The series of Latin American Pesticide Residue Workshop (LAPRW) began in Santa Maria state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in the year 2007, having subsequent versions in Argentina 2009 and Uruguay 2011. This event brings together academics, researchers, companies in the agrochemical industry, government agents responsible for monitoring and regulation of residues in food and environment, and local and international suppliers of analytical equipment and materials.

The fourth edition of the LAPRW will be held at the Compensar Convention Center in Bogota -Colombia, between May 26th to 29th, 2013. We invite you to join us in this workshop which, as in previous editions, will let you to exchange experiences with pesticide experts, share knowledge about the latest advances in analytical techniques and methodologies and facilitate communication between academics, scientists and policy makers to help the control, regulation and education in use of agrochemicals.

The organizers of the workshop, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sociedad Colombiana de Ciencias Químicas and the Scientific Committee of the Latin American Pesticide Residue Workshop, warmly invite you to participate in this important event.