5th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ARSENIC IN THE ENVIRONMENT - As2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 11–16, 2014
PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
Arsenic has been an issue of concern in last decades because of the serious incidence on human health coming from ingestion of water with small amounts of arsenic for prolonged periods. Around 100 million people are at risk in Asia and 14 million people are potentially affected in Latin America.
In 2014, one century of the discovery of arsenicosis in Bell Ville (Córdoba Province, Argentina) will be commemorated. For this reason, the organization of the next 5th International Congress in the Latin American region is considered relevant, with the title “As2014, One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in America (1914-2014)”.
Congress Series Organizers
Prof. Dr. Jochen Bundschuh: International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD); University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia.
Prof. Dr. Prosun Bhattacharya: International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD); KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
Honorary President: Prof. Dr. Hugo B. Nicolli (INGEOQUI-CONICET, Buenos Aires)
President: Prof. Dr. Marta I. Litter (CNEA – CONICET – UNSAM, Buenos Aires)
Vice-president 1st.: Prof. Dr. Eng. Ana María Ingallinella (CIS – UNR, Santa Fe)
Vice-president 2nd.: Prof. Dr. Alicia Fernández Cirelli (FVET– UBA – CONICET, Buenos Aires)
Secretary: Dr. Silvia S. Farías (CNEA, Buenos Aires)
Treasurer: Dr. Alejo Pérez Carrera (FVET – UBA – CONICET, Buenos Aires)
Prosecretary: Dr. Carlos Schulz (UNLP, La Pampa)
Members of LOC
Dr. Guillermina Bongiovanni (IDEPA, CONICET-Unco, Neuquén)
Dr. Cristina Pérez Coll (UNSAM, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Edda Villaamil (FFyB – UBA, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Julio Navoni (FFyB – UBA, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Alejandra Volpedo (FVET – UBA – CONICET, Buenos Aires)
Mg. Rubén Fernández ((CIS – UNR, Santa Fe)
Dr. Susana García (Health Ministry of Argentina)
Dr. Ricardo Benítez, Dr. Silvia Rivero (Health Ministry of Argentina)
Dr. Eng. Natalia Quici (CNEA – CONICET – UTN, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Eng. Martín Meichtry (CNEA – CONICET – UTN, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Verónica Sotomayor (IDEPA – CONICET-Unco, Neuquén)
Eng. Cynthia Corroto (AySA – FVET – UBA, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Fernanda Vazquez (FVET – UBA – CONICET, Buenos Aires)
Congress Event Organizer
For up-to-date information on As2014, please visit next the website:
The working language of the Congress is English.
All those interested in attending the Congress are welcome to contact:
Prof. Dr. Marta I. Litter
Gerencia Química, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica
Av. Gral. Paz 1499, 1650 San Martín, Prov. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: 54 11 6 772 7016
Important due dates
Deadline of submission of abstracts: September 15, 2013
Acceptance of abstracts: December 15, 2013
Early registration at reduced fee: November 20, 2013
Regular registration: December 20, 2013 (Important notice: abstracts cannot be published in the congress proceedings book if you do not register with payment before December 20, 2013)
Application of scholarships: November 20, 2013
Booking accommodation: April 1, 2014
Application for a letter of invitation: March 1, 2014
On-line Registration: May 4, 2014
On-Site Registration: May 11-16, 2014
Abstracts of contributions should be submitted in English. Only one paper will be accepted per each registered participant. All papers will be evaluated by a prestigious Scientific Committee.
City of Buenos Aires
Located on the southern part of South America, Buenos Aires, “La Reina del Plata", is a cosmopolitan city, whose architecture combines old buildings with modern towers and spacious parks. To walk the streets is to meet with the history of different immigrant communities, but also get seduced for tango, feel the passion of soccer and feel the aroma of fabulous gastronomy. In short, to sense the spirit of a modern, dynamic and radiant Latin American city splashed by decades of European cultures.