May 24-25 , 2018

Brominated Flame Retardant Workshop
~ BFR 2018 ~

Niagara College

Niagara On The Lake Campus

Ontario, Canada 

A Non-Target Screening (NTS) Meeting will also be held on May 23 

About BFR 2018

Workshop on Brominated & Other Flame Retardants

This year's organizing committee are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the next biennial Brominated Flame Retardant (BFR) Workshop at Niagara College in May 2018. This popular North American Scientific Workshop provides a platform for researchers to share their recent discoveries, network with colleagues, and generate new collaborations.  

Although the workshop title indicates an emphasis on brominated flame retardants, this is not the case - talks will encompass all topics related to legacy and emerging non-halogenated and halogenated flame retardants.  We look forward to welcoming you to Niagara On The Lake this Spring - a location that we're sure you will enjoy.

Register's free!

Abstract Submission is currently open. 

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is May 1st.  It is important to submit your abstract early to make sure it is considered for inclusion in the program. Due to the timeline of the workshop, no extensions to this deadline will be granted.

Keynote Speakers:

Andreas Sjodin (CDC) 

Barbara Hales (McGill University) 

Gabriel A. Knudsen (NIH)

Jacob de Boer (VU)

Mike Wade (Health Canada)

Informal Meeting on Non-Targeted Screening (NTS)

May 23, 2018

The organizing committee of BFR 2018 is pleased to announce that an Informal Meeting on Non-Targeted Screening will be on May 23, 2018, one day prior to the BFR workshop.  

We are happy to announce the participation of the following invited speakers:


  • Dr. Lee Ferguson - Duke University
  • Dr. Bernard Crimmins - Clarkson University
  • Dr. Jacob De Boer – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Dr. Frank Dorman – Penn State University
  • Dr. Sujan Fernando – Clarkson University
  • Dr. Ronald Hites – Indiana University
  • Dr. Eunha Hoh – San Diego State University
  • Dr. Hui Peng – University of Toronto
  • Dr. Todd Richards - LECO
  • Dr. Heather Stapleton – Duke University

Workshop Location

Niagara College: Niagara On The Lake Campus

Conveniently located 15 minutes from Niagara Falls,  

downtown Niagara On The Lake, and St. Catharines. 

135 Taylor Road,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0, Canada

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