UK conferences 

Contributions from young scientists will be particularly welcome and some funding may be available for such individuals.

1st Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Human Exposure and Impacts

29-30 March 2006

The 1st Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants was hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March 2006.

This major conference brought together researchers from the UK and overseas to advance the understanding of all aspects of research into UNEP/UN-ECE POPS and to disseminate this information to the wider community, including researchers, regulators and industry.

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2nd Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

'Legacy' and 'Current-use' POPs

17-18 April 2007

The 2nd Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants was hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 April 2007.

3rd Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutant

22-23 April 2009

The 3rd Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants was hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April 2009.

The LGCStandards Prize of £200 for the Best Student Presentation at the Conference was won by Mohamed Abdallah of the University of Birmingham for his presentation entitled 'Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) using liquid chromatography coupled to negative ionization atmospheric pressure photoionisation tandem mass spectrometry (LC-NI-APPI-MS/MS): validation and application to house dust.' He is pictured here receiving his certificate from Dr Chris Wright who adjudicated along with Robin Law. The conference organisers acknowledge gratefully the continuing support of LGCStandards for this prize.

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5th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

5-6 April 2011

The 5th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants was hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th April 2011.

6th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

17-18 April 2012

The 6th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants was hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th April 2012.

Plenaries were given by:

  • Dr. Marta Venier (Indiana University at Bloomington) - Legacy and new POPs: What the North American Great Lakes can tell us; lessons from a long term atmospheric monitoring network.
  • Dr. Line Småstuen-Haug (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) - Characterisation of human exposure pathways to perfluorinated compounds - comparing exposure estimates with biomarkers of exposure.

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7th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants

24-25 April 2013

The 7th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants was hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April 2013.

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8th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants 

8-9 May 2014 

The 8th Network Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants was hosted by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th May 2014.

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