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RACI symposium and workshop: PFAS measurement and PFAS proficiency testing

Date:
07 November 2018 09:00 AM - 07 November 2018 05:00 PM
Location:
Lehany Theatre, CSIRO Lindfield, 36 Bradfield Road, West Lindfield NSW 2070
Category:
Events, Training

PFAS in the environment – measurement challenges

One-day symposium and workshop on PFAS measurement and PFAS proficiency testing

Organised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the National Measurement Institute (NMI)

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in Australia is a serious public concern. Understanding the chemical nature of these compounds and the use of measurement science are critical for both detecting contamination and monitoring the effectiveness of remediation efforts. This symposium offers a full program of speakers from environmental consultancies, government institutions, commercial laboratories, academia, government research laboratories and industry.

Register here or download the flyerRegistration closes Friday 24 October.

Call for abstracts

Speaker positions are finalised but abstracts are invited for poster presentations (submissions close Friday 24th October). Abstracts must be submitted using the the RACI template.  Please email abstracts to Danny Slee. Posters can be up to A0 size.

Presenters:

  • Rachael Casson (Director of International PFAS program, AECOM)
  • Karl Bowles (Senior Project Manager, RPSPM)
  • Assoc. Prof Denis O’Carroll (Director, Water Research Centre, UNSW Sydney)
  • Jackie Wright (Enrisk)
  • Richard Benson (BIP Operations Manager)
  • Mark Centner (ALS)
  • Bob Symons (Eurofins)
  • Andrew Tomlins (SGS)

PFAS proficiency testing workshop

The afternoon session includes a workshop conducted by NMI on laboratory proficiency testing of PFAS in water, soil and biota samples.

PFAS in the Environment – Measurement Challenges
“A one-day symposium on PFAS measurement and PFAS Proficiency Testing”
Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in Australia is currently a serious public concern. Understanding the chemical nature of these compounds and the use of measurement science are critical for both establishing their contamination and the ongoing monitoring their remediation effectiveness. We have a full program of speakers from environmental consultancies, government institutions, commercial laboratories, academia, government research laboratories and industry.
FEATURE PRESENTERS:
Rachael Casson (Director of International PFAS program, AECOM)
Karl Bowles (Senior Scientist, EPA NSW)
Assoc. Prof Denis O’Carroll (Director, Water Research Centre, UNSW Sydney)
Jackie Wright (Enrisk)
Richard Benson (BIP Operations Manager, Qenos)
Mark Centner (ALS)
Bob Symons (Eurofins)
PFAS PROFICIENCY TESTING WORKSHOP: The afternoon session includes a workshop conducted