WASHINGTON, May 11, 2009 — News media registration for one of 2009’s largest and most important scientific meetings is now open. The 238th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be held Aug. 16-20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. More than 11,000 scientists and others are expected to attend the meeting, held in the Washington Convention Center and downtown hotels. It will include more than 8,400 reports on new discoveries about chemistry and a host of other fields — including medicine, health, food, energy, environment — that involve chemistry.
The ACS Office of Public Affairs will host a press center with wireless Internet access, telephones, computers, photocopy and fax machines, and refreshments. Full audio and video from daily press conferences will be available over the Internet for reporters planning to cover the meeting from their home bases. Public affairs staff will be available to help arrange interviews with scientists. Embargoed news releases, abstracts of scientific presentations, less-technical summaries, and a schedule of press conferences will be available later. For media registration and housing reservations go to https://www.xpressreg.net/register/acsf089/media/start.asp.