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Meeting information

On behalf of the organizers and the Scientific Committee we take pleasure in inviting you to the 11th International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2019), to be held in Northeastern University in Boston, MA 02115. This meeting will run from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th of September 2019. The event will be held in the same informal manner as with previous symposia (e.g. IPSW, PSWS, DGTs).

The platform helps communication of important topics on the use of the latest techniques for passive sampling of undesirable substances, but also to develop educational activities that are part of various projects.

The IPSW may also be used as a venue for satellite workshops related to practical methods basic skills, or international research projects.


We believe the IPSW 2019 activities will provide a valuable opportunity for experts using various passive sampling methods to exchange ideas and experiences, as well as those just beginning to introduce passive sampling methods into their work.

Please add this meeting in your calendar and share this announcement with others who may be interested


Scientific programme

The main programme of IPSW 2019 will comprise invited and contributed talks, poster presentations, panel discussions and workshops. The scientific focus of the meeting will be on the use of in situ passive samplers for environmental monitoring and risk assessment. With the continued maturation of passive sampling, this meeting will provide opportunities to share knowledge and experiences related to specific practical applications of these tools, novel uses, regulatory acceptance, and future directions of study.





Sessions will be assigned to the following key topics reflecting the development and application of passive samplers in air, sediments/soils and water:

  1. Hydrophobic compounds
  2. Volatile and semi-volatile compounds
  3. Metals, inorganic compounds
  4. Hydrophilic compounds
  5. Development of novel passive sampling devices
  6. Environmental applications and monitoring with passive samplers
  7. Toxicity assessment-based on passive sampling methods
  8. Key aspects for QA/QC, accreditation, data treatment and interpretation
  9. Environmental policy and strategy for passive samplers

Please contact us with any proposal for new topics or workshops.





International Committee

Alvarez D.A. (USGS, CERC, USA)
Anderson K.A. (Oregon State)
Booij K. (PaSOC, The Netherlands), co-chair – SC
Burgess R.M. (U.S. EPA)
Conder J.M. (Geosyntec, USA)
Fernandez L.A. (NU, Boston, USA), chair – SC
Ghosh U. (UMBC, USA)
Harman C. (NIVA, Norway)
Helm P.A. (Environment Canada, Canada), co-chair-OC
Huckins J. N. (retired, USA, honorary member)

Kaserzon S.L. (QAEHS, Queensland)
Lefkovitz L. ( Battelle, USA)
Lohmann R. (URI, USA)
Lord H.L. (Maxxam, USA)
Mueller J.F. (QAEHS, Australia)
Ocelka T. (E&H services, Inc., CR), chair-OC
Parkerton T. (ExxonMobil, USA)
Vrana B. (MU Brno, CR)
Zhang H. (Lancaster University, UK)

Registration fees

IPSW2019Early registration
(until 31th July 2019)
150 USD300 USD
Late registration
(1st August, 2019 – on-site)
200 USD400 USD

The registration fee will cover all conference sessions: programme and abstract book, certificates of attendance, refreshments, including lunches and dinners during social events, necessary transports during event. Accommodation and travel expenses are not included. Please be aware of cancelation condition. When the Early Bird registration is closed the refund is 70% from the actual price.

Preliminary program

Main programme of IPSW 2019

Wednesday (September 11)

  • 7 PM – 10 PM (Welcome drink)
    Come relax after a long trip. Meet old friends and make new ones. Eastern Standard under 7-10pm (Welcome drink)
    Eastern Standard
    528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
    Google maps link:

Thursday (September 12)
(1st day of scientific program)

  • 8 AM – 9 AM – Registration
  • 9 AM – 6 PM  – Introduction, opening remarks. Plenary sessions. Poster sessions
    (two coffee breaks and lunch with be served)
  • 7 PM – 12 PM – Evening social event and dinner- Anthem Kitchen & Bar, 101 S Market, Boston, MA 02109
    Google link:


Friday (September 13)
(2nd day of scientific programme)

  • 9 AM – 6 PM Plenary sessions. Poster sessions
    (two coffee breaks and lunch will be served)

Preliminary Agenda

Registration for all meetings will be accepted only through the on-line system and will be available
from early April 2019 for the main IPSW 2019 conference. Late registration of presentations may not be accepted.

All delegates, including those making presentations, must register. An invitation to make a presentation does not imply that financial support will be provided.


The IPSW 2019 meeting, including satellite events will be held in Northeastern University, Boston. 

Northeastern University

Egan Research Center

120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115
Google maps link:

Boston’s airport is Logan International Airport (BOS)

There is public transportation (the T – from the airport. Ruggles station on the Orange Line is steps away from the meeting location.

Hotel accommodation
A limited number of rooms has been reserved for participants of IPSW Boston 2019 and can be booked at a special rate subject to room availability.

The Inn at Longwood Google map:
For reservations call 1 (800) 468-2378 or (617) 731-4700 and mention the group code: IPSW2019 
or book at The Inn at Longwood using IPSW2019 as the group code.
Special reservation rate available until August 9, 2019. 
Booking link:

The hotel has extended the room block discount until this Friday, August 16th!


Host City

Boston is the capital city of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and one of the largest cities in the northeastern United States. It’s also known as ’’Beantown”, referring to the regional dish of Boston baked beans back in colonial days. Boston is located at the mouth of the Charles River which separates Boston from Cambridge and is on Boston Harbor.

Boston is one of the world’s best-known academic hubs. Surrounded by many universities and colleges including law, medicine, business and engineering. The city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups. The economy itself is founded on the education, health care, finance, and technology (information technology and biotechnology) industries.

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For sure we have planned some after program activities, but if you wondering what to do in Boston, here is some suggestion:

Boston Harbor
Museum of Sience Boston
Boston Common
Skywalk Observatory
The New England Aquarium



Important dates for IPSW 2019

First Announcement

Call for papers                 

February, 2019

April 2019
Abstract SubmissionApril, 2019 – June 30, 2019

Second Announcement

Detailed programme

July 15, 2019
Early registrationApril, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Late registrationJuly 1, 2019 – on site registration

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Contact us

Please send us an indication of your preliminary interest in the meeting (participation, scientific programme, presentation, sponsorship and any other ideas) and do not hesitate to contact anyone of us if you require further information:

Gabriella Pravdova

Individual composition, special requests

  • Sponsoring of printing Conference materials
  • Sponsoring of Welcome drink
  • Free sponsorship: minimum USD 500
  • Sponsoring sightseeing tours
  • Sponsoring Gala Dinner/coffee breaks/or lunches
  • Sponsoring rental of conference rooms and facilities
If you have a particular idea as to how you would like to present your company at the Conference, please contact Conference secretariat at
  • 1,000 $

    Minimum payment: USD 1000 Bronze Medal Sponsors will enjoy of these benefits: Company logo on the IPSW 2019 website including link to company’s website Exhibition…

  • 2,000 $

    Minimum payment: USD 2000 Silver Medal Sponsors will enjoy of this benefits: Company logo on the IPSW 2019 website including link to company’s website Exhibition…

  • 5,000 $

    Minimum payment: USD 5000 Gold Medal Sponsors will enjoy of this benefits: Company logo on the IPSW 2019 website including link to company’s website Exhibition…

  • 8,000 $

    Minimum payment: USD 8000 All above included + speech of the management at the opening Participation of up to 5 people at all events throughout the conference…


we would like to remind you today’s Welcome drink at Eastern Standard under 7-10 pm.

Registration is scheduled to Thursday at Northeastern University 8-9 am.


We  are looking forward to see you soon!