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Aug 26, 2012


Aug 31, 2012



The Symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum for communicating scientific advances and emerging issues of concern to the environment and human health. 800-1,000 delegates are expected, typically representing more than 800 abstracts presented in five parallel sessions.

An exciting program is being prepared, covering a broad range of core topics on analytical and environmental chemistry, environmental and human toxicology, epidemiology, exposure assessment, as well as regulation, risk assessment and management. Important global and current regional issues will also be a focus of Dioxin 2012, and include areas such as emerging contaminants, marine and eco-toxicology, and chemical regulation and policy.

As an integral part of the Symposium, the exhibition will provide great opportunities to learn more about instrumentations, chemical products, accessories, analytical services, scientific journals, and a range of industry, government and non-government organisations associated with this field.

The Symposium will give ample opportunities for science professionals and students from around the world to interact and network. We are confident that in addition to the scientific program, we can continue the tradition of creating a fun atmosphere for social events and lasting memories of amazing locations.

For the first time in the Symposium’s history, it will be held in Australia. The tropical city of Cairns, Australia’s gateway to the Asia Pacific will be our host, with the award winning Cairns Convention Centre as the main venue. The Convention Centre is everything you would expect from an international standard purpose-built venue located amidst the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and ancient tropical rainforests. Winter, from June to August, is considered the best time to visit north Queensland, when the weather promises to be “beautiful one day, perfect the next”.

Please visit this website regularly to stay up to date with news on the scientific and social programs, and to find out more information about Cairns and its unique attractions, as well as practical information for your arrival and stay during and after the Symposium.

We look forward to seeing you in Australia!