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Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry, Spectroscopy, Pharma & Biopharma

Pittcon and All That Jazz

Pittcon is a highlight on many laboratory calendars, and Chicago 2017 looks set to be no exception. This year sees some exciting symposia on bioanalytics, the –omics and education, as well as sessions on the increasingly important role of analytical chemistry in the world of medical cannabis. And, of course, companies big and small will be displaying their wares on the endless exhibition floor. If you can’t make it, we’ll be live tweeting from @tAnaSci. If you are attending, here are our top picks from the vast program.

Awards and Symposia


  1. Translational Microfluidic Platforms for Clinical Diagnostics (Sunday PM)
  2. Frontiers in Sensors: From Ultrasensitive to Single Molecule Devices (Monday PM)
  3. Novel Uses of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility in Pharmaceuticals: From Small Molecules to Monoclonal Antibodies (Tuesday AM)
  4. Measurement at the Speed of Thought – New Analytical Approaches for Monitoring the Brain (Wednesday PM)
  5. Atomic Spectroscopy Instrumentation Development: A Disconnect Between the Research Laboratories and the Pittcon Floor (Thursday AM)
Oral Sessions
  1. Metabolomics, Proteomics, and Lipidomics (Sunday PM)
  2. Advances in Mass Spectrometry (Monday AM)
  3. Advancements in Environmental Monitoring (Tuesday AM)
  4. Developments in Forensics and Homeland Security Analyses (Wednesday PM)
  5. Bioanalytical - LC, Sensors, and Microscopy (Thursday AM)
Organized Contributed Sessions
  1. Advanced Concepts in Ion Chromatography and Recent Trends (Sunday PM)
  2. Drug Detection in the Field (Monday AM)
  3. From Discovery to Precision Medicine: Mass Spectrometry Through the Years and Beyond (Tuesday PM)
  4. Frontiers in Atomic Spectrometry (Wednesday AM)
  5. Supercritical Fluid Chromatography for Food Analysis (Thursday AM)
Networking
  1. Analytical Chemistry in Developing Countries – Norman Fraley (Sunday PM)
  2. Cannabis Testing Forum: New Opportunities for Enhancing Quality and Expanding Research – Joshua Crossney, (Monday AM)
  3. Non-Invasive Biomedical Analysis – VOCs Are in the Air – From Cellular Metabolism to Crowd Monitoring – Wolfram Miekisch (Monday PM)
  4. Defining, Refining, and Advancing Chemical Measurement and Imaging – Lin He/Michelle Bushey (Tuesday PM)
  5. Steal My Strategy: Crowdsource Ideas to Improve Your Teaching! – Anna Donnell (Wednesday AM)

Pittcon 2017 will be held March 5-9 at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA: www.pittcon.org

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