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PFAS proficiency testing end-user workshop (National Measurement Institute)

25 November 2020 12:00 PM - 25 November 2020 02:00 PM
Online (register for details)
Events, Training

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is holding its 2020 PFAS proficiency testing end-user workshop on Wednesday 25 Nov from 12pm to 2pm. This popular workshop series is targeted at regulators, consultants, contaminated site managers and other environment industry stakeholders relying on laboratory analyses when making decisions involving the per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) group of environmental contaminants.

NMI established Australia’s first and only PFAS proficiency testing program in 2015, in collaboration with EPA Victoria and CRC CARE. The NMI PFAS end-user workshops explore measurement issues highlighted by the proficiency testing program and build end-user confidence in the overall data quality and reliability of results.

Luke McLeod (Assistant Secretary Base Services Transformation, Department of Defence) will open this year's workshop and Dr Hunter Anderson (US Air Force) will give the technical keynote presentation on "Emerging PFAS Data Quality Issues". 

Topics include:

  • Emerging PFAS Data Quality Issues (Dr Hunter Anderson, US Air Force)
  • TOP Assay vs. TOF (Dr Karl Bowles, RPS AAP, consultant to Defence)
  • An update on the PFAS NEMP (Dr Sara Broomhall, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment)
  • HRMS for non-targeted PFAS analysis (Dr Robert Symons, Eurofins)
  • Analytical best practice - what should this look like? (Dr Marc Centner, ALS Global)
  • Findings from NMI's 2020 PFAS Proficiency Study on the TOP Assay (Luminita Antin, NMI). 

Workshop agenda (approximate times):

  •  12:00 - 12:45: Presentations
  •  12:45 - 13:20: Breakout sessions
  •  13:20 - 14:00: Group discussion.  


Registration is free and will close on 23 November or once we have reached maximum capacity. Participation will be via a publicly accessible virtual platform; details will be provided after registration, together with the program agenda. There may be a small delay in sending the confirmation email as these are generated manually.

Register here.