ExTech 2023 Event Preview

ColumnApril 2023
Volume 19
Issue 4
Pages: 24–25

This year is the 25th edition of the International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies (ExTech) and the conference will be held in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) from 18–21 July 2023. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can look forward to.

The International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies (ExTech) is an important event series in the growing fields of sample preparation, extraction technologies, and sample clean-up techniques. This worldwide conference was started in 1999 by Professor Janusz Pawliszyn (University of Waterloo, Canada), and, since then, the symposium has been held annually in different cities around the world.

This year is the 25th edition and the conference will be held in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) from 18–21 July 2023.

Organizer and Venue

The organizer of the conference this year is the University of La Laguna (ULL, Spain), with Professors Verónica Pino and Javier Hernández-Borges acting as chairwoman and co-chairman, respectively.

Tenerife is a Spanish island with a volcanic origin and is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 km off the coast of Africa. In the centre of the island, Mount Teide rises as the highest mountain in Spain (3718 m above sea level), and is the highest volcano in the Atlantic Ocean islands. There is a diverse variety of beaches in Tenerife, from golden sand to volcanic black, and mild temperatures (10–30 °C) across the whole year.

ExTech 2023 will be held at Pirámide de Arona Conference Centre, which belongs to the Mare Nostrum Resort. The conference centre, which is located in Playa de Las Américas (Arona), in the south of Tenerife, is one of the largest auditoriums in Europe and is equipped with different rooms and outdoor areas where the conference and related events will be held. There are many shopping centres, restaurants, and the best sandy beaches all to be found nearby.

Scientific Programme

The ExTech 2023 programme will highlight a wide range of technologies based on analytical separations and will cover recent improvements in analytical (micro)extraction, sample preparation techniques, and their hyphenation with chromatography, mass spectrometry, and related techniques.

The symposium is structured over four consecutive days starting with a full-day course on microextraction. This course will be followed by three days of plenary lectures, keynote lectures, oral communications (for both young and senior researchers), and vendor seminars. Professor Janusz Pawliszyn, Professor Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard (University of Oslo, Norway), Professor Jared L. Anderson (Iowa State University, USA), and Professor Marisol Cárdenas (University of Córdoba, Spain) are some of the highly recognized researchers that have confirmed their attendance and who will present plenary lectures. The full list of confirmed speakers can be found here: extech2023.ull.es/speakers.htm

Poster sessions and vendor exhibitions will be hosted during the conference. To see a full list of the sponsors and collaborators of ExTech2023 visit: extech2023.ull.es/sponsors.htm

The scientific programme will be combined with a number of different social events, including a welcome cocktail, a gala dinner, and a trip to Mount Teide.

Please note the following important dates:

  • Deadline for poster presentations: 1 June 2023
  • Early registration until: 15 April 2023
  • Late registration until: 30 June 2023

The registration fee includes full access to the conference and exhibition, coffee breaks, and all social activities (including the gala dinner).

Email: extech2023@ull.edu.es

Website: https://extech2023.ull.es

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