Media advisory: Scientific societies to meet in California

October 04, 1999

The Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Pacific Conference will be held jointly in Ontario, Calif., October 6-8. The meeting will feature past accomplishments and look at future technologies for the new millenium. A variety of topics will be covered, from environmental science to organic and biochemistry. Dr. Jerome Karle, 1985 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry, will address the conference at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6. More than 300 papers will be presented at the meeting, which is expected to draw 800 scientists.

Who: Co-sponsored by the Mojave Desert and San Gorgonio Sections of the American Chemical Society and the Southern California Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

What: 35th Western Regional Meeting/38th Society for Applied Spectroscopy Pacific Conference

When: Wednesday, October 6, through Friday, October 8

Where: Ontario Convention Center,Ontario, Calif.

News media are welcome to attend the meeting. Please see the 35th Western Regional Meeting/38th Society for Applied Spectroscopy Pacific Conference website (http://www.vidrine.com/paccon/ ) or call Hillarie Fogel at 202-872-4371 for more information.

For press registration on site, ask for Barbara Moldauer.
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A nonprofit organization with a membership of nearly 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. ( http://www.acs.org )

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