ASTM to sponsor 2010 Michael E. Beard Asbestos Conference.
Press Release Summary:
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.
Original Press Release
ASTM International Michael E. Beard Asbestos Conference: Laboratory Issues
Press release date: March 9, 2009
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org); Jim Webber, New York State Wadsworth Center for Labs, Albany, N.Y. (email@example.com); Larry Pierce, Fiberquant Inc., Phoenix, Ariz. (firstname.lastname@example.org); or Bruce Harvey, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C. (email@example.com). 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: