NOTE TO REPORTERS, EDITORS AND PRODUCERS: The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will hold its fall national meeting in New Orleans from August 22-26, 1999. ACS expects 12,000 registrants to attend sessions that will cover more than 5,600 papers on cutting-edge chemistry in topic areas including medicine, food, the environment, new materials, and more. Following is advance information provided to assist you in planning coverage of the meeting; a complete final program is attached. Please note that all of the enclosed material is EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until the date and time of presentation, and that the times of day provided are Central Time.
All news releases and advisories for this ACS national meeting will be posted on the Eurekalert! website at www.eurekalert.org , with embargoed advance material available to registered journalists. We expect to have more detailed information - including a complete set of meeting abstracts, news releases on selected sessions, and a schedule of news briefings - closer to the meeting start date. All releases also will be posted on the ACS web site at www.acs.org/meetings/neworleans/ once the embargo is lifted. For more information contact: Nancy Blount at 202/872-4440 or Charmayne Marsh at 202/872-4445. After August 18, contact the ACS Newsroom in New Orleans at 504/681-5452 or 504/670-7646 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.
Sunday, August 22:
Food for the Next Millenium: A major symposium will explore a wide range of research into the chemistry of forthcoming foods and how their production, processing and delivery is expected to change in the next millenium. Examples of future foods will be presented as well as a chef's perspective on how chemistry impacts the pleasure of eating. (See page 62, Presidential Event 1-7, Sunday, August 22, 8:30 a.m. in the final program).