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Vol. 26 No. 1
January-February 2004

Where 2B &Y | Announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.

Sample Handling

18–21 April 2004, Baiona-Vigo, Spain

The 11th Symposium on Sample Handling for Environmental and Biological Analysis will be held 18–21 April 2004 in Baiona-Vigo (Northwest Spain). The symposium will cover all qualitative and quantitative areas of this field, including technical developments, theoretical considerations, and applications of the techniques in environmental, biological, pharmaceutical analysis, and other related areas.

This successful series, sponsored by the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC), started in November 1983, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was subsequently held in Freiburg, Germany (1985); Mallorca, Spain (1986); Basel, Switzerland (1988); Baden-Baden, Germany (1991); Guilford, Great Britain (1993); Lund, Sweden (1995); Almeria, Spain (1997); Porto, Portugal (1999); and in Mainz, Germany (2001).

All topics will be introduced in plenary lectures and invited research lectures, which will then be followed by brief research presentations and posters. A special session will be devoted to analytical approaches to evaluating the impact of the “Prestige” oil spill through environmental and marine biological samples from the Galician Coast. Sampling of future oil spills will also be discussed. Topics of the special session will include marine and coastal pollution, wastewater analysis, micro and nanotechnology in sample handling, and new analytical developments, including biochemical, immunochemical approaches, and Proteomics.

Baiona is a fishing town considered a Gem of Galician Tourism, located 20 km from Vigo, the biggest and most populous city of Galicia (also the most active fishing port in Europe). Baiona is about 100 km from Porto, Portugal, and a similar distance from Santiago de Compostela. The symposium will be held at the “Parador Conde de Gondomar,” an enchanting Middle Age’s fortress that has been recently restored.

Registration is available at a reduced rate until 15 February. The appropriate forms may be downloaded via the conference Web site.

www.iaeac.ch


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