Program

8:00 Welcome

8:15 Presentation of the 2018 Charlie Carter Award

8:20 - 8:45 Keynote Address

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
  • NEMC: Microbial Monitoring in Ambient Water
  • NEMC: Monitoring for Contaminants in Foods & Beverages
  • NEMC: New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics (Session 1)
  • TNI: Assessment Forum: Early Implementation of the 2016 TNI Standard
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • ELAB: Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board
  • NEMC: Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring
  • NEMC: Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
  • NEMC: Topics in Shale Gas
  • TNI: Chemistry Expert Committee
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Program Executive Committee

5:30 - 7:00 Opening Reception and Exposition and Poster Session

8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session and Exposition

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: The Importance of Science and Monitoring in Restoring Ecosystems
Dr. Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Resolving Method Differences for Volatile Organics by GC/MS with Best Practices
  • NEMC: Spotlight on Method 6020 Instrumentation - ICP-MS Metals Analysis
  • NEMC: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)
  • TNI: Mentor Session
  • TNI: Whole Effluent Toxicity Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided

Lunch Presentations: Interactive Graphics by Dan Swenson, Graphics Editor, New Orleans Advocate

  • The Rise and Disappearance of Southeast Louisiana, and
  • Filling the Bowl: How the New Orleans Area Flooded during Hurricane Katrina

1:00 - 3:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Citizen Science
  • NEMC: Forensic Environmental Chemistry
  • NEMC: Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Air Methods & Monitoring (Session 1)
  • TNI: Consensus Standards Development Program Executive Committee
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation Body Expert Committee

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

INNOVATIVE NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018; 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

8:00 - 8:15 Welcome

8:30 - 12:00 Plenary Session: The Future Landscape of Science

  • Dr. Paul Gilman, Covanta
  • Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute
  • Dr. Beth Karlin, See Change Institute
  • Dr. Anton Simeonov, National Institutes of Health

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

Agilent Technologies
Craig Marvin and Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies

OR

Restek Corporation
Perfluorinated Compound and PPCP analysis by LC-MS/MS
Chris Rattray, Dan Li, and Mike Chang, Restek Corporation

OR

Waters Corporation
Data (in)dependent Analysis of Environmental Toxicants by Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography-quadrupole Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry.
Karl J. Jobst, McMaster University and Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Air Methods & Monitoring (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Challenges and Opportunities for Solid Phase Extraction
  • NEMC: Laboratory Informatics
  • TNI: Changes to the TNI Standard from the 2017 ISO/IEC Standard 17025
Steamboat Natchez
Optional Social Event
Dinner Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ

Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River featuring live jazz by the Grammy nominated "Dukes of Dixieland".

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Additional Benefits of Federal Air Quality Rules: Model Controlling Forest Carbon Particles
Dr. Ann Marie Carlton, University of California, Irvine

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Characterization of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology
  • NEMC: Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples (Session 2)
  • NEMC/TNI: NEMC Steering Committee and Conference Planning
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee
  • TNI: National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) Accreditation Council
  • TNI: Quality Systems Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided

1:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Characterization of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Data Quality, Management and Review
  • NEMC: Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships
  • TNI: Field Activities Committee
  • TNI: National Environmental Field Activities Program (NEFAP) Executive Committee
  • TNI: Microbiology Expert Committee
  • TNI: Stationary Source Audit Sample (SSAS) Expert Committee
  • TNI: General Session (Committee Chairs Report)

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Evidence-Based Approaches to Curriculum Reform and Assessment
Dr. Melanie Cooper, Michigan State University

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Overcoming Legacy Obstacles with Innovative Approaches
  • NEMC: Topics in Drinking Water
  • TNI: Advocacy Committee