Past Events

FLUOROS Global 2021

3 Oct 2021

FLUOROS Global 2021 will provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary international exchange of information and multinational networking regarding the latest developments and scientific advances on PFAS and their adverse health impacts for humans and the environment.

Collection of Concordant Multimedia Measurements to Evaluate PFAS Human Exposure Pathways Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar

23 Aug 2021

The Agency is soliciting research that proposes and evaluates innovative protocols for measuring human exposure to PFAS chemicals in cohorts where biomonitoring is being conducted.

Virtual Event No Defense Screening

18 Aug 2021

The Great Lakes PFAS Action Network is hosting a virtual, seven-day screening, No Defense, The U.S. Military’s War on Water, by Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim, to raise awareness and prompt action on the PFAS crisis occurring across the Great Lakes region. 

Guidance on PFAS Testing and Health Outcomes Meeting 6

11 Aug 2021

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have sponsored a study that will provide advice for clinicians about PFAS testing, such as when to test, whom to test, how to test, what to test for, and the risks of testing.

[Webinar] Safer Products for WA: Aftermarket stain and water resistance treatments and personal care products

27 Jul 2021

Safer Products for WA team will share progress in identifying safer alternatives that are feasible and available and outline potential restrictions or reporting requirements. The majority of each webinar will focus on discussion with stakeholders.

Request for Nominations for the Science Advisory Board; PFAS Review Pane

21 Jul 2021

The U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office requests public nominations of scientific experts to form a Panel to review draft EPA documents that are being developed to support EPA's National Primary Drinking Water Rulemaking for PFAS.

EWG’s Inaugural PFAS Conference

14 Jul 2021

EWG is convening our Inaugural PFAS Conference, which will bring together policymakers, scientists and marketplace leaders to share the latest developments, discuss how best to shed light on the impact of these toxic “forever chemicals” on us, and find out what is being done to address the harms PFAS cause to human health and the environment.

Guidance on PFAS Testing and Health Outcomes Meeting 5

13 Jul 2021

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have sponsored a study that will provide advice for clinicians about PFAS testing, such as when to test, whom to test, how to test, what to test for, and the risks of testing.

[Webinar] PFAS in Food Packaging Alternative Assessments Webinar - Second Scope

25 May 2021

In this webinar, an alternative assessment methodology for food packaging will be discussed.

[Webinar] Safer Products for Washington: Leather and textile furnishings

18 May 2021

The Safer Products for Washington team will share progress identifying safer PFAS alternatives for leather and textile furnishings that are feasible and available and outline potential restrictions or reporting requirements.

[Webinar] Eliminating Unnecessary PFAS in Building Materials

13 May 2021

This one-hour presentation will introduce the Green Science Policy Institute's new report, "Building a Better World: Eliminating Unnecessary Uses of PFAS in Building Materials." Space is limited.

[Job Opportunity] PFAS Postdoc Position at UC Berkeley

23 Apr 2021

The Alvarez-Cohen and Sedlak Labs in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to focus on combined chemical and biological remediation of PFAS.

Wastewater as a Source of PFAS

6 Apr 2021

A webinar hosted by NEWMOA on the prevalence of PFAS in the environment, specifically connecting PFAS to wastewater.

CA PFAS Webinar

30 Mar 2021

The American Groundwater Trust will be hosting a webinar on PFAS contamination in California.

Solving the Challenges of PFAS

30 Mar 2021

The Royal Society of Chemistry will be holding a webinar to discuss the British strategy to identify where the chemical sciences can provide solutions to challenges associated with the management and regulation of PFAS in consumer goods and industrial processes.

Getting control of PMT and vPvM substances under REACH

25 Mar 2021

This workshop will feature case studies of selected, emerging PMT/vPvM substances that are attracting increasing attention (e.g. ChemSEC's SIN List).

Perspectives on a Class Approach to PFAS

24 Mar 2021

A webinar hosted by NEWMOA on the prevalence of PFAS in the environment and how they may be managed using the class concept.

Let’s Talk About PFAS: Taking Action to Protect Your Health

11 Mar 2021

Join scientists from STEEP for a virtual conversation on the human health effects of PFAS contaminants in drinking water.

Impact of PFAS on agricultural soil and plants: A Phoenix Webinar

10 Mar 2021

The LIFE project PHOENIX will be holding a webinar regarding the impact of PFAS on the natural world hosted by Stefano Polesello.

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Maternal Reproductive Health Impacts

9 Mar 2021

In the fifth webinar in our Generation Chemical series on the toxic environmental exposures and maternal reproductive health impacts. 

Toxic Forever Chemicals In Defense Communities

9 Mar 2021

An EWG Facebook live conversation on PFAS pollution in the Department of Defense communities. 

Modeling and monitoring legacy and emerging PFAS pollution at a catchment scale: A Phoenix Webinar

3 Mar 2021

The LIFE project PHOENIX will be holding a webinar regarding modeling legacy PFAS hosted by Massimo Mazzola.

Health Effects of PFAS Mixtures

2 Mar 2021

A webinar hosted by NEWMOA on the prevalence of PFAS mixtures in the environment and the risks it might pose to the public.

Beyond Science and Decisions: From Problem Formulation to Dose-Response Assessment

24 Feb 2021

A virtual workshop to advance the recommendations in the NAS (2009) report concerning issue identification (problem formulation) and all aspects of risk assessment and management, through a selection of illustrative research case studies for further development.

Management of PFAS pollution in the framework of the new Drinking Water Directive: A Phoenix Webinar

24 Feb 2021

The LIFE project PHOENIX will be holding a webinar regarding the new Drinking Water Directive hosted by Stefano Polesello.

Health Effects of Exposure to PFAS

23 Feb 2021

A webinar hosted by NEWMOA on the prevalence of PFAS in the environment and the risks it might pose to the public.

[Job opportunity] Postdoctoral Research Associate at Indiana University

1 Dec 2020

The Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network team at Indiana University is looking for a postdoctoral research associate for a two-year appointment.

German Federal Agency's International Conference: PFAS - Dealing with contaminants of emerging concern

30 Nov 2020

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the German Environment Agency will be hosting a two-day international conference focusing on strategies on how to deal with PFAS-contaminated soil and groundwater.

[Informational Webinar] EPA's Innovative Ways to Destroy PFAS Challenge

23 Nov 2020

EPA is partnering with the other stakeholders, to co-sponsor a technical challenge regarding the destruction of PFAS. The challenge asks solvers to submit detailed plans for a non-thermal way of destroying PFAS in AFFF, while creating the least amount of potentially harmful byproducts with a $50,000 prize.  

National Priorities: Evaluation of Pollutants in Biosolids Request for Applications and Informational Webinar

27 Oct 2020

EPA is announcing a new funding opportunity to identify, characterize, and manage risks of known and emerging chemical pollutants found in biosolids.

Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research

26 Oct 2020

This 2-day virtual workshop, October 26 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) and October 27 (10:30 AM to 4:00 PM), will address the state of the science and ongoing federal research.

Improving the chemical safety of food contact articles: Linking policy-making with scientific research

21 Oct 2020

The 2020 Food Packaging Forum Workshop will take place online in a virtual format on October 21-23, 2020, under the theme “Improving the chemical safety of food contact articles: Linking policy-making with scientific research.”

CWEA PFAS Summit

21 Oct 2020

The California Water Environment Association (CWEA) will be hosting a virtual PFAS Summit.

FLUOROS 2020: An International Symposium on Fluorinated Compounds and Their Impacts on Human and Environmental Health

13 Oct 2020

An opportunity for unbiased and multidisciplinary exchange of information regarding the latest developments and scientific advances on PFAS. Participants will share the latest knowledge and resources concerning the environmental and biomedical advances on PFAS and their work towards minimizing both human exposure and environmental effects related to PFAS.

Call for Nominations: Guidance on PFAS Testing and Health Outcomes

7 Sep 2020

NAS invites you to nominate experts for a committee that will provide advice that will help clinicians respond to patient concerns about testing blood or urine for exposure to PFAS.

ILSI North America Virtual Symposium on Risk Assessment of PFAS in Food

2 Sep 2020

This session will address risk characterization with a focus on exposure routes and toxicology, and will build on the first session on PFAS Analytical Methodology which was held June 23rd.

Charting a Path: PFAS Testing Methods

1 Sep 2020

Join an informal, multi-stakeholder group webinar where information sharing and discussion across manufacturers, retailers, health care organizations, governments, and NGOs provide a platform for real solutions to PFAS in food service ware and packaging applications.

Public Workshop on Food Packaging with Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

31 Aug 2020

The California DTSC seeks input on its proposal to list plant fiber-based food packaging containing PFAS as a Priority Products under the Safer Consumer Products regulation.

ACWA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

4 Aug 2020

The Association of Clean Water Administrators will be hosting their Annual Meeting and be covering topics related to PFAS.

[Webinar] Combining Fire and Environmental Engineering for Successful Transition to Fluorine Free Foams

21 Jul 2020

JOIFF Shared Learning Online Seminars presents a webinar on the challenges faced by the end-user on the transition to fluorine foams.

[Webinar] A problem assessment and treatment strategies event: PFAS

24 Jun 2020

The American Ground Water Trust program will be hosting a webinar about the chemistry, sampling & testing protocols, treatment technologies, cost recovery options, and the challenges of environmental persistence of contamination of PFAS.

[Webinar] Symposium: Science Gaps for Risk Assessment of PFAS in Food

23 Jun 2020

ILSI North America will be hosting a webinar concerning the status and challenges of PFAS detection and analysis, exposure routes, and toxicity mechanisms in foods and ingredients.

[Webinar] PFAS "the Forever Chemicals" Contamination in the Great Lakes Basin – A Strategic Discussion on Further Steps Around Binational Citizen Action

22 Jun 2020

Bi-national work in the Great Lakes Basin has achieved benefits in the past and this interactive webinar will explore the opportunities to work bi-nationally to protect the Great Lakes from PFAS Contamination.

[Webinar] ASDWA PFAS – Source Water Protection Guide and Toolkit

18 Jun 2020

ASDWA has published its new PFAS – Source Water Protection Guide and Toolkit and will host a webinar about its launch on June 18th, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm (eastern time).

[Dissertation Defense] Chemical substitution with a life cycle perspective: The case of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in durable water repellents

12 Jun 2020

The aim of the research presented in this thesis was to support the process of substitution of side-chain fluorinated polymers in durable water repellents, that give rise to emissions of hazardous PFAS.

[Webinar] Analytical and Monitoring Methods for PFASs

11 Jun 2020

This webinar will present latest developments in analytical and monitoring methods for PFASs

Clean Water Action's Facebook Live Event: PFAS Movie

5 May 2020

Clean Water Action will be debuting their upcoming PFAS Movie, along with Q&A from California state senators and firefighters.

[Webinar] A Conversation on PFAS Contaminants

21 Apr 2020

The NARUC Committee on Water will be hosting a webinar on the history, risks, and future of regulating PFAS contaminants in the United States at the federal, state, and local levels.

[Public hearing] California DTSC: PFASs in carpets and rugs

13 Apr 2020

California's DTSC is seeking public comment on the regulatory proposal to list carpets and rugs containing PFAS as a priority product. Public hearing will be held on April 13 at 9 AM in Sacramento, CA.

Australian Land and Groundwater Association Webinar: PFAS and Health Outcomes

1 Apr 2020

The Australian Land & Groundwater Association will be hosting a webinar over PFAS and health outcomes with speaker Dr. Alan Ducatman who was involved with the C8 Health Project in West Virginia.

Northeast Conference on the Science of PFAS: Public Health & the Environment

31 Mar 2020

NEWMOA, in collaboration with others, has organized a conference to ensure that action to address PFAS contamination is informed by the most current and reliable science. There is also an open call for conference presenters, posters, and sponsors.

Workshop: Assessing the Ecological Risks of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Aqueous Film Forming Foam Sites

10 Mar 2020

This 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of ERAs for PFAS, including a state-of-the-science overview of the fate, exposure, and toxicity of PFAS in ecosystems.

[Webinar] Alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper

3 Mar 2020

Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health are hosting a webinar on their alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper.

[Live Stream] From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large-Scale Chemical Contaminations

20 Feb 2020

The PBB to PFAS symposium will provide a unique venue for fostering collaboration between researchers and community members to prevent large-scale environmental contamination and reduce adverse health impacts of those that have occurred. While registration for in-person attendance has closed, you can still register for the Live Stream.

The PFAS film documentary "No Defense" will debut in Ann Arbor, MI

19 Feb 2020

The film focuses on the PFAS contamination problem in Oscoda, Michigan, as a case study into how the U.S. military has failed to protect human health and the environment around the nation and the world. 

[Webinar] Alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper

11 Feb 2020

Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health are hosting a webinar on their alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper.

Webinar: Maternal and neonatal effects of in utero exposure to perfluoroalkyl ether acids in the Sprague-Dawley rat

15 Jan 2020

CEH is hosting a webinar where the EPA's Dr. Justin Conley will showcase his research on emerging PFAS compounds and mixtures.

CA DTSC: PFAS and Their Alternatives in Food Packaging Workshop

14 Jan 2020

This workshop can be attended in person or via a webcast. Please note that California's DTSC is also seeking public input on this topic.

UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program Meeting: PFAS contamination: An emerging problem in California

13 Dec 2019

UC Berkeley will be hosting a meeting of academics, investigators, collaborators and stakeholders, as well as invited experts, to dsicuss future research needs related to PFAS contamination in California.

[Peer-review] Draft NTP Technical Reports on Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of HMB and PFOA

12 Dec 2019

NTP is holding a peer-review of draft Technical Reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of HMB and PFOA and will hold a webcast on Dec. 12, 2019 at 10 AM Eastern (Registration is required). Written comments are due on Nov. 20, 2019. Oral comment registration deadline is Dec. 3, 2019.

CA DTSC: Treatments Containing PFAS for Use on Converted Textiles or Leathers Workshop

9 Dec 2019

This workshop can be attended in person or via a webcast. Please note that California's DTSC is also seeking public input on this topic.

CA Water Boards Seminar and Datathon - PFAS in California: Past, Present, and Future

4 Dec 2019

CA Water Boards will be hosting a two-day seminar and datathon on PFAS with speakers from various state agencies, local and non-governmental organizations, research organizations, and others.

Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse Webinar: Firefighting foams: Practical Considerations to Going Fluorine-free

19 Nov 2019

IC2 is hosting a webinar that focuses on PFAS in firefighting foam, regulatory decisions, alternatives, and remediation, moderated by Jen Jackson of the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Webinar: Tackling the PFAS Problem: Can Understanding Protein Interactions Help?

31 Oct 2019

The ISTC will hold a webinar showcasing Dr. Carla Ng's research on the fate and effects of PFAS and their interactions with biological systems.

ITRC and Washington Ecology PFAS Training: Managing PFAS Contamination at Your Sites

24 Oct 2019

Washington State Department of Ecology is pleased to partner with the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) on the joint upcoming PFAS training event.

Rob Bilott Book Launch Meet and Greet

6 Oct 2019

The Green Science Policy Institute is hosting a book party to launch Rob Bilott's new book Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against Dupont.

National Academies Workshop: Identifying Opportunities to Understand, Control, and Prevent Exposure to PFAS

26 Sep 2019

The first workshop of the Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) will discuss human exposure to PFAS as well as innovative approaches to controlling and preventing exposure. 

OECD Webinar: Finding Alternatives to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances of Concern: A Difficult and Continuing Challenge

26 Sep 2019

The webinar will present efforts, successes and challenges in eliminating per and polyfluorinated chemicals of environmental concern from the life cycle of consumer products. 

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Linda Birnbaum on Her Retirement Reception

24 Sep 2019

A capitol hill reception to honor NIH Director Linda Birnbaum Ph.D. on her retirement.

U.S. Congress Briefing: A Healthy Start for Every Child: How the Environment Influences Health & Development

24 Sep 2019

Join a scientific briefing on childhood exposure to PFAS with a welcome address and overview of current research by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

WA Dept. Ecology Workshop: Safer Products for Washington

29 Aug 2019

A informational workshop on how the WA Departments of Ecology and Health plan to implement Substitute Senate Bill 5135.

The Sticky Subject of Non-Stick: Regulatory Science Challenges of Per- and Poly-Fluorinated Compounds.

20 Aug 2019

The Texas A&M Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology is pleased to announce its 2019 Annual Regulatory Science Symposium, on challenges regulating PFAS.

Environmental Risk Assessment of PFAS

12 Aug 2019

The 2019 SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting will review new and emerging information on PFAS an formulate a roadmap for a risk assessment approach for PFAS.

[Recording & Support Documents] The US House Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: The Devil They Knew – PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability

24 Jul 2019

U.S. House hearing on the widespread industrial contamination of air, drinking water, ground water and food supplies across the United States with PFAS.

Toxicology Forum Session on Polymeric PFAS

8 Jul 2019

Should fluoropolymers, polymeric PFAS meeting OECD polymer of low-concern criteria, be grouped with all PFAS for regulatory purposes? Session at the Toxicology Forum 45th Annual Summer Meeting, Alexandria, VA, USA.

2019 PFAS: Second National Conference in Boston, June 10-12, 2019

10 Jun 2019

The 2019 PFAS Conference will be held in Boston, June 10-12, at Northeastern University. The significant growth in the number of contaminated sites, public awareness, public policy, scientific research, and media attention calls us to once reconvene to further protect human and environmental health.

Flame Retardant Dilemma And Beyond 2019

15 Feb 2019

This symposium brings together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals used in consumer products and building materials.

[Recording] U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing: The Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis

26 Sep 2018

A recording and supporting information from a September 26, 2018 U.S. Senate Federal Spending Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis.

[Recording] U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing: Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment

6 Sep 2018

U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2018 entitled “Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented.”