THE PITTSBURGH CONFERENCE on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy will be held on March 17C21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Pittcon's core focus is analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, with applications in fields including life sciences, drug discovery, food safety, nanotechnology, water/air analysis, and environmental science.

The conference, which annually attracts more than 17,000 attendees from industry, academia, and government from 90 countries worldwide, is sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society regarding Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh .

As of C&EN press time, Pittcon 2013 has more than 1,000 exhibitors registered to appear in more than 1,900 booths. Some 2,000 technical presentations and more than 100 short courses are planned.

All conference information, including registration and housing, is on the Web at pittcon.org. Registration with regard to the entire conference costs $260, and one-day registration is $130. The cost for full-time students with a valid ID is $50 for the entire conference.

The American Chemical Society??s Division of Analytical Chemistry (ANYL) is again providing programming at Pittcon. Its invited symposia are titled Bioanalytical Chemistry Advances in Analysis of Living Systems ; Bioanalytical Method Validation: Concepts, Expectations & Challenges in Small Molecules & Macromolecules ;  Forensic Science: Preparing Students intended for the Job ; Ion Mobility Spectrometry in

Pharmaceutical Analysis ; Mass Spectrometry of Proteins in the Pharmaceutical & Biophysical Sciences ; Metals in Biology Characterization of Moiety & Function ; Nanoparticles in Separation Science; Supercritical Fluid Chromatography;Translating Microfluidics into the Analytical Curriculum: Making Innovation Practical; and Understanding Analytical Method Variance & the Impact with regard to QbD Filing regarding Pharmaceutical Products.An analytical poster session will be offered as well.

Aside from that, ANYL is hosting two events to celebrate its 75th anniversary. On Tuesday, March 19, the division assists cake from 2-4 PM at Pittcon Mixer Booth 2559 in the exposition within the convention center, in addition, on within a day, from 6 to 8 PM, ANYL will host a reception in Washington Ballroom B/C at Loews Philadelphia Hotel.The executive committee belonging to the division will get together in room 101 of the convention center from 4 to 7 PM on Monday, March 18 .

Sir Harold W. (Harry) Kroto, Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University , another belonging to the Royal Society based in london , along with an emeritus professor for the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, will supply the Wallace H. Coulter Plenary Lecture at 4:30 PM on Sunday, March 17. His talk is titled ??Exameter Objects to Nanometer Ones and Again. A cost-free mixer will track the lecture.

R. Michael Barnett, head in the Particle Data Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , will provide the Wallace H. Coulter Keynote Lecture at 5 PM on Wednesday, March 20. His talk is titled How a Higgs Boson Saved Us originating from a Cold, Dark, Lifeless Universe.An absolutely free mixer will observe the lecture.

The 24th James L. Waters Annual Symposium will take care of chemical imaging spectroscopy, but it will surely come about at 2 PM on Monday, March 18. The symposium recognizes the growth and commercialization of chemical imaging.

Conferee networking sessions, which are usually free to all registered attendees, will give you a forum regarding participants to get to know some people concentrating on the same interests, share experiences regarding new technology, and brainstorm ideas. These two-hour facilitated sessions enable conferees and exhibitors to go over topics of mutual interest or solve problems specific to particular instrumentation.

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