Please join us at the 2013 SETAC Mercury Science and Policy Symposium and Poster Session, on 06 October in Kumamoto, Japan. Scientists from around the globe will present lectures and posters, and participate in an expert panel session. The symposium will focus on mercury pollution in the context of the UNEP Minamata Convention text and will cover a wide array of topics including mercury fate, sources, and transport in heterogeneous environments, global emissions modeling, biogeochemistry, soils and remediation, ecotoxicology, atmospheric chemistry, policy and human health.


Participants in the symposium will gain knowledge and insights into the latest developments of mercury environmental toxicology, chemistry, and policy and will be able to make valuable connections with other professionals in their area of interest. Speakers and panelists include both experienced and recognized experts as well as scientists showing the potential for being leaders in the near future.


We look forward to seeing you in Kumamoto this October.



Date: 13:00 (opening) on October 6 (Sun), 2013

Venue: Main Lecture Theater, Prefectural University of Kumamoto

Participants: 300 people (Registration will be closed when we have 300 attendances)

Fee: Free

Language: English (No translation will be provided)

Organizers: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
National Institute for Minamata Disease

Co-organizer: Prefectural University of Kumamoto

Supporter: Kumamoto Prefecture



  • Michael S. Bank, University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Davide A.L. Vignati, CNRS-University of Lorraine, France
  • Koji Arizono, Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Japan
  • Bruce W. Vigon, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry


Local Committee:


  • Koji Arizono, Prefectural University of Kumamoto

Committee member:

  • Haruhiko Nakata, Kumamoto University
  • Yasuhiro Ishibashi, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
  • Mineshi Sakamoto, NIMD
  • Takashi Tomiyasu, Kagoshima University
  • Ichiro Takeuchi, Ehime University
  • Megumi Yamamoto, NIMD





Steering Committee of the Symposium on Managing Mercury Pollution in the 21st Century

Prof. Koji Arizono

Faculty of Environmental & Symbiotioc Sciences, Prefectural University of Kumamoto

3-1-100, Tsukide, Higashi-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto, 862-8502 Japan

Tel & Fax: 096-383-6062

E-mail: hgkumamoto2013@prime-pco.com