Northeast Conference - The Science of PFAS: Public Health and The Environment - Postponed

Date: 
Mar 31 2020 - 8:00am to Apr 1 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Framingham, MA
Event Category: 
Conference
Speaker: 
Various
Institute: 
Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

Update as of 3/12/20:

We regret to inform you that due to travel restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 virus by state and local governments, universities, and companies, NEWMOA needs to postpone the Science of PFAS Conference. In particular, the Governor of Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency and is asking that all large conferences be postponed. We are negotiating with the Hotel to find new dates, most likely in July or December 2020 and will announce them as soon as possible. All registrations, sponsorships, and exhibits will be transferred to the new dates. Please check back after March 18th for more details. Thank you for your understanding.

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The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) has partnered with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and others to organize a regional science conference on PFAS. The goals of the conference are:

  • Ensure that local, state, and federal action to address PFAS contamination is informed by the most current and reliable science

  • Facilitate networking and information-sharing among key stakeholders on PFAS topics

  • Identify important gaps in the science and policy to help inform future research

The conference organizers expect conference attendance to be approximately 400 people, including:

  • Local, state, and federal government officials

  • Academic researchers and students

  • Consultants and vendors

  • Companies that use, make, or sell products that contain PFAS 

  • Non-governmental and environmental organizations

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