8-9 May 2014
You are invited to participate in the 8th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th May 2014.
The Nicholson Building, Winterbourne Botanic Gardens, University of Birmingham
(accommodation at Conference Park, University of Birmingham)
The venue is a 15 minute taxi ride from Birmingham New Street rail terminus, which in turn is a 15 minute train journey from Birmingham International Airport (BHX). Flights to BHX are available from a large number of UK, European, and worldwide cities.
£275 (early bird full delegate)
£350 (late registration full delegate)
£150 (Student/NGO delegate)
Registration is inclusive of overnight accommodation at the University’s Conference Park on 8th May, all meals and refreshments. Please register as early as possible, as places are limited. The “early-bird” rate is available until 24th January 2014. From 25th January, the registration fee will be £350.
A limited number of places at the discounted rate of £150 for students and NGO representatives are also available. Again you are advised to register for these places as soon as possible.
Book your place on the conference via the Online Shop.
There will be plenary talks given by leading international figures at the start of the programme for each morning and afternoon. These will be supported by a full programme of oral and poster presentations selected from those submitted.
Confirmed Plenaries are:
Dr Ethel Eljarrat, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research-Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Barcelona, Spain. “Classical versus Emerging Flame Retardants”.
Dr Matthew MacLeod, Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden. “Combining measurements and models to understand emissions, fate, exposure and pharmacokinetics of POPs”.
Call for Papers
The conference is open to all researchers from the UK or overseas. Contributions from young researchers are particularly welcome.
We are seeking contributions that cover all aspects of research into UNEP/UN-ECE POPs, “candidate” POPs, Brominated Flame Retardants, perfluorinated compounds, and related chemicals of concern. View papers from the 7th conference in 2013 (PDF 82KB).
All aspects of research will be considered but key areas are:
Human Exposure (trends, pathways, biomarkers, etc.)
Human Health Impacts
Measurement and Modelling of Environmental Levels, Fate and Behaviour
Advances in the Sampling and Measurement of POPs
Formation, Sources, Emission Inventories, and Release Pathways
Presentations will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted. Abstracts (prepared in Microsoft Word) should not exceed 400 words in length, and should be submitted via emailing the abstract as Word document to Marian Jordan (email@example.com) by no later than 24th January 2014. When submitting, please state whether you would prefer an oral or poster presentation slot.
There will be a poster session between 17.00 and 19.00 on 8 May. This will be followed by a Conference Dinner, and drinks (kindly sponsored by SAL Ltd.).
Enquiries from organisations interested in purchasing trade exhibition space at the conference are welcome, as are ideas for sponsorship. Please contact Marian Jordan to discuss your requirements.