Joint Chesapeake-Potomac Regional Chapter and 
Hudson-Delaware Chapter SETAC 2022 Spring Meeting


Program Agenda

Monday April 11th, 2022

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Doors Open/Registration/Breakfast/Poster Set-up/Networking

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Meeting Start Time: 8:30 AM

Regional SETAC Chapter Presidents Introduction

8:45-9:00 a.m. 

 Welcome address: 

Kathy Shelton, Chief Technology Officer FMC

 and Site Safety Overview by Bibek Sharma, Manager Ecotoxicology, FMC


9:00-9:15 a.m.

Introduction, Announcements, and Updates from SETAC North America,

Mark Johnson (SETAC North America Board of Directors)

9:15-9:30 a.m.

PFAS in Surface Water, Sediment & Fish from the Delaware River,

Ron MacGillivray (DRBC)

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Fingerprinting the Sources of PFAS Contamination in Delaware and Rural Pennsylvania,

Charles Powley  (Center for PFAS Solutions)

9:45-10:00 a.m.

PFAS and ITRC Ecological Risk Assessment and Surface Water Quality,

Linda Logan (Terraphase)

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Physicochemical and Dissolved Organic Matter Properties of Novel Brominated Flame Retardants,

Anthony Sigman-Lowery (University of Delaware)

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30-11:15 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

Second Generation Models of Environmental Partitioning and Toxicity: The End of the Age of Octanol

Dr. Dominic M. Di Toro

11:15-11:30 a.m.

Effects of Crude Glycerol on Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) in Wastewater Treatment,

Xiaojue Chen (University of Maryland College Park)

11:30-11:45 p.m.

Measuring In-Situ Surface Water Methylmercury Concentrations Using a Novel Equilibrium-Based Passive Sampler,

Jada Damond (University of Maryland Baltimore County)

11:45-12:00 p.m.

Rapid measurement of PAH contamination in oysters using novel antibody-based biosensor technology,

Kristen Prossner, (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Regular Lunch

Student-Mentee Lunch (Signup at the check in) 

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Short Course

Designing a robust and spatially representative long-term monitoring program

Dr. Kenneth Takagi and Dr. Ying Wang, WSP

 2:30-3:00 p.m. 30 MINUTE BREAK
 3:00-5:00 p.m.  RAPID FIRE & POSTER SESSION
 5:30-6:00 p.m.  STUDENT AWARDS
 6:30-9:00 p.m. Evening Social & Dinner Klondike Kates


Program Agenda
Tuesday April 12th, 2022

 6:30-8:00 a.m. Early Bird Walk: Local Bird Watching

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Registration/Breakfast/Poster Set-up/Networking

8:45-9:00 a.m.


FMC & Chapter Announcements

9:00-10:45 a.m.

Short Course

Hazardous Waste & Superfund: A primer and a trainee’s research experiences in Texas

Dr. Krisa Camargo (Texas A&M University)

10:45-11:00 a.m.  15 MINUTE BREAK



11:00-11:15 a.m.

Design and Conduct of Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Difficult Test Materials

Alan Samel (FMC Crop Protection)

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Bridging the Gap between Land and Water.

Steve Welebny (Aqua Survey)

11:45-12:00 a.m.

PFAS: An Evaluation of Current Methods, Proposed Methodologies and the Application of New Technologies

Charles Neslund (Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environment Testing)

12:00-12:15 a.m.

Source tracking of PCB contamination using passive samplers: The Baltimore Story

Nathalie Lombard (University of Maryland Baltimore County) 

12:15-1:00 p.m.


1:00-3:00 p.m.

Short Course (outdoors/Off-site):

Monitoring stream ecology: Field methods for assessing stream health and why we use them 

Don Nazario (Normandaeu Associates) and Dr. Dan Millemann (NJDEP)

Meeting Wrap up and Adjourn

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