Hudson-Delaware Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (HDC SETAC)
present the
2019 Annual Spring Meeting
Wednesday, Thursday - April 24-25, 2019
The Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center, Princeton, NJ

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New Perspectives to Old Problems:
Advancements in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Research to Address Environmental Challenges



Program Agenda
Wednesday April 24th, 2019

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Doors Open/Registration /Breakfast/Poster Set-up

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Address
Daniel R. Millemann, Ph.D.; HDC SETAC 2018-2019 President


PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Advances in PFAS Research and Regulation

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

PFAS in New Jersey’s Environment- NJDEP Evaluation and Response
Gloria Post , Ph.D (NJDEP)

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

            PFAS in surface water, sediment and fish from the Delaware River
Ron MacGillivray, Ph.D. (DRBC)

10:15– 10:45 a.m.

Harry Behzadi, Ph.D. (SGS)

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 -11:20 a.m.

Biological Monitoring for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Lee Blum, Ph.D. (NMS Labs)

11:20 – 12:00 a.m.

ASTM E3163-18 Sediment Analytical Methods Selection Guide Overview
Jim Occhialini (Alpha Analytical)

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-2:30 p.m.

15 min BREAK

2:45-4:15 p.m.

Federally Endangered Mussel Species – Importance of Surveys, Relocation and Survivorship Studies

Joe Snavely (Normandeau Associates)

ITRC PFAS Short-Course:
Introduction, Fate & Transport
Sarah L. LaRoe, PhD | ANCHOR QEA, LLC
AFFF, Analytical Concerns and Data Assessment
Nancy Rothman, PhD | New Environmental Horizons, Inc.
Toxicity and Risk Assessment
Kevin Long, PhD | Terraphase Engineering Inc.
Treatment Technologies for PFAS in Water and Soil
Stewart Abrams, P.E. | Langan

Chauncey Center Nature Group Hike

Enjoy the local pond, trails, and outdoor amenities at your leisure

4:30-6:00 p.m.


6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Evening Dinner at The SOLOMON, on premises
Evening Keynote: Sarah Kendrew; European Space Agency




Program Agenda
Thursday April 25th, 2019

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Doors Open/Registration /Breakfast/Poster Set-up

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Announcements and SETAC NA Updates
Don Nazario, HDC SETAC 2019-2020 President


PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Endangered Species Considerations for Risk Assessment
and Environmental Projects

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Threatened and Endangered Species Risk Assessment
Brian Yates (Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants Inc. / Yates Environmental Sciences)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Ecological Risk Assessment in a Saltmarsh Part 3: Designing and Executing an Effective Sampling Plan for Assessing Ecological Risks with a Goal of Developing Site-Specific Risk-Based Remediation Values
Derron LaBrake (Wetlands & Ecology, Inc.)

10:45 -11:00 a.m.


11:00-11:30 a.m.

Microbial Degradation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products
Sarah J. Wolfson, PhD. (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

11:30-12:00 p.m.

            Transport and accumulation of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in infiltration-based stormwater management practices (SMPs)
Erica R McKenzie, Ph.D. (Temple University)

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-1:30 p.m.

Use of Forensic Methods to Identify Sources of Elevated PAH Concentrations in Sediments from Urban Tidal Waterbodies
Ying Wang, (Louis Berger, US)

1:30-2:00 p.m.

Quantification of Contaminants in Ebullition-Facilitated NAPL Migration in an Urban Tidal Waterbody
Chitra Prabhu (HDR Inc.)

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Influence of organic ligands and environmental factors on metal sulfide nanoparticle precipitation
Adrienne Donaghue (Temple University)

2:30-3:00 p.m.

POSTER Judging, Awards Announcements, and Closing Remarks




If you have any questions about the meeting please contact one of the following:

Dan Millemann,

Don Nazario,

Michael Firth,