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2013 American Chemical Society, Western Regional Meeting

A wide-ranging program is planned for the 44th Western Regional meeting to be held at a great location in Silicon Valley/the San Francisco Bay area. Some of the highlights of the meeting will be a Nuclear Chemistry Symposium in honor of Priestley Medalist Dr. Darleane Hoffman of LBNL and the Cope Scholar Symposium in honor of Dr. Sarah Reisman of Cal Tech.

The schedule of talks has been finalized!


Overall schedule of events and abstracts.

Registration is open. Click here to register and for more information.

Reserve your hotel rooms now!

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The 2013 WRM meeting organizers would like to
thank the following sponsors:

Silver Level

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (ORGN)
ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI)
ACS International Affairs Committee (IAC)
ACS Office of Undergraduate Education
Air Liquide Electronics - Balazs Nanoanalysis
Almac Group
INFA, Inc.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Copper Level

ACS Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD)
ACS Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT)
ACS Division of Geochemistry (GEOC)
ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB)
ACS Publications
Agilent Technologies
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
Biogen Idec
Chevron Oronite Company, LLC
ETS Labs
Pion, Inc

Technical Session Sponsor

ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry (NUCL)
ACS Division of Physical Chemistry (PHYS)
Hovione, LLC
Senn Chemicals

General Meeting Sponsors

ACS Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA)
ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry (ANYL)
ACS Division of Business Development and Management (BMGT)
ACS Division of Chemical Education (CHED)
ACS Division of Chemical Safety (CHAS)
ACS Division of Chemistry and the Law (CHAL)
ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP)
ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry (ENVR)
ACS Division of History of Chemistry (HIST)
ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry (INOR)
ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY)
ACS Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
ACS Office of Meetings and Expositions
Gelest, Inc.
Mission College
VWR, Inc.

Western Regional Meeting Exhibition

The following exhibitors have been confirmed:

ACS California Section
ACS Publications
ACS Santa Clara Valley Section
ACS Web Strategy and Operations
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.
Advion, Inc.
AK Scientific
Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company
Almac Group
Bruker Daltronics
CEM Corporation
Chapman University
Chevron Oronite Company
Delight's Earthly Delights
eDAQ, Inc.
Grace Discovery Sciences
Heidolph North America - Julabo
Interchim, Inc.
Nanosys, Inc.
Netzch Instruments North America LLC
Oakwood Chemicals Products, Inc.
Pacific Biolabs
Pearson Education
Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.
Pine Research Instruments
Pion, Inc.
Ricerca Biosciences
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Simulations Plus, Inc.
Sirius Analytical, Inc.
Spectrum Chemicals and Laboratory Products
TA Instruments
TCI America
University of California-San Diego
University of South Carolina
Yamazen Science, Inc.

Technical Program

The technical program will cover many aspects of chemistry from traditional areas of chemistry to more specialized programs. The planned sessions include:

There will also be several programs for educators at the high school and college levels. Workshops in career development, Leadership Development, Safety, and a special workshop in pharmaceutical science co-hosted by CACO-PBSS are scheduled. Poster sessions are being scheduled throughout the meeting.

There will be a large Exhibition with vendors from many aspects of chemical sciences including presentation opportunities, and also university graduate school representatives. Early registration closes on July 15.

Special events include the regional awards banquet; luncheons with ACS President Dr. Marinda Wu sponsored by the California Section WCC; an ACS Governance lunch meeting with members of the Board of Directors; and special evening events with Dr. Charles Bamforth on beer, Dr. Richard Zare on "Why Shaken not Stirred," and Shirley Corriher and Sara Risch on flavor chemistry. A Sunday public outreach event at Great America is also in the works!

Make your plans now to join us for a great meeting!

Contact Information

Chairs: Natalie McClure and Lee Latimer

Progam chairs: Janet Gunzner-Toste and Bonnie Charpentier

Vendor chair: Lou Rigali


The 2013 Western Region Meeting is a joint venture between
Santa Clara Valley Section,
California Section,
Western Region Board, and
American Chemical Society
All the above are 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations.

Meeting Chairs: Natalie McClure and Lee Latimer
Page Last Modified: 15 April 2015