NCP Results Workshop

NORTHERN CONTAMINANTS PROGRAM
25th Anniversary Results Workshop
26, 27 and 28 of September 2017
Yellowknife, NWT
Chateau Nova Hotel - 4571 48 St - X1A 0E2

The NCP Results Workshop, held every other year, is the main venue for Canadian scientists, Northerners and policy-makers to focus attention on the breadth of issues related to contaminants from long-range sources in Canada's North, to learn about and discuss the latest results, current state of knowledge and policy implications, and to plan for future initiatives. This Results Workshop will be the final event marking the NCP's 25th anniversary. We've come a long way since 1991/1992!

Also this year, there will be a pre-workshop 1/2-day session (optional), ideal for newcomers to the Northern Contaminants Program, that will serve as an introduction to the issue of long-range contaminants in the North and an overview of the Northern Contaminants Program. 

Thank you and see you soon,
The 2017 NCP Results Workshop Organizing Committee


AGENDA OUTLINE

Tuesday September 26th, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:30 – 12:00

Contaminants 101

Introduction to the science of northern contaminants and the Northern Contaminants Program

 NCP Researcher EXPO

An opportunity to meet NCP researchers and learn about the work they do in a science fair like setting that incorporates hands-on displays and allows for one on one interaction with researchers.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00

Official Opening of the 25th Anniversary NCP Results Workshop

Welcome and opening remarks

2:00 – 4:30

25 years of NCP- past present and future

A look back at what has made the NCP successful over the past 25 years and how to ensure the program maintains a high level of success into the future

4:30 – 6:00

NCP Researcher EXPO

An opportunity to meet NCP researchers and learn about the work they do in a science fair setting that incorporates hands-on displays and allows for one on one interaction with researchers. Cash bar and light snacks will be provided.

6:30 – 8:00

Reception at Northern United Place (NUP)

An evening of music and cultural demonstrations with a sampling of traditional foods from the NWT


Wednesday, September 27th

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:30 – 9:30

Poster Bell-Ringer #1

An opportunity for poster presenters to highlight some key messages from their posters in a concise 3 minute presentation.

9:30 – 12:00

Freshwater Fish and Caribou: from research to risk communications and all points in-between

Session focused on contaminants in freshwater fish and caribou, and implications for human health and risk communication.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00

Poster Bell-Ringer #2

An opportunity for poster presenters to highlight some key messages from their posters in a concise 3 minute presentation.

2:00 – 4:30

Marine Mammals: from monitoring to risk communications and all points in-between

Session focused on contaminants in marine mammals, primarily ringed seal and beluga, and implications for human health and risk communication

4:30 – 6:00

Poster session

- Cash bar and light snacks will be provided.

- Maximum poster dimensions: 120cm high x 105cm wide

6:00 – 8:00

25th Anniversary Celebrations - Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Celebrate the NCP’s 25th Anniversary with evening of music and cultural demonstrations. Films outlining the issue of contaminants in traditional/country foods will be shown in the auditorium of the Northern Heritage Centre


Thursday, September 28th

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:30 – 12:00

Regional highlights and Priorities

A series of presentations by NCP Regional Contaminants Committees highlighting key activities and priorities in each of the five regions (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut).

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

Health Risk Assessment and Communications

The session will provide some highlights from the recent NCP Human Health Assessment report and a discussion of risk assessment processes and risk communications.

2:30 – 3:00 Refreshment Break

3:00 – 3:30

Stockholm and Minamata Conventions

Session to provide an update on the Stockholm Convention on POPs and the Minamata Convention on mercury at future roles for the NCP in support of implementing and ensuring the effectiveness of these global agreements.

3:30 – Closing Remarks

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