The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC Europe) and the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) invite you participate in a joint Special Session Wednesday and Thursday, 18–19 May at the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in the Milan International Convention Centre (MIC). This Special Session will address advancements in environmental, consumer and occupational exposure science required to meet the demands of a changing global regulatory landscape.

This forum facilitates exchange of ideas from the environmental and human health exposure sciences highlighting assessment methods and tools that improve regulatory decision-making. It will draw upon experiences with existing environmental, consumer and occupational exposure methods including those developed within Europe, the USA and Canada and introduce emerging topics that are expected to shape the future of exposure science for decision-making. With invited presentations by international experts from these scientific areas and regulatory agencies the forum will provide a view of emerging trends and explore practical applications for practitioners and decision-makers in the context of regulatory mandates such as REACh, EU Biocides Directive, TSCA and CEPA.

The expected outcome is to foster better communication and promote consistent, integrated approaches among scientists and regulatory decision-makers in addressing source/receptor links to assess impacts of chemicals on human health, ambient environments, and ecological receptors. Poster presentations addressing associated topics are encouraged.


Registration for the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting, including the Special Session, will open in January 2011. Note that ISES members can also benefit from the reduced SETAC member registration fee. For more information, please visit the Milan meeting website.

Sponsorship opportunities

If your organisation is seeking either to promote its expertise in relation to the theme of the Special Session or to demonstrate support for SETAC and ISES, then there is an opportunity for you to sponsor this session as part of the SETAC Europe annual meeting. For further details, please visit the Milan meeting website.