The interagency, International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (ISOC-HAB), was held at the Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park, NC,USA, on September 6-10, 2005.
ISOC-HAB was co-sponsored by the US EPA, NOAA, FDA, USGS, US ACE, NIH, NIEHS, CDC, USDA, and the UNC-CH IMS.
Approximately 100 invited participants from multiplle countries and 100 members of the general public participated in the symposium. The symposium was organized around six session topics:
Specific charges developed by the ISOC-HAB organizing committee were addressed by 24 speakers and six workgroups. The symposium product will be a monograph published by Springer Press in their series, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. The monograph will help to meet the mandates of the US Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act, and inform EPA's Office of Water. The monograph will include:
- Occurrance of Blooms & Toxins
- Causes, Prevention & Mitigaton
- Toxin Kinetics, Dynamics & OMICS
- Exposure Assessment Methods
- Health & Ecologic Effects
- Risk Assessment
The monograph will be available later this year from Springer Press.
- A synopsis describing a national research plan
- Six workgroup reports
- 24 invited speaker papers
- Multiple poster abstracts
Additional information is available from Dr. H. Kenneth Hudnell, the lead organizer of ISOC-HAB, at (919) 541-7866 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An adobe acrobat file of the Symposium announcement is available here.
Additional information is available at: http://www.epa.gov/cyano_habs_symposium
Symposium sponsored by EPA, NOAA, FDA, USDA, UNC-IMS, CDC,
US Army Corps Of Engineers, USGS, National Institute of Health, and NEIHS