Academic Call for Abstracts

The 29th Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)
A Key Component of the Environment Measurement Symposium
San Antonio, TX - August 5-9, 2013

The National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) is the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America! As part of the Environmental Measurement Symposium, the conference brings together scientists and managers from federal and state agencies, the regulated community, academia, and laboratory and engineering support communities. NEMC, which is organized jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The NELAC Institute (TNI), features presentations, posters, training, exhibits, and networking opportunities.

This year’s conference theme is “Protecting Human Health through Environmental Measurement and Monitoring.”

Do not miss the opportunity to present your research, findings, and instructional activities at the most highly regarded technical conference in the environmental monitoring industry. To ensure the NEMC portion of the Symposium is cutting edge and meets the educational needs and interests of each attendee, the NEMC Steering Committee needs the innovative ideas from members of the academic community like you.

The NEMC Steering Committee presents this Academic Call for Papers as an invitation to students, instructors, researchers, and others in the academic community to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations on policy and technical issues that affect all environmental media (i.e., water, air, soil, and wastes), across all environmental programs. Abstracts should include topics such as the latest techniques for green chemistry, emergency response techniques, OR any of the topic areas listed below:

  • Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring;
  • Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring;
  • Laboratory Accreditation;
  • Topics in Drinking Water;
  • Analysis of Metallic Species and Organometallics;
  • EPA Approval of Innovative Approaches to Monitoring;
  • Field Measurements, Sensors, and In-Situ Monitoring;
  • Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry;
  • Current Topics in Microbiology;
  • Air Methods / Monitoring;
  • Contaminated Sediments;
  • Topics in Shale Gas Exploration;
  • Forensic Chemistry;
  • History of Environmental Monitoring;
  • Modeling, Mapping, and Geospatial Tools;
  • Advances in Sample Preparation and Clean-up;
  • Legal Defensibility of Data;
  • Indoor Air Quality;
  • Product Emission Testing;
  • Spotlight on Method 8270;
  • Food Safety Measurements;
  • Source Emission Testing;
  • Fence Line Monitoring; and
  • Data Management.

The NEMC Steering Committee is offering a $500 award this year to students and a $1000 award to academic professionals for the best oral or poster presentation.  The awardee will be selected by the NEMC Program Chair.

Please provide your abstract by February 11, 2013. Abstracts received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be reviewed due to the number of available time slots and the high number of quality and timely submissions received.

Click here for on-line submission.