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      June 13-15, 2004 • Hawthorn Suites LTD.



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Workshop Description

The local organizing committee invites you to participate in a workshop dedicated to bringing together the very latest information on the chemistry and biology of the environmental pollutants known as Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). It is our hope that the Champaign PCB Workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers of varied backgrounds and expertise to integrate their knowledge and experience, and to apply these to questions of the detection, movement, metabolism, toxicity, remediation and risk assessment for this class of industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants.

The structure of the workshop will support interaction among researchers by having all oral presentations in plenary sessions. Speakers will be asked to provide a general and comprehensive overview of selected topics mentioning their own contributions and those of others.

Poster presentations will be solicited as well. Ample time will be provided during the coffee and lunch breaks for poster viewing and discussion.

Workshop Objective

Scientists from many disciplines are concerned with the physical and chemical as well as the biomedical aspects of the detection, movement, metabolism, toxicity, remediation and risk assessment of PCBs. A primary objective of this workshop is to bring these scientists together in one location to encourage interactions and the exchange of information. An obvious example is that the analytical chemist may not quantify the congeneric PCBs the toxicologist, the epidemiologist, or the risk assessor hold as important. A second major goal of this workshop is to compose a new, up-to-date compendium on the very latest findings relating to the chemistry and biology of PCBs and their risk to human health. The organizing committee envisions this workshop to be an unbiased statement of the state of our knowledge and not merely a summary of any one contributor’s own research. It is anticipated that the product of this conference will be published in book form, available for an additional fee.

Pre-Workshop Social

Come to room 550 at the Hawthorn on Saturday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to pick up your registration packet. Take advantage of this opportunity to get acquainted with other PCB registrants prior to the event.

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