The 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society will be held in Anaheim, Calif., and will feature 30 of the society's technical divisions and seven committees participating in just over 900 technical sessions. More than 8,000 papers will be presented.
Presidential events will contemplate the substantive topics of careers, diversity, and the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology. A tripartite presidential symposium titled "Beyond the Molecular Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering" will address this National Research Council report, with speakers Ronald Breslow, Uma Chowdhry, Michael Sailor, Ellen Stechel, and Matthew Tirrell describing the opportunities available for chemical practitioners to make major contributions in the areas of medicine, environment, homeland security, and quality of life in general.
At Tuesday evening's ACS awards banquet and ceremony, Elias J. Corey will deliver the Priestley Medal Address. The Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards will be presented at a symposium in conjunction with the 228th ACS national meeting in Philadelphia in August.
Tours offered will include a little of everything that Southern California has to offer, from beaches to Hollywood to wine country, museums, missions, aquariums, Universal Studios, and more. Those who need to stretch their legs as well as their minds can participate in the third annual Younger Chemists Committee 5-K run/1.5-mile walk on Monday, March 29, beginning at 6:30 AM. Or if golf is your interest, the Women Chemists Committee's inaugural golf tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 31, from 1 to 6 PM.
As always, opportunities for continuing education will be offered through ACS divisional and other workshops, Chemical Abstracts Service seminars, and exposition workshops. The exposition itself will be located in Hall C of the Anaheim Convention Center and will be open Monday, March 29, through Wednesday, March 31. More than 300 companies and organizations that serve chemical professionals will showcase everything from instruments and books to computer hardware and scientific software.