Join us for events in the Puget Sound area
first, June 18-19, 2013
“Analysis Pacific Northwest”
at the University of Puget Sound Campus in Tacoma, WA
Conference registration includes both microbiology and chemistry onsite laboratory sessions in Tacoma at the annual meeting June 19th. Please Note – Rapid Test Workshop originally scheduled for June 20 and 21 had to be cancelled due to schedule conflicts. We apologize for any convenience.
LAST YEAR’S CONFERENCE:
Read article about Last June 2012 Toxins Conference Tacoma
Many thanks to June 2012 participants
Thanks also to sponsors, lab course instructors, exhibitors, and presenters for making these events successful
The conferences and associated training courses were attended by participants primarily from the Pacific Rim, including China, Japan, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. European participation included Spain, Germany, and the EU Reference Lab for Marine Biotoxins. Download the full program booklet from our June 18-22, 2012 conferences in PDF format here 2012 Program Tacoma or by clicking the image (lower right). Our conference this year had several sponsors, including Abraxis, AB Sciex, Agilent, Awareness Technologies, NRC Canada, Pickering Laboratories, Seattle Sensor Systems, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Waters (Acknowledgment of sponsorship is not an AOAC or FDA endorsement)
Thanks also to our LC-MS/MS Lipophilic Marine Toxins Laboratory Workshop instructors, sponsors, attendees, and also to our training partner, the Washington State DOH Public Health Labs for making the lab training event successful. The workshop was sponsored by Agilent Technologies, AB Sciex, Waters, Thermofisher Scientific, and NRC Canada. Below is a group photo outside the lab. Participants, including students and instructors, were from Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, and the United States. US Participants came from Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington State, Maine, and Mississippi.
The above training, conducted by Pearse McCarron of NRC Canada, Paul McNabb of Cawthron Inst., New Zealand, and Jerry Zweigenbaum of Agilent Technologies, was centered on a procedure approved by the European Commission and a successful interlaboratory study coordinated by the European Union’s Reference Laboratory on Marine Biotoxins (EURLMB) in Vigo, Spain. Both the analytical procedure SOP and the interlaboratory study are available at the EURLMB website and for your convenience are also linked below.
EU-Harmonised Standard Operating Procedure for determination of Lipophilic Marine Biotoxins in Molluscs by LC-MS/MS