EAS 2018 - Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems
November 12-14, 2018 Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center, Plainsboro, NJ
The theme of the 2018 Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) and Exposition is “Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems”. The EAS has been about problem-solving. The EAS program this year offers a multitude of analytical solutions to the problems of our world, whether societally created, technology or industrially generated, or just the results of human curiosity and activity. Presentations on analysis in pharmaceutical, environmental, clinical, conservation, food, forensic, regulatory, proteomic and health science are planned, with experts in each of these fields offering state-ofthe- art solutions.
In addition, the EAS will be a sustainable green conference with some specific green initiatives such as: electronic posters, and reduced pages in the final program (both of which save trees), thus reducing a carbon footprint. Keynote speaker, Dr. John Warner, founder of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, will present on green chemistry technologies and lead off efforts of sustainability.
The plenary lecture will be given by Linda P. McGown, the William Weightman Walker Chair of chemistry and chemical biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the winner of the 2018 EAS Award for outstanding achievements in the fields of analytical chemistry. This year, the EAS award is given in recognition of her work in the following fields: separation science, the analysis of DNA sequences, and development of aptamers as potential pharmaceutical substances. An early morning breakfast lecture by Dr. Mark Schure, of Kroungold Analytical, Inc., will be given on the current state of 2D liquid chromatography.
In addition to these focused lectures, the Program Committee has finalized a wide variety of invited and contributed sessions that span the gamut of analytical chemistry. Whether its separation science, applied spectroscopy, forensics, pharmaceutical analysis, environment, food science, or cultural heritage, there are session with talks by international leaders in analytical chemistry.
For those who want to hone their expertise in various areas, the EAS will offer 36 short courses designed to help the practicing analyst develop new skills and enhance knowledge. Topics include separations,, trouble shooting, and process analysis. The instructors are experts in their specialties, and they communicate the important, and sometimes esoteric, nature of techniques and problems encountered in everyday laboratory work.
The EAS has long recognized the efforts of analysts, and this year is no exception - we are pleased to honor the following recipients of the 2018 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements the Fields of Analytical Chemistry:
- Analytical Chemistry: Linda P. McGown, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Magnetic Resonance: Clare Grey, University of Cambridge
- Mass Spectrometry: Yinsheng Wang, University of California, Riverside
- Separation Science: Christopher Pohl, Thermo-Fisher Scientific
- Vibrational Spectroscopy: Stephen P. Cramer, University of California, Davis
- EAS Young Investigator Award: Kerri Pratt, University of Michigan
Of course, EAS is well-known for the exposition, and this year we continue the tradition of providing you with the latest innovations in analytical technology. Over 90 exhibitors have already scheduled to a part of the action. So, whether your need is specific to a particular problem or you want to learn what the latest innovations are, you will find it at the exposition.
Join us at the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center in Plainsboro, NJ, November 12-14, 2018. Visit our website at www.EAS.org for complete information on short courses and the technical program.