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2017 Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) co-organized the 2017 Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference (ECAEC17) which was held on May 31 - June 1, 2017, in Champaign, IL.

The conference was an expansion of the successful conference on pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment held in April 2016. It featured presentations and posters on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, and education. In addition, there were opportunities for discussion with those interested in all aspects of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment.

ISTC and IISG encouraged researchers, educators, businesses, government officials,regulatory agencies, policy makers, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, members of the general public, and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals to attend the conference.

The event took place at the I Hotel Conference Center in Champaign, IL. On May 31, oral sessions ran from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT, with a reception and poster session following from 4:15 - 6:00 p.m. On June 1, oral sessions and a panel discussion ran from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For questions, please contact the conference coordinator: Elizabeth Meschewski.