FLUOROS 2020: An International Symposium on Fluorinated Compounds and Their Impacts on Human and Environmental Health
October 13, 2020
“FLUOROS 2020 – An International Symposium on Fluorinated Compounds and Their Impacts on Human and Environmental Health” will provide an opportunity for an unbiased and multidisciplinary exchange of information regarding the latest developments and scientific advances on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Prior FLUOROS meetings were held in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) in 2005 and Golden, Colorado (USA) in 2015, with each drawing hundreds of attendees. The mandate of FLUOROS 2005 was to provide a broad view of fluorinated alkyl organic chemicals and highlight research into fluorinated pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and industrial and consumer materials. FLUOROS 2015 built on that theme as an opportunity to examine and advance the state of knowledge of PFAS in the environment through a meaningful exchange of ideas. The upcoming FLUOROS 2020 symposium will continue to promote the exchange of the latest knowledge and approaches regarding PFAS.
FLUOROS 2020 is hosted by the University of Rhode Island STEEP (Sources, Transport, Exposure, & Effects of PFAS) Superfund Research Program and funded, in part, by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in coordination with partners from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Silent Spring Institute. More information about STEEP.
FLUOROS 2020 is intended to bring together scientists, government officials, industry professionals, non-profit organizations, journalists, and residents of PFAS-affected communities to share the latest knowledge and resources concerning PFAS and to work towards minimizing both human exposure and environmental effects related to PFAS.
FLUOROS 2020 will take place October 13-16, 2020 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.