The 11th International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances
October 27-30, 2014
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


The 11th International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances
October 27-30, 2014
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Introduction

The International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances (ISPTS) series aims to provide a platform for scientists working on PTS around the globe to discuss and exchange information on the most recent findings, innovative theories, frameworks, and methodologies in PTS research. The symposium will cover interdisciplinary topics of significance, ranging from analytical chemistry and the characterization of PTS to environmental and eco-toxicology.

Building on the great success of the ten ISPTS held annually since 2004, the 11th ISPTS will be held at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong on 27-30 October, 2014. It will be co-organized by the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution (SKLMP), Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (SKLECE), Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences and the State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis (SKLEBA). 

The Symposium will focus on the following six themes:

  1. Sources and fate of PTS
  2. Toxicology of PTS
  3. Emerging PTS of concern
  4. Risk assessment of PTS
  5. Mitigation and remediation of PTS
  6. Analytical and bioanalytical methods

The 11th ISPTS will provide a valuable opportunity for environmental scientists and experts from all over the world to interact and exchange research ideas and contribute to globe understanding of PTS.

Plenary / Invited Speakers

(listed in alphabetical order)


Prof. Yong CAI, Florida International University, USA

Prof. Zong-wei CAI, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Prof. Ken G. DROUILLARD, University of Windsor, Canada

Prof. Jay J. GAN, University of California, UC Riverside, USA

Prof. Steve E. HRUDEY, University of Alberta, Canada

Ms. Hui HU, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA

Prof. Chris X. LE, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Xiang-dong LI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Xing-fang LI, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Yong-chien LING, Taiwan Tsinghua University, Taiwan

Prof. Xiao-guang MENG, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Tu-binh MINH, VNU Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam

Dr. Hyo-bang MOON, Hanyang University, South Korea

Prof. Jochen F. MUELLER, National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, Australia

Prof. Jerald L. SCHNOOR, University of lowa, USA

Dr. Jian-wen SHE, California Department of Public Health, USA

Prof. K.W. Michael SIU, University of Windsor, Canada

Prof. Hong-zhe SUN, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Hugh A. TILSON, Environmental Health Perspectives, USA

Dr. Nobuyoshi YAMASHITA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

(Additional Plenary / Invited Speakers to be confirmed)

Organizers
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong
  • Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
  • State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
  • State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis

Sponsors
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Wellington Laboratories Inc.