Program

8:00 Welcome

8:15 Presentation of the 2017 Charlie Carter Award

8:20 - 8:45 Keynote Address
Reflections on 40 Years of Saying Yes (and the Occasional No)
Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Method Update Rule
  • NEMC: Overcoming Interferences in Optical ICP Analyses
  • NEMC: Topics in Drinking Water
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee
  • TNI: Mentor Session
  • TNI: National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) Accreditation Council
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Program Executive Committee

10:00 - 5:00 Academic Poster Session

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
Dispelling Myths of Citizen Science
Caren Cooper, North Carolina State University

1:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • ELAB: Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board
  • NEMC: Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring
  • NEMC: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
  • TNI: Assessment Forum
  • TNI: Quality Systems Expert Committee
  • TNI: Stationary Source Audit Sample Committee

5:30 - 7:00 Opening Reception and Exposition

8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session and Exposition

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Communicating Science with Data Visualization
Lisa Leombruni, University of California Santa Barbara

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Advances in Sample Preparation and Clean-up
  • NEMC: Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Citizen Science
  • NEMC: Flexible Approaches to Environmental Monitoring
  • NEMC: Reinventing Method Validation for Environmental Monitoring
  • TNI: Assessment Forum
  • TNI: Chemistry Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided

1:00 - 3:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Effectively Communicating Scientific Information
  • NEMC: Panel Discussion - Method Development and Approval in the 21st Century
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Expert Committee
  • TNI: Radiochemistry Expert Committee
  • TNI: Whole Effluent Toxicity Expert Committee

3:30 - 5:30 Innovative New Technology Showcase and Reception

 

INNOVATIVE NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Tuesday, August 8, 2017; 3:30 - 5:30 pm

The Innovative New Technology Showcase allows up to twelve (12) organizations to showcase innovative new technologies such as sensors, sampling devices, personal monitoring devices, and other new or innovative approaches to environmental monitoring. The Showcase will feature:

  • A poster board and table set-up in a walk-in reception style setting;
  • A 5 minute platform speaking opportunity for all those attending the Showcase to hear about each technology;
  • A networking reception with attendees following this event.

 

8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session and Exposition

8: 15 Welcome

8:30 - 12:00 Plenary Session

8:30 - 9:30 Science Communication 101: Message, Jargon, and Delivering the Perfect Elevator Pitch
Jory Weintraub, Duke Initiative for Science and Society

9:30 - 10:00 BREAK

10:00 - 11:00 Forms and Functions of Storytelling in Science Communication
Liz Neeley, The Story Collider

11:00 - Noon Lessons from Creating an Online Outreach Empire
Craig McClain, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on Your Own, OR Attend a Free Lunch Seminar with:

Agilent Technologies: What’s in Your Water? Trace Determination of Emerging Containments in Environmental Matrices
Craig Marvin and Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies

OR

Restek Corporation: A Web-Based Application for Modeling Gas Chromatographic Separations
Trent Sprenkle, Restek Corporation

OR

Waters Corporation: Analysis of Samples for Chemical Warfare Agents, Byproducts, Precursors, and other Compounds of Interest 
Joy Ginter, The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)'s Forensic Analytical Center


1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Data Management and Review
  • NEMC: LIMS in the Modern Laboratory
  • NEMC: Harnessing the Challenges in Reinventing California's Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • TNI: Consensus Standards Development Program Executive Committee
  • TNI: Field Activities Committee
  • TNI: National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP) Executive Committee

1:30 - 5:00 Optional Workshop: Science Communication 101

8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Impact of Drinking Water Devices on the Prevalence of Legionella and Pseudomonas
Michele Prevost, Polytechnique Montreal

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Ambient Air Measurements
  • NEMC: Premise Microbial Testing
  • NEMC: Topics in Shale Gas
  • NEMC/TNI: NEMC Steering Committee and Conference Planning
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation Body Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
Historical Review of Data Qualifiers and QC Formulation
Gary Ward, G. Ward Associates

1:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Best Practices in Indoor & Outdoor Air Monitoring
  • NEMC: Data Quality
  • NEMC: Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • NEMC: Overcoming Legacy Obstacles with Innovative Approaches
  • NEMC: Field Sampling, Measurement and Sensor Technology
  • TNI: Microbiology Expert Committee
  • TNI: Changes to ISO/IEC Standards 17011, 17025, and 17043
  • TNI: General Session (Committee Chairs Report)

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Non-Targeted Analytes
Lee Ferguson, Duke University

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Forensic Chemistry
  • NEMC: Non-Targeted Compound Screening
  • NEMC: Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples
  • TNI: Advocacy Committee

9:30 - 2:00 Optional Workshop: Science Storytelling