Save the Date: May 31, June 1 & 2, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!!!

9th International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2017)


We invite you to save the date and plan on joining us in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the 9th Inter­national Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2017).  The meeting will be held on Wednesday May 31th, Thursday and Friday June 1st and 2nd, 2017.

TorontoThe 2017 workshop and symposium aims to attract a diverse audience, from experts in the development and application of passive sampling technologies to new users becoming more familiar with the advantages of passive sampling, working to advance the science and increase the use of passive sampling approaches to meet risk assessment, policy and regulatory needs.

Suggested IPSW 2017 topics                                                           

Passive Samplers for Targeted Chemical Classes:

  • Volatile Compounds
  • Semi-volatile and Hydrophobic Compounds
  • Hydrophilic Compounds
  • Metals, Ionic and Other Inorganic Compounds
  • Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products

Novel Passive Sampling Devices for Targeted Matrices:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Sediment/Soil
  • Biota

Environmental Policy Development and Regulatory Engagement

QA/QC and Validation

Passive Sampling Applications and Case Studies:

  • Surveys and Source Evaluation
  • Toxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Bioavailability Studies
  • Site Assessment and Compliance Monitoring

Organizing & Scientific Committee (to date)

Heather Lord, Maxxam Analytics

Paul Helm, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Eric Reiner, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Tomas Ocelka, E&H Services, Inc.

Chris Metcalfe, Trent University

David Alvarez, United States Geological Survey

Kees Booij, PaSOC

Robert Burgess, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Tom Harner, Environment and Climate Change Canada