Conference Date: June 10-12, 2019

Hosted at: Northeastern University, Boston

The Organizing Committee of the 2017 PFAS Conference is happy to announce that a second conference will be held  in Boston, June 10-12, 2019 at Northeastern University. The significant growth in the number of contaminated sites, public awareness, community organizing, public policy, advisories and regulation, scientific research, and media attention calls us to once again bring together the array of participants that made the first conference so successful.

Registration has now reached capacity.

Conference Schedule: Click Here.

Poster Session List: Click Here

Speaker Biographies: Click Here

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will be the keynote speaker.
  • Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute
  • Patrick Breysse, ATSDR
  • Rob Bilott, Taft Law
  • Julia Brody, Silent Spring Institute
  • Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group
  • Chris Higgins, Colorado School of Mines
  • Sharon Lerner, The Intercept
  • Detlef R.U. Knappe, North Carolina State University
  • Gina McCarthy, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Gloria Post, New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • Laura Anderko, Georgetown University
  • Andrea Amico, Testing for Pease

Travel Support: We have a limited amount of funding to help members of community groups pay for travel. If you are interested in applying for travel support, please email Melanie Smith with your request, and why you would like to attend:

Location Details: The conference will be held in the Raytheon Amphitheater (ground floor) of the Egan Research Center building (street address: 120 Forsyth St, Boston).

Public Transportation: Egan Research Center is located right next to the Ruggles Station on the Orange T/Subway line (map here). It is also very close to the Northeastern University Station on the Green T/Subway line (map here).

Parking: On campus parking is not validated, but if you plan to park on campus, options include the Renaissance Parking Garage at 835 Columbus Avenue (map here) which is closest, as well as the Gainsborough Parking Garage at 10 Gainsborough Street (map here).

Lactation Rooms: Northeastern has several locations on campus with lactation rooms. The nearest one to the event is in Snell Engineering. Please see the map (linked here). If you will need access during the conference, please reach out to Melanie Smith (contact below).

Please email Melanie Smith with any questions:

This conference is supported by grant funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and is co-hosted by the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute – SSEHRI (Northeastern University, Boston, MA), Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA), Testing for Pease (Portsmouth, NH), Toxics Action Center (Boston, MA), Sources, Transport, Exposure, & Effects of PFAS – STEEP (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).