The ISPAC-symposiums are arranged biannually, and are alternating between Europe and US/Canada. The 21th symposium has been awarded to Norway.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology will hoist the symposium from August 5th to August 10th in 2007.
The last symposium was hoisted in Toronto, Canada in 2005 and before that it was in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2003.
The arrangement committee also has members from the University of Stavanger, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Chiron AS and S tatoil AS Miljø. Thus the conference is a united effort of the Norwegian technical environments in this field of chemistry and environmental issues of PACs.
The symposium covers most aspects of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs). Proposed sessions i nclude:
1. Occurrence and sources
2. Metabolism and mutagenicity
3. Human exposure and risk assessment
4. Bio availability
5. Environmental impact and biomarkers
6. Atmospheric reactions of PACs
7. Theoretical chemistry and modelling
8. Formation and synt hesis
9. Analytical methods
10. Reference materials
11. PACs in food
We expect between 250 and 300 participants mainly from Europe and US/Canada.
The symposium website will be at http://www.chem.ntnu.no/ISPAC21/