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Buddy System

Buddy System

The Buddy System matches long-term members of SETAC (Buddy Mentors) with first time, international and student attendees (Buddy Mentees) at SETAC annual meetings. The SETAC Australasia annual meeting is a great resource for scientific discourse, increasing knowledge and networking. However, the meeting can be a challenge for first time, international and student attendees. Buddy Mentors and Mentees will be matched by early August, given an opportunity to chat in advance and will be asked to meet in person at designated events during the Hobart conference. You will be expected to commit at least a couple of hours with your Buddy Mentor/Mentee during the conference, with the flexibility to extend the contact during the conference. The Buddy System is solely for the duration of the conference and does not lock participants in to the longer-term SETAC AU Mentor Programme.

Participants will be invited to attend a Buddy System breakfast (at no extra cost) the first morning of the conference where you will have a chance to meet your Buddy Mentor/Mentee. For those attending the conference dinner, tables will be reserved to seat programme participants together during this great social event.

If you would like to be involved in the Buddy System for the Hobart SETAC conference, please register your interest via the online registration process.