On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee, and International Advisory Board (IAB) it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Vancouver for the 37th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - DIOXIN 2017.

The year 2017 marks the 37th anniversary of the Dioxin Symposia. In 1980, Otto Hutzinger organized the first symposium in Rome, Italy. Since then, annual symposia (except 1983) have been held in cities around the world. Over the past 37 years, there have been major advances in the analytical determination, and the understanding of the transport, fate and toxic behaviour of these compounds. The year 2017 also marks the 150th anniversary of Canada. We will have numerous activities and celebrations showcasing Vancouver and Canada (click for full message)





Dioxin 2017 posters will be delivered as mini-orals using 40 inch (102 cm) electronic touch screen posters. The 300 conference posters will be presented as mini-orals in 10 poster sessions on 30 poster screens per session. In addition, all of the posters will be available for viewing anytime throughout the conference. Presentations will consist of 3 times 5 minute mini-oral presentations of 3 or 4 PowerPoint slides followed by 5 minutes of questions given at the beginning, 10 minute and 20 minute mark for each poster session. This will allow delegates to listen to 3 mini-orals in each poster session. Poster presenters are encouraged to make appointments outside the designated poster session times to give their presentations to delegates that were not able to attend their mini-orals. The posters will be in landscape format. PowerPoint will be used to accommodate animations. A presentation template with recommended font sizes will be available shortly.


Hotel rooms at the guaranteed hotel room rate of $199.00 CAD per night are unfortunately sold out. You can still use the following link to book your room at the regular rate. Your booking can be cancelled before August 15, 2017 without penalty.

Conference hotel booking link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1609222576&key=10C4505B


Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
As of March 15, 2016 all visitors from visa-exempt countries are required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before entering Canada. For more information on obtaining an eTA please visit www.Canada.ca/eTA  

Other Visas
Visas are required to enter Canada for citizens of a select number of countries. For a list of countries requiring a visa to enter Canada please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
For information on how to apply for a visa to enter Canada please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-how.asp#visitorvisa

If you require a Letter of Invitation please email registration@dioxin2017.org with your full address and affiliation.

Canadians Holding Dual Citizenship
As of November 16, 2016 anyone holding dual Canadian citizenship will require a valid Canadian passport in order to board their flight. For more information in dual Canadian citizenship please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/dual-canadian-citizens.asp.