*Detailed program to come soon.

Saturday, November 11

Workshops at IMET:

9:30AM-5:00PM               Identification of Freshwater HABS
9:30AM-5:00PM               Detection and Quantification of Marine Toxins
9:30AM-5:00PM               Molecular Identification of HABS

Sunday, November 12

Workshops at IMET:

9:30AM-5:00PM               Identification of Marine HABS
9:30AM-5:00PM               Detection and Quantification of Freshwater Toxins
9:30AM-5:00PM               Flow Cytobot Workshop
9:30AM-5:00PM               PAM Fluorometry

3:00PM-6:00PM               Scientific Speed Networking For Students and Young Investigators
                                           (Patapsco Room on 3rd Floor Sheraton Hotel)

To all graduate students, postdocs, and early-career scientists,
It can be daunting to try to introduce yourself to someone at a large scientific meeting, but given the right opportunity, a quality exchange can have a lasting impression. Scientific speed dating is a twist on the popular singles speed dating phenomenon. The goal here is to foster an interactive environment between small groups of advanced scientists and students in hopes of creating some short, high impact exchanges. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in just a few minutes! Join us for this workshop to start building new connections.

There will be a Young Investigator Program at the upcoming 9thSymposium on Harmful Algae
in the US. The program will be free for attendees. Beer and refreshments will be served.
SUNDAY, NOV 15, 3-6pm, in the Patapsco Room on 3rd Floor Sheraton Hotel.

Program overview:
3:00 - Welcome: Harry Nelson (Fluid Imaging)* and Vera Trainer (NOAA)
Presentations from Funding Agency Program Managers to discuss the future of HAB funding:
Quay Dortch, Program Manager of NOAA Competitive Research Programs (ECOHAB, PCM)
and Lonnie Gonsalves, NOAA Ecological Forecasting Coordinator.

3:45 - Speed-Networking:
Speed Networking presentation by Vera Trainer, followed by:
One-on- one ‘meet and greet’ interactions with each of the attendees. 
This will be a fun and painless way to meet your peers at the Symposium,
and exchange a bit of information in a very informal setting.
A small group of young investigators will be partnered with a seasoned investigator to
practice their “elevator” speeches.

5:15 - Discussion and Q/A with senior panel including Donald M. Anderson, Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution, Vera Trainer, NOAA, on the topic of navigating a career in HAB
research.

*Refreshments provided by Fluid Imaging

Mentors: Don Anderson, Vera Trainer, Quay Dortch, Richard Zamor, Hugo & Anita Freudenthal


4:30PM-6:00PM               National HAB Committee Meeting (Patapsco, Sheraton Hotel)
6:30PM-8:00PM               Opening Mixer (at Sheraton)

Monday, November 13

8:00AM - Registration/Coffee
8:30AM - Plenary 1 - Eric A. Davidson and Xin Zhang, Manure Happens: The Consequences of Feeding Seven Billion Human Carnivores
9:30AM - Session 1
10:35AM - Coffee Break
11:00AM - Session 1 (cont'd)
12:50PM - Lunch
1:50PM - Session 2
4:30PM - Poster Session
6:30PM - Phycotoxins Standards and Certified Reference Materials: Needs & Sources

Tuesday, November 14

8:00AM - Registration/Coffee
8:30AM - Plenary 2 - James Cloern Phytoplankton: Large Cells Rule in Temperate Estuaries, and Why
9:30AM - Session 3
10:35AM - Coffee Break
11:00AM - Session 3 (cont'd)
12:50PM - Lunch
1:50PM - Session 4
4:30PM - HABHRCA and NOAA Program Updates
6:30PM - Poster Session

Wednesday, November 15

8:00AM - Registration/Coffee
8:30AM - Plenary 3 - Todd Miller, Cyanotoxins in Lakes and Drinking Water: A tale of four cities
9:30AM - Session 5
10:35AM - Coffee Break
11:00AM - Session 5 (cont'd)
12:50PM - Lunch
1:50PM - Session 6
4:30PM - Poster Session
6:00PM - Special Session: HABs and Drinking Water


6:00PM - Introduction to the Session-Hannah Holsinger

6:05PM - Hannah Holsinger: “Introduction to HABs and Drinking Water”
Harmful algal blooms and cyanotoxins can challenge drinking water systems working to provide safe drinking water to the public. Systems impacted by blooms have occurred across the United States ranging from causing taste and odor issues to Do Not Drink Orders. This talk will provide a general overview of impacts to drinking water systems.

6:10PM - Heather Raymond: “State Perspective on Managing HABs and Drinking Water”
Ohio EPA drinking water systems have been challenged by harmful algal blooms and cyanotoxins. Monitoring strategies and tools utilized by Ohio EPA will be discussed as well as fate of microcystins followed by a brief discussion on Ohio EPA’s collaboration with University researchers to fill data gaps.

6:15PM - Kevin Sellner: "HAB mitigation possibilities for sources and in-plant treatment in drinking water facilities"
A review of mitigation practices for drinking water facilities will be presented, including those used historically as well as currently implemented in the region.  Classical chemical treatments as well as the use of ultrasound will be discussed with an open discussion of other practices that could be employed but may induce other issues for plant operations.

6:20PM - Bo Williams: “Source Water Protection Strategies for HABs”
Source water protection refers to voluntary actions taken by a community to help prevent contamination of sources of drinking water. Preventing or limiting the drivers of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), such as nutrient pollution or altered hydrology, by implementing management practices at the source of pollution may be an important component of an integrated source water HAB management strategy. This session will suggest several perspectives communities may wish to consider as they develop HAB strategies.

6:25PM - Katie Foreman: "Communicating the Risks of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water"
Strategies for communicating the risk of cyanotoxins in drinking water will be presented. Additionally, a brief overview of U.S. EPA’s recently released tool, “Drinking Water Cyanotoxin Risk Communication Toolbox”, will be provided.

6:30PM - Panel Discussion


7:30PM - Crab Feast (at IMET under the Tent)

Thursday, November 16

8:00AM - Registration/Coffee
8:30AM - Plenary 4 - Clarissa Anderson, The struggle is real: regional challenges for predicting blooms of toxic Pseudo-nitzschia
9:30AM - Session 7
10:35AM - Coffee Break
11:00AM - Session 7 (cont'd)
12:50PM - Lunch
1:50PM - Session 8
4:30PM - Poster Session
6:30PM - Banquet, Student Awards and Announcement of next Venue

Friday, November 17

8:00AM - Registration/Coffee
8:30AM - Plenary 5 - Don Anderson, THE US NATIONAL HAB PROGRAM – A RETROSPECTIVE AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE
9:30AM - Session 9
10:35AM - Coffee Break
11:00AM - Session 9 (cont'd)
1:00PM - Closing