2023 Center for PFAS Research Annual Symposium

PFAS: Current Knowledge and Applications for Agricultural Production

Oct. 22-24, 2023

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Rd.,
East Lansing, MI 48824

The 2023 Center for PFAS Research 2nd Annual Symposium will focus on the theme of PFAS: Current Knowledge and Applications for Agricultural Production. The symposium will allow participants to exchange scientific information and discoveries while also discussing PFAS contamination in agricultural systems, transport into crops and livestock, remediation, policy, and emerging issues of PFAS. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about new skills and technologies that may influence the scientific direction, management strategies, and supply chain sectors of PFAS contamination and solutions.

This symposium is a collaborative effort between the MSU Center for PFAS Research, University of Maine, Maine Farmland Trust, and USDA ARS. Attendees will include farmers, researchers, Extension professionals and educators, public and private industry professionals, regulators, scientists, and students to establish a network of national and international collaborators, stakeholders, and communities. The interactive symposium will initiate collaborations and broaden engagement between PFAS research efforts in Maine, Michigan, nationally, and internationally; promote research and demonstration projects between farmers and researchers; and increase the flow of information between stakeholders and regulators to establish a cross-sector national network around PFAS contamination research, response, and policy.

The 2nd annual symposium will take place at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. A group room block has been created with lodging available for $125 per night. 

A welcome reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, October 22. Opening remarks for the symposium and a plenary speaker and panel will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 23. The plenary speaker and panel will be livestreamed. Participants wishing to view the livestreamed session will need to register as virtual participants. Only the plenary speaker and panel on October 23, from 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. will be livestreamed. The remaining components of the symposium will only be in-person.

Abstract Submissions

A poster session and reception will take place October 23rd from 4:30-7 p.m. Students interested in presenting a poster during the poster social may submit an abstract for review below. A limited number of oral presentations and ample poster presentations will be selected. Notification of abstract acceptances will be sent in August. Posters may range in topics related to PFAS. Posters and poster abstracts may be provided on the symposium website for public viewing during and after the event.

Registration Pricing

In-Person Early (Available until July 31st): $175
In-Person Regular (Begins August 1st): $200
Student: $70
Virtual (for Plenary Speaker and Panel on October 23 ONLY): Free 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations prior to October 1 will be refunded less a $50 cancellation processing fee. Cancellations received on or after October 1 will not be refunded.


If you are interested in sponsoring this year's symposium, please contact the conference chair, Cheryl Murphy, at camurphy@msu.edu for more information about sponsorship opportunities.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact ANR Event Services at events@anr.msu.edu.