Yes, late-breaking science abstract submission will open sometime in August. They will not be in the abstract book or printed meeting program because it is past the print deadline. However, the abstracts will be featured online in a separate category. There is a $50 abstract submission fee. Submissions will be reviewed and accepted bi-weekly.

We worked together with Jude Schneider and Liz Bradford from Cardno ENTRIX to produce two, one-hour webinars on “The Science of Poster Presentations” and “The Science of Platform Presentations.” These on-demand videos will provide tips for poster and platform presentations that engage viewers and communicate results.

You might also be interested in this Globe article, 10 Tips for Grad Students to Make the Most of a Scientific Conference.

Help us by obtaining items for the Silent Auction. This is a fundraising event to benefit student activities and student members at the meeting. The auction begins during the Opening Reception on Sunday evening and ends on Tuesday at 6 p.m. during the Poster Social. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the Silent Auction!

If you plan to donate an item, please fill out the online donations form.

Registration usually opens in the beginning of July. For current information, please visit

Please vist the registration page for more information.

Yes, you will get a receipt by email after you register. You can also go online and log into your account and print a copy or contact

If you need to cancel before this year’s deadline as published on the registration page, then you will need to send a letter, either by email or mail, with a brief reason for cancellation to, and your registration will be refunded less a $50 admin fee. There are no refunds after the published cancellation deadline.

Visit the SETAC Store online and select the current meeting. Make sure you are logged in to your SETAC account. Then select the items you’d like to add and check out. For further questions, please contact

You will be notified via email by mid July, shortly after the abstract review.

Abstracts may not be changed or withdrawn after the print deadline of 15 August. If circumstances prevent your attendance, you must arrange for the paper to be given by a substitute. Meeting registrations may not be transfered.

Guidelines for posters and platforms can be found here.

No, SETAC will provide laptops in each session room and your presentation will be loaded before the session by SETAC.

Yes, always bring a backup copy of your talk to the session. USB sticks are the preferred format.

For more information about booking your hotel room and discounted rates for meeting attendees, please visit the housing page.

Yes, a limited number of government rated rooms will be available at the hotels in our block. They are available on a first come, first served basis. You must present a government ID at check-in. For more information, please visit the housing page.

If you need to request meeting space for your committee, advisory group, affiliated event or private meeting during the annual meeting, please visit the business meetings page. For questions, please contact

For general questions, you can email us at, or you can contact our team directly.