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Highlights for American Chemical Society 249th National Meeting & Exposition March 22-26, Denver

American Chemical Society

Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 249th National Meeting & Exposition this spring will have a wealth of new scientific information available for their news stories. Nearly 11,000 presentations are planned on a wide range of topics from health to the environment. The meeting, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year, will be held March 22-26 in Denver.

The link for press registration is https://www.xpressreg.net/register/acsa035/media/reginfo.asp.

The theme of the meeting is "Chemistry of Natural Resources," but numerous sessions also will focus on breakthroughs in medicine, food and materials. Among the planned symposia are:

  • Vitamin D: Past, Present & Future for Animals & Humans
  • Legalized Marijuana & Health & Safety
  • Modern Chemical Warfare: History, Chemistry, Toxicology, Morality
  • Colorado Biotechnology: The Science of Colorado's Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Industries
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts on Water, Soil and Air Quality
  • Diversifying STEM: Uniting Through Our Differences for a Brighter Scientific Future
  • Citizens First: Communicating Climate Science to the Public
  • Water Our Most Critical Resource

The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a press center in the Colorado Convention Center. It will include a press conference room and a news media workroom fully staffed to assist in arranging interviews. The press center will have wireless Internet access, computers, a photocopier and refreshments.

Embargoed copies of press releases and a press conference schedule will be available in early March. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences online.

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The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 158,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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