Kevin ArmbrustKevin L. Armbrust

Position: Chair, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Claiborne Gasoline Company Chair in Air Quality/Environmental Toxicology and Professor

Phone: 225-578-4281
Fax: 225-578-4286
E-mail: armbrust@lsu.edu

Office: 1259 Energy, Coast and Environment

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Environmental Toxicology, University of California at Davis, 1987
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California at Davis, 1992
CV: Curriculum Vita of Kevin L. Armbrust

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

My overall research programs cover the movement, disposition and ultimate degradation/fate and toxicity of chemicals in environmental matrices (water, sediment and biota) with a focus on Louisiana watersheds, wetlands and coastal areas.  We develop laboratory and field methods to assess important biological and physical dissipation processes in surface soils/sediments as well as near surface water and measuring contributions of chemical loads by different use patterns to non-target freshwater and marine watersheds.  We have programs assessing the transport of pesticides, petrochemicals, and human health pharmaceuticals and their degradation products in soil and water, the influence of sunlight on their degradation and toxicity in soil and water, environmental and biological processes influencing pesticide and pharmaceutical degradation, and the environmental impact of pesticides and pharmaceutical products.  We also have projects assessing amounts of chemical contamination in manufactured and retail food and animal feed and the impacts on human health.  There is a strong emphasis on research as it impacts regulatory science in ecological and human health risk assessment such that the best available science is incorporated into regulatory and policy decisions at the state, national and international levels.

Courses Taught:

ENVS 4101 – Environmental Chemistry

ENVS 7950 – Pesticide Chemistry 

AWARDS & HONORS:

US FDA Food Advisory Committee (term expires 6/30/2016) – Appointed.

President Elect – Association of American Feed Control Officials – AAFCO. (2011)

Editorial Advisory Board Member (appointed). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2012 – 2014).

Alternate Councilor (Elected) – Division of Agrochemicals, American Chemical Society (2012 – 2014).

Elected Chair-USDA Western Regional Research Group W1045 (2008 – 2009).

Elected Chair, Division of Agrochemicals, American Chemical Society. (2009 – 2010)

Program Chair, Division of Agrochemicals, American Chemical Society. (2008 – 2009)

Vice-Chair, Division of Agrochemicals, American Chemical Society. (2007 – 2008)

Association of American Feed Control Officials Board of Directors (2007 – 2010).

AAFCO Board Liaison to the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) Board of Directors (2007 – present).

Co-Chairman, Feed Contaminants Committee, American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) (2009 – 2011).

State FIFRA Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Environmental Quality Issues Working Committee Member (2006 – 2009) Ad-hoc member to date.

First-Place Poster Award Winner – 2006 USEPA Science Forum.

Secretary- USDA Western Regional Research Group W1045 (2006 – 2007).

State FIFRA Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) AAPCO Lab Committee Liaison (2005 – present).

Commissioned Officer U.S Food and Drug Administration (2002 – present)

Chairman, Peer Review panel for EPA’s 2006 Report on the Environment: Land Chemicals Indicators (2005).

Peer-review panelist – USEPA STAR grant and fellowship (both STAR and GRO) programs (1-2 panels/yr since 1999).

State of Mississippi Plant Advisory Board (2002 – present)

State of Mississippi Fish Advisory Board (2002 – present)

State of Mississippi Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Advisory Board (2002 – present).

Executive Committee, Division of Agrochemicals, American Chemical Society (2003 – 2006)

Editorial board member: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (1999 – 2006).

Board of Directors, Georgia Turfgrass Association (1998-2002)

1995 – DuPont Agricultural Products Accomplishment Award for Outstanding Conduct and Support of Methomyl Aquatic Dissipation Studies

1991 – Donald Crosby Graduate Fellowship

1991 – Jastro-Shields Graduate Research Scholarship – $2500

1990 – Jastro-Shields Graduate Research Scholarship – $1500

1989 – ICI America Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES:

American Chemical Society (ACS) – Divisions of Agrochemicals (AGRO) and Environmental Chemistry (ENVR).
Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC)
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)
Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)
Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO)
Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)
American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS)
USDA Western Regional Research Group (USDA Hatch W2045)

Invited Presentations or Testimony (last 10 years):

US Environmental Protection Agency – Gulf Breeze Laboratory(Gulf Ecology Division) (September 2017):  Assessing Chemical Persistence, Fate and Toxicity in Coastal and Estuarine Marine Ecosystems

Association of Food and Drug Officials panelist (June 2017).   Topic:  Cannabis: New Horizons in Food and Drug Regulations.

Bodega Marine Laboratory (July 2016):  Topic: The Fate of Pesticides and Other Contaminants in Marine Ecosystems.

Georgia Environmental Health Association:  (June 2016) Topic:  Arsenic in Food and the Environment:  History, Sources and Perspectives.

US Department of Agriculture (Dec. 2015):  Topic: Arsenic in Food and the Environment:  History, Sources and Perspectives.

Association of Food and Drug Officials of Southern States (AFDOSS) Fall Meeting (Sept. 2015).  Topic:  The Gulf Oil Spill:   5 years later.

Fort Johnson Seminar Series (February 2015), Charleston, SC.  Topic:  New Processes to Evaluate the Fate of Contaminants in Marine Ecosystems.

Association of Food and Drug Officials of Southern States (AFDOSS) Fall Meeting (Sept. 2014).  Topic:  Arsenic in Food and the Environment:  History, Sources and Perspectives.

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Gulf Oil Spill Focused Topic Meeting (April 2011). Invited Panelist Representing the Gulf Coast States:  Topic:  The Mississippi State Chemist’s Office Perspective on the Response to the Gulf Oil Spill.

Association of Food and Drug Officials of Southern States (AFDOSS) Fall Meeting (Sept. 2010).  Topic:  Risk Assessment used in the Development of the Reopening Protocol for Gulf Waters Following the Oil Spill from the Deep Water Horizon Disaster.

Association of Food and Drug Officials Annual Meeting (June, 2010).  Invited Panelist representing gulf coast states.  Topic:  Federal and State Response to assess seafood safety following the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.

American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), Administrative Seminar (April, 2010).  Topic:  Congressional legislation impacting accreditation of state laboratories. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, PREP Course.  (April, 2010) Davis, CA.  Topic:  The Food Safety Enhancement Act and Implications for FIFRA laboratories. 

Southeastern Feed, Fertilizer and Pesticide Control Officials.  (June, 2008).  New Orleans, LA.  Topic:  Activities of the AAFCO Board of Directors.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

 Xu, W.; E. Vebrosky, M. Richards and K. Armbrust (2018).  Evaluation of Dicloran Phototoxicity using primary cardiomyocyte culture from Crassostrea virginica.  Science of the Total Environment 628-629:1-10.

Vebrosky, E.; Saranjampour, P; D.G. Crosby and K. Armbrust. (2018).  Photodegradation of Dicloran in Freshwater and Seawater.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  DOI:10.1021/acs.jafc.8b00211.

Saranjampour, P; E. K. Armbrust. (2018).  Repeatability of n-octanol/water partition coefficient values between liquid chromatography measurement methods.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research (accepted).

Saranjampour, P; E. Vebrosky and K. Armbrust. (2017).  Salinity impacts on water solubility and n-octanol/water partition coefficients of selected pesticides and oil constituents.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36(9):2274-2280.

Sarajampour, P., K. Armbrust and BD. Marx.  (2017).  Assessing the hydroxyl radical and volatilization roles in the aquatic fate of polycyclic aromatic sulfur-containing hydrocarbons.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36(8)1998-2004.

Goff, A., P. Sarajampour, M. Hladik, K. Armbrust, and S. Brander.  (2017).  The effects of fipronil and its photodegradate fipronil desulfinyl on growth and gene expression in juvenile blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, at different salinities.  Aquatic Toxicology 186:96-104.

Bowling, J.J., J. Anderson, K. Armbrust, and M. Harmon.  (2014).  Evaluation of potential biodiesel feedstock production from oleaginous insect Solenopsis sp.  Fuel 117:5-7. 

Armbrust, K. , M. Burns, A Crossan, D. Fischhoff, L. Hammond, J. Johnston, I. Kennedy, M. Rose, J. Seiber and K. Solomon.  (2013) Perspectives on Communicating Risks of Chemicals.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 61(20):4676-4691.

Gunatilake, S; S. Craver, J. Kwon, K. Xia, K. Armbrust, J. Rodriguez and T. Mlsna.  (2013).  Analysis of Estrogens in Wastewater Using Solid-Phase Extraction, QuEChERS cleanup, and Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry.  Journal of AOAC International 96(6):1440-1447.

Maruya, K, D. Vidal; S. Bay, J. Kwon, K. Xia, and K. Armbrust.  (2012).  Organic Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Sediments and Flatfish Collected Near Outfalls Discharging Treated Wastewater Effluent to the Southern California Bight.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(12): 2683-2688.

K. Xia, G. Hagood, C. Childers, J. Atkins, B. Rogers, L. Ware, K. Armbrust, J. Jewell, D. Diaz, N. Gatian, and H. Folmer.  (2012).  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Mississippi Seafood from Areas Affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  Environmental Science and Technology 46:5310 – 5318.  DOI: 10.1021/es2042433.

McDaniel, A., Sparks, D.L., Holmes, W.E., Williams, W.P., K. Armbrust, Brown, A.E. (2011) Effect of Matrix Clean-up Techniques for Aflatoxin Analysis in Corn and Dried Distillers Grains. Natural Resources 2:250-257.

J. Kwon, K. L. Armbrust, and K. Xia.  (2010).  Transformation of Triclosan and Triclocarban in Soils and Biosolids-applied Soils.  Journal of Environmental Quality.  39:1139-1144.

K. Xia, J. Atkins, C. Foster and K. Armbrust.  (2010).  Analysis of Cyromazine in Poultry Feed Using the QuEChERS Method Coupled with LC-MS/MS.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58(10):5945-5949.

J. Overmyer, K. Kellock, P. Smith, K. Armbrust and J. Kwon.  (2010)  Assessment of the toxicological interaction of sertraline with cholinesterase inhibiting insecticides in aquatic insects using the black fly, Simulium vittatum IS-7.  Environmental Toxicology 25(1):28-37

K. Xia, L. Hundal, K. Kumar, K. Armbrust, A. Cox and T. Granato.  (2010).  Occurrence of TCC, TCS, PBDEs and 4-NP in Biosolids and their levels in soil after 33 years of biosolids application.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(3):597-605.

D. Conners, E. Rogers, K. Armbrust, J. Kwon and M. Black.  (2009)  Growth and Development of Tadpoles (Xenopus laevis) exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, fluoxetine and sertraline, throughout metamorphosis.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(12):2671-2676.

J. Kwon, K. L. Armbrust, D. Vidal-Dorsch, S.M. Bay, K. Xia.  (2009)  Determination of 17α-ethynylestradiol, carbamazepine, diazepham, simvastatin, and oxybenzone in fish livers. Journal of AOAC International 92 (1): 359-370.

J. Kwon and K.L. Armbrust. (2008).  Aqueous solubility, n-octanol-water partition coefficient, and sorption of five selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology. 81(2):128-135.

K. Xia, M. Luo, C. Lusk, K.L. Armbrust, L. Skinner and R. Sloan, and.  (2008) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in biota representing different trophic levels of the Hudson River, New York: from 1999 to 2005.  Environmental Science and Technology.  42:4331-4337.

Paraschivescu, M.C., E.G. Alley, W.T. French, R. Hernandez, and K.L. Armbrust. (2008)  Determination of methanol in biodiesel by headspace solid-phase microextraction.  Bioresource Technology.  99:5901-5905.

J. Kwon and K.L. Armbrust.  (2006).  Persistence and Fate of Fluoxetine in Aquatic Environments.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  25(10):2561-2568.

J. Kwon and K.L. Armbrust.  (2006)  Degradation of Chlorothalonil in Irradiated Water-Sediment Systems.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  54(10):3651-3657.

Avila, L.A., J.H. Massey, S.A. Senseman, K.L. Armbrust, S.R. Lancaster, G.N. McCauley, and J.M. Chandler.  (2006)  Quantum Yield and Aqueous Hydroxyl Radical Rate Constant of Imazethapyr Herbicide.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  54(7) pp 2635 - 2639.

Overmyer,J.P., B.N. Mason, K.L. Armbrust.  (2005)  Acute Toxicity of Imidacloprid and Fipronil to a Non-Target Aquatic Insect, Simulium vittatum IS-7.  Bulletin of Env Contamin and Tox. 78:872-879.

Overmyer J.P., R Noblet, K.L. Armbrust.  (2005)  Impacts of Lawn-care pesticides on aquatic ecosystems in suburban streams in relation to property value.  Environmental Pollution.  137:263-272.

J. Kwon and K.L. Armbrust.  (2005)  Degradation of citalopram by simulated sunlight.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry  24(7):1618-1623.

J. Kwon and K.L. Armbrust.  (2005)  Photoisomerization of Fluvoxamine in Aqueous Solution.  Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis.  37:643-648.

Brewer, B.N., K.L. Armbrust, K.T. Mead, and W. E. Holmes.  (2004).  Determination of Abamectin in Soil Samples using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry.  Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.  18:1693-1696.

Henry TB, Kwon J-W, Armbrust K.L., Black MC.  (2004).  Acute and chronic toxicity of five selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors to Ceriodaphnia dubia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23(9):2229-2233.

J. Kwon and K.L. Armbrust.  (2004)  Hydrolysis and Photolysis of Paroxetine in aqueous solution.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23(6): 1394-1399.

Kwon, J.W., K. L. Armbrust and T. Grey.  (2004).  Hydrolysis and Photolysis of Flumioxazin.  J. Pest Management Science.  60:935-943.

Overmyer, J.P., R. Noblet and K.L. Armbrust.  (2003).  Susceptibility of Black Fly Larvae (Diptera:Simuliidae) To Lawn-Care Insecticides Individually and as Mixtures".  Environmental Toxicology and Chem. 22:1582-1588

Armbrust, K.L. and H. Peeler.  (2002).  Effects of Formulation on the Runoff of Imidacloprid from Turf by Simulated Rainfall.  Pest Management Science 58:702-706. 

Published Abstracts (last three years):

E. Vebrosky, K. Armbrust, W. Xu and L. Basirico.  (2017).  Phototoxic Effects of Pesticides Including Dicloran to Juvenile Red Swamp Crayfish and Eastern Oysters.  Presented before the before the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Minneapolis, MN. November 12-16, 2017.

E. Vebrosky, K. Armbrust and W. Xu.  (2017).  Pesticide Impacts from Louisiana Rice Fields on the Health and Survival of Red Swamp Crayfish.  Presented before the before the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Minneapolis, MN. November 12-16, 2017.

J. Landry and K. Armbrust.  (2017).  Legacy Contaminant Fate in the Gulf of Mexico.  Presented before the before the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Minneapolis, MN. November 12-16, 2017.

J. Landry and K. Armbrust.  (2017).  Legacy Contaminant Fate in the Gulf of Mexico.  Presented before 54th North American Chemical Residue Workshop, Naples, Fl.  July 23 - 27.

E. Wall and K.L. Armbrust, (2017).  Analysis of Veterinary Drug Residues in Imported and Domestic Crawfish using Liquid Chromatography Time-Of-Fight Mass Spectrometry Presented before 54th North American Chemical Residue Workshop, Naples, Fl.  July 23 - 27.

Armbrust, K.L.; E. Vebrosky and L. Basirico.  (2017).  The Roles of National Associations in State and Federal Cooperation: Implications for Future Cannabis Policy.  Presented before 54th North American Chemical Residue Workshop, Naples, Fl.  July 23 - 27.

E. Wall and K.L. Armbrust, (2017).  Analysis of Veterinary Drug Residues in Imported and Domestic Crawfish using Liquid Chromatography Time-Of-Fight Mass Spectrometry.  Presented before 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Agrochemicals, Washington DC.  August 20-24

E. Vebrosky; L. Basirico.  K.L. Armbrust, (2017).  Toxicity Impacts of Dicloran Exposed to UV-light on Fathead Minnows.  Presented before 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Agrochemicals, Washington DC.  August 20-24

Armbrust, K.L.; E. Vebrosky and L. Basirico.  (2017).  The Roles of National Associations in State and Federal Cooperation: Implications for Future Cannabis Policy.  Presented before 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Agrochemicals, Washington DC.  August 20-24

Saranjampour, K. Armbrust and B. Marx (2017).  Steric Hindrance Reduces Aquatic Photochemical Transformation Rates of Alkylated Sulfur Heterocycles.  Presented before 253nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, San Francisco, CA.  April 1-6

Landry, J. and K. Armbrust (2017).  Anti-depressant and legacy contaminant fate in the Gulf of Mexico.  Presented before 253nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, San Francisco, CA.  April 1-6

P. E. Vebrosky, and K. Armbrust (2017).  Phototoxicity of Dicloran and Intermediate Degradation Products to Juvenile Red Swamp Crayfish.  Presented before 253nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, San Francisco, CA.  April 1-6

Saranjampour, P. E. Vebrosky, and K. Armbrust (2017).  Photolysis and Phototoxicity of Dibenzothiophene and 4,6-diethyldibenzothiophene in Marine Ecosystems.  Presented before 253nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, San Francisco, CA.  April 1-6

Sarajampour, P. , E. Vebrosky and K. Armbrust.  (2016).  Determination of Physicochemical Properties of Atrzanie, Fipronil and Difficult-to-Test Substances: Pyrethroid Pesticides, in Freshwater and Seawater.  Presented before the before the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Orlando, Fl. November 6-10, 2016.

Sarajampour, P. , E. Vebrosky and K. Armbrust.  (2016).  Photo-induced Toxicological Effects of 2,6-dichloro-4-nitroaniline (DCNA) on P. promelas (Fathead Minnow).  Presented before the before the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Orlando, Fl. November 6-10, 2016.

Sarajampour, P. , E. Vebrosky and K. Armbrust.  (2016).  Impacts of Seawater on Photoproduct Formation of Dichloran.  Presented before the before the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Orlando, Fl. November 6-10, 2016.

Sarajampour, P. and K. Armbrust.  (2016).  The Interactive Role of Fate Processes in the Overall Aquatic Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur-Containing Hydrocarbons (PASHs).  Presented before the before the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Orlando, Fl. November 6-10, 2016.

Vebrosky E. and  K. Armbrust (2016).  The photodegradation of 2,6-dichloro-4-nitroaniline in freshwater and saltwater.  Presented before 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Agrochemicals, Aug. 21-25

Estes, T. and K. Armbrust (2016).  Examination of PRZM5.0 storm rainfall depth and distribution algorithms compared to current U.S. storm trends.  Presented before 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Agrochemicals, Aug. 21-25

Armbrust, K.  (2016).  Chemistry of the people, by the people and for the people:  AGRO perspective.  Presented before 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education, Aug. 21-25

Saranjampour, P. E. Vebrosky, E. Wall and K. Armbrust (2016).  Water solubility and n-octanol/water partition coefficient measurements of pesticides, in freshwater and seawater.  Presented before 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Agrochemicals, Aug. 21-25

Saranjampour, P. and K. Armbrust.  (2016).  Determination of Hydroxyl Radical Rate Constant, Henry’s Law Constant and n-Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient of Sulfur-Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.  presented before the 2016 State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Vebrosky, E. and K. Armbrust.  (2015).  Photodegradation of 2,6-dichloro-4-nitroaniline (DCNA) in Freshwater and Saltwater.  Presented before the before the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Salt Lake City, UT. November 1-6, 2015.

Marsh, B. and K. Armbrust.  (2015).  Pesticide Sediment Partitioning and Exposure Modeling.  Presented before the before the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Salt Lake City, UT. November 1-6, 2015.

Saranjampour, P. and K. Armbrust.  (2015).  Water solubility measurements of atrazine and fipronil, in freshwater and seawater.  Presented before the before the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Salt Lake City, UT. November 1-6, 2015.

Saranjampour, P. and K. Armbrust.  (2015).  Measurement of hydroxyl radical rate constant for sulfur-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.  Presented before the before the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Salt Lake City, UT. November 1-6, 2015.

Vebrosky, E. and K. Armbrust.  (2015).  Photodegradation of 2,6-dichloro-4-nitroaniline (DCNA) in Freshwater and Saltwater.  Presented before the before the 52nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chemical Residue Workshop. St. Pete Beach, Fl. July 19-22nd, 2015.

Marsh, B. and K. Armbrust.  (2015).  Pesticide Sediment Partitioning and Exposure Modeling.  Presented before the before the 52nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chemical Residue Workshop. St. Pete Beach, Fl. July 19-22nd, 2015.

Saranjampour, P. and K. Armbrust.  (2015).  Water solubility measurements of atrazine and fipronil, in freshwater and seawater.  Presented before the before the 52nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chemical Residue Workshop. St. Pete Beach, Fl. July 19-22nd, 2015.

Saranjampour, P., M. Miles, E. Overton, and K. Armbrust.  (2014).  Near Real-Time Determination of VOCs in the Air and Water Associated with Dispersed Crude Oil.  Presented before the State of the Coast Conference.  New Orleans, LA.  March 17-19, 2014.