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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 https://www.xpressreg.net/register/acsf085/media/reginfo.asp.

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.

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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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