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The Organising Committee of ISPTS-2020 has postponed TWICE the conference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic! The new date is Sept 26 to Oct 1, 2022.

ISPTS 2020 became first ISPTS 2020&2021 and now it is ISPTS 2022


All abstracts submitted thus far will be retained and they can be updated anytime till March 31, 2022.


The International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances & Health (ISPTS) is the premier event for scientists and experts to discuss the latest research progress and developments in the areas of persistent and emerging contaminants. Previous ISPTS held since 2004, have been hosted and organized by prominent academic institutions around the world. The 17th ISPTS will be held in Chania, Crete, Greece and will be organized by the Technical University of Crete, the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of CAS and Nanjing University.

We will be very glad to see you in Chania during September 2022 and contribute to ISPTS-2022!!!

Conference Co-chairs:

  • Nicolas Kalogerakis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
  • Guibin Jiang (Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, China)
  • Rong Ji (Nanjing University, China)

Symposium Themes

  1. Sources, transport and fate of PTS
  2. Emerging contaminants of concern
  3. Toxicology and eco-toxicology of PTS
  4. Analytical and bioanalytical methods
  5. Risk assessment of PTS, and modeling their fate and toxicity
  1. Mitigation and remediation of PTS, emerging, and other contaminants
  2. Effects of PTS on human health
  3. Special sessions on:
    • Bioelectrochemical systems for tackling PTS contamination
    • Microplastics and nanoplastics