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Join A4 at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry's (SETAC) North America Conference in November 2022 and share your work on alternatives assessment with the broader SETAC community.

Abstract submissions are now open and due June 2, 2022!

The A4 platform session at SETAC North America aims to showcase the latest advances in alternatives assessment methods for use in policy and for private industry practices. Presentations on recent research or alternatives assessment case studies that demonstrate advances related to all components of the process are of interest, including performance and cost evaluations, as well as the nexus between other sustainability initiatives (e.g., product circularity, environmental justice, Net Zero campaigns) that are of interest to the SETAC community. Also, of interest are case studies revealing lessons learned related to the implementation of the assessment results or methods and resources being used to advance the evaluation of both “safer” and “more sustainable” alternatives within an alternatives assessment context.

Click here to submit your abstract

When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to select the session and track for your submission. You will also need to set up a SETAC account if you do not already have one; you do not need a to be a SETAC member to submit. Use the session/track below:

  • Session: 8.01 - Advances in Methods, Policies, and Practices for Safer and More Sustainable Alternatives
  • Track: Systems Approaches
  • Session Chairs: Cathy Rudisill (Safer Chemistry Advisory), Molly Jacobs (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Monika Roy (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. Virtual participation is possible for those that may not be able to travel to Pittsburgh, PA in the fall, see SETAC's meeting format description. Please follow the abstract guidance/templates for your submission and ensure that you can adhere to the presentation guidelines should your abstract be selected for the conference. All presenters must pay applicable registration fees and attend the meeting.

A4 is changing back too a biennial schedule for hosting its International Symposium. During intervening years (as is the case for 2022), A4 will be pursuing opportunities such as conferences with aligned organizations to gather and grow the alternatives assessment community of practice. We look forward to seeing you at SETAC North America as well as workshops and quarterly webinars that A4 is planning throughout the year.