Spectroscopy previews the upcoming IFPAC Annual Meeting, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, once again, from January 31–February 2.
Baltimore has always made a convenient setting for conferences and symposia, with its central location on the eastern seaboard bringing in attendees from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia to the north, and Washington, Charlotte, and all points south as well. Perhaps this is why the IFPAC Meeting seems to have found a home here, as it has been held in the Inner Harbor for several years running now.
In addition to the location and numerous tourist venues for conferees to attend, the meeting itself promises to offer spectroscopists from all disciplines and application areas the unique opportunity to network and interact with colleagues for four days, and a number of new sessions and workshops have been added for 2010. The conference will cover critical and influential topics bringing academia, industry, and government together to share up-to-date knowledge and solutions.
The intensive three-day technical program will feature a high-profile plenary covering challenges and sustainability impacting industry and business today, and will be followed by forward-looking tracks with over 20 sessions covering the latest trends and technology on innovative research and progress. Some of the highlights of the program are:
As usual, the IFPAC technical program promises to bring attendees all of the latest developments and cutting-edge technology in the field of materials analysis. Highlights of theis year's program are as follows.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
"A Stimulus for Product Quality and Lifecycles...Facing Today's Challenges"
Chairs: Theodora Kourti, George Vickers, and Vincent L. Vilker
Evening session on QbD: This evening session will provide the opportunity for an extensive discussion on issues related to QbD.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Evening session on NeSSI
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Although the weather will certainly be on the cold side for theis year's IFPAC, the Inner Harbor area still boasts some of the east coast's best restaurants, pubs, and tourist attractions.
The massive Inner Harbor shopping area, Fells Point, and museums such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Civil War Museum will provide attendees with more than enough entertainment in their downtime. For more information on tourist sites and activities, please visit http://baltimore.org/about-baltimore/inner-harbor.
For more information or to register online, please visit the IFPAC homepage at www.IFPAC.com.
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