Welcome to ASMS 2010

May 21, 2010

Good morning, and welcome to this, LCGC's and Spectroscopy's first day of show coverage from the 58th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, held this year in Salt Lake City, Utah at the famous Salt Palace Convention Center.

Good morning, and welcome to this, Spectroscopy’s and LCGC’s first day of show coverage from the 58th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, held this year in Salt Lake City, Utah at the famous Salt Palace Convention Center. As I mentioned in the editor’s letter of Spectroscopy’s May Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry issue, the ASMS Conference has become the conference industry’s glaring exception, with attendance and popularity among exhibitors growing by the year. In a time when travel budgets and the digital age have begun to diminish the popularity of face-to-face meetings, ASMS continues to grow and thrive, and this year is no exception.

With over 150 exhibitors and nearly 10,000 attendees expected, ASMS 2010 promises to be one of the top two or three events in the field of analytical chemistry this year, and LCGC and Spectroscopy are proud to bring you this comprehensive resource for all that is happening in Salt Lake this week. Whether you are unable to attend this year’s conference, or you are one of the many attendees who simply can’t get to every event and technical session, LCGC and Spectroscopy will bring ASMS 2010 to you.

The show starts off with a bang today as a full slate of technical sessions and posters are on tap. Then tonight the show really gets into full swing with the Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry being presented at the plenary lecture at 4:45 in Hall 4. For a complete description of the award and this year’s deserving winner, Dr. Martin Vestal, please see the report from associate editor Meg Evans in this issue. Shortly after this, the hospitality suites will be heating up, and I’m sure no further direction is needed there.

In short, we are looking forward to a great week of science and networking, so please feel free to stop by our booth (#122) and say hello. We’ll see you there.