Original Press Release
Papers are Invited for ASTM International Conference on Abestos Laboratory Issues
Press release date: January 12, 2012
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Papers are invited for the Michael E. Beard Conference: Asbestos Laboratory Issues, to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Waterfront in Jacksonville, Fla. The conference is being sponsored by ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality, and is being held in conjunction with the January standards development meetings of several ASTM technical committees.
The ASTM 2013 Michael E. Beard Conference: Asbestos Laboratory Issues, 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 analytical results. The meeting 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. The conference will be divided into four sessions:
Analysis of Soil, Vermiculite, Talc and Other Media; Quality Assurance, Training, and Inter- laboratory Studies; Issues Between the Laboratory and Field Operations; and Interaction Between the Labs and NVLAP, Auditors and Government Agencies.
The conference co-chairman are soliciting presentations to fill out the program. Each presentation slot is 20 minutes long (15 minutes for delivering the paper, with the remaining five minutes set aside for discussion). Those interested in giving a presentation in one of the sessions listed above should submit a title and short abstract to Jim Millette (email@example.com), Jim Webber (firstname.lastname@example.org), Larry Pierce (email@example.com), or Owen Crankshaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Feb. 24, 2012 to be considered.
Visit http://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/COMMIT/d22conf0113.htm for additional information.
Additional technical information is available from conference co-chairmen Jim Millette, MVA Scientific Consultants, Duluth, Ga. (phone: 770-662-8509; email@example.com); Jim Webber, New York State Department of Health, Albany, N.Y. (phone: 518-474-0009; firstname.lastname@example.org); Larry Pierce, Fiberquant Inc., Phoenix, Ariz. (phone: 602-276-6139; email@example.com); and Owen Crankshaw, RTI International, Durham, N.C. (phone: 919-541-7470; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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