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EBC Emerging Contaminants Program: Understanding the Science and Toxicity of PFAS – A Deeper Dive

May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
200 Crossing Boulevard

This EBC program on Emerging Contaminants of Concern will provide an update on the status of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Previous EBC programs discussing PFAS have focused on providing a general overview of these chemicals, including naming conventions, sources and potentially-affected sites, sampling concerns, unique chemistry, fate & transport, and general toxicity information. This program is designed to go to the next level with an assumption that the PFAS basics are already understood. There will be a brief 15-minute introduction to review some of the basics but the focus of the program will be on the latest analytical methods, fate and transport in the environment, toxicity and health effects, and PFAS forensics. Legal implications of potential PFAS presence at existing and closed sites will be also discussed. Attendees are encouraged to raise questions for discussion about the technical and regulatory challenges associated with PFAS investigations.

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A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the program.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Elizabeth Denly, Program Director – PFAS Group, TRC

Speaker Agenda:

General Overview of PFAS

  • Elizabeth Denly, Program Director – PFAS Group, TRC

Analytical Laboratory Considerations for PFAS

  • Jim Occhialini, Vice President, Alpha Analytical

Toxicity / Risk Information / Health Effects

  • Karen Vetrano, Ph.D., Risk Assessment & Toxicology Manager, TRC

PFAS Fate & Transport

  • Steven LaRosa, Technical Leader, Weston & Sampson

PFAS Forensics: Chemical Signatures in Surface Water and Groundwater

  • Andrew Cohen, Ph.D., PH, Principal Hydrogeologist, TRC

PFAS: A Legal Perspective

  • Robert D. Cox, Jr., Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Liz Denly of TRC.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through April 18 Through April 30 After April 30
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $50 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.


Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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