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Highlights for 2015 national meeting of American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society 250th National Meeting & Exposition Aug. 16-20, 2015, Boston

American Chemical Society

Journalists registering for the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 250th National Meeting & Exposition this fall will have a wealth of new scientific information available for their news stories. More than 9,000 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 August 16-20 in Boston.

The link for press registration is

The theme of the meeting is "Innovation from Discovery to Application," but a variety of sessions also will focus on breakthroughs in medicine, food and materials. Among the planned symposia are the following:

  • Nanomaterials for Defense & Homeland Security Applications
  • Biofuels for Powering the World: Discovery to Application
  • Bioactive Compounds from Fruits & Vegetables
  • Nanotheranostics for Cancer Applications
  • Food Toxicants Formed During Food Processing & Storage
  • The Role of Gut Microbiota in Carcinogenesis
  • From Raw to Varoom: The Science Behind Getting a Car on the Road
  • Pollinators and Agrochemicals

The ACS Office of Public Affairs will operate a press center in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 153B. 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 August. Reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases will have access to the press conferences over the Internet.


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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