Subscribe to Newsletter
Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy, Food, Beverage & Agriculture, Forensics, Capillary Electrophoresis, Metabolomics & Lipidomics, Proteomics, Liquid Chromatography

Pittcon Prelude

Much like The Analytical Scientist, “Pittcon’s target audience is not just ‘analytical chemists,’ but all laboratory scientists – anyone who identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages these laboratory scientists.” With that mission firmly in mind, Pittcon offers an almost dizzying array of technical programs and short courses covering the entire field of analytical science, in addition to packing in an exhibition and poster session that will test your fitness levels.

How best to navigate it? Certainly the app is very handy – you can start planning for the big show right now using the personalized agenda builder.

We hope some of the information presented below will help you decide what might be hot in 2014.

If you do find yourself with any free time at the show, don’t forget to stop by The Analytical Scientist at 4151 to say hello to the team and pick up a copy of the latest issue.

Pittcon 2014 will be held March 2–6 at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA.

Editorial Top Five


  • The Science and Impact of Transformative Technologies on Forensic Science (March 2)
  • Capillary Liquid Chromatography - A Powerful Tool in Analytical Chemistry (March 3)
  • Design and Application of Smart Materials for Chemical Sensing and Analysis  (March 4)
  • Quantitative Glycomic and Glycoproteomic Strategies (March 5)
  • Fiber-Based Analytical Platforms (March 6)

Oral Sessions

  • Methods for Metabolomics, Lipidomics, and Proteomics (March 2)
  • Nanotechnology: Sensors and Electrochemistry (March 3)
  • Analysis of Bioagents and Explosives (March 4)
  • Chemometrics (March 5)
  • Capillary Electrophoresis: Small Molecules and Neurotransmitters (March 6)

Organized Contributed Sessions

  • Orthogonal and Risk-Based Sensing Systems for Homeland Security Applications (March 2)
  • Spectroscopy for Everyone – Smaller, Cheaper, in the Field (March 3)
  • High Throughput Analysis for Food Safety and Cosmetics (March 4)
  • Novel Application of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves in Spectroscopy and Imaging
        (March 5)
  • SAS: Women in Spectroscopy (March 6)

Attendance: Riding the Great Recession (2008-2012)

2013 proved to be the bounce-back year for Pittcon, with attendance numbers climbing towards pre-recession numbers


Top Ten Most Popular Short Courses of 2013

  • Essentials of Modern HPLC/UHPLC 2: Operation, Troubleshooting and Method
  • Introduction to ICP Mass Spectrometry
  • Analytical Organic Mass Spectrometry
  • Essentials of Modern HPLC/UHPLC 1: Fundamentals and Applications
  • Analytical Method Validation, Verification and Transfer: Using a QbD Approach to Method Lifecycle
  • Qualification and Validation of Laboratory Instruments and Equipment for Regulatory and QS Compliance
  • Application of ICP-AES Spectrometry
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial Problem Solving Using Thermal Analysis Techniques

Global Networking

Canada    2.6%
China    2.3%
Japan    1.9%
Uruguay    1.7%
UK    1.6%
Germany    1.3%
South Korea    0.8%
Mexico    0.8%
Brazil    0.6%
France    0.6%

Receive content, products, events as well as relevant industry updates from The Analytical Scientist and its sponsors.
Stay up to date with our other newsletters and sponsors information, tailored specifically to the fields you are interested in

When you click “Subscribe” we will email you a link, which you must click to verify the email address above and activate your subscription. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at [email protected].
If you wish to unsubscribe, you can update your preferences at any point.

About the Author
Rich Whitworth

Rich Whitworth completed his studies in medical biochemistry at the University of Leicester, UK, in 1998. To cut a long story short, he escaped to Tokyo to spend five years working for the largest English language publisher in Japan. "Carving out a career in the megalopolis that is Tokyo changed my outlook forever. When seeing life through such a kaleidoscopic lens, it's hard not to get truly caught up in the moment." On returning to the UK, after a few false starts with grey, corporate publishers, Rich was snapped up by Texere Publishing, where he spearheaded the editorial development of The Analytical Scientist. "I feel honored to be part of the close-knit team that forged The Analytical Scientist – we've created a very fresh and forward-thinking publication." Rich is now also Content Director of Texere Publishing, the company behind The Analytical Scientist.

Register to The Analytical Scientist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:
  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine