Pittsburgh, PA — The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy announced the 2014 Technical Program that includes over 2,000 presentations offered in symposia, oral sessions, workshops, awards and posters. This year’s program covers a wide range of applications such as, but not limited to, biotechnology, biomedical, drug discovery, environmental, food science, fuels/energy, lab management, nanotechnology, polymers/plastics and regulations. The Technical Program, begins on Sunday, March 2 and runs through Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Co-programming continues to strengthen and bring diversity to the Technical Program. A sample of some of those symposia highlights include:
- The symposium “NSF National High Field Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance User Facility: Instrumentation, Science Drivers, Structure, and Operation,” by former Pittcon Plenary Lecturer and current Program Resource Team member Alan G. Marshall will cover mass spectrometry techniques used in fuels, energy and petrochemical.
- The Brazilian symposium, “Science without Borders: Analytical Chemistry Opportunities in Brazil,” will present the Scientific Mobility Program, a government sponsored initiative with the goal of promoting, consolidating and expanding science, technology and innovation in Brazil.
- The ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry will conduct six symposia on analytical methods in areas such as clinical diagnostics, environmental analysis, nanomaterials, chemometrics and separation science.
- We are pleased to partner once again with JAIMA. “The State-of-the-Art Technologies That Support Safety and Security in the Future (I & II)” discusses topics in pharmaceuticals, food science, materials and other safety considerations.
- The Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC)symposia, “Electroanalysis in Unusual and Extreme Environments,” will talk about the sampling issues with different waste streams and compare various types of bioelectrocatalysis for the different waste stream applications.
- The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) will offer “Royal Society of Chemistry Session” for using SERS in detection of diseases and pharmaceutical science.
- The Association of Lab Managers (ALMA) symposium, “Attracting, Developing and Maintaining a Lab’s Greatest Asset, Its Staff,” will address topics related to laboratory management.
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