the FOYER 2000. While enjoying your lunch, get in touch with established scientists from all over the world. Build on your own network and get to know not only senior scientists but also other students of SETAC. Tickets for this event are free and will be available at the on-site registration desk on Monday morning 23 May. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis! We kindly acknowledge the support of Smithers Viscient.

Student lunch seminar 

The student lunch seminar, sponsored by Colgate Palmolive, will be held on Tuesday 24 May from 12:55pm to 2pm in "Salle K+L".

Please note that tickets for this event are free and will be available at the on-site registration desk on Tuesday morning 24 May. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis!

In this interactive session, students have the possibility to discuss highly topical subjects with the keynote lecturer.

During the seminar, Professor Maurice Zeegers (Maastricht University) will speak to you about the subject matter of publication bias and the publication of no effect results. While often underestimated and neglected, these are real issues within the research community and may play a key role in decision-making processes. Maurice Zeegers holds a full professorship and was appointed the new scientific director of CAPHRI, the School for Public Health and Primary Care of Maastricht University in late 2015. His expertise lies in the research fields of epidemiology, analytics, forensic epidemiology, research integrity, nutrition, genetics and meta-analyses.


Student assembly 

The assembly will take place on Wednesday 25 May from 3pm - 4pm in "Salle K+L".

Join this meeting to be informed on past, ongoing, and future student activities within SETAC. Elect new SAC members representing you within the Society for the following two years. The assembly is open to all SETAC Europe student members. Meet the Student Advisory Council (SAC) in Nantes!   

Student party 

Student party, 25 euro Tuesday 24 May, starting at 9:30pm

Never too old to have fun... party time for students of all ages! A tradition at SETAC Europe Annual Meetings, register quickly! Come to the LC Club at the banana warehouse, a place which has been transformed into exhibition room, restaurants and bars with outside tables overlooking the Loire and now biggest nightclub in the west of France. A must while you are in Nantes! 

Young Scientist Awards 

The Young Scientist Awards (YSA) are to honour the best Platform Presentation and the best Poster Presentation at the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting:

  • The YSA Best Platform Award is made available by the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC).
  • The YSA Best Poster Award is made available by SETAC Europe.

The winners of the Young Scientist Award will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Annual Meeting (in Nantes on Thursday 26 May), in the SETAC newsletter (the Globe and SETAC News) and on the SETAC website after the Annual Meeting. The award winner will be invited at the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting which will be held in Brussels, Belgium. YSA candidates could indicate their interest for the award during the abstract submission. 

SETAC Nantes Mobile App 

The SETAC Nantes mobile app, also available in the Apple and Google Play stores, provides access to the daily schedules, tracks and sessions, abstracts, important links and much more. This great tool helps attendees stay up to date and helps them keep track of important events!