Welcome to HPLC 2008

May 12, 2008
E-Separation Solutions

Good afternoon, and welcome to LCGC's daily conference report from HPLC 2008, taking place at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in the scenic Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. Many of you may recall our coverage of Pittcon 2008 just a couple of months ago, when we brought you all of the breaking developments and cutting edge research that was being introduced and discussed in New Orleans.

Good afternoon, and welcome to LCGC's daily conference report from HPLC 2008, taking place at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in the scenic Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. Many of you may recall our coverage of Pittcon 2008 just a couple of months ago, when we brought you all of the breaking developments and cutting edge research that was being introduced and discussed in New Orleans. Our goal is to bring you that same high-quality coverage here at HPLC, as we preview each day’s technical sessions and short courses, giving our personal recommendations and listing the sessions we plan to attend ourselves.

On this, the first official day of the conference, I would highly recommend attending the plenary lecture this morning, at which awards will be presented to LCGC columnist Ron Majors and regular LCGC author David McCalley. Ron will be receiving the prestigious A.J.P. Martin Award, while David will be receiving the Silver Jubilee Award, both of which are sponsored by the Chromatographic Society of the UK, and will be presented by society president W. John Lough. We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Ron and David, and if you would like to read their latest contributions to the scientific literature, you need look no further than the pages of LCGC.

The latest installment of Ron’s monthly column can be found in the June issue of LCGC or on our homepage at www.chromatographyonline.com, while David has an article in LCGC’s April “Recent Developments in LC Column Technology” supplement. It’s titled “Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography” and copies of the supplement are available at the LCGC booth (#115) or on our homepage in the archive section.

We are looking forward to a productive and informative week of separation science here at HPLC, and as always, we invite you to stop by our booth at anytime. We always welcome any and all comments, both positive and negative, so feel free to give us your feedback. Enjoy the show.