2013 CPRC Annual Spring Meeting

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The SETAC-CPRC Annual Spring Meeting was held Earth Day, April 22, 2013 at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville, MD


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tim Wheeler, Environmental Reporter at The Baltimore Sun We are excited that Tim Wheeler, the environment and Chesapeake Bay reporter for The Baltimore Sun will be our keynote speaker for the annual meeting. Tim is a former president of the Society of Environmental Journalists. He has received many awards for his work, most recently the 2012 “Excellence in Journalism” award from the Renewable Resources Foundation for his reporting on efforts to clean up Baltimore Harbor. He will speak about “Saving the Bay: 30 Years and Counting

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS In addition to our keynote speaker we have lined up a stellar collection of presentations from a wide variety of speakers. Our hosts at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC; pronounced See-BECK) will tell us about the Center. Barnett Rattner, SETAC-NA immediate Past-President will also give us an update on SETAC activities, particularly those related to CPRC.

Call for Abstracts

While the call for platform presentations is closed, CPRC-SETAC is still accepting abstracts for poster presentations in all areas of environmental science, toxicology and chemistry research.  Send poster abstracts no later than April 12, 2013 to CPRC at cprc.setac@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are a student.


Registration is $50 for professionals and $25 for students.  The fee includes the optional adventure day on the 21st (including free use of kayaks, a guided bird walk, and free use of the facilities – see below). PLUS, all of the catered food and drink (breakfast, breaks, and lunch) during the day of the 22nd, over a dozen presentations, posters, and student awards. Register now!

To register, please fill out the 2013 Meeting Registration Form  and email to treasurer.setac.cprc@gmail.com.  Payments can be submitted via PayPal (no PayPal account is required) by following this linkPLEASE REGISTER BY SUNDAY APRIL 14th so that we can give the caterer a final count.

Meeting agenda (pdf)

Area hotels (pdf with map)

Area restaurants (pdf with map)

Carpooling  Please email cprc.setac@gmail.comwith 1) your name, 2) phone number, 3) address, and 4) route taken to meeting or if you need a ride.  We’ll hook you up!

Please also join us on Sunday, April 21 for a full day of activities on the Chesapeake Bay.  Make it a family day! Bring a picnic lunch and join us on the deck overlooking the wild vistas.  This is a great opportunity to explore the area and meet people in the field.

Sunday itinerary:

  • 9-9:30am        Meet at CBEC
  • 9:30-12pm      Birdwalk led by Dave Palmer
  • 12pm-2pm      Bring your lunch to have by the Bay, meet fellow CPRC members
  • 2pm-4:30pm Kayak trip led by Rebecca Lazarus


If you have any questions about the meeting, feel free to contact CPRC-SETAC at cprc.setac@gmail.com.