2020 ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Johnson/Rook Conference on Asbestos

Country: USA

City: Burlington

Abstr. due: 27.12.2019

Dates: 27.07.20 — 31.07.20

Area Of Sciences: Chemistry; Technical sciences;

Organizing comittee e-mail: symposia@astm.org

Organizers: American Society for Testing and Materials


Since 1986, the Johnson Conferences have served as forums for the discussion of asbestos issues. Held in the beautiful summers of northern Vermont, the Johnson Conference is being renamed the “Johnson/Rook Conference” in honor of Dr. Harry S. Rook, chair of the first eight Johnson Conferences.

To encourage forthright presentations and discussions of novel ideas and controversial issues, the Johnson/Rook Conferences have a tradition of no recordings, reports, or publications. As such, these conferences have generated lively exchanges of ideas that have shaped many of the asbestos monitoring methods and strategies used today. While the tradition of no recording will be maintained at this Johnson/Rook 2020 Conference, the publication of full papers will be encouraged for an issue of ASTM’s Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community, to be published after the meeting following peer-review of the manuscripts through the ASTM formal review process.


Detection, reporting, risk assessment, and regulation of asbestos and other fibrous minerals is as relevant today as when the first Johnson Conference was held. Abstracts that deal with these topics on a regional, national, or international level are solicited for the 2020 Johnson/Rook Conference.

Presentation topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Medical Research, Dose/Response, Toxicology, and Fate in the Body
  • Sampling, Exposure Assessment, and Risk Characterization
  • Regulatory Perspectives
  • Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
  • International and Domestic Analytical Methods
  • Soils, Talc, Natural Occurrences of Asbestos, and Vermiculite Products
  • Legal Aspects
  • Analytical Quality Assurance
  • Mineralogy and Nomenclature
  • Other Potentially Hazardous Elongate Particles

Conference Web-Site: https://www.astm.org/SYMPOSIA/filtrexx40.cgi?+-P+EVENT_ID+3838+callforpapers.frm