International Symposium on environmental and health risk assessment
in support of environmental management
Quy Nhon, Vietnam, December 19-21, 2017


Dec 19:
8:30: Opening:

Key themes of SETAC Horizon Scanning Project: emerging contaminants, multi-stressor effects, Omics approaches,
9:00: SETAC Global Horizon Scanning Program (Kuan-Chun Lee, President of SETAC AP)
9:30: Presentation on emerging contaminants (PPCPs) (Bryan Brooks, Baylor University, USA)
10:00: The occurrence of selected emerging contaminants in the downstream of Saigon – Dongnai Rriver Basin (Thuy Hoang, University of Natural Resources and Environment-HCM City)

10:30: Break

10:50: Growth and potential uptake of phytoplankton under exposures to Cadmium and Chromium in the laboratory conditions (Son Dao, HCM City University of Science and Technology)
11:20: Spatio-temporal analysis of acute encephalitis syndrome in Vietnam from 1992 to 2015 (Thai Pham, NIHE)

12:00: Lunch

Environmental Exposure and Health Risk Issues in Vietnam
1:30: Health effects of lead exposure in children of a lead battery recycling craft village and intervention effectiveness (Diep Nguyen, NIOEH)
2:00: Study on pregnant arsenic exposure of newborns in Ha Nam in 2013-2014 (Hai Doan, NIOEH)
2:30: Heavy metal speciation and health implication from plastic toys in Hanoi, Vietnam (Ha Vo, Hanoi University of Science and Technology)

3:00: Break

3:20: Ecological risk assessment of Pb, As and Hg in sediment of Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon, Thua Thien Hue province (Hieu Duong, Hue University)
3:50: Research on Relationship between the health effects and characterization of Temperature Inversions in Hanoi City, Vietnam (Tham Trinh, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment)
4:20: Compositions and Sources of PM2.5-10, PM2.5 and PM1 in Hanoi-potential health effect (Bac Vuong, Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology)

Dec 20:
Risk-based water quality management: ANZECC revision & Mekong BLM as a regional examples
8:00: Water Quality Management Framework (Ross Smith, SETAC/Hydrobiology, Australia)
8:40: Revised method for setting Guideline Values and Weight of Evidence assessments (Rick van Dam, Dep of Energy and Environment, Australia)
9:20: Ecological Risk Assessment and implication for environmental management (Glenn Suter, US EPA)

10:00: Break

10:20: Copper bioavailability and toxicity to Mekong River organisms: tropical Cu BLM and implication for setting site specific water quality guidelines (Tham Hoang, Loyola University Chicago, USA)
10:50: Organochlorine compounds – Environmental risk and bioremediation in a case study of hexachlorobenzene (Thy Chau, Can Tho University)
11:20: Ecological risk assessment and management of pesticides in Japan with special focus on pesticides used in rice paddy fields (Takashi Nagai, NIAES, Japan)

12:00: Lunch

Risk-based Chemicals Management: Industrial chemicals, agricultural chemicals, urban hazard waste (PPCP/emerging contaminants focus)
1:30: Presentation on risk assessment of cleaning products (environmental and human health perspectives) (Bryan Brooks, Baylor University, USA)
2:00: Municipal solid waste and wastewater management in Vietnam-challenging task (Tuan Nguyen, Vietnam Environment Administration)
2:30: Pesticide use in different cropping systems: A case study in the Mekong river delta (Vien Duong, Can Tho University)

3:00: Break

3:20: Wetland Roof: A potential solution for domestic wastewater treatment and urban green area (Thanh Bui, HCM City University of Science and Technology)
3:50: Nanoscale zerovalent iron impregnated magnetic biochar for color removal of textile dyeing wastewater (Son Trinh, Institute for Resources and Environment)
4:20: Biowin simulation for mbbr technology in textile dyeing wastewater treatment (Phuong Nguyen, Institute for Resources and Environment)

6:30: Conference dinner

Dec 21:
8:00: A Pesticide Safety Education Program: classification, potential ecological and health effects, and safe application (Mickey Taylor, University of Georgia, USA)
9:00: Discussion – Relevant environmental science and risk assessment needs for Vietnam (incorporate the HSP questions)
11:30: Lunch and end of the conference