We are pleased to announce the 6th LATIN-AMERICAN PESTICIDE RESIDUE WORKSHOP: FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT (LAPRW 2017) that is going to take place from the 14th through the 17th of May, 2017. On this occasion, the workshop is organized by the Centro de Investigación en Contaminación Ambiental (CICA) and different units of the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and the Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado (SFE) of the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería de Costa Rica (MAG).

The workshop will take place at the premises of the International Convention Center of Hotel Wyndham San Jose-Herradura. The main goal of the event is to continue with the successful series of Latin American workshops on the topic of pesticide residue that began in 2007, in the city of Santa María, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Subsequently, there have been four other versions: Santa Fe, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Bogotá, Colombia, and, Santiago, Chile.

These international workshops represent a major step toward the improvement of agrochemicals science in Latin America. It is also an ideal way to keep scientists and regulators informed about advances in the pesticide residue regulation in food and the environment, methodologies of analysis, instrumentation, risk analysis, monitoring, control and quality assurance of laboratories. Speakers will be professionals, scientists and experts on the topic.