Conference Committees


Local Organizing Committee

Chair & Co-Chair

  • Professor Morteza Abbaszadegan, Arizona State University, USA
  • Professor Charles Gerba, University of Arizona, USA

Committee members

  • Dr. Absar Alum, Arizona State University, USA
  • Dr. Walter Bentencourt, University of Arizona, USA
  • Dr. John Brooks, ARS, USA
  • Dr. Shay Fout, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA
  • Dr. Vincent Hill, Centers for Disease Control, USA
  • Dr. Kyle Bibby, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Dr. Brooke Mayer, Marquette University, USA
  • Dr. Timothy Straub, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Key Note Speaker

- Professor Albert Bosch, University of Barcelona, Spain


- How much virus reduction do we need for wastewater intended for recycling?

- Measurement of virus infectivity - where do we stand?

International Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Professor Morteza Abbaszadegan, Arizona State University (USA)
  • Dr. Sabah Bidawid, Health Canada
  • Prof. Albert Bosch, University of Barcelona (Spain), member of ISFEV
  • Professor Annalaura Carducci, University of Pisa (Italy)
  • Dr. Nigel Cook, The Food and Environment Research Agency (UK), member of ISFEV
  • Dr Adamantia-Maria Efstratiou, University of Aegean, (Greece)
  • Dr. Shay Fout, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
  • Professor Christophe Gantzer, University of Nancy (France)
  • Professor Charles Gerba, University of Arizona (USA)
  • Professor Rosina Girones, University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Prof Ana Maria de Roda Husman, RIVM, (Netherlands)
  • Dr. Lee Ann Jaykus, North Carolina State University (USA)
  • Professor Hiroyuki Katayama, University of Tokyo (Japan), member of ISFEV
  • Professor Scott Meschke, University of Washington (USA), member of ISFEV
  • Dr. Marize Miagastovich, Fiocruz (Brazil), member of ISFEV
  • Dr Silvia Monteiro, IST (Portugal), member of ISFEV
  • Dr Ricardo Santos, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal), member of ISFEV
  • Professor Maureen Taylor, University of Pretoria (South Africa), member of ISFEV
  • Professor Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
  • Assoc. Prof. Apostolos Vantarakis, University of Patras (Greece), member of ISFEV
  • Dr Wim van der Poe, Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen University Research, (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Jan Vinje, Centers for Disease Control (USA)
  • Dr. Peter Wyn-Jones, University of Aberystwyth (UK)