Mercury 2022 - Conference Programme

Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Plenary & Keynote Address Addressing global Hg challenges in a changing world The impacts of climate change on global Hg cycling. How are we doing in implementing the Minamata Convention? Progress in understanding Hg and human health impacts Poster Session
Session 1: Gloabl Hg monitoring & modelling Atmospheric Hg cycling: Source & Emissions Mercury in the Terrestrial Ecosystems Mercury in Marine Ecosystems Mercury in Contaminated Sites Mercury Emissions: Monitoring and Analysis
Session 2: Mercury & Climate Change Predicting the Impacts of Climate Change on Hg Cycling Mercury in Polar and Ecosystems Analytical methods for Hg speciation to assess impacts of Climate Change Communities, Hg and Climate Change Closing Ceremony
Poster SessionConference closed
Session 3: Mercury Bioaccumulation Risk Assessment of Hg exposure to wildlife, birds and fish Human Exposure and Risk Assessment of Hg Conference tours Mercury in Artisanal Gold Mining
Session 4: Implementing the Minamata Convention Mercury Regulatory and Policy Matters Case studies on implementing the Minamata Convention Conference tours Mercury Regulatory and Policy Matters
Poster Session [Happy Hour]

Conference Activities on Sunday, 24th July 2022
Pre-Conference Workshop - Conference Venue
Time : 12:30 - 18:00
  • To provide educational opportunities to members and students.
  • Will take place prior to the Opening Ceremony.
  • Opportunities for side meetings will be explored and communicated to participants.
Opening Ceremony - Plenary Hall
Time : 18:15 - 19:45
  • Official start of the 15th ICMGP, Cape Town.
  • Dignitaries, government officials, industry partners and academia will be in attendance and participate in the ceremony.
Welcome Reception - ICC [free]
Time : 19:45 - 21:00
  • Follows after opening ceremony.
  • Informal function to provide delegates the opportunity to network with Hg experts, colleagues and friends, as well as meet new colleagues in the Hg fraternity.

Conference Activities on Monday, 25th July 2022 and Tuesday, 26th July 2022
Student Learning & Networking Event
Monday : 19:00 - 24:00 [free]
  • Open to students from across the world, to meet, socialize and network, while building lasting relationships in mercury research.
  • Strengthening the "north-south-north mercury legacy" in our future leaders in mercury research.
Lunch with Mentors
Tuesday : 12:30 - 13:30
  • A highlight for students and early career scientists, the lunch with mentors has been a success at every ICMGP.
  • Allows future Hg experts to seek advice and encouragement from leading Hg experts.
Special Recognition & Appreciation Function
Tuesday : 19:00 - 22:00
  • Special "Recognition and Appreciation" event for plenary speakers and members of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), as well as dignitaries and leading Hg experts.
  • Acknowledgment of their contributions towards the success of the conference.

Tuesday : Poster Session | 13:30 - 14:30 | 16:30 - 17:30 [HAPPY HOUR]

Conference Activities on Wednesday, 27th July 2022
Kathryn R Mahaffey Lifetime Achievement Award
Wednesday : 11:00 - 12:00
  • Presented to a distinguished researcher in the mercury field.
  • Specialist panel of Hg experts to decide on the winner from nominations received.
Conference Tours
Wednesday : 12:00 onwards [participant's own account]
  • Exciting tours will be on offer to conference attendees.
  • Will include the major tourist attractions in Cape Town and its surrounding areas (e.g. Robben Island, Table Mountain National Park, GAW station, wine routes, etc.)

Conference Activities on Thursday, 28th July 2022 and Friday, 29th July 2022
Conference Banquet - ICC Banquet Hall
Thursday : 19:00 - late [Fee:$100]
  • Delegates to enjoy an unforgettable evening, whilst being served of the best SA cuisine, internationally acclaimed local wines from our region, and dancing to the tunes of South Africa's best local talent.
Closing Ceremony - Plenary Hall
Friday : 12:30 - 13:30
  • Winners of the Best Student Posters and Oral presentations announced.
  • Host City of the 17th ICMGP in 2025 announced.
  • Successful 15th ICMGP closes in Cape Town, RSA.

Thursday : Poster Session | 13:30 - 14:30 | 16:30 - 17:30 [HAPPY HOUR]