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2015 Harmful Algal Bloom Technical Workshop

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Oregon State University: Ag & Life Science (ALS) Building - Room 4001 & Nash Hall 304
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Oregon Lakes Association and Oregon State University with cooperation from Oregon Health Authority are sponsoring a Harmful Algal Bloom Technical Workshop on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
This day long workshop is designed for scientists, natural resource managers, and field personnel.   A more programmatic companion HABs Stakeholder Meeting occurs earlier in the year.   

Agenda:  (Printer Friendly)
  • 9:30 – 9:35 Introduction: Theo Dreher, Dept of Microbiology, OSU
  • 9:35 – 10:05 Background information on cyanobacteria and factors favoring bloom formation: Al Johnson, Hydrologist,U.S. Forest Service
  • 10:05 – 10:35 Effects of cyanobacterial toxins and routes of exposure: Tim Otten, Department of Microbiology, OSU
  • 10:35 – 10:50 Break
  • 10:50 – 11:20 Oregon Health Authority Guidance for Recreational Waters; protocols for sampling, laboratory analysis, and health advisories: Rebecca Hillwig, Program Coordinator, Beach & Harmful Algal Blooms, Center for Health Protection, Oregon Health Authority
  • 11:20 – 11:40 U.S. Forest Service protocol for cyanobacteria bloom monitoring and public health advisories: Al Johnson, USFS
  • 11:40 – 12:00 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol for cyanobacteria bloom monitoring and public health advisories: Dan Turner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Portland District
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 Principals of ELISA and LC/MS and applications to cyanotoxin assay: Theo Dreher, Dept. of Microbiology, OSU
  • 1:30 – 3:00 Laboratory session: Identification of common potentially toxic cyanobacteria; Microcystin dip-stick ELISA assay
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon  (Campus Map)
  • Ag & Life Sciences (ALS) Building, Room 4001 (morning)
  • Nash Hall, Room 304 (afternoon) 

Parking:  Parking at OSU has undergone a major revision.  Short-term or Commuter Parking is available for $12 in A Zones or $10 for B or C Zones.  Government Plates are not exempt from payment, so please get your parking permit either at a kiosk or online in advance.

Enquiries to: Dr. Theo Dreher, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University  Email: 

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