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Presentations and Discussion Sessions | Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative 2021 Mini-Conference

This virtual two-day schedule of conference sessions will involve presentations and discussions on a range of cyanobacteria topics, including prevention and management, effects of on human health, tools and approaches for monitoring, regional success stories, and communicating risks

Participants can attend conference sessions at no cost.

Conference sessions run from 1 pm-5 pm (Eastern) each day
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Taxonomic workshops run from 10am-1pm (Eastern) each day
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Photo credit: Andy Hrycyna, July 7, 2017

FINAL AGENDA

SESSION DETAILS

DAY 1 | MARCH 23

Welcome | 1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

New WHO Cyanotoxin Guideline Values and Guidance for Assessing Risks of Occurrence at Concentrations Relevant for Human Health | 1:10 – 1:40 pm | Ingrid Chorus

Cyanobacteria Monitoring | 1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm | Future Projections of Water Temperature and Thermal Stratification in Connecticut Reservoirs and Possible Implications for Cyanobacteria | Cristina A. Mullin

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm | The Association to Preserve Cape Cod’s Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program | Kevin Johnson

2:20 pm – 2:40 pm | Monitoring to Assess Trophic Interactions between Alewife, Zooplankton and Cyanobacteria | Nancy Leland

Discussion Sessions on Cyanobacteria Monitoring | 2:40 – 3:00 pm 

Report Out on Discussion Sessions | 3:00 – 3:10 pm 

Cyanobacteria Management and Tools | 3:10 pm – 4:30 pm

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm | The ITRC’s Guidance Document – Strategies for preventing, managing, and responding to harmful cyanobacteria blooms | Angela Shambaugh

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm | Sensor-based detection of algal blooms for public health advisories and long-term monitoring | McNamara Rome

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm | A-POD HAB Trap and Removal Process | Jonathan B. Higgins

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm | Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative and bloomWatch Updates | Shane Bradt

Discussion Sessions on Cyanobacteria Management and Tools | 4:30 – 4:50 pm

Report Out on Discussion Sessions | 4:50 – 5:00 pm 

Happy Hour – Open Discussion Session | 5:00 pm – Open

DAY 2 | MARCH 24

Welcome | 1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Cyanobacteria Health Effects | 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm

1:10 pm – 1:30 pm | EPA Health Assessments for Cyanobacteria | Lesley D’Anglada

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm | ITRC Communicating Cyanobacteria Health Risks | Rebecca Stanton

Discussion Sessions on Cyanobacteria Health Effects | 1:50 – 2:10 pm

Report Out on Discussion Sessions | 2:10 – 2:20 pm 

Panel Discussion: Perspectives of Cyanobacteria Risk | 2:20– 3:05 pm | Lesley D’Anglada, Bridget O’Brien, Karen Malkus-Benjamin, Warren Muir

Cyanobacteria Toxicity | 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm

3:05 pm – 3:25 pm | Some lessons learned from “healthy” lakes  | James Haney and Nancy Leland

3:25 pm – 3:45 pm | Anatoxin Aerosolization in Lower Mill Pond, Cape Cod | Hailey Carter

3:45 pm – 4:05 pm | Anatoxins in the Food Webs of Yellowstone | Katie Low

Discussion Sessions on Cyanobacteria Toxicity | 4:05 – 4:25 pm

Report Out on Discussion Sessions | 4:25 – 4:35 pm 

Closing Remarks | 4:35 – 4:45 pm 

Happy Hour – Open Discussion Session | 4:45 pm – Open

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REGISTRATION

Participants in the conference sessions need to register for the conference (no fee) using the link below.

Register for the conference

QUESTIONS?

2021 Mini-Conference Webpage