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ISES Virtual Pre-Conference Workshops
September 2, 2022 - September 23, 2022
There are a variety of Virtual Pre-Conference Workshops planned in conjunction with the in-person ISES 2022 Annual Meeting. Join us in the weeks or days leading up to the in-person meeting.
NOTE: Registration for the ISES 2022 Annual Meeting is not required to register for the Virtual Pre-Conference Workshops. Click here to register for the Virtual Pre-Conference Workshops.
Title: Presenting at a Conference: Tips and Feedback
2 September, 11 AM – 1 PM ET
Description: This workshop will help attendees learn how to develop and execute a high-quality conference presentation for the ISES 2022 Annual Meeting. The registrants will be asked to review a previously recorded seminar and prepare their presentation. Each participant will have an opportunity to show their oral/poster presentation, to be evaluated and receive feedback from tenured members of the Society.
Title: UNEP’s USEtox consensus exposure and toxicity model for chemical substitution, risk screening and LCA
19 September, 10 AM ET – 1 PM ET
Description: The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the exposure science methods used in life-cycle assessment, comparative risk assessment, and chemical substitution. Participants will learn to use and evaluate basic tools for mass-balance, fate modelling, near-field and far-field exposure and intake fraction, and effect factor estimation. Participants will review underlying model assumptions and evaluate data needs along with data and knowledge gaps in these assessments. The course is intended for environmental science practitioners interested in the scientific fundamentals of chemical impact assessment. Only basic background knowledge of environmental modelling, risk assessment or life cycle assessment is considered necessary.
Title: Meet & Greet, Network with exposure scientists from around the world!
20 September, 10 AM ET – 11 AM ET
Description: The ISES Mentorship Committee is hosting a virtual meet and greet to prepare and get excited about the in-person annual meeting. This free event is open to all and it will be a good opportunity: * To meet exposure scientists from around the world * To meet people who are planning to attend the ISES 2022 conference * For students who would like to meet mentors within their field * For new members to meet other exposure scientists * For all who would like to brush up on their social skills.
Title: Hands on analysis of mass spectrometry-based exposomics data using ADAP-BIG and ADAP-KDB
21 September, 10 AM – 12 PM ET
Description: High throughput gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC)-mass spectrometry (MS) technologies have made it possible to conduct large-scale exposomics studies. These studies can involve thousands of samples and produce hundreds of gigabytes of raw LC-MS and GC-MS data. Such a large amount of data raises fundamentally new challenges for software tools and cloud resources to preprocess raw data from instruments and annotate the resulting signals. These challenges include handling big data on available computing workstations, aligning data from multiple batches of samples, performing batch-effect correction, and others. This workshop will introduce a suite of software tools and cloud resources specifically designed to handle mass spectrometry exposomics data from large-scale studies.
Title: How to access open air quality data from the OpenAQ Platform
22 September, 10 AM – 12 PM ET
Description: The workshop will open with an overview of the OpenAQ Platform, the importance of open data, and its diverse applications in the scientific field. Participants will then have an opportunity to learn about how to access air quality data through a step-by-step interactive tutorial. Following a Q&A session, the participants will engage in a deeper dive with the platform, using case studies and examples of open data queries. These examples can be based on real-life research questions and/or objectives that exposure scientists are grappling with in their current research. Finally, the workshop will close with resources and opportunities to connect to the broader OpenAQ Community, a committed community of air quality advocates.