International Symposium for High Performance TLC


LCGC Europe

LCGC EuropeLCGC Europe-05-01-2008
Volume 21
Issue 5
Pages: 248

International Symposium for High Performance TLC

Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden

The three-day International Symposium for High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography will travel between two of Europe's most stunning capitals — Helsinki and Stockholm from 11–13 June 2008.

The Symposium's lectures and posters will highlight the most recent advances in high performance TLC. The training programme and the manufacturers' sessions will be held in conjunction with the main symposium but will run as a separate programme. The training programme involves a special workshop on validation with experts on hand to guide delegates through each step. This programme is aimed at all levels of experience.

The Symposium will be held on a cruise ship taking in the breathtaking capitals of Finland and Sweden. Helsinki is a city where Eastern and Western cultures interact while contemporary architecture, design and high technology reinforces its international reputation. It will provide the perfect start for this year's HPTLC cruise, travelling from Helsinki to Stockholm and then returning to Helsinki. The surrounding Finnish and Swedish archipelago and the ship's congress facilities and gastronomic delights will provide a great setting for the event. Stockholm is described as one of the most beautiful national capitals in the world and the city's Old Town is particularly spectacular.

The scientific programme includes:

Day one: Wednesday 11 June: Three workshops will be held in parallel covering different aspects of HPTLC — general parameters and good method practice in HPTLC; validation for HPTLC: typical criteria, including uncertainty calculation and plant analysis; and HPTLC method development and reproducibility. A poster session will then be held before the conference cruise departs for Stockholm. After setting sail the Symposium will cover trends, fundamentals and theoretical aspects of HPTLC.

Day two: Thursday 12 June: On arrival in Stockholm, there will be sightseeing in the city's old town followed by a takeaway lunch. The afternoon Symposium will desribe the important features of HPTLC. On the return journey to Helsinki the Symposium will cover bioactivity tests, specific detection and coupling methods, followed by the Symposium dinner

For the last day, Friday 13 June, the manufacturers' session will take place before the closing ceremony poster award and manufacturers' cocktail event.

For more information visit

3–6 June 2008

Forum LABO — Forum BIOTECH

Porte de Versaille, Paris, France

Organizer: Committee Interprofessional of Laboratory Suppliers (CIFL), 28 rue St Dominique, 75341 Paris, France

Contact: Ms Christiane Turci

Tel: +33 1 441898 62

Fax: +33 1 441898 63


20–22 October 2008

LABTECH Conference & Exhibition 2008

The Gulf International Convention and Exhibition Centre, PO Box 580, Kingdom of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

Organizer: Saudi Aramco Co., ACS,

SAICSC-ACS and Bahrain Society of Chemists

Contact: Yaser Sonbul

Address: Saudi Aramco Co., Box# 7010,

N/A Ras Tanura, 31311, Saudi Arabia


12–14 November 2008

25th LC–MS Montreux Symposium

The Montreux Convention Centre,

Grand Rue 95, CH-1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Organizer: IAEAC

Contact: Marianne Frei, secretary

Address: Postfach 46, CH-4123 Allscheil 2, Switzerland

Tel: +41 61 481 27 89

Fax: +41 61 482 08 05


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