Short course in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) - COURSE CANCELLED

PAHs in Western Canada: Biogenic vs Petrogenic Sources, Environmental Consequences and Regulatory Guidelines
November 9 - 10, 2015
Hotel Blackfoot - Calgary

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous contaminants in the environment. They are present in the air we breathe and the fish and food we eat. PAHs are derived in natural processes, diagenic processes and largely from combustion processes. Their prevalence in the environment makes their understanding important for all environmental practitioners. PAHs are present in low percentage amounts in crude oil, making them important for those working in the oil industry as well. 

This course will provide comprehensive coverage of many aspects of PAHs from fundamentals to advanced knowledge and usage of PAH data. The course will include: structures and nomenclature, physical-chemical properties, analytical measurements, toxicity and risks, regulatory guidance, remediation and environmental forensics. The course is designed for all environmental practitioners including natural sciences and engineering professionals.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Structure and nomenclature
  • Physical chemical properties
  • Formation mechanisms
  • Behaviour in the environment
  • Biomonitoring - human and wildlife exposure
  • Toxicity and toxic modes of action
  • Regulations and regulatory guidelines
  • Laboratory measurement
  • Chemical fingerprinting.

For further information, please see the course flyer and speaker biographies.

The Hotel Blackfoot has rooms available November 8 - 11, 2015 for those who need accommodations to attend this course. Please call 1-800-661-1151 and quote Booking ID #10238 to get the ACPA room rate of $169 (Signature Room).

Registration fees (includes continental breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks):

Early-bird registration (received by October 16, 2015)

        Full two-day course – $750 for ACPA members, $850 for non-members

Regular registration (received after October 16, 2015 and before November 4, 2015)

         Full two-day course – $850 for ACPA members, $950 for non-members     

To register online, log in to your account at the top right hand corner of this web page, click on Event Registration and follow the instructions from there. 


If you are not an ACPA member, you can create an account and use it to register online as per the instructions above. If you have questions, call the ACPA office at 780-413-0004.


Sponsorship opportunities for this course are still available. Contact for more information.

Thanks to our great sponsors!

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