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History of Speciation Conferences

A landmark in the history of speciation analysis was the Dahlem Workshop on the Importance of Chemical "Speciation" in Environmental Processes, held in Berlin, 1984, September 2-7. The main contributrions to the workshop have been published in a sampler entitled: The Importance of Chemical Speciation in Environmental Processes, edited by M. Bernhard, P.B. Brinckman and P.J. Sadler, Springer, Berlin, 1986 (ISBN 0-387-15362-4).
Very important for the development of interdisciplinary cooperation between scientists from different fields was a series of workshops organized within the framework of the EU funded network "Speciation '21" during the years 1998-2000. The outcome of these workshops is summarized in a sampler entitled "Trace element speciation for Environment, Food and Health", edited by L. Ebdon, L. Pitts, R. Cornelis, H. Crews, O.F.X. Donard and Ph. Quevauviller, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2001.
One of the important ongoing meetings dedicated to speciation analysis is the International Symposium on Speciation of Elements in Biological, Environmental and Toxicological Sciences (ISSEBETS), which traditionally has been organized as a Pre- or Post-Symposium of the CSI conference.

The following table gives access to the web sites of the meetings and the publications of the conference contributions:

 Event Date   Location Home page   Publications
 1 June 16-18, 1991 Loen, Norway no longer available Analyst 117, 1992, 550-691
 2 June 15-18, 1994 Loen, Norway no longer available Analyst 120, 1995, 32N, 765-981
 3 September 15-19, 1997 Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia no longer available Analyst 123, 1998, 765-937
 4 June 25 - July 1, 2000 Whistler, British-Colombia no longer available JEM 2, 2001, 1-101 
 5 September 13-16, 2003  Almunecar,
no special issue
 6 June 21-25, 2006

August 28-30, 2009
Eger, Hungary http://csixxxvi.org/?page=presymposia

Another important speciation meeting is the:

International Conference on Trace Element Speciation in Biomedical, Nutritional and Environmental Sciences which has been developed from the International Workshops on Trace Element Analytical Chemistry in Medicine and Biology both of which have been traditionally held at GSF/Neuherberg Munich in Germany.

The following table gives access to the web sites (if still active) of the meetings and the publications of the conference contributions:

 Event Date  Home page   Publications
 1 May 4 - 7, 1998 http://www.gsf.de/wwwspec
Fresenius' J. Anal. Chem. 363, 1999
 2 May 7 - 10, 2001 http://www.gsf.de/wwwspec
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 372, 2002
 3 May 10 - 13, 2004 http://www.gsf.de/wwwspec/ Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 381/2, 2005
 4 May 25-29, 2008

The International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry is organizing the IAEAC Workshop, which since the 8th workshop is dedicated on the  "Progress in Analytical Methodologies in Trace Metal Speciation". Since 2007 this symposium has been named "TraceSpec". The following table gives access to the web sites of these workshops:
 Event Date and place Home page   Publications
 8 September, 3-9, 2000, Lisbon, Portugal
Fresenius J. Anal. Chem., 370/7, 2001
 9 September, 8-13, 2002, Dortmund

10 April, 6-9, 2005, Luxembourg h  
11 September, 4-7, 2007, Münster

September 15-18, 2009, Mainz, Germany

May 18-20, 2011: Pau, France

August 31 -September 4, 2014, Aberdeen, UK

September 4-7, 2016: Gdansk, Poland

Unfortunately, the series has been given up after the meeting in Gdansk.

The International Symposium on Metallomics (ISM) is discussing the role of metal species in biology.

 Event Date  Home page   Publications
 1 November 28-December 1, 2007, Nagoya, Japan http://www.ism2007.org
 2 June 7-June 10, 2009, Cincinnati, OH, USA
 3 June 15- June 18, 2011, Münster, Germany
 4 July 8-July 11, 2013, Oviedo, Spain
 5September 8- September 12, 2015, Beijing, China http:⁄⁄metallomics.antpedia.com⁄
6August 14-August 17, 2017, Vienna, Austria http:⁄⁄www.metallomics2017.at
2019, June 30-July 3, Warsaw, Polandhttp://metallomics2019.pl 
June 21-26, 2021, Chiba, Japan

Many other conferences have symposia, sessions or topics related to speciation analysis.

Further chapters: About Speciation

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