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Tuesday May 14
15:00 - 21:00 Registration
18:00 - 21:00 Opening Reception and Exhibition

Wednesday May 15
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome, Housekeeping and Introductions
8:40 - 9:00 Opening Addresses
9:00 - 9:45 Plenary One: Åke Bergman
Forty years with the eyes on flame retardant research and regulation.
Analytical Methods
Chair: Eric Reiner
9:45 - 10:05 O-1 Maria Ospina et al.
HPLC-MS/MS method for measuring 16 urinary biomarkers of exposure to flame retardants, plasticizers, and organophosphate pesticides
10:05 - 10:25 O-2 Rudolf Addink
Automated extraction, cleanup, concentration and analysis of PBDEs in serum, sediment and soil samples
10:25 - 10:45 O-3 Ken Rosnack et al.
Development of a 2D LC HRMS extraction and detection method for organophosphorus flame retardants in environmental urban snow samples
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break and exhibits
Flame retardants in abiotic environments
Chair: Miriam Diamond
11:15 - 11:35 O-4 Amina Salamova et al.
Melamine and its derivatives in U.S. childcare environment
11:35 - 11:55 O-5 Amandeep Saini et al.
GAPS megacities: first results for flame retardants in urban air across the globe
11:55 - 12:15 O-6 Jacob de Boer et al.
Toward fire safety without chemical risk
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:35 O-7 Hyun-Kyung et al.
Historical records of PBDEs and their replacements in the artificial lake near highly industrialized regions of Korea
13:35 - 13:55 O-8 Martin Sharkey et al.
Brominated flame retardants in landfill leachate: levels and trends in Irish waste
13:55 - 14:15 O-9 Hidenori Matsukami et al.
Emission status of flame retardants in sewage effluents from commercial DecaBDE handling facility in Japan
14:15 - 14:35 O-10 Go Suzuki et al.
Current status of brominated dioxins and related compounds emission from commercial DecaBDE handling facility in Japan
14:35 - 15:05 Coffee Break and exhibits
Flame retardants in biotic environments
Chair: Robert Letcher
15:05 -15:25 O-11 Tristan Smythe et al.
The role of metabolism in the transformation of brominated flame retardants: a review of the current state-of-knowledge
15:25 - 15:45 O-12 Hongwen Sun et al.
Determination of the uptake pathways and deposition mechanisms of brominated flame retardants to wheat leaves
15:45 - 16:05 O-13 Bita Parvizian et al.
Temporal trend of hexabromocyclododecane in fish tissues from great lakes using LC-HRMS
16:05 - 16:25 O-14 Andrew D.W. Tongue et al.
Flame retardants in landfill-associated herring gulls: a cause for concern in a declining seabird?
16:25 - 18:00 Poster social
18:00 - 22:00 student social

Thursday May 16
8:30 - 9:15 Plenary Two: Heather Stapleton
Flame retardant use in US residential furniture: new policies, new flame retardants and what it means for exposure.
Human exposure to flame retardants
Chair: Marta Venier
9:15 - 9:35 O-15 Sabrina Gravel et al.
Are airborne concentrations of BDE209 associated with serum concentrations in recycling workers?
9:35 - 9:55 O-16 Tatiya Wannomai et al.
Inhalation exposure assessment of flame retardants in indoor dusts from e-waste processing workshops in northern Vietnam
9:55 - 10:15 O-17 Olga-Ioanna Kalantzi et al.
Determinants of flame retardants in non-occupationally exposed humans
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break and exhibits
10:45 - 11:05 O-18 Nicholas Herkert et al.
Quantitative and qualitative assessment of silicone wristbands to measure the personal exposome using QC-HRAM MS
11:05 - 11:25 O-19 Nina Wemken et al.
Levels of legacy and novel brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in Irish human milk: results from the Irish ELEVATE project 2016-2018
11:25 - 11:45 O-20 Thomas F. Webster et al.
Explained correlations amongst exposure biomarkers in young children
11:45 - 12:05 O-21 Jae-Eun Lim
Exposure levels and assessment of organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) to Korean adults
12:05 - 13:05 lunch and Student Mentoring Activity
13:05 - 13:50 Plenary three: Natsuko Kajiwara
Environmentally sound management of end-of-life products containing PBDE and HBCD.
13:50 - 14:10 O-22 Marta Venier et al.
Indoor ambient and personal exposures to brominated flame retardants and organophosphate esters in central appalachia
14:10 - 14:30 O-23 Hea Megha Bedi
Analyzing the effects of seafood consumption on PBDE exposure in Switzerland incorporating international food trade
14:30 - 14:50 O-24 Gabriel Knudsen et al.
2,4,6-Tribromophenol disposition and kinteics in non-pregnant, pregnant, and nursing Sprague Dawley rats.
14:50 - 15:20 coffee break and exhibits
Health effects and toxicology of flame retardants
Chair: Magali Houde
15:20 - 15:40 O-25 Allison L. Phillips et al.
First insights in the metabolism of ITPS and TBPPS using human liver subcellular fractions
15:40 - 16:00 O-26 Xiaotong Wang et al.
Effects of organophosphate esters on a human granulosa cell line
16:00 - 17:30 Poster social
17:30 Depart for dinner at club St.James (15 min. walk)
18:00 - 23:00 Dinner at club St.james
Friday may 17
8:30 - 9:15 Plenary four: Pierre Ayotte
Mining non-targeted mass spectrometry data to identify halogenated compounds of emerging concern.
Health effects and toxicology of flame retardants (continued)
Chair: Thomas Webster
9:15 - 9:35 O-27 Robert Letcher et al.
Phase I and II in vitro metabolism of triphenyl phosphate in model rat and bird liver microsomal and hepatocyte assays
9:35 - 9:55 O-28 Han Yan et al.
Transcriptomic changes in murine limb buds exposed to tert-butylphenyl diphenyl phosphate
9:55 - 10:15 O-29 Matthew Ruis et al.
Tissue and sex-specific thyroid hormone disruption following gestational exposure to a mixture of PBDEs
10:15 - 10:25 Introduction to BFR 2021
10:25 - 10:55 Coffee break and exhibits
10:55 - 11:15 O-30 Maryse Bouchard et al.
Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and intellectual function in young children
11:15 - 11:35 O-31 Kate Hoffman et al.
Infant's exposure to organophosphate esters and vaccine response
11:35 - 11:55 O-32 Sarah C. Marteinson et al.
Impact of anthropogenic habitat use and flame retardant exposure on plasma biochemistry of ring-billed gulls breeding in a highly urbanized region
11:55 - 13:00 Lunch
Fire safety, policy and regulation
Chair: Joseph A. Charbonnet
13:00 - 13:20 O-33 Stuart Harrad et al.
Is hand-held XRF a viable option for screening compliance with legislative limits on BFRs in waste?
13:20 - 13:40 O-34 Joseph A. Charbonnet et al.
How to limit flame retardants use: the class concept or code reform?
13:40 - 14:00 O-35 Martin Rose et al.
The new EFSA risk assessments for brominated flame retardants
14:00 - 14:20 O-36 Nuzhat Khan et al.
Potential sources of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Karachi, Pakistan: policies and recommendations for sound management
14:20 - 14:30 Student awards
14:30 - 14:40 Closing remarks