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Meeting Report: Breath Biomarkers Networking Sessions at PittCon 2010, Orlando, Florida
PLEIL, J. D. Meeting Report: Breath Biomarkers Networking Sessions at PittCon 2010, Orlando, Florida. Journal of Breath Research. Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, Uk, 4(2):1-5, (2010).
The National Exposure Research Laboratory′s (NERL) Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) conducts research in support of EPA′s mission to protect human health and the environment. HEASD′s research program supports Goal 1 (Clean Air) and Goal 4 (Healthy People) of EPA′s strategic plan. More specifically, our division conducts research to characterize the movement of pollutants from the source to contact with humans. Our multidisciplinary research program produces Methods, Measurements, and Models to identify relationships between and characterize processes that link source emissions, environmental concentrations, human exposures, and target-tissue dose. The impact of these tools is improved regulatory programs and policies for EPA.
The Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, or "PittCon" (www.pittcon.org/), is one of the largest international conferences for analytical chemistry and instrumentation typically attracting about 25,000 attendees and 1,000 commercial exhibitors. PittCon began in 1950 as a small spectroscopy and analytical chemistry gathering and, as the name implies, originated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference has outgrown its humble beginnings and is now held in early March every year in the United States' largest convention centers rotating among Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta Georgia, Orlando, Florida and New Orleans Louisiana. In addition to the instrumentation exposition, PittCon offers over 2,000 technical presentations, thousands of poster presentations, numerous plenary lectures, and specialty workshops for analytical instrumentation. Recently, the organizers have implemented a series of "Networking Sessions" as an extra opportunity for attendees to share expertise and opinions to cope with the technological explosion of innovations and new subspecialties.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
HUMAN EXPOSURE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES DIVISION
METHODS DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATION BRANCH