How to best conduct aquatic ecotoxicity tests according to the International Guidelines

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On Sunday 3 May 2015, a range of half- and full-day short courses are scheduled prior to the opening of the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

Full day Course: How to best conduct aquatic ecotoxicity tests according to the International Guidelines

The course provides guidance on how to perform algae-, daphnia- and fish-tests taking into account the EU regulations, US-EPA and OECD-test Guidelines, and how to produce scientifically valid studies accepted by the authorities in the EU, US and Japan. Each test method is exemplified with reactions of the authorities to studies submitted showing why authorities declared that a particular study did not satisfy the guideline requirements.

Last but not least, guidance will be given on how to best interpret and report studies. A case study based on an acute fish test with a ‘difficult to test substance’ will illustrate reporting needs and deficiencies. Examples will be discussed on how to best report results of aquatic ecotoxicology studies.

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The course provides guidance on testing methods and strategies in aquatic ecotoxicology. It provides the knowledge and skills to optimise the testing in order to avoid the production of invalid data and the repetition of studies.

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Venue: Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)
Barcelona, Spain

Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (Entrance B) 
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14, Barcelona


  • SETAC member: 245 €
  • SETAC student member: 110 €
  • Non-member: 375 €
  • Student non-member: 165 €

The registration fee includes attendance to the course, course materials, coffee break(s) and lunch.


Registration is open to all.

Application Procedure:
  • You can register for one of the short courses + the meeting. 
  • You can register for a short course only. 
  • You are already registered for the meeting and you would like to add a short course to your registration? No problem, simply go to the SETAC Europe store and register for the course of your choice.

You are strongly encouraged to register early in order to avoid disappointment. More information is available here.


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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