In every session “Florence” hopes to have a young speaker ! ! !
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

on behalf of the Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee and the International Advisory Board, it is an honor and a great pleasure to invite you to come to Florence, Italy, to attend the “36th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants” (Dioxin 2016).

Dioxin 2016 will be held on the 40th Anniversary of the “Seveso” accident (July 10th, 1976) which so heavily spread anger and risks on a civil population and determined, for the first time ever in the world,  a deep revision of relationships between humans, industry and environment. It has been said that there is a “before Seveso and after Seveso” perception of risks and promulgation of laws committed to better respect “Nature”. Very recently, in Paris, the whole  world agreed to increase this commitment.

It is therefore relevant to meet in Florence a mother city of Art Renaissance and also the city where Galileo worked and where the first modern experimental demonstration of “every life comes from a life” was made by Redi.

So the 36th Dioxin Symposium will continue according to its long scientific tradition of monitoring the large area of Persistent Organic Pollutants in different aspects as origin, metabolism, toxic effects, epidemiology as well the impact on populated and wild areas. You are invited to pay attention to the topics here described and submit your work to the Symposium.

A characteristic of the “Florence-Dioxin 2016” will be the special attention to younger generation, both Students and Young Researchers.  A Session with 5 minutes talks by 5 students will directly follow  the plenary lectures and every Session will have a “Young Researcher” possibly selected as a speaker. In addition, a significant number of grants will be available for these young Colleagues.

As in previous Symposia, the Scientific Program will be complemented with exhibitors and vendor seminars, presenting their latest advances in the interested area.

The Symposium venue is located in downtown Florence with  many masterpieces that can be seen within walking distance and we will try our best to also make this additional part of free time as lovely as possible with an interesting Social Program.

For all these reasons we warmly invite you to attend the 36th Dioxin Symposium and we send out thank in anticipation to all those who, in different ways, will contribute in making a great success of this Symposium.

Hoping to see you at Dioxin 2016 in Florence!

Prof. Paolo Mocarelli         Prof. Paolo Brambilla
Symposium Chairs, Dioxin 2016
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