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March 10, 2009 - To be held Jan 28-29, 2010, ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality will sponsor ASTM 2010 Michael E. Beard Asbestos Conference: Laboratory Issues in San Antonio, TX. Divided into 4 sessions, conference will feature various asbestos topics of interest to laboratory personnel, those who use laboratory data, and those who need to understand how to interpret asbestos results. In addition, conference co-chairs are soliciting presentations to fill out program.

ASTM International Michael E. Beard Asbestos Conference: Laboratory Issues


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Press release date: March 9, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 9 March 2009 - The ASTM 2010 Michael E. Beard Asbestos Conference: Laboratory Issues, sponsored by ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality, will be held Jan. 28-29, 2010, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

The ASTM Johnson Asbestos Conferences have served as a forum for the discussion of asbestos issues in the summers of 1986, 1988, 1992, 2002, 2005 and 2008. These conferences have been a major contributor to the advancement and understanding of asbestos in a number of areas including monitoring technology. Unfortunately, there are members of the asbestos analytical community who are not able to attend a summer conference because of their professional schedules. The 2008 conference organizing committee suggested that an appropriate solution would be to hold an "interim" Johnson Conference halfway between the summer Johnson Conferences. To that end, the conference is being held in January.

The conference is a two-day set of presentations on asbestos topics of interest to those who work in laboratories, those who use laboratory analytical data and those who need to understand how to interpret asbestos results. The conference will follow the policies established for the Johnson Conferences to encourage the presentation of the most recent work in the field and to allow open and frank discussion of new ideas and possible interpretation of the data. There will be no publication of the conference presentations and recording of presentations will not be permitted.

The conference will be divided into four sessions:

Analysis of Soil and Other Media;
Quality Assurance, Training, Interlaboratory Studies;
Definitions of Asbestos, Cleavage Fragments and NOA Considerations; and Issues of Interaction among Laboratories and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), Auditors, and Government Agencies.

The conference co-chairs are soliciting presentations to fill out the program. Each presentation slot is 20 minutes long, and each presenter is allotted 15 minutes for delivering the paper; the remaining 5 minutes is set aside for discussion. Those interested in giving a presentation in one of the laboratory focus areas listed above should submit a title and short abstract for consideration to one of the co-chairs by Friday, March 27.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Jan. 20, 2010. For more information, visit the ASTM Web site at http://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/COMMIT/d22symp0110.htm.

Additional information is available from conference co-chairs Jim Millette. Mva Scientific Consultants, Lilburn, Ga. (jmillette@mvainc.com); Jim Webber, New York State Wadsworth Center for Labs, Albany, N.Y. (webber@wadsworth.org); Larry Pierce, Fiberquant Inc., Phoenix, Ariz. (fiberquant@abilnet.com); or Bruce Harvey, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C. (bwh@rti.org).

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.

Contact:
Hannah Sparks
610-832-9677
hsparks@astm.org

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