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A preview of what Pittcon will offer chromatographers in Philadelphia this year.
Pittcon will be held in Philadelphia for the first time this year. Philadelphia is the centre of one of the top life science clusters in the USA, bringing together the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, R&D and a wide range of other supporting industries.
Pittcon 2013 offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest innovations in analytical science and chromatographic technology from leading companies from over 30 countries. Pittcon 2013 will be held from 17–21 March 2013 (expo dates: 18–21 March) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Approximately 50% of exhibitors use Pittcon as the venue to launch new products and 20% of companies offer exclusive on-site discounts on equipment. Several specialty areas will be open on the floor including: New Exhibitor, Life Science, and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) areas and international pavilions for Japan and Germany. Attendees will get the chance to participate in live demonstrations and product seminars. Technical personnel will be available to talk about challenges faced by laboratory managers and offer solutions to improve efficiency.
This dynamic exposition will be complimented by a diverse all-inclusive technical programme offering more than 2,000 technical presentations, as well as affordable short training courses and unique networking opportunities.
As members of the scientific community from over 90 countries converge on Pittcon 2013, networking will become a primary activity among participants. The advance registration fee of $130 before 18 February ($260 after) gives conferees unlimited access to the exposition floor and technical programme.
World-renowned speakers will present symposia, contributed and oral sessions, workshops, awards and posters covering a wide range of subjects. This year's programmme will include the Wallace H. Coulter Plenary lecture, "Exameter Objects to Nanometer Ones and Back Again," by Nobel Laureate, Sir Harry Kroto, Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University and the Wallace H. Coulter Keynote lecture: "How The Higgs Boson Saved Us From A Cold, Dark, Lifeless Universe," by R. Michael Barnett from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & Coordinator ATLAS Experiment. Other highlights include:
Every year, Pittcon recognizes and honours scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and spectroscopy. This year, The Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) — Young Investigator Award will be awarded to Bo Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Washington, Washington, USA. Research in the Zhang group is focused on the understanding of fundamental and applied aspects of electrochemistry and bioanalytical chemistry using nanoscale materials.
The newly established Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science will be given to Norman Dovichi, the Grace-Rupley Professor of Chemistry at Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA. The Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded the prize to Dovichi for pioneering development of ultrasensitive separations. Dovichi developed the first separations at zepto- and yoctomole levels and capillary electrophoresis-based DNA sequencing.
The ACS Division Of Analytical Chemistry Award For Young Investigators in Separation Science will be awarded to Kevin A. Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA. Schug was selected for his outstanding contributions to separation science in the ten years since the completion of his PhD. He was previously awarded the international Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award sponsored by LCGC magazine in 2009.
The Chromatography Forum Of The Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award will be presented to Irving W. Wainer, senior investigator of clinical investigation at the National Institute on Ageing, Maryland, USA. Wainer has published over 300 scientific papers, and has received a number of awards including the A.J.P. Martin Medal presented by the Chromatographic Society for contributions to the development of chromatographic science. Wainer's research focuses on the effect of the disease state on drug metabolism, the development of chromatographic techniques for drug discovery and the development of bioanalytical methods for the determination of drugs within biological matrices.
For the recent graduate new to the field of chromatography, or for the seasoned professional interested in enhancing professional development, Pittcon offers an affordable Short Course Programme offering more than 50 courses in topics relevant to liquid and gas chromatography. These courses, taught by leading experts in their field, range from beginner to advanced levels, in half-, one- or two-day sessions. Some of the new titles for 2013 include Advances in Countercurrent Chromatography and Related Techniques; Gas Chromatography/Infrared Spectroscopy; Introduction to LC–MS for Chromatographers and Beginners; Advanced Topics in Capillary Gas Chromatography — Getting More from Your GC Supercritical Fluid Chromatography in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
The new free Pittcon 2013 mobile application will help iOS and Android device users organize schedules, technical sessions, short courses, search exhibitor listings and find local restaurants and entertainment. This free app is a valuable resource tool to use before, during, and after the event. In addition, LCGC will be running a dedicated Twitter feed throughout the event keeping you up-to-date on highlights and news from the conference. Follow us: @LC_GC to keep up with the latest developments.
Contact: Marian Nardozzi
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Tel: +1 412-825-3220 ext: 203
Fax: +1 412-825-3224