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Call for Abstracts - Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment Conference

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) are organizing a conference on Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the environment which will be held on April 4, 2016, in Champaign, IL. Funding for the conference is provided through a grant from University of Illinois Extension.

The conference will feature presentations and posters on the latest in PPCP research and education as well as plenty of opportunities for discussion with those interested in all aspects of PPCPs in the environment. The call for abstracts for both oral and poster presentations is now open. The deadline for submission of oral presentations is Jan. 27, 2016, and the deadline for posters is Feb. 23, 2016.

Conference registration will open Feb. 8, 2016. The regular registration fee will be $40 and student registration will be $20 for the one-day event, which includes lunch.

ISTC and IISG encourage researchers, teachers, businesses, local and state government, environmental groups, and members of the general public to attend this conference. The event will take place at the I Hotel conference center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT, with a reception following from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (Times are subject to change once the agenda is finalized.)

For questions, please contact the PPCP Conference Coordinators: Elizabeth Meschewski at or 217-333-7403 or Nancy Holm at or 217-244-3330.

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