Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27

Registration for media representatives is free. You may request registration and housing forms by phone (202-872-4451) or e-mail (s_pecor@acs.org)

Boston -- Analysis of endocrine disrupters, environmental issues and polymers from renewable resources are among the topics that will be discussed here August 23 through 27 at the 216th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Approximately 10,000 registrants are expected to gather for about 609 technical sessions to be held in the Hynes Convention Center and surrounding hotels.

Selected symposia and topics of special interest include:

  • Retinoids and cancer
  • Tissue engineering and gene and cell therapy
  • Malaria therapies
  • History of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry
  • Biostable polymers for medical use
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Fate of turf grass chemicals and pest management
  • International symposium on natural toxins
  • Recycling and reprocessing of used motor oils
  • International symposium on biorelated polymers
  • Polymers in museums
  • Historic textile and paper materials
  • Nanostructures and composites

Society President Paul H. L. Walter, Ph.D., will host a session on "The Future of Chemist Is All of Us," organized by the Society's Committee on Minority ?affairs. Walter and ACS Board chairman Joan E. Shields will also present medals to the 75 top contributors to the chemical enterprise, as determined by Chemical & Engineering News readers for their 75th anniversary issue.

A chemistry exposition featuring more than 225 companies will be open free to meeting registrants and $25 for non-registrants in the Hynes Convention

Contact: Nancy Blount
American Chemical Society

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