New Developments in Medicine, Environment, Food, and Agriculture to be Reported
Symposia on the origin of elements in the solar system, pesticide residues in
eggs, Gulf Coast environmental problems and food and chemistry in the next
millenium are among topics to be discussed at the 218th national meeting August
22-26 of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.
The ACS meeting will highlight new developments in chemical research in 34
specialty areas of chemistry, including medicinal, environmental, nuclear,
cellular, geochemical, and agricultural and food chemistry. More than 5,600
papers are scheduled for presentation to an expected 12,000 scientists. The more
than 650 technical sessions will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention
Center and surrounding hotels.
The meeting is open to the news media. A preliminary program and schedule of
papers to be presented can be accessed from the ACS web page at
http://www.acs.org/meetings/neworleans. Also, as information becomes available,
news releases will be posted on EurekAlert! at www.eurekalert.org.
Reporters seeking to make arrangements to attend the meeting should contact Pam
Wilkerson, ACS Office of Communications at 202-872-4451 or at email@example.com.
The deadline for advance registration and housing is Friday, July 23.
Other symposia and topics include:
- Assessing environmental health risks to children
- New approaches to treating addictions - alcoholism, cocaine and other drug
- Environmental issues in the Gulf Coast region
- Food in the next Millennium - How chemistry is improving food
- Antibiotic resistance: Vancomycin and beyond -progress in developing drugs to
combat antimicrobial resistance
- New experiments to resolve the origin and abundance of elements found in
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