ASTM Johnson/Rook Conference on Asbestos

When: July 25, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Where: Double Tree by Hilton, South Burlington, VT
Organised by: ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality
Link: https://na.eventscloud.com/website/33169/johnson-rook-conf-july-2022/

About the Event

The ASTM Johnson/Rook Conference on Asbestos will be held July 25, 2022 through July 29, 2022. The conference is organized by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality, and will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton, South Burlington, VT, .

Since 1986, the Johnson Conferences have served as forums for the discussion of asbestos issues. Held in the beautiful summers of northern Vermont, the Johnson Conference is being renamed the “Johnson/Rook Conference” in honor of Dr. Harry S. Rook, chair of the first eight Johnson Conferences.

To encourage forthright presentations and discussions of novel ideas and controversial issues, the Johnson/Rook Conferences have a tradition of no recordings, reports, or publications. As such, these conferences have generated lively exchanges of ideas that have shaped many of the asbestos monitoring methods and strategies used today. While the tradition of no recording will be maintained at this Johnson/Rook Conference, we are pleased to announce that 25 peer-reviewed papers associated with the Conference have been published in ASTM’s Selected Technical Papers (STP). You may obtain a copy of this publication, STP1632, and individual papers by visiting ASTM’s website at https://www.astm.org/stp1632-eb.html.

Objective and Scope

Detection, reporting, risk assessment, and regulation of asbestos and other fibrous minerals is as relevant today as when the first Johnson Conference was held. Abstracts that deal with these topics on a regional, national, or international level are solicited for the Johnson/Rook Conference.

Presentation topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Medical Research, Dose/Response, Toxicology, and Fate in the Body
  • Sampling, Exposure Assessment, and Risk Characterization
  • Regulatory Perspectives
  • Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
  • International and Domestic Analytical Methods
  • Soils, Talc, Natural Occurrences of Asbestos, and Vermiculite Products
  • Legal Aspects
  • Analytical Quality Assurance
  • Mineralogy and Nomenclature
  • Other Potentially Hazardous Elongate Particles

Who Should Attend

Professionals and laypersons with established as well as developing interests in asbestos who want to be informed of the latest information on asbestos issues will find this conference to be especially rewarding. This includes environmental consultants, laboratory analysts and managers, industrial hygienists, building owners, epidemiologists, toxicologists, land use planners and regulators, and federal, state, and local government officials responsible for making and reviewing decisions based on the findings of these studies.

The language of the conference will be English.

Technical Program

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website at a later date.


Pre-registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the conference.

Technical Chair Contact Information

Additional information about the conference is available from Conference Co-Chairs Jim Millette, Millette Technical Consulting, Lilburn, GA at [email protected], or Jim Webber, Webber Environmental Health Consulting, Bend, OR at [email protected].

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel and more information on how to reserve your sleeping room will be posted at a later date.

Standards Development Meetings

The ASTM sponsoring committee invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee D22 Homepage.

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