From the Publisher: Timing is Everything

The Application Notebook

The Application Notebook, The Application Notebook-02-01-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

The chance to have everyone you might e-mail or call on the phone in one place makes this conference critical

This edition of LCGC's Application Notebook should be reaching all of our loyal readers and advertisers just in time for what is easily the biggest event of the year: Pittcon. Held in Chicago, Illinois for the third time in the last six years, Pittcon 2009 promises to be just as important and critical as ever before, with organizers still expecting to have 20,000 attendees, even with the highly publicized economic conditions being what they are. As one conference-goer put it: "If you were going to go to one event this year, it would still be Pittcon."

Michael J. Tessalone

Among other things, Pittcon still affords attendees that unique opportunity to meet and network with all of your colleagues and business associates in one place, in person. The chance to have everyone you might e-mail or call on the phone in one place makes this conference critical to the field of analytical chemistry, and for this reason, we are looking forward to this year's conference and the opportunity to meet as many old friends as possible and make as many new ones as possible.

And you can bet that LCGC will not simply be a spectator at Pittcon, as we have a great many new products to offer as well. With our fourth year of daily show coverage planned, and with our second annual awards ceremony taking place March 9 from 2-2:30 pm in Room S105A of the McCormick Place Convention Center, this will be one of the busiest shows in recent memory. Online voting has begun for these awards, which include our Emerging Leader and Lifetime Achievement honors, so please visit http://chromatographyonline.findanalytichem.com/lavote or /elvote to participate today.

And of course, please feel free to stop by our booth (#2257) to discuss any of our newest products or just to say hello. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this issue, which our staff has worked so hard to put together for you.

See you in Chicago.