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The Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) will be held this year from November 18 to 20, 2013, in Somerset, New Jersey. EAS is the second largest conference and exposition for laboratory science in the United States dedicated to the needs of analytical chemists and those in the allied sciences.
The Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) will be held this year from November 18 to 20, 2013, in Somerset, New Jersey. EAS is the second largest conference and exposition for laboratory science in the United States dedicated to the needs of analytical chemists and those in the allied sciences. It has been a center of innovative science and practical solutions for the analytical community for more than 50 years. Offering high quality technical sessions, short courses, workshops, and seminars, the conference provides professional scientists and students with continuing education as they expand their knowledge, broaden their networks, and advance their careers. A large exposition of laboratory instruments, supplies, and services related to the science is held concurrently with the symposia to meet all the needs of attendees.
New Features of EAS 2013
The symposium offers an opportunity to present and hear a diverse scientific program. This year’s event also offers a few changes. On the afternoon of Monday, November 18, the winner of the EAS Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry, Irving Wainer from the National Institute on Aging (of the National Institutes of Health), will deliver a general interest presentation entitled, “When Someone Says ‘Everybody Knows That . . .’ Stop Listening! Adventures in Basic and Translational Research.” The keynote will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments, to allow conference attendees to come together as a community regardless of individual specialties.
The layout of the exposition center also has been changed, to make the poster sessions more interactive and visible. The posters are being relocated to a larger space in the center of the exhibit hall and will remain up throughout the day. Authors will be present at their posters for a specified period to encourage scientific discussion.
The conference covers a broad analytical scope including spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry, microscopy, and chemometrics, as well as a variety of applications in pharmaceuticals, forensics, conservation science, and surface analysis. Spectroscopy is covered in many of the broader applied technical and award sessions. In addition, there are several specifically applicable to spectroscopy including those listed below.
Short courses, taught by experts, emphasize practical knowledge of a variety of topics to help analysts keep current with best practices and new techniques. Whether the need is to learn a new analytical technology, understand new regulations, explore an entirely new analytical field, or just brush up a new concept in one’s area of expertise, EAS invites attendees to take part in one of the spectroscopy related courses listed below.
The Garden State Exhibit center in Somerset, New Jersey, houses the registration, employment bureau, poster, and exposition areas. It is connected by a covered walkway to the meeting space, where a majority of the technical program occurs, and is a short distance to the hotel where short courses are held. A complimentary shuttle is provided to move among the different buildings. Somerset is within short driving distance of major international airports in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The venue is also close to numerous industries and universities that provide the conference organization with many of the award winners, speakers, instructors, and board members that make the symposium and exposition possible.
More information about the conference may be found at www.eas.org or on LinkedIn.