conference, 20 February: Most of the committee joined this
conference call chaired by the new Division President, Ken Racke.
It was useful for introducing new members, reviewing projects and
examining the budget for the new 2004/5 biennium. Some matters arising
are covered below.
General Assembly 9-17 August 2003: The minutes from the DCE
meeting held at the GA meeting (and previous DCE committee meetings)
are available on the IUPAC website: www.iupac.org/divisions/VI/index.html.
IUPAC General Assembly and IUPAC 40th Congress "Innovation in
Chemistry", 13-21 August 2005, Beijing, China. DCE will
meet as part of the GA and is responsible for contributing a half-day
symposium to the scientific program. For further information on the
associated Congress see the website: www.iupac-congress05.org.cn
Proposals for new projects are called for and will close on 7 May
2004 so that they can be reviewed at the Maryland meeting. Guidelines
for projects and the proposal form are on the IUPAC website: www.iupac.org/general/handbook/guidelines_projects.html
Chemistry and the Environment Topics
For 2004 Funding Allocation
Deadline: 7 May 2004
Secretary and DCE President
- Pesticide residues in food - acute dietary exposure (Denis Hamilton).
This recently completed project was focused on methodology for short-term
or acute consumer dietary intake assessment for pesticides. This is
an important topic as the consumption of a food on a single occasion
can be very large compared with typical long-term or mean consumption
and the food may have a much larger residue than average. In addition
to a review and critique' of existing methods, the paper provides
11 specific recommendations for conduct of acute dietary intake assessments.
It will be published as the lead article in the April issue of Pest
Management Science (Volume 60, Issue 4).
workshop "Pesticides: harmonisation of data requirements and
evaluation" Seoul, Korea, October 13-15, 2003
More than 300 scientists, government regulators and industry leaders
representing 28 countries gathered in Seoul, Korea to participate
in this workshop co-sponsored by IUPAC and the Korean Society of Pesticide
Science. Main program topics included "Pesticide Regulatory Harmonization,"
"Residue Behavior and Fate," and "Risk Assessment and
Management." The program also included 12 IUPAC lecturers from
the DCE Subcommittee on Crop Protection Chemistry, who highlighted
the findings and recommendations of a number of recently concluded
and ongoing IUPAC projects. Topics addressed at the workshop were
diverse and included research reports on chemistry investigations,
establishment of standards (food, water), toxicity characterization,
risk assessment (dietary intake, occupational exposure, and ecological
impacts), and pesticide evaluation schemes. A brief workshop report
has been published in Chemistry International:
International Symposium on Endocrine Active Substances, Yokohama,
Japan, November 17-21 2002
This symposium was a major milestone in the project coordinated by
DCE and led by the late Dr Junshi Miyamoto. The proceedings have appeared
in special volume of PAC dedicated to Dr Miyamoto and containing
the 52 presentations from the four main topics and 33 papers presented
in the 6 associated workshops:
'Implications of Endocrine Active Substances for Humans and Wildlife
- a SCOPE/IUPAC Project'. Pure
and Applied Chemistry
Vol.75, No.11/12, Nov/Dec 2003.
Sponsored Conferences and Symposia
International IUPAC Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins,
Bethesda, Maryland 17-21 May 2004.
This meeting is immediately after the DCE committee meeting. Patrick
Holland will be the DCE representative. For details see the website:
Symposium "Environmental Significance of Mineral-Organic Component-Microorganism
Interactions in Terrestrial Systems", Wuhan, China, September
Nicola Senesi from DCE will be the official IUPAC representative.
> see calendar for
International IUPAC Symposium on Trace Elements in Food, Brussels,
Belgium, October 7-8, 2004.
Elke Anklam (DCE-TM) heads the organising committee. Topics covered
include: Trace elements in the food chain; Bioavailability - toxicological
and nutritional aspects; Fortified food and supplementation; Analysis
of trace elements in food matrices. See the EC Institute for Reference
Materials and Measurements website: www.irmm.jrc.be
International Workshop "Fats, Oils and Oilseeds Analysis
and Production" Tunis, Tunisia, 6-8 December 2004.
Richard Cantrill and Patrick Dysseler are the DCE representatives
on the organizing committee. This workshop, as funded project
2002-011-2-600, continues a series supported by IUPAC, the last
in Brasil in 2000. The analytical sessions will provide support for
the oil refining/oil processing sessions. Tunisian oil experts will
be included in the program. Announcements will be put on the AOCS
website and forwarded to other supporting organizations with a preliminary
circular available in April. It is intended to distribute at the workshop
extended abstracts (short papers) and the speaker presentations on
CD and in print form.
Workshop "Crop protection chemistry in Latin America",
San Jose, Costa Rica, February 14-17, 2005.
This workshop as funded project
2003-013-1-600 continues a series supported by IUPAC-DCE, the
last in Korea in 2003 (see above). Major topics will include pesticide
environmental fate and impacts, analysis and monitoring of residues,
risk assessment, and regulation. The 1st Circular is on the workshop
web site: www.iupac.org/symposia/2005/crop-protection-chemistry
Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, Bordeaux, 29
August - 1 September 2004.
In association with the 2nd SFC Meeting on Environmental Chemistry.
Organised by FECS (Federation of European Chemical Societies). The
- Sampling and Analytical Strategies
- Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfers
- Biotic and Abiotic Transformations
- Pollution , Prevention and Remediation/Green Chemistry
- Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
- Education in Environmental Chemistry.
See the website for further information: www.lptc.u-bordeaux.fr/DCE9
Ken Racke, DCE President <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dr Patrick Holland, DCE Secretary <email@example.com>