Summer is officially here and for Babcock Labs that means it’s time to prepare for the many conferences and events we’ll be attending. The staff who participate at these conferences share their experience with peers and enrich their own professional knowledge. All of this benefits Babcock Laboratories and ultimately aids us in meeting the needs of our clients.
In July, our Laboratory Director of Operations, Paul Monroy, is attending the annual International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference. The conference takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, from July 31st through August 3rd. At the conference Mr. Monroy will hear the very latest in current and emerging food safety issues, learn about future directions in analysis methodology, and discuss innovative solutions to new and recurring problems within the food industry. He will have the opportunity to network with food safety professionals from around the globe adding to our understanding of the challenges and potential challenges facing our food and beverage clients.
In August, Babcock Labs’ Organics Manager, David Schiessel, Corporate Communication Director, Alexandra Chrystal, and I will attend the 2016 Environmental Measurement Symposium in Orange Country, California. This conference is the combined meeting of the Forum on Environmental Accreditation and the National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) and is co-sponsored by The NELAC Institute (TNI) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Schiessel and Ms. Chrystal will both present during the technical sessions of the conference. Mr. Schiessel will give a presentation covering the non-targeted screening of halogenated organics in wastewater. Ms. Chrystal will give a presentation on interdisciplinary collaboration—specifically among the fields of science, communications, and public policy—as the next step for citizen science. Babcock Laboratories is proud to be so well represented at this year’s symposium!
The annual California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) conference will also take place in August. The conference will be held in Monterey, California at the Marriott Hotel and will run from the 10th through the 12th. As member agencies and associates tackle important issues affecting sanitation and water agencies, Babcock Labs sends its regards to CASA and wishes them a successful conference.
It is a busy summer, indeed, and we are looking forward to it!