2012 Annual Chapter Meeting

Meeting Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Ozark-Prairie Chapter of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is now accepting abstracts for its upcoming annual meeting.  The theme for 2012 is “New Technologies in Agriculture and Environmental Assessment”.  This year’s meeting will be held May 21-23 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the campus of the Des Moines Area Community College located in Ankeny, IA.
While the submission of all presentation topics is encouraged, the following areas are particularly desirable:

·         Genetically modified crops

o   Environmental fate, non-target organism risk assessment

o   New work on mode or site of action

o   Herbicide tolerance traits and associated environmental considerations

·         Comparing new technologies with more traditional approaches

·         Looking forward, what is next?


General Meeting Schedule:

May 21st:     Evening social gathering
May 22nd:    Keynote speaker, presentations and catered poster social
(full day – lunch and dinner provided)
May 23rd:     Morning, optional tour of Pioneer Hi-Bred

Meeting Location:

FFA Enrichment Center

Des Moines Area Community College

1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway

Ankeny, IA 50023



Call for Abstracts:

Please send abstracts of 250 words or less to Tim Fredricks (timothy.b.fredricks@monsanto.com) by Tuesday, May 1st at 5:00pm CST.  In addition, please indicate your preference for a poster or platform presentation, and if you will be competing in the student competition.


Recommended dimensions:  4 ft x 4 ft


20-minute time slots (including questions)

PowerPoint or PDF format

Load via USB memory devices (or e-mail Tim in advance)


A block of rooms has been reserved under “Ozark-Prairie SETAC Regional Meeting” at a rate of $95/night at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021, Phone 515-422-5555.  Call to reserve by April 23rd.

Several other lodging options are located nearby.  Two other examples: 

·        Country Inn & Suites, 2510 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, Phone 515-965-2646

·        Holiday Inn Express, 2402 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, Phone 515-965-2400

For additional information contact:

President:  Keri Carstens

Secretaries:  Tom Orr or Tim Fredricks
thomas.b.orr@monsanto.com or timothy.b.fredricks@monsanto.com

Treasurer:  Nile Kemble

Meeting announcement and Registration form
Ozark-Prairie SETAC,
Apr 6, 2012, 12:53 PM