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Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) are co-organizing the Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference (ECAEC17) which will be held on May 31 - June 1, 2017, in Champaign, IL.

The conference is an expansion of the successful conference on pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment held in April 2016. It will feature presentations and posters on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, and education. In addition, there will be opportunities for discussion with those interested in all aspects of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment.

ISTC and IISG encourage researchers, educators, businesses, government officials,regulatory agencies, policy makers, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, members of the general public, and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals to attend the conference.

The event will take place at the I Hotel Conference Center in Champaign, IL. On May 31, oral sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT, with a reception and poster session following from 4:15 - 6:00 p.m. On June 1, oral sessions and a panel discussion will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration will is open until May 12, 2017.

Please note: If you are submitting an abstract for an oral presentation or poster you will need to register for the conference separately once registration is open.

For questions, please contact the conference coordinator: Elizabeth Meschewski.