Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG)

The Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG) identifies and selects national meeting themes to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary, Society-wide programming at ACS National Meetings. This multidisciplinary programming reflects the nature of the modern scientific enterprise, breaks down barriers to collaboration, and provides opportunities for outreach to nascent and existing communities of scientists who are practicing chemistry.

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Get Involved

MPPG and the national meeting organizers are looking for motivated individuals to join our group to brainstorm, plan, and execute multidisciplinary programming at the ACS National Meetings. View the current roster of MPPG representatives, browse the upcoming meeting themes to learn about each prospectus, and contact the organizers about how to get involved. 


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National Meeting Themes

Chemistry & Water is the theme for the Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, CA. Organizers: Christopher Avery and Elise Fox

Our thematic organizers are seeking energetic volunteers to support theme-related, national meeting activities.  Please contact the respective organizer(s) or mppg@acs.org for more details.


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Kavli Award Nominations

Nominations for both the Spring and Fall 2020 Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry lecture awards are now open!  

Deadline:
Sunday, December 15, 2019