Welcome to the Third and Final Day of LCGC's Coverage of Pittcon 2009

David Walsh

E-Separation Solutions

We build up to Pittcon for months in advance, scheduling appointments, scripting presentations, and choosing the right pair (or pairs) of shoes ? and then before you know it, here we are at the end of the week.

We build up to Pittcon for months in advance, scheduling appointments, scripting presentations, and choosing the right pair (or pairs) of shoes — and then before you know it, here we are at the end of the week. Certainly many attendees will be walking the floor tomorrow and many others will be here Friday and beyond. But for a good number of attendees, the exodus out of Chicago begins today and tonight.

We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of this year’s Pittcon, and more than that, we hope you have found it useful as you navigated the (literally) thousands of presentations, award ceremonies, and other events that took place this week. With our experts guiding readers to the most critical sessions and our staff reporting on all that was new and innovative, we believe you couldn’t have gone wrong using the “LCGC E-Show Dailies” as your guide to Pittcon 2009.

We also hope you found time to attend our annual awards ceremony on Monday, as this letter would not be complete without formally and publicly congratulating our winners one more time. Harold McNair won our Lifetime Achievement Award and for most of you, he needs no introduction. The professor emeritus of Virginia Tech’s chemistry department honored us with his acceptance and clearly, the award was well deserved to say the least. The Emerging Leader Award went to Texas A&M’s Kevin Schug, a group leader and a dynamic young scientist in the field. We wish them all the best and thank them again for making our awards ceremony a success.

To all of our readers, we would like to thank you for taking the time to peruse our e-show dailies each day. We enjoyed putting them out and tried to make them as informative as possible. Have a safe trip home from Pittcon to wherever you may be going, and of course, we will see you again next year from Orlando, Florida, when we will once again cover all things Pittcon.