March 27, 2012 Plans for the Pittcon 2013 Technical Program have already begun. Chair of the 2013 Program Committee, Theresa Stauffer, invites people to start planning now for next year’s Conference in Philadelphia (it will be Pittcon's first time in this city). Pittcon's Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for Symposia, Workshops, and Organized Contributed Sessions.
The timeline for review of the submitted proposals is rather tight, so in order for the organizers to have enough time to arrange the sessions, the Program Committee will review all suggestions in late April 2012. Therefore, the deadline for proposal submission will be April 6, 2012 – please note the deadline – it’s not far away!
Proposals for symposia are being sought in all areas of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. In addition to the classical analytical and spectroscopic topics, areas such as bioanalytical chemistry, nanotechnology, environmental analysis, food analysis, forensics, pharmaceutical analysis, and life science technologies in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, high throughput screening, and drug discovery, as well as chemical applications on art objects, energy research and education are also solicited.
In 2013 there will be a continued emphasis on program quality, particularly in the area of poster presentations, which have and will continue to grow, and there will be fewer oral contributed sessions. the Program Committee have been working for the past several years to make the whole program experience-the Technical Program, Short Courses, and Conferee Networking-as streamlined as possible in order to give conferees their best educational and networking experience.
The general Call for Papers will be sent out in June, and the deadline for contributed oral and poster abstracts will be in mid-August. As always, abstracts must be submitted electronically via the Pittcon website in order to be considered for the 2013 Technical Program. Please feel free to contact the Program Committee if you have any comments or questions about the 2013 Technical Program. They can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-825-3321 or 412-825-3220, x 219.