The 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society will be held in New Orleans and will feature 30 of the society's technical divisions, three secretariats, and seven committees participating in more than 800 technical sessions. More than 8,500 papers will be presented.
Concentrated programming in five areas has been identified for this meeting. In the technical summary that begins on the next page, symposia that fall within these themes are identified by a symbol that immediately precedes the session title. A symbol key appears throughout the program.
A highlight of the presidential events will be held in the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, on Sunday, March 23, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Meeting attendees and the public are welcome to "Celebrating Chemistry: Kids & Chemistry LIVE!"; there, volunteer members, student affiliates, and ACS staff will conduct demonstrations and hands-on activities that illustrate the importance and prevalence of chemistry in everyday life.
Other presidential events will feature symposia and poster sessions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA). Cecil B. Pickett, president of Schering-Plough Research Institute, will be the guest speaker at the CMA luncheon; ACS Scholars and Project SEED students will present poster papers at the evening reception and poster session.
After Tuesday evening's ACS awards dinner, Edwin J. Vandenberg will deliver the Priestley Medal Address.
"Nawlins"--the city of jazz, cajun food, languid gardens, and bayous--provides abundant destinations for day or evening tours for those who are inclined.
As always, opportunities for continuing education are offered through ACS short courses, ACS divisional and other workshops, Chemical Abstracts Service seminars, and exposition workshops. The exposition itself will be located in Halls H/I-1 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will be open Monday, March 24, through Wednesday, March 26. More than 280 companies and organizations will display everything from instruments and books to computer hardware and scientific software.