Title: ASTM Johnson Conference on Asbestos, Almost Asbestos, and Asbestos Progeny: New Challenges
Dates: Monday July 21 2014 - Friday July 25 2014
Location: University of Vermont; Burlington, VT
Since 1986, Johnson Conferences have served as forums for the discussion of asbestos issues. Held in the beautiful summers of northern Vermont, the Johnson Conference has a tradition of no recording/no publication that has encouraged forthright presentations and discussions of novel ideas and controversial issues. As such, these conferences have generated lively exchanges of ideas that have shaped many of the asbestos monitoring methods and strategies used today.
Detection, reporting, risk assessment, and regulation of asbestos and other fibrous minerals is as relevant today as when the first Johnson Conference was held. Abstracts for the 2014 Johnson Conference are solicited that deal with these topics on a regional, national, or international level.
The conference will be held over five days (Monday July 21 through Friday July 25), consisting of nine sessions. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons are left open to allow participants to enjoy the attractions of Vermont, with evening sessions held Tuesday and Thursday.
Presentations are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:
The language of the conference will be English.
SOLICITATION OF PRESENTATIONS:
To submit a presentation, presenters/authors must submit a 200-300 word preliminary abstract by the abstract deadline of Nov. 5, 2013. A final abstract may be submitted later, if desired. Please use the electronic MSWord form which may be found at the following link: Abstract Submittal Form filling in names, addresses, emails, etc. along with the abstract. Email the completed abstract form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The abstract should include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. The conference co-chairs will notify you by approximately Jan. 1, 2014, of your paper's acceptance for presentation. Final abstracts will be solicited from presenters several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium. If an excess of qualified abstracts are received, ASTM may hold poster session.
ASTM is a volunteer organization. Authors/presenters will not receive honoraria, per diem or expenses.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Professionals and lay-persons with established as well as developing interests in asbestos who want to be informed of the latest information on asbestos issues will find this conference to be especially rewarding. This includes environmental consultants, laboratory analysts and managers, building owners, epidemiologists, land use planners and regulators, and federal, state, and local government officials responsible for making and reviewing decisions based on the findings of these studies.
A preliminary technical program (presentation times, titles and authors) will be posted online January 2014. Online registration opens March 1, 2014 and closes July 8, 2014.
Conference attendees interested in receiving 3.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form (in the conference booklet), and submit it to the ASTM staff representative on site. A certificate will be mailed to the attendee in approximately 4-6 weeks.
Additional information about the conference is available from the Conference Co-Chairs: Larry Pierce (email@example.com), Jim Millette (firstname.lastname@example.org,) Jim Webber (email@example.com), or Harry Rook (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The conference is being held in the Campus Center Theater of the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. To insure comfort, we strongly recommend casual attire be worn by both presenters and attendees. Jeans, shorts, and t-shirts will insure your comfort and will help you to blend in with the students. Coats and ties are strongly discouraged.