FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Fri Sep 18 16:42:03 EDT 2009

American Chemical Society puts national meeting presentations online

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2009 — In an effort to expand access to scientific sessions at its national meetings, the American Chemical Society (ACS) today made recordings of more than 150 presentations from its 238th National Meeting in Washington, D.C., available online without charge.

The sessions include some 150 cutting-edge research papers on topics ranging from sustainable energy to moving new discoveries out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. The recordings consist of the scientists’ oral presentations and PowerPoint slides. Almost 14,000 scientists and others attended the meeting, held here Aug. 16-20.

“Our national meetings generate an enormous amount of high quality scientific content,” said John C. Katz, Director, ACS Member Communities. “While many thousands physically attend these meetings, they represent a fraction of those who can benefit from the information presented. This is but one way the Society is expanding access to its content. We hope this will advance the interests of our members, the science they practice, and the public that ultimately benefits from our members’ research.”

ACS made 38 presentations from its 237th National Meeting available online after the meeting concluded in March in Salt Lake City. Plans call for online posting of about 300 presentations from ACS’s 240th National Meeting scheduled for March 21-25, 2010 in San Francisco.

To view the sessions, click on http://www.softconference.com/ACSchem/am.asp.

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