From the Editor: PharmSep 2009: A Survival Guide to the Modern Separations Lab

July 1, 2009
David Walsh

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-07-01-2009, Volume 27, Issue 7
Page Number: 523

At LCGC, our editorial mission revolves around providing practical solutions and nuts and bolts advice to help chromatographers and separation scientists in their labs everyday.

At LCGC, our editorial mission revolves around providing practical solutions and nuts and bolts advice to help chromatographers and separation scientists in their labs everyday. This mission provides the framework for every project we work on, whether it be our monthly print and digital editions, our e-newsletters, or our series of podcasts and web seminars. So when we began planning LCGC's first PharmSep Symposium early last year, our efforts were guided by this mission and philosophy, and we think it showed in the final product, which attracted an audience of attendees that far exceeded our expectations.

David Walsh

This year, however, as we approach our second annual PharmSep, to be held in The Doubletree Hotel in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 21–22, 2009, the world outside of LCGC has played an unexpected role in making this event and our editorial mission more topical and pertinent than ever. With the well-documented (and lamented) economic downturn making efficiency and productivity even more crucial and even essential to the survival of many labs and businesses, LCGC's PharmSep Symposium provides practitioners of chromatography with nothing short of a "Survival Guide" to the contemporary separations lab.

Our roundtable breakfast on "How to Deal with the Acetonitrile Shortage" addresses perhaps the single most pressing issue in the field today, and will help you use less of this increasingly precious solvent in your lab. Our "Roadmap to UHPLC" will help guide your lab in the crucial UHPLC method development and validation process. And our collection of HPLC, UHPLC, LC–MS, and GC–MS technical sessions will all help your lab to become more efficient and more productive — to get more for less, which now more than ever is the primary goal of any lab or business.

When you want to learn a new language, you might take a class at your local university or college. When you want to learn home improvement skills, you might go to the classes they offer at Home Depot or Lowes. And when you want to learn the nuts and bolts of chromatography and get real, practical advice from the best in the field, PharmSep is the event you should attend.

For more information, please visit www.lcgcevent.com, and we look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia this September.

David Walsh

Editor-in-Chief

David.Walsh@advanstar.com